Avionics TechicianBarstow, California
Job Summary General Atomics Systems Integration, LLC (GA-SI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a provider of military and commercial engineering services. GA-SI is a leading-edge expert in systems integration technologies, reliability improvements, and controls system design.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Avionics Technician in our Aero Services division based out of Ft Irwin, CA to support MQ-1 Gray Eagle operations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Works under limited supervision providing technical expertise in installing and troubleshooting avionics systems.
- Supports repairs, testing, and operation of Gray Eagle unmanned aerial vehicles, ground control stations, ground support equipment and associated electronic equipment at facilities as assigned requiring long periods of standing, walking, bending and lifting up to 50 lbs.
- Participates in ground control station power up, ground checks, maintenance, aircraft recovery, status debriefing, repair and documentation of repairs and status.
- Corrects minor discrepancies by removal, repair, or replacement of defective or deleted parts of aircraft electrical systems.
- Performs limited functional checks on existing and newly installed aircraft electrical systems and equipment.
- Operates automatic test equipment to locate, diagnose, and repair defective parts. Performs routine inspections on systems and equipment.
- Fabricates, upgrades, routes, and installs wiring harnesses.
- Disassembles, assembles, and adjusts electronic equipment.
- Interfaces with engineering, manufacturing, and other disciplines of UAV operators, Army personnel and civilian customers when required.
- Assists in the troubleshooting, component removal and replacement, testing and documentation in accordance with customer regulations when applicable, utilizing approved technical publications, maintenance standards, and approved procedures.
- Interfaces with site team leaders, supply personnel, Airframe and Powerplant mechanics and UAV pilots.
- Provides support as required to the UAS training center maintaining UAV training assets and systems.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
- Typically requires education or formal training equivalent to the completion of a two-year technical degree or trade school equivalency as well as two or more years of experience in aviation or electronics. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
- Must be able to perform a variety of non-routine tasks and demonstrate considerable knowledge of avionics and electronic procedures and principles. Must possess: (1) the ability to troubleshoot at the component level; (2) considerable knowledge and use of electronic test equipment, hand and soldering tools, voltage or amperage measuring and recording devices; (3) the ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, schematics and technical orders; (4) the ability to obtain a security clearance; and (5) strong analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report and assess situations and make judgments. The ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.
- 3-5 years of in depth UGCS knowledge with proficiency in Linux and Red Hat.- Desired
- Experience handling HAZMAT, AES, IATA, and COMSEC material is desirable.
- US Citizenship is required
- Current DOD Secret clearance is required.
“Working in Research and Development means every day is something new and exciting. It's always a challenge to test new materials to see if they behave as you expect. It's never boring.”– Steven, Research & Development Engineer
"I like knowing that the projects I work on contribute to the defense of our country."– Micah, Mechanical Engineer
“I work in the Components Engineering and Obsolescence Management Dept. Our efforts are saving General Atomics several millions of dollars by proactively leading and informing the company of all these decisions which significantly impact production, sustainment and new designs.”– John, Staff Engineer