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Electronics Technician

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  • Air Force Test Center

Come be a part of something big! Smart Minds, Cool Jobs and Awesome Rewards! Fueled by innovation, talent and ambition, the Air Force Civilian Service is seeking civilian professionals prepared to deploy war-winning capabilities on behalf of the United States Air Force.

The Air Force Test Center (AFTC) is where tomorrows Air Force is tested! Long considered the “Center of the Aerospace Testing Universe”, AFTC is truly where Air Force superiority begins. Home to many Aerospace establishments and records, AFTC remains the state-of-the-art leader in Aerospace testing, and provides the warfighter with cutting-edge technology. AFTC does not only celebrate its past, but we continue to lead from the front. Join our team today and make Aerospace history!

The Air Force Test Center is looking for a Full-Time Position Electronics Technician (NJ-0856-03) to work at the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) in the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), at the 412th Aircraft Instrumentation Test Squadron (MXIS) at Edwards AFB in Edwards, CA.

NO 6-MONTH WAIT! Recently retired and/or retiring from MILITARY service ARE eligible for immediate appointment for AFTC positions. The 180-day waiting period has been waived for AFTC to hire recently retired and/or retiring service members.

Full-time Air Force Civilian Service employees enjoy the below benefits, and more!
• Paid Time-Off:
o 11 Federal Holidays off per year
o Vacation time (Annual Leave) accumulates based on length of employment. Starts at 13 days (104 hours) per year and up to 26 days (208 hours) per year
o 13 sick days per year (104 hours)
• Various Medical, Dental & Vision packages to choose from for entire family
• Retirement:
o Pension: Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
o 401K: Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) available with up to 5% agency matching
• Flexible work schedules and shift work may be available (depends on position)
• Employee assistance Programs
• Health and Wellness resources
• Tuition Assistance & Professional Development opportunities
• Many career enhancement and promotion opportunities

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Telework Information:
• Position not eligible for telework.

Travel Requirements:
• Up to 25% Travel possible

This position has a typical 2024 salary range of $69,729 - $109,673 (includes locality).

Announcement Closes: 24 June 2024 at 11:59 PM (EST)

Position specific skills and experience desired in a potential candidate:
• 2 years of electronics troubleshooting and repair desired
• 2 years of aircraft avionics troubleshooting
• 2 years flight test experience desired

Provide sub-professional engineering technical services to design, manufacture, modify, test, interface, evaluate, support and document the operation and performance of airborne test instrumentation and ground support systems.

Major Duties:
- Independently plan, design, and modify instrumentation data acquisition systems for proposed, and on-going, flight test and evaluation programs.
- In conjunction with aircraft manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, and engineering personnel, develops major instrumentation data acquisition systems and special electronic support equipment used on test and evaluation programs.
- Prepares the airborne instrumentation system to collect flight test data by loading data recording devices, jamming time, and verifying data collection and telemetry system integrity.
- Configures instrumentation ground support equipment to meet specific test requirements.
- Operationally supports aircraft instrumentation data acquisition systems throughout the duration of the modification and test and evaluation program.
- Performs removal, re-installation, or replacement of unsatisfactory hardware and software; accomplishes modifications to the system to meet changing program requirements.
- Repairs, overhauls, modifies, and maintains the airborne instrumentation and telemetry systems.
- Use schematics, blueprints, and wiring diagrams to analyze and isolate system malfunctions.
- Troubleshoots, calibrates, and repairs instrumentation and telemetry systems components such as: transmitters, recorders, computers, and signal conversion and conditioning equipment.

- U.S. Citizenship
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET or TOP-SECRET security clearance as a condition of employment.
- This is designated Drug Testing Position
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical.
- Knowledge of Flight, Squadron, Wing, AFTC, and Command regulations, directives, and policies.
- Knowledge of personnel management to include employee relations, Equal Employment Opportunity, Labor relations, position management, training, and career development, leave administration, and performance appraisals.
- Knowledge of cost estimation, cost tracking, scheduling, and budgeting techniques.
- Knowledge acquired through practical experience directly related to instrumentation/electronic engineering concepts, principles, and techniques.
- Knowledge of aircraft modification techniques and practices is required to plan the installation and integration of instrumentation subsystems/components into an operationally supportable and maintainable system.

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Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship required. Must be of legal working age.

Air Force Test Center is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and is dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We recognize diversity encompasses many parts of one’s identity including but not limited to race, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability status, and veteran status. AFTC encourages ALL candidates to apply as our employees’ points of view are key to our success.

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