The Electronics Technician (ET) installs, repairs, and maintains mobile electronic equipment such as:
Transmitters- receivers in public address systems, intercoms, and closed circuit television systems; large complex security systems of anti-intrusion alarms with an alarm control center and a complete telephone security switch board; fire alarm and hard wire, radio transmitters and receivers.
Typical Duties include:
Isolation and repair of equipment or splice fiber optics, and cables which include splices to direct buried, multi-conductor cable to meet communication industry standards.
Maintenance, repairs, and troubleshoot the Intrusion Detection System (IDS).
Scheduling and passing work assignments to other workers and coordinates work assignments with shop personnel and customers.
Visually checking electronic devices to see if they are operating properly.
Initiating scope of work and service call so that the problem can be fixed.
Preparing material requisitions for parts and materials required in support of shop supervisors and from examination and evaluation of work control documents and service calls.
Operation of pickup or van, and on occasion, extended hours of work and travel. Call back and emergency overtime are regular requirements of this position.
Operations. The ET will perform work both in shop and on site as required by assigned task, work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures. The ET shall have a good familiarity of industry standards and instructions related to safety. The greatest weight handled individually will not exceed normal safety limits of 50 lbs. Good hearing, good color vision and correctable 20/20 vision are required on most assignments. Tenacity and a high degree of dexterity and surety of eye/hand coordination are essential. Some assignments will require little body movement for long periods of time, (e.g., wire wrap and cable making). Vertical ladders may be encountered as in submarines, surface ships and towers. The ET must observe posted safety precautions and wear protective equipment/clothing as required by regulations, and must report all discrepancies or unsatisfactory performance of equipment as well as unsafe conditions to the supervisor. The ET will be required to travel and/or work in or on airborne, aircraft, surface ships, submarines, land vehicles and other unusual locations in support of assigned tasks. The ET may be required to work or move about in congested and/or dimly lighted areas and constantly exposed to eye hazards from solder, wire snips, etc. The employee may be exposed to high voltages (to 50KV) when working on certain electronic equipment; and, may be subjected to nuclear, radio frequency and laser radiation during periods of testing and evaluation.
Processing. The ET will receive work assignments by workload managers. Assignments are in the form of oral or written instruction (work order) to perform a variety of related tasks. Work quality is inspected by workload managers, occasionally by spot-check but usually by results achieved. The ET is responsible for making further tests and alignments to insure that the completed equipment is aligned and functioning properly; also, spot-checking or inspecting own work. The ET may issue work assignments and provide training/instructing to fellow workers on procedures when assigned to assist. Should work be assigned that requires special certification or licensing to perform the work or to use specialized tools or equipment, the incumbent will be required to obtain such certification or licensing and maintain any associated qualification requirements; for example, this position may require Respirator and CPR certification.
Housekeeping. The ET will observe established safe working procedures and ensure all designated working areas are maintained in an orderly manner and continuously maintained free of trash and debris. At the end of each day, the general work areas shall be swept, supplies, materials, tools, and equipment shall be picked-up and stored, and municipal trash containers will be emptied. Preparation of Documents. As required, the ET maintains electronic equipment history cards and logs, prepares electronic reports, and failure reports. The ET may be required to create different types of charts for standing jobs orders and on completed and pending work information.
Technical Support. The ET will receive work assignment through oral instructions provided by the work leader, higher-graded Government representative, or work orders. Written guides in the form of blueprints, specifications, technical manuals, manufacturer’s manuals, etc. are available and used. Work is checked during progress and upon completion for compliance with instructions, adherence to established practices and standards, and overall acceptability of work. Guidelines will include a variety of Federal, Department of Defense, Department of Navy, and NAVFACSW publications, manuals, directives, standards, policies and procedures. Published guidance will be provided by the government as needed.
Meetings/Conferences. The ET shall participate in meetings with contractors, agencies, clients, and team members when required to do so.
Briefings. The ET shall participate in briefings when required to do so.
The ET must have:
All candidates must have/be:
a) Valid state driver’s license in the state the work is being performed.
b) Strong communication skills in the English language, both written and oral.
c) U.S. citizenship or resident alien. Proof of US Citizenship or resident alien card will be required.
d) OSHA 10 - General Industry or Construction Certified before starting work.
e) Ability to perform regular and recurring field inspections, investigations, or surveys in which there is a considerable amount of walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.
f) Ability to perform work in an office setting, with occasional visits to construction sites. Work involves moderate risks of discomforts that require adherence to safety precautions.
g) Ability to acquire a Common Access Card (CAC).