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Electronics Calibration Technician, Journeyman

Lexington Park, Maryland
Must be a U.S. Citizen

Required Clearance: 
Secret with ability to obtain Top Secret

Required Education: Position requires an AS or AA degree from an accredited college or university in a related engineering/scientific field.
ALLOWABLE SUBSTITUTION: A High School diploma or GED credential and two (2) years of recent and relevant technical experience related to the labor category “Description” may be substituted for an AS or AA degree. These two (2) years of experience are in addition to the required minimum of six (6) years to meet the “Experience” requirements below, therefore, requiring a total of eight (8) years of experience.

Experience: At least six (6) years of recent and relevant experience in a position related to the labor category “Description”. Four (4) years of experience, to include: installation of such equipment. One (1) year of experience, to include: design, preparation and modification of engineering documents and drawings is required. Experience may be concurrent.
Functional Description: The Electronics Calibration Technician supports life-cycle sustainment of aircraft, systems and sub-systems through periodic calibration, testing, maintenance and repair of measurement systems. The Technician may work independently or as part of a task Team in the Calibration Laboratory, or in other areas of the Division as workloads dictate. The Technician’s primary duties include calibration of electronics and Radio Frequency (RF) Calibration Standards (CALSTD) and aviation Support Equipment (SE) using NAVAIR-approved reference CALSTD and Instrument Calibration Procedures (ICP). These duties require the technician to have a background in metrology, electronics calibration and/or equivalent supporting education.

Skills Required:
  • Perform calibration of electronic, electrical and RF SE and CALSTD including:
  • Passive/active electronic and RF devices;
  • Signal generators, frequency counters, oscilloscopes and multimeters;
  • Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR), synchro resolvers, network analyzers and power sensors;
  • Generation and measurement of capacitance, resistance, voltage and current;
  • Precise alignments of supporting aircraft systems and subsystems;
  • Complete/precise documentation of maintenance actions ensuring highest reliability for work produced.
  • Coordinate with Team and Room Leads in the planning and completion of workload priorities.
  • Military or commercial background in electronics calibration or educational equivalent;
  • Two years’ prior experience in metrology preferred;
  • Strong communication skills including read, write, understand, and speak basic English (required);
  • Ability to work independently or within a team environment;
  • Strong time management and customer service skills;
  • Computer-literate, including Microsoft office intermediate experience.

Personal Attributes: 

  • ​​​​Collaboration – Understanding when to be part of or lead a Team to ensure objectives are met.
  • Communication– Clear and well-spoken; articulate and outgoing. The Technician needs to be constantly communicating up/down the Chain of Command and with customers.
  • Agility – Ability to move seamlessly from task to task, understanding the daily plan can and will change throughout the work day.
  • Accountability – The Technician is accountable to the Director. Working with Team/Rooms leads, the Technician has responsibility to support equipment requiring immediate action in support of United States Navy mission operations.
  • Respect – For the job and the essential mission it supports; the personnel worked with and the customers supported.
  • Empowerment – Understanding the position, tasks and actions taken by the Technician have a far-reaching impact to customers around the world, the Technician is empowered to act independently as well as knowing when to request assistance to ensure timely task completion.

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