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Electronic Tech II Maintenance (F-18)

Government and Military

Maintenance Mechanic

No

China Lake, California, United States

Job Summary

The F/18 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.

Principle Accountabilities

  • 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.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Organizational Level avionics maintenance.
  • Must have F/18 aircraft maintenance experience.
  • Must be able to draw, load and maintain physical security of all associated Communications Security (COMSEC) equipment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain any required government/company required clearance, qualification, or certification.
  • Must be available to work any shift
  • Must be U.S. Citizen

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applies basic and some advanced technical knowledge to solve routine aircraft electrical and avionics system problems by interpreting manufacturer’s manuals or similar documents.
  • Preferred to 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.)
  • 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.

Physical/Working Environment

  • Recent experience with F-18A-F, EA-18G, MH-60S or AV-8B aircraft strongly preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, APU, etc.