RPA Avionics Technician I/Niagara Falls ARS, NY

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 Apprentice. Position reports to the Supervisor.
Essential Responsibilities:
Applies basic 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 basic understanding of the interrelationships of circuits, planning work schedules, selecting tools and test instruments, and understanding compliance with maintenance instructions and technical directives.
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.
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 basic technical knowledge of electronics principles in determining malfunctions, and applies skill in restoring equipment operations.
This technician works under immediate supervision and achieves technical guidance, as required, from a higher-level technician or the supervisor.
Performs all other position related duties as assigned or requested.Must have high school diploma, or have completed relevant military and/or vocational technical school curriculum
Minimum of one-to-three years actual and recent aircraft avionics maintenance experience required
Must have working knowledge of basic electronics maintenance and repair
Must possess basic knowledge of technical publications related to aircraft and missile electronics maintenance
Must know basic 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 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 dutiesCurrent DoD Security Clearance
Application of technical knowledge of electronic principles in determining malfunctions and skill application in restoring equipment systems and operations
Associates 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
Basic understanding of TELNET and FTP processes, as well as the Microsoft Office Professional suite of software (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
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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