RPA GCS Technician II (Multiple Locations)

RPA GCS Technician II

Work Locations: Biddle ANG Base, PA, Springfield ANG, OH, Whiteman AFB, MO, Ellsworth AFB, SD, Shaw AFB, SC, and Niagara Falls ARS, NY

Job Summary
The Ground Control Station (GCS) Technician II position will support the daily operations of an Air Force Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) unit. The ideal candidate will perform organizational level maintenance on GCSs in accordance with Air Force Technical Data under general supervision. This position will execute preventive maintenance actions, inspections, modifications, troubleshooting, testing, and removal and installations of electronic and IT systems and subsystems utilizing best maintenance practices as identified by Air Force instruction.

USAF equivalent position is Journeyman level Avionics Technician, Cyber Transport, or RF Transmission Systems. Position reports to the Site Manager.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Interfaces with the customer on a regular basis, excellent customer service and communication skills are required.
  • Able to adhere to Air Force Instruction (AFI), AFI 21-101 - Aircraft Equipment Maintenance Management, and Technical Data in the performance and documentation of maintenance actions.
  • Documents all maintenance actions and discrepancies utilizing aircraft logs and records utilizing AFTO 781s, Maintenance Information Systems (MIS), and maintenance logs
  • Applies basic and some technical knowledge to solve problems by referencing Air Force Technical Data including determining the location and density of circuitry, isolating malfunctions, and incorporating engineering changes.
  • Requires a detailed understanding of the interrelationships of circuits, planning work schedules, selecting tools and test instruments, and understanding compliance with maintenance instructions and technical directives
  • Uses common and complex test instruments to isolate malfunctions and develop concrete solutions for remediation.
  • Work may be reviewed by the Supervisor for general compliance with accepted practices
  • Maintains, repairs, and installs various types of electronic equipment and related devices such as electronic transmitting and receiving equipment (e.g., radar, radio, telecommunication, SATCOM, and navigational aids); micro and mainframe computers and terminals; and industrial measuring, controlling equipment, and industrial calibration devices
  • Applies detailed technical knowledge of electronics principles in determining malfunctions, and applies skill in restoring equipment operations
  • This technician works under immediate supervision and achieves technical guidance, as required, from a higher-level technician or supervisor.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have a high school diploma, or have completed relevant military and/or vocational technical school curriculum
  • Minimum one year actual and recent Aircraft Avionics, Ground Control Station, SATCOM Maintenance, Military Aviation, and/or Communications experience required
  • Must have working knowledge of basic and complex electronics maintenance and repair
  • Must possess knowledge of technical publications related to Aircraft and Ground Control Station Maintenance
  • Must know theory of flight and electronic flight controls, and detailed knowledge of electronic principles
  • Must be capable of using and reading blueprints, wiring diagrams, and data tables
  • Must possess basic skills and knowledge in the operation of networks; both hardware and software, to include network topology, standards, and protocols
  • Basic understanding of Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Thorough knowledge of the Microsoft Office Professional suite of software (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Must be able to earn and maintain one of the following IAT Level II certifications: CCNA Security, CySA+, Security+ ce, SSCP, or GSEC, in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M commensurate with the assigned duties within 90 days of hire
  • Additional "on-the-job" training may be required
  • Must be able to lift/carry items in excess of 50 pounds
  • Must be able to work a non-traditional schedule to maintain 24/7/365 operations
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English
  • Must be able to provide proof of U.S. citizenship upon hire
  • Must submit updated SF-86 within 30 days of hire start date
  • Must possess and be able to maintain current DoD TS/SCI clearance level

Preferred Qualifications

  • Application of technical knowledge of electronic principles in determining malfunctions and skill application in restoring equipment systems operation
  • Associate's degree in a relevant career field
  • RPA operations experience
  • Military C4ISR (Command, Control, Computers, Communication, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) experience
  • Prior experience as a Defense Contractor
  • Prior experience in RPA Aircraft Avionics/GCS/SATCOM maintenance and repair
  • FCC Radio Telephone License
  • Knowledge and ability to administer Linux on both servers and workstations
  • Prior experience installing, upgrading, and administering operating systems and application software in multi-user client/server environments, including Linux
  • Current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification

Benefit Eligibility: Full

Equal Opportunity Employer