Electronics/Instrumentation Technician

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General Function

Provide expertise and experience in electronics to support test range activities.


Major Activities (Typical Duties/Responsibilities)

1.  Lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems

2. Discuss layout and assembly procedures and problems with engineers and draw sketches to clarify design details and functional criteria of electronic units

3. Assemble experimental circuitry (breadboard) or complete prototype model according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, and knowledge of electronic systems.

4. Recommend changes in circuitry or installation to simplify assembly and maintenance

5. Setup standard test apparatus or devise test equipment and circuitry to conduct functional, operational, environmental, and life tests to evaluate performance and reliability of prototype or production model

6. Analyze and interpret test data. Adjust, calibrate, align, and modify circuitry and components and records effects on unit performance.

7. Write technical reports and develop charts, graphs, and schematics to describe and illustrate system's operating characteristics, malfunctions, deviations from design specifications, and functional limitations for consideration by engineers.

8. Operate a variety of equipment to include but not limited to electronics diagnostic equipment, lathes, drills, or other machine tools to fabricate parts (e.g. chassis, terminal boards).

9. Install and verify proper operation of electronic items in vehicles, equipment, and structures to evaluate system performance under actual operating conditions. 

10. Support range activities by assisting with equipment set-up, test measurement and tear down

11. Manage section Composite Tool Kit (CTK) program as Custodian.  Oversee the security, control, and accountability of all tools in laboratories or work centers.

12. Ensure periodic calibration of Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) according to calibration schedules and availability of equipment

13. Perform ground maintenance activities to include mowing, vegetation control, and grading).

14. Perform duties as the composite tool kit monitor in accordance with customer guidance.

15. Manage Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) account/sub-account and ensure calibration of equipment items.

16. Use safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean work environment.  Use and assure proper fit of required safety equipment and clothing.  Perform clean-up duties such as cleaning equipment, sweeping, straightening, and lining up tools and other property in the assigned area.

17. Aid other Range and Operations Support (RAOS) functions as necessary or tasked.

18. Position may require travel, overtime and shift work.



·         Knowledge of and ability to set up standard electronic testing equipment.

·         Knowledge of basic electronics, electrical systems, and mechanical assembly.

·         Ability to install, line replaceable units, shop replaceable units, and discrete components.

·         Skilled in customizing existing equipment and making adjustments, fabricating parts, cables, and test fixtures.

·         Able to use hand, power, pneumatic, and electronic tools and equipment.

·         Ability to prioritize tasks based on customer and operational requirements.

·         Working knowledge of standard office automation computer applications.

·         Ability to use mail and message handling applications to retrieve information.

·         Ability to work shift work and additional hours during exercises and contingencies.

·         Current, active, DoD Secret Security Clearance required.


Minimum Education & Experience

·         Minimum high school diploma or equivalent.

·         Minimum 3 years of experience as an electronics technician.

·         Prior education/training in basic electronics, electrical systems, and mechanical assembly.

·         Valid Driver’s license.


Required Contacts

·         AFCEC representatives, contracting representative, industry partners, SysCom staff.

·         Serves as liaison between department and other departments as well as with outside customers, regulatory personnel, and organizations, etc. 


EOE:  Disabilities/Veterans

Location: Panama City, FL
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