Instrumentation Technician

Key Role:

Assist in design, development, and fabrication of instrumentation systems using such typical subsystems, as pulse code modulation telemetry, high-speed video, airborne radar sensors, precision navigation sensors, and solid-state recorders. Oversee aircraft electronic system readings, system tests, and prepare technical reports of the aircraft equipment, electronic systems, devices, and gear in support of airborne electronic warfare and weapons development programs. Plan, organize and establish schedules and support efforts for pre-flight post-flight check-out of aircraft instrumentation systems. Select or devise the basic approach necessary to meet test objectives, determine techniques to be used, and design pre-flight and post-flight data reduction requirements. Travel on military and commercial aircraft, and work other than normal duty hours, including evenings, weekends, holidays, shift work, and overtime.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience with electronic systems and components associated with airborne and ground instrumentation systems
  • Knowledge of basic electronic concepts
  • Ability to convert theoretical ideas to functional components and systems
  • Ability to interpret technical data, including drawings, schematics, blueprints, and specifications of complete electronic systems
  • Ability to design, fabricate, install and maintain specialized instrumentation systems which measure and record Test parameters in a variety of environmental, field, or laboratory conditions
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • HS diploma or GED
  • Government and flight line driver's license

Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate well with senior military leaders and civilian government officials
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to show creativity and exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses
  • Ability to show a high level of integrity and dependability with a sense of urgency and results-orientation
  • Possession of excellent problem-solving skills
  • Possession of excellent interpersonal skills
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communications skills
  • TS/SCI clearance preferred
  • A&P, P or A Trade Certification


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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