FAA Repair Tech I

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Date: May 18, 2023

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 116428 
Region: Americas 
Country: USA 
State/Province: Minnesota 
City:  Maple Grove 

Detailed Description:

AbelConn, a Celestica company, is a global Center of Excellence for the Aerospace, Defense, Licensing and HealthTech industries. Our business is growing. We recently moved into a new state-of-the-art facility located in Maple Grove, MN that offers world-class manufacturing, engineering, and product lifecycle services. Our deep expertise in manufacturing, electromechanical design support, prototype manufacturing, electronic assembly, finishing, and enclosure assembly is unlocking new solutions for our customers.

Interested in working on some of the most exciting new technologies on the market? We are always looking for talented people with the right experience, skills, and attitude to join our expanding team. Your success is our success—our top priority is to hire the best and offer a sense of ownership and opportunity in building your career. We offer competitive compensation and exceptional opportunities for personal and professional growth. Join our talented team and help us to imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.



Responsible for modification, repair, overhaul, and basic troubleshooting of electronics/avionics equipment in accordance with FAA Part 145 and AbelConn Quality Standards.  Products are returned from airlines, distributors, airframers, and/or Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facilities.  This role will work under general supervision and should possess a working knowledge of basic Repair Operator equipment, such as soldering/desoldering stations, heat guns, and basic hand tools.



  • Familiar with commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field. 
  • Follows procedures and processes using various equipment in order to complete tasks. 
  • Interpret work instructions to analyze, troubleshoot and rework aircraft components in accordance with provided documentation including component maintenance manuals (CMM), Service Bulletins (SBs), schematics, wiring diagrams, etc.     
  • Reviews Repair Orders and accurately interprets customer specifications.
  • Disassembles mechanical and electrical units, replaces or adds components, subassemblies, cabling, and wiring and reassembles unit.


Employees may be requested to perform other duties not mentioned above.  This description reflects the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed responsibility list for every function described.  May be used in other areas and departments of manufacturing as workload dictates. Assists co-workers when necessary to meet work unit goals. Actively engages in continuous process improvements.


Follows all repair station manual and training manual work instructions along with general department procedures.  Will be responsible for the quality or work and meeting overall business goals and objectives for Safety, Quality and Delivery taking prompt action to address or escalate issues.  Keep facilities, materials and work area clean, organized and free of FOD, exercising care in their use. 


AbelConn Electronics is ISO 9001, ISO 13485, AS 9100 registered, Nadcap Accredited, NASA-STD-8739 and all job duties are to be performed to support the business in meeting all requirements and documented instructions.




  • A HS Diploma or equivalent, plus a minimum of 5 years similar work experience in electronics manufacturing or service environment
  • Meet the eligibility requirements for 14 CFR 65 Subpart E: Repairman

To be eligible for a repairman certificate a person must -

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
  • Have 18 months of practical experience in the procedures, practices, inspection methods, materials, tools, machine tools, and equipment generally used in the maintenance duties of the specific job for which the person is to be employed and certificated
  • Will be required to pass IPC-A-610 and J-STD certification. Ability to identify problems in the assembly process and/or with assembly components and to further, address such problems.
  • Possesses knowledge of product quality and soldering specifications
  • Ability to set up, operate, and maintain assembly and hand soldering of equipment and tools.
  • Knowledge and understanding of circuit board assembly process and product process flow.
  • Ability to manufacture / test products with best methods or procedures in situations not covered by standard processes, procedures and methods.
  • Has ability to communicate effectively with team members
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of computer applications and the ability to accurately perform tasks in the applications appropriate to the area e.g.: Word, Excel and documentation control systems.



  • Associate Degree in Electronic Technology
  • Previously employed as a FAA Certificated Repairman or uncertified Repair Technician in a FAA Certificated Repair Station
  • J-STD & IPC-A-610 certification


Physical Demands:

Duties of this position are performed in a manufacturing environment with occasional to frequent exposure to elements such as noise, dust, chemicals, operating machinery, etc.

Duties of the position require periodic light physical effort and exertion including prolonged repetitive motions requiring manual dexterity, precise hand/eye coordination, using tools and equipment, as well as, moving and handling materials. 

Duties may require periodic heavy manual labor including lifting objects.

Duties require extended periods of sustained visual concentration on detailed documentation and product assemblies.


Visual exams are required pre-hire and biennial to confirm visual acuity of 20/20 with or without glasses along with passing a standard color vision exam.


This position is a DOT/FAA safety-sensitive position. Employees will be subject to the DOT drug and alcohol testing requirements in accordance with 49 CFR 40 and 14 CFR 120.  Employee must consent to a release of information from former DOT employers and to be subject to applicant tests, ongoing random tests, reasonable suspicion tests, accident or unsafe practice tests, and/ or follow-up tests, as applicable per the regulation.


The appointment to the position will be contingent upon a negative drug test result.


The retention of the position will be contingent upon negative drug and alcohol test results, in accordance with the Company’s DOT/FAA Mandated Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy,

49 CFR 40, and 14 CFR 120.


Positions with AbelConn involve the release of export controlled goods either directly to employees or through the employee’s movement within the facility. As such, AbelConn will require necessary information from all applicants upon an applicant’s acceptance of employment to determine if any export control exemptions or licenses must be filed.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Celestica’s policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran or disability status, or other characteristics protected by law. 
This policy applies to hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment and also states that retaliation against a person who files a charge of discrimination, participates in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment practice will not be tolerated. All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud. Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

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