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RPA Avionics/Com Technician III/Horsham AGS, PA

Job Summary

Employee may also support TDY deployments to various locations as required in support of Predator-series RPA maintenance. Inspects and performs organizational and intermediate level electronic maintenance and modifications on RPA systems and support equipment as required. Applies comprehensive technical knowledge to solve complex problems by interpreting manufacturers manuals or similar documents. Uses common test instruments such as digital multi-meters, signal generators, oscilloscopes and similar equipment to effect repairs.


Maintains, repairs, and installs various types of electronic equipment and related devices such as electronic transmitting and receiving equipment, micro and mainframe computers, and industrial measuring, controlling and calibration devices. Performs basic configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting, analysis and repair of databases, switches, networks, video systems, and long-haul communications as required.


USAF equivalent position is Avionics Technician Craftsman. Position reports to the Supervisor.


Essential Responsibilities:


Applies advanced technical knowledge to solve problems by referencing manufacturers' manuals or similar documents including determining the location and density of circuitry, evaluating electromagnetic radiation, isolating malfunctions, and incorporating engineering changes.


Requires a detailed understanding of the interrelationships of circuits.


Exercises independent judgment in performing such tasks as making circuit analyses, calculation of wave forms, and tracing relationships in signal flow.


Uses common and complex test instruments such as digital multi-meters, signal generators, semiconductor testers, curve tracers, oscilloscopes, high frequency pulse generators, frequency synthesizers, distortion analyzers, and complex computer control equipment.


Work may be reviewed by the Supervisor for general compliance with accepted practices.


Provides technical guidance to lower level technicians.


Maintains, repairs, and installs various types of electronic equipment and related devices such as electronic transmitting and receiving equipment (e. g., radar, radio, telecommunication, sonar, and navigational aids); micro and mainframe computers and terminals; and industrial measuring, controlling equipment, and industrial calibration devices.


Applies technical knowledge of electronics principles in determining malfunctions, and applies skill in restoring equipment operations.


Performs all other position related duties as assigned or requested.


Minimum Requirements


Must have Associate s degree, or have completed relevant military and/or vocational technical school curriculum


Minimum of five-to-eight years actual and recent aircraft avionics maintenance experience required


Must have working knowledge of basic and complex electronics maintenance and repair


Must possess thorough knowledge of technical publications related to aircraft and missile electronics maintenance


Must know theory and principles of operation of engines, accessories and components, theory of flight and electronic flight controls, and a thorough knowledge of electrical and electronic principles


Must be capable of using and reading blueprints, wiring diagrams, and data tables


Must be able to inspect, repair, and operate ground support and auxiliary equipment


Must possess basic skills and knowledge in the operation of networks; both hardware and software, to include network topology, standards, and protocols


Must possess a basic understanding of TELNET and FTP processes, as well as the Microsoft Office Professional suite of software (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)


Must pass a company-administered Electronics Qualification Exam prior to hire


Upon hiring, the company may provide a training class on RPA maintenance conducted in Las Vegas, NV or similar location


Students must achieve a passing grade in all required courses for continued employment


Additional on the job training may be required following the end of the initial training course


Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English


Must be able to provide proof of U. S. citizenship upon hire


DoD Top Secret Security Clearance eligibility is required


Must submit updated SF-86 within 30 days of hire start date


Must be eligible to gain and maintain a DOD security clearance commensurate with the assigned duties


Preferred Qualifications


Current DoD Security Clearance


Application of technical knowledge of electronic principles in determining malfunctions and skill application in restoring equipment systems and operations


Associate s degree in a relevant career field


RPA operations experience


Prior experience as a Defense Contractor


Current DoD Security Clearance


Application of technical knowledge of electronic principles in determining malfunctions and skill application in restoring equipment systems and operations


Bachelor s degree in a relevant career field


RPA operations experience


Prior experience as a Defense Contractor


Prior experience in RPA aircraft avionics maintenance and repair


FCC radio telephone license


Knowledge and ability to administer UNIX and LINUX on both servers and workstations


Security Plus Certified


Prior experience installing, upgrading, and administering operating systems and application software in multi-user client/server environments, including UNIX and LINUX




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