Simulator Technician III

CAE   •  

Santa Clara, CA

5 - 7 years

Posted 266 days ago

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Applies comprehensive technical knowl­edge to solve complex problems, those typi­cally solved by properly interpr­eting mainte­nance manuals or similar documents
  • Assists in the design of minor hardware system modifications and software programs to stay current with aircraft configuration and to improve simulator operability.
  • Provides technical guidance and training to less proficient technicians. 
  • Conducts quality control inspections and inspect maintenance work performed.
  • Maintains required documentation of maintenance activities.
  • Monitors and tracks the repair status of inoperative equipment and document maintenance activities utilizing the logistics management data base system. (Documenting maintenanceactivities includes but is not limited to work order generation and updates, repair action documentation, issuing, returning, and adjusting inventory, insuring inventory records are up to date and accurate, and other material control duties as assigned.)
  • Works with Engineering in regards to non-standard situations.
  • Recommends changes based on knowledge and past experience.
  • Uses knowledge of simulator and aircraft systems to interpret advanced technical data.
  • Interprets and works with computer systems utilizing various and multiple operating systems. 
  • Diagnoses malfunctions of computers and associated equipment, and performs operability/readi­ness tests and repair. 
  • Performs systems interface/fault isolation. 
  • Applies fundamental troubles­hooting procedures in the maintenance of interfaces and peripheral equipment used with computers. 
  • Interprets mechanical, hydraulic, elec­trical and electronic schematics and drawings and makes simplified versions. 
  • Conducts voice communications on phone, inter-phone and radio circuits.
  • Provides networking and information systems support on training devices and networks.
  • Maintains good relations with customers and ensures information flows within technical organization.
  • Implements basic modifications to existing simulators.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Position requires a Technical College Degree with 5 years of related experience in the maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and operation of full flight simulators or an equivalent combination of technical education related to electronics, electromechanical, computer, aviation or simulation technology and/or hands-on work experience in the maintenance and operation of full flight simulators that total a minimum of 7 years.  
  • 2 years of related experience may substitute for absence of Technical College Degree
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field
  • Related skill areas should include technical writing and presentation skills.
  • Must be highly proficient in the use and operation of test equip­ment to perform pre- and post-operational test on installed equip­ment to perform preventive maintenance using preventative maintenance cards and instruction books. 
  • Must possess advanced skills necessary to diagnose and isolate mal­functions in electronic systems; align, adjust and calibrate installed training devices; interpret mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronic schema­tics and prepare simplified versions.
  • Must possess advanced skills to perform calibrations, adjust­ments and tests on elec­tronic equipment; analyze operation, verify discre­pancies, isolate malfunctions and replace defective components used in installed devices
  • Must possess and maintain advanced proficiency in the use of diagnostic programs, interpretation of results, and the use of program listings to isolate faults and be adept in the use of test equip­ment, repair of micro/­miniature printed circuit boards, electro/mechanical systems and devices to include projection display systems, computer controlled motion and electronic control loading systems and computer generated sound systems. 
  • Must be highly proficient in the use of diag­nostic programs, interpre­tation of results and use of program listings to isolate faults.
  • Must be skilled at use and operation of test equipment, including “O” scopes, frequency counters, volt/ohm meters and range calibration set. 
  • Must be able to perform routine preventive maintenance using maintenance requirement cards and instructional manuals; perform daily system readiness test, pre-operational and post-operational checkouts. 
  • Must exhibit high performance and capability to work in a team environment
  • Must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to drive a forklift, man-lift, K-loader, or other support equipment as required if trained and certified to operate.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Must be able to effectively deliver oral presentations to management and customers

  • Must be able to work overtime as required.
  • Must be willing to work any shift or day of the week as required.
  • Must be eligible for DoD Personnel Security Clearance.