Jun 03, 2019

0418/RPA/Avionics Technician I Whiteman Air Force Base, MO

  • Solution One Industries
  • Whiteman Air Force Base, MO
Full-Time Aerospace - Aviation Defense Government Other Skilled Labor

Job Description

Job Description Position Title:  RPA Avionics Technician I                                  Clearance: Final Top Secret/SCI Eligible
Reports to: Department Supervisor or Manager                          FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Division: RPA O&M Program                                                    Location:  Various Locations

  1. Department: Business Development Unit


  1. Major Areas of Responsibility

This assignment is located in various locations. Employee may also support TDY deployments to various locations as required in support of Predator-series UAS 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

  1. Specific Responsibilities of the Job 

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.

  1. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • 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
  • 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 duties

Education or Equivalent:

  • 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
  • Associate’s degree in a relevant career field                     

Preferred Requirements:

  • Must pass a company-administered Electronics Qualification Exam prior to hire
  • Current DoD Security Clearance
  • Application of technical knowledge of electronic principles in determining malfunctions and skill   application in restoring equipment systems and operations
  • 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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Supervisory Personnel: None
Work Schedule: Assigned by Supervisor
Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities



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