DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under general supervision, this employee is responsible for repair, test, and operation of unmanned aerial vehicles, ground control stations, ground support equipment and associated electronic equipment at facilities as assigned. Participate in ground control station power up, ground checks, maintenance, aircraft recovery, status debriefing, repair and documentation of repairs and equipment status. Interface with supervision, engineering, manufacturing, and other disciplines of UAV operators and customers as required. Perform troubleshooting, component removal and replacement, testing and documentation actions in accordance with approved technical publications, maintenance standards, and approved procedures.
â€¢Operates UAV, ground control stations and ground support equipment at assigned location.
â€¢Performs routine inspections on system and associated equipment.
â€¢Performs troubleshooting, testing and documents findings. Repairs, or replaces components in accordance with approved technical publications, maintenance standards, and approved procedures.
â€¢Fabricates, upgrades, routes and installs wiring harnesses.
â€¢Represents GA-ASI standards to supervision, operations teams, logistical teams, maintenance teams and customers.
Typically requires education/formal training equivalent to the completion of a 2 year technical degree or trade school equivalency. Additionally 2 years experience in aviation or electronics field. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education. Must have strong component level troubleshooting skills, be able to read and follow military style technical orders, read electronic/electrical schematics, and have a moderate level of knowledge of computer networking functionality. Must be able to perform a variety of routine tasks and demonstrate full knowledge of avionics and electrical equipment procedures, theories and concepts. Must possess knowledge and use of electronic test equipment, hand and soldering tools, voltage or amperage measuring and recording devices. Able to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, schematics and technical orders. Good analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are needed to accurately document, report, assess situations and make sound judgments. The ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential. Must be able to obtain and maintain a US CBP Background Clearance.
Prior experience maintaining Predator or Predator family of aircraft.