• Guilford Technical Community College
  • $56,660.00 -79,450.00/year*
  • Lexington , NC
  • Aviation
  • Full-Time
  • 313 Silver Ridge Dr

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Job Title Job Description

The Laboratory Technician within the Aviation Division is responsible to support aviation faculty and students in the lab and hangar environment in a safe and expedient manner. The position is responsible for maintaining the laboratory/hangar facilities, equipment, and required supplies in a clean and orderly manner to allow the faculty to focus on instructing student learning outcomes.

Under general supervision, the Lab Technician coordinates the preparation of aviation laboratory exercises and activities. This coordination includes ensuring all equipment, tooling, and expendable supplies are in place and sufficient for the requirements of each session. Other duties include, taking inventory and recommending purchases of supplies/materials, as needed, troubleshooting problems and maintaining/repairing equipment. The incumbent must practice good interpersonal skills and be able to work independently. The individual must meet Transportation Security Administration (TSA) badging requirements to function in the Airport Operating Area at Piedmont Triad International (PTI) airport.


Prepare and clean up laboratory exercises for aviation courses. Audit tooling, equipment, and facilities both pre and post all laboratory sessions to ensure success. Audit equipment logs for open write ups daily for action, address as required. Enforce GTCC Aviation policy on equipment logs with faculty and students. Troubleshoot, order materials, and repair essential lab equipment. Report on all reported equipment failure, damage, and repair needs. Recommend equipment repair or replacement needs to leadership as required. Perform daily and monthly facility audits, documenting and reporting findings to supervisor.

Demonstrate and model the College s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.

Additional Duties and Resonsibilities:

Maintain equipment and audit records. Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.

Difficult Challenges Contacts Education Required

-High School Diploma-Valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Mechanics Certificate with Airframe and Power plant ratings for Aviation Systems Technology courses or Valid FCC or NCAT ratings for Avionics course. -Current driver s license in good standing.

Education Preferred

-Associate s degree in Aviation Maintenance or Avionics with an FAA Airframe License from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.

Experience Required

- Two years relevant work experience in an Aviation Maintenance or Avionics industry/academic laboratory environment

Experience Preferred

-Post-secondary lab/shop experience in Aviation Systems Technology or Avionics Technology -Experience maintaining and auditing laboratory/shop environments.

KSA Required

The Lab Technician shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its open door policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Lab Technician must be able to:1.Multi-task2.Respect Diversity3.Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments.4.Be willing to take direction from Faculty and Administration5.Communicate effectively6.Be able to troubleshoot, isolate, and repair equipment failures to closure.

Departmental/Job Specific Requirements:Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed):1.Reporting Requirements2.Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)3.Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)4.Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)5.Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

Specific Departmental Requirements:

1.The individual must meet TSA badging requirements to function in the Airport Operating Area at Piedmont Triad International (PTI) airport. 2.Individual must be able to safely operate aircraft and aircraft systems.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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