Primary Location: UNITED STATES-CALIFORNIA-CHINA LAKE
Security Clearance: Secret
The Electronics Tech II (Avionics Technician) is required to maintain and service the applicable aircraft electrical and electronic systems/components as required in support of the Program in accordance with applicable publications and governing instructions.
- Performs scheduled/unscheduled aircraft/essential flight line service maintenance actions as directed, to accomplish Flight schedule.
- Maintains, repairs, troubleshoots, modifies and installs various types of electronic transmitting and receiving equipment.
- Applies technical knowledge of electronics principles in determining equipment malfunctions, and applies skill in restoring equipment operation, evaluates performance and reliability of prototype or production mode, and recommends changes in circuitry or installation specifications to simplify assembly and maintenance.
- Works under immediate supervision and achieves technical guidance, as required, from supervisor or higher level Technician.
Knowledge & Skills
- Applies basic and some advanced technical knowledge to solve routine aircraft electrical and avionics system problems by interpreting manufacturers manuals or similar documents.
- Work requires familiarity with the interrelationships of circuits and judgment in planning work sequence, in selecting tools, testing instruments, and is reviewed for compliance with accepted practices.
- Shall be experienced in aircraft electrical generators, load banks, starters, relays, batteries, actuators, circuit breakers, switches, weapons release and control checks, aircraft communications and navigation system and aircraft instruments.
- Shall be knowledgeable in automatic flight control stabilization systems, weapons integration systems and fuel quantity systems.
Experience & Education
- The candidate must have completed a Navy Class A school for Aviation Electricians or Aviation Electronics Technicians, or USMC/USCG equivalent and a Navy Class C school in electrical or electronics repair, (5 years’ organizational level experience may be substituted for the Class "C" school.)
- Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Organizational Level avionics maintenance.
- Must be able to draw, load and maintain physical security of all associated Communications Security (COMSEC) equipment.
- Must have a high school diploma or GED.
- Must have a valid drivers’ license and be eligible to qualify for and able to maintain a secret level clearance.
- Recent experience with F-18A-F, EA-18G, MH-60S or AV-8B aircraft strongly preferred.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- May work in aircraft maintenance hangar or outside.
- May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
- May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
- May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts, vehicles, or aircraft.
- Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for certain periods throughout the day.
- Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders, and work stands.
- Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders.
- May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.
- May be required to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
- Must be able to see imperfections, micrometer readings and other small scales.
- Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.
- Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.
- May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, APU, etc.