Field Avionics Technician III

General Atomics

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Emerado, ND

Job Description

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Job Overview:

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.

Under limited supervision, 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.  

  • 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 technical expertise on the installation, configuration, application and repair of products and systems to customers at operational locations.
  • Performs high level troubleshooting and repair of ground and airborne electronic equipment.  Utilizes product knowledge, sound judgment and logical reasoning to determine technical solutions 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.  Recommends changes to technical documents and procedures based on system expertise and best industry practices.
  • 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.
  • May provide guidance or training to less experienced staff.
  • Conducts technical analysis and evaluation of product implementation to ensure customer specifications are met.  
  • Troubleshoots technical problems and issues and determines solutions to a wide variety of difficult problems.  
  • Provides guidance and training to internal and external customers regarding equipment.  
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.


Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires education or formal training equivalent to the completion of a two-year technical degree or trade school equivalency as well six 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 considerable 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.
    • Considerable 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 and maintain a Security clearance.
    • 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.