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Requisition ID:  9850

Flight Simulator Technician- School of Aviation

Job Summary

Without exception: *Updated, March 20, 2020*: All interview and hiring processes will be postponed until later specified. At this time, we are still accepting applications."


Purdue is reaching new levels in aviation training with the installation of the Hawker 900XP full flight simulator. The School of Aviation is seeking an experience Simulator Technician to support this new development. The role consists of independently perform installation, testing, modification, troubleshooting and repair of electronic systems and equipment. This includes video, television, telephone, fiber optic, or data cable equipment; electronic flight simulator equipment; two-way radios and pagers; public address systems; security or fire alarm equipment; card readers, and other electronic and control systems. The position would be required to ensure systems conform to required codes and standards and to provide technical support and knowledge to coworkers. May assign and prioritize workload, train staff and serve as lead.


Learn more about the School of Aviation and the Flight Simulation program.



  • Associates or vocational degree in electronic technology, avionics or related field
  • Three or more years’ experience in flight simulators, electronic technologies, avionics or related experience
  • Demonstrated experience completing assigned tasks on time and with emphasis on accuracy
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot microprocessor-based systems and preform system level troubleshooting with software programs and utilities
  • Skilled in areas of customer service with strengths in written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work independently and effectively collaborate in a team environment, contribute to identifying problems, implementing solutions and reaching common goals
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25- 50 lbs. frequently, and up to 60 lbs. occasionally 
  • A valid US or Canadian driver's license



  • Experience working with full flight simulators

Additional Information:

  • The hours for this position are 1 pm to 10 pm. This is Flexible 
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position.
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position.
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period 
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette