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ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN III - Instrumentation/Avionics
Job Reference #: 5000249444906
Work LocationCalifornia - Lancaster / Palmdale / Edwards AFB
RANGE POSITION DESCRIPTION -- Provide engineering technical services to plan, design, modify, install, interface, test, evaluate, repair and document the operation and performance of airborne test instrumentation, data acquisition systems and ground support equipment. Proficient in analog and digital electronic fundamentals, the theory of solid-state devices, digital logic and techniques, RF modulation techniques and understanding of electromechanical drive mechanisms. Advanced working knowledge of electronic schematics, mechanical drawings, wire diagrams, block diagrams and technical publications to build prototype electronic assemblies. Proficient in the selection and operation of test equipment such as multi-meter, O-scope, spectrum analyzer, signal generator, frequency meter, logic probe to accomplish specific tasks such as checkout, calibration, troubleshooting and repair. Proficient in fabricating cables harnesses, populating electronic assemblies, soldering, crimping, and wire terminations to interface equipment to sensors, data acquisition units and test equipment. Working knowledge of thermocouples, temperature reference juctions, accelerometers, charge amplifiers, pressure transducers, strain gages, piezoelectric transducers, flow meters, transmitters and signal conditioners. Proficient at troubleshooting and repair of electrical, electronic and integrated circuits to the component level. Upload and download instrumentation pods to/from aircraft. Hands-on electrical, instrumentation, and avionics maintenance on aircraft highly desired. Able to work in a field environment which will include shift work, overtime, and travel to remote locations. Frequent exposure to weather and temperature extremes, drafts, noise, and dust. REQUIREMENTS - EDUCATION, TECHNICAL AND WORK EXPERIENCE Associate's degree or higher from an accredited college or technical school with courses in math, basic electronics, and microwave theory or a military equivalent is required. ISCET certification may be required. Comprehensive knowledge in general electronics and demonstrated expertise in electronic, electro-mechanical, and computer systems along with test equipment used to maintain and repair equipment is necessary. Experience with tubes, transistors, logic gates, and/or high-power RF devices may be required. At least 7 years of hands-on experience is required. Successful candidates will have expert-level troubleshooting and soldering capabilities. Must qualify for and maintain a Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required.