The Electronics Technician will assist in the development, testing and employment of new capabilities and will be responsible for assisting with the management and maintenance of deployable support capabilities. The electronics technician is responsible for the operational readiness of all capabilities developed by and for the supported organization. The electronics technician should have knowledge of test and evaluation concepts to include test plan development, test metrics, test design and test execution. The electronics technician will maintain Department of Defense deployment readiness standards and may be required to deploy to abroad to provide support for short duration operations and exercises. The electronics technician must have superb communication skills, as they will be directly interfacing with the client, and must be able to manage and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Manages and sustains an electronics support laboratory and associated equipment
- Conducts inventory, routine maintenance and troubleshooting on a variety of electronics systems.
- Designs, fabricates and tests custom RF devices to include miniature transceivers as well as support circuits such as microcontrollers (for sensor integration and hardware control) and small power management systems (e.g. voltage regulators and chargers).
- Participates in new RF capability development efforts; provides evaluation and assessment of developer requirements and test products.
- Use test equipment for antenna tuning, modification and testing.
- Collaborates with fabrication specialists for RF design form and electronics fit
- Minimum of six to eight years of experience in this field.
- Background in the field of electronics with a specialization in RF
- Installation, testing, repair, deployment and operation of RF based systems
- Troubleshooting skills that include system and circuit board level repairs and modifications
- Ability to set up and use standard electronic laboratory test equipment
- Experience with micro-miniature soldering
- Experience with computer assisted design (CAD) software packages including Altium Designer for PCB layout and schematic capture
- Have an understanding of SolidWorks/FeatureCam for mechanical design and automated machining and fabrication processes.
- Experience writing firmware for embedded electronic systems.
- Solid interpersonal and communications skills.
- Strong listening, analysis, reasoning and problem-solving skills; ability to work within a team structure.
- Experience using Microsoft Office applications.
- Obtain Class III flight certification
- Deployable for short durations in austere environments
- Able to attend SERE training
The job is mostly performed in a general office or comparable working area with possible deployments for short durations to austere environments, and OCONUS/CONUS Temporary Duty Assignments (TDY).
Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility