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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Field Avionics Technician in Indian Springs, Nevada

Field Avionics Technician

Indian Springs, Nevada

Date posted 03/30/2021

Job ID 31444BR

Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Experience Level Senior (8+ years)

Job Title Field Avionics Technician

City Indian Springs

State Nevada

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Hourly

Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Field Avionics Technician to join the GA-ASI team located at Creech AFB, and rotate between 2nd and 3rd shift every 3 months. In this position, you will support MCE Maintenance.


Under consultative direction, this position is responsible for technical and operational support in the installation, application and maintenance of unmanned aerial vehicle electronic equipment to include ground control stations, ground data terminals and ground support equipment in accordance with technical specifications, engineering instructions and technical orders, procedures and regulations. Conducts technical analysis and evaluation of product implementation to ensure customer specifications are met. Troubleshoots technical problems and issues and determines solutions to complex problems. Provides guidance and training to internal and external customers regarding equipment.

  • Operates UAV, ground control stations and ground support equipment and all subordinate systems at operation locations.

  • Analyzes customer requirements and evaluates product implementation to meet specifications and end user applications. Assesses customers' needs for data interface and recommends actions for coordinative product solutions.

  • Provides extensive technical expertise on the installation, configuration, application and repair of products and systems to customers at operational locations.

  • Performs advanced troubleshooting and repair of ground and airborne electronic equipment. Utilizes product knowledge, sound judgment and logical reasoning to determine technical solutions to complex problems.

  • Repairs or replaces components based on test results, advanced system knowledge, technical documents, engineering instructions, schematics, blueprints or written/verbal instructions.

  • Performs installation, configuration and test of computer hardware, software and networked systems. Diagnoses and corrects malfunctions as required.

  • Performs inspections and preventative maintenance on ground and airborne systems. Maintains required records and forms in accordance with company and customer specifications.

  • Validates and verifies accuracy of technical documents and procedures and may participate in the development of department policies, procedures and standards.

  • Fabricates, installs, troubleshoots and repairs wire harnesses and assemblies. Ensures proper routing and clamping of wire harnesses and assemblies.

  • Represents group as subject matter expert with internal and external customers and other personnel.

  • Conducts training and practical instruction of peers and customers in the use of ground and airborne electronic systems.

  • Provide guidance or training to less experienced staff and participate in the development of training materials.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.

  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires education or formal training equivalent to the completion of a two-year technical degree or trade school equivalency as well as thirteen or more years' 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 extensive knowledge of avionics and electronic procedures and principles.

  • Must possess:

  • the ability to troubleshoot at the component level;

  • the ability to analyze data and recommend solutions;

  • extensive knowledge and use of electronic test equipment, hand and soldering tools, voltage or amperage measuring and recording devices;

  • the ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, schematics and technical orders;

  • the ability to obtain a security clearance; and

  • 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.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a top secret clearance required.

  • US Citizenship required.

  • Security Clearance required.

  • Knowledge and experience of Linux and Windows Operating Systems is highly desirable

  • Experience with maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing RF systems is desirable.

  • Experience with session layer protocol used on the Internet or local area networks to provide a bidirectional interactive text-oriented communication facility using a virtual terminal connection also known as TELNET is highly desirable.

  • Knowledge in File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is desirable.

  • Certification in A+, Network+ and Security+ is highly desirable.

  • Must be able to work a rotating 2nd and 3rd shift schedule. Three to four months on 2nd shift (12pm - 12am) then three to four months on 3rd shift (12:00am - 12pm), and so on.

Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25

Relocation Assistance Provided Yes

US Citizenship Required? Yes

Clearance Required? Yes

Clearance Level Top Secret (SCI access eligible)

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are an experienced professional, GA offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on our Total Rewards package, please click Apply Now below to be directed to the complete job description.

General Atomics is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws.