Avionics Technician III, MQ-9 (Deployable)

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

The USMC MQ-9 CLS Technician is a highly qualified and skilled aircraft electronics and Ground Support Station technician with experience in troubleshooting multiple electronics systems both aircraft and control stations. Work may be reviewed by supervisor for general compliance with accepted practices. This position may provide technical guidance to lower-level technicians.

Essential Responsibilities:
- Must maintain assigned UAS aircraft electrical generators, load banks, starters, relays, batteries, actuators, circuit breakers, switches, and aircraft instruments.
- Must apply advanced technical knowledge to solve complex problems that typically cannot be solved solely by referencing manufacturers' manuals or similar documents. Examples of such problems include determining the location and density of circuitry, evaluating electromagnetic radiation, isolating malfunctions, and incorporating engineering changes.
- Work typically requires an understanding of the interrelationships of circuits, exercising independent judgment in performing such tasks as making circuit analyses, calculating wave forms, and tracing relationships in signal flow, using complex test instruments such as high frequency pulse generators, frequency synthesizers, distortion analyzers, and complex computer control equipment.
- The CLS technician shall utilize excellent organizational skills in prioritizing workload to meet Daily Flight Schedule.
- Required to make entries in aircraft logs and records, attend shift change maintenance meetings, perform as a QA, and is responsible for providing guidance and technical expertise to lower-level technicians throughout all aircraft modifications and/or maintenance efforts.

Essential Responsibilities:
- Applies advanced technical knowledge to solve unusually complex problems that affect operational and maintenance capabilities.
- Requires an advanced understanding of the interrelationships of circuits and associated systems.
- Exercises independent judgment and leadership in performing assigned tasks in conjunction with designated direction from Production Staff and/or Avionic Leads.
- Uses common and complex test instruments in the performance of assigned duties.
- Provides technical and directional leadership guidance to lower-level avionic technicians.
- Provides training to lower-level avionic technicians.
- Muat be able to sign off work in either NALCOMIS/OOMA or IMDS.
- Must have knowledge and understanding of OPNVAVINST 4790.2 and AFI 21-101.
- Maintains, repairs, and installs various types of electronic equipment and related devices.
- Applies advanced technical knowledge of electronics principles in determining malfunctions and applies skill in restoring equipment operations.
- Must be able to work without direct supervision.
- Performs all other duties as assigned as requested.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications:
- Must have an active Secret or Top-Secret US Government clearance." Note: US Citizenship is required to obtain a Clearance.
- Must have High School Diploma or have completed relevant military and/or vocational technical school curriculum.
- Minimum of five years of actual Aircraft Avionics and Ground Control Station (GCS) maintenance experience required.
- Minimum of two years' actual experience on MQ-9 aircraft and GCS, as an Avionics Technician.
- Must have advanced knowledge of basic and complex electronics maintenance and repair.
- Must have advanced knowledge of RFF systems, components, and accessories.
- Must possess advanced knowledge of technical publications related to aircraft electronics maintenance.
- Must know theory and principles of operation of engines, accessories and components, theory of flight and electronic flight controls, and have a thorough understanding of electrical and electronic principles.
- Must be capable of using and reading blueprints, wiring diagrams, and data tables.
- Must be eligible to gain and maintain one of the following IAT Level II certifications: CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, Security+ CE, SSCP, or GSEC, IAW DOD 8570.01-M commensurate with the assigned duties within 90 days of hire or before second deployment.
- Must be able to inspect and operate ground support and auxiliary equipment.
- Must achieve a passing grade in all required courses/certifications for continued employment, as needed.
- Must be able to lift, carry and/or wear Military Issued Equipment in excess of 50 pounds for extended periods.
- Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English.
- Must submit updated SF-86 within 30 days of hire start date.
- Must have current/active State Issued Driver's License.
- Must be able to travel on CONUS/OCONUS deployments.
- Employee must meet all OCONUS deployment criteria, to include pre-deployment medical screening, as a condition of employment.
- For OCONUS deployments, must have valid U.S. Passport with a minimum of two years remaining with at least two facing pairs (four total) of blank Visa pages.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Must be eligible for Top Secret Clearance with SCI
- Associate degree in a relevant career field.
- Current IAT Level II Certification.
- Deployment Experience.
- Prior experience as a Defense Contractor.
- Avionics Technician experience within the last 10 years.
- SETTS experience highly desired.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran's status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Amentum is a premier global technical and engineering services partner supporting critical programs of national significance across defense, security, intelligence, energy, and environment. We draw from a century-old heritage of operational excellence, mission focus, and successful execution underpinned by a strong culture of safety and ethics.

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