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Lab Electronics Technician in Ridgecrest, CA at DCS

Date Posted: 11/27/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Oversee lab simulator operations for NAVAIR’s F/A-18 Lab-Facilities Team.

Essential Job Functions:

Provide technical support and customer service to engineers and lab users that conduct systems integration tests for F/A-18 and EA-18G development.

Troubleshoot F/A-18 avionic systems and restore lab simulator functionality in the event of failure or component discrepancies.

Work on a tech team that multitasks during high operational tempo: perform technical and logistic tasks while supporting multiple lab users in test with a quality customer service attitude.

Routinely schedule lab tests and coordinate assets per specific user requests in a secure testing environment.

Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on wire bundles, connectors, RF cables, and fiber-optic lines for avionics and weapons integration lab equipment.

Evaluate, specify, order, test, configure, and track aircraft and lab assets for AWL Facilities requirements.

Support the Lab-Facilities Team’s Electrical Engineers with evaluation of lab system repairs, modifications, and upgrades.

Required Skills: 

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

High School graduate with 7 years of relevant experience or 5 years of experience with certified training at US Navy “A” School for Aviation or commercial avionics technical school.

Must be able to be granted a security clearance and maintain one for the duration of employment.

Able to stand for long duration of time, kneel, bend, independently lift up to 50-lbs, and move mobile equipment as a team.

Must have experience with Windows OS, Microsoft Office programs, and web-database applications.

Must have a valid driver's license and be available to work day or night shift.

Desired Skills:

Prior USN / USMC flight line maintainer, trained as an Aviation Electronics Technician or Aviation Electrician, experienced with Airborne Weapon Systems.

USN Class “C” School certifications in electrical or electronics repair.

24 months of F/A-18 O-Level Avionics/Electrician experience; 12 within past 36 months.

Experience with encrypted radio communication procedures, Link-16, and Joint Mission Planning.

Expertise in EA-18 Growler systems operational requirements and/or 1760-interfaced stores.