PAE, Inc F/A-18 Electrician/Avionics Tech III in Ridgecrest, California

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F/A-18 Electrician/Avionics Tech III

Occupational Summary:

The F/A-18 Electronics Technician III services, repairs, and overhauls aircraft electronic and electrical systems. Troubleshoots, repairs, removes, and replaces aircraft wiring and connectors, weapons replaceable assemblies (WRAs), and shop replaceable assemblies (SRAs) in accordance with appropriate governing instructions and maintenance manuals utilizing hand tools, power tools, electronic test equipment, and associated materials. Reads and interprets aircraft wiring diagrams, schematics, manufacturer’s publications, maintenance manuals, service bulletins, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components. Analyzes weapons release and control systems for proper function and repairs or replaces components to ensure proper weapons control and release functions.

Essential Job Functions:

F/A-18 Electronics Technician III applies advanced technical knowledge to solve usually complex problems and identify failed components. Maintains all aircraft electrical and electronic systems to include power distribution, compass, global positioning system, communications, navigation, RADAR, computer, integrated weapons delivery, fire control, and others that may be installed in assigned aircraft. Performs miscellaneous duties to service aircraft systems. As directed by Site Operations and Site Management specifications, be certified as CDI.

Minimum Education and Experience Required:

  • Candidate experience must be clearly defined on resume with specific dates (month & year)/locations of relevant experience.

  • Shall have completed Navy Class A school for Aviation Electricians or Aviation Electronic Technicians, or USMC/USCG equivalent.

  • Shall have completed USN/USMC Class C school in electrical or electronic repair for F/A-18 (60 months O-level F/A-18 electrical or avionics experience may be substituted for the Class C school).- Shall have a minimum of 120 months USN/USMC/USCG O-level Avionics/Electrician experience, 24 within past 36 months preferred. Shall have a minimum of 60 months O-Level F/A-18 Avionics/Electrician experience.- Must have completed USN/USMC/USCG Basic Aviation Corrosion Control training.- Must be able to draw, load and maintain physical security of all associated Communications Security (COMSEC) equipment for F/A- 18 aircraft.- High School graduate or equivalent. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must have a current secret level clearance and be able to maintain it. Must be available to work any shift.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s 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.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.

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