Operate and maintain proprietary instrumentation (avionics) systems on U.S. military aircraft including F/A-18.
Essential Job Functions:
Install, maintain, fabricate, assemble, test, operate, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade and optimize complex instrumentation / avionics systems and subsystems, both large- and small-scale.
Support pre- and post-flight instrumentation.
Support pre-flight aircraft software loading.
Fabricate connectorized wire harnesses, avionics assemblies and subassemblies.
Maintain information / configuration tracking and documentation.
Prepare and deliver documentation up to and including technical reports, briefings and final status reports.
Undertake non-local, domestic, and foreign travel to support non-local test-flights.
Operate rental and organizational vehicles on and off base to move test equipment to/from the flight line and to/from non-local test sites.
Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.
High school diploma/GED plus seven years of experience, or Associate's-level (AA/AS/Technical school) plus five years of experience.
Must be able to be granted a security clearance and maintain one for the duration of employment.
Open-mindedness, teach able, high motivation, and team-orientation.
Sound character, flexibility, resilience and positive attitude.
Ability to perform, manage, and prioritize multiple related tasks in a highly-dynamic and time-sensitive environment.
Practical knowledge of electronics/avionics including multi-conductor signal cables, video lines, and circuits.
Training or experience with instrumentation systems, video and data recording/telemetry, MIL-STD-1553, and related data-bus and digital recorders.
Organizational and/or intermediate level maintenance experience in US military avionics systems (USN or USMC experience preferred).
Prior experience in handling COMSEC assets.