ELECTRICAL / ELECTRONICS ENGINEER – A/G
This Electrical / Electronics Engineer – works in the Air to Ground (A/G) Engineering Team to provide second (2nd) level engineering support for A/G communications systems through directives, modifications, handbooks, technical issuances, and 24/7 field support.
The Electrical / Electronics Engineer assists system specialists to identify, troubleshoot, and correct problems, support restorations of sites after outages, issues hardware and software modifications, and ensures NAS systems are supportable during their lifecycle. The Electrical / Electronic Engineer applies engineering principles to analyze and test electronic system performance and produces engineering prototypes, studies, and technical documentation. The engineer will be required to support engineering activities required to maintain the NAS facilities and test bed facilities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.
Applies engineering principles to analyze and test electronic system performance and to produce engineering prototypes, studies, and technical documentation.
Supports engineering activities required to maintain NAS facilities and test bed facilities.
Conducts trend analyses on the reliability of equipment and services.
Provides technical guidance in the procurement of new equipment and services. Conducts testing of equipment and services.
Provides technical assistance in the installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment and services. Investigates problems being experienced, and troubleshoots equipment failures. Provides onsite restoration.
Develops modifications to equipment hardware and software. Generates and distributes site specific firmware. Maintains configuration control of equipment and services.
Establishes and maintains equipment support facilities. Generates maintenance documentation for equipment and services.
Assesses the security status of equipment.
Develops purchase descriptions for mod kits.
Provides technical assistance and/or coordination with authorized FAA and government organizations seeking communications assistance.
Reviews program-related documentation. Provides engineering consultations, investigations and documentation of findings (i.e., white papers).
Assists in efforts to support the Logistics Center. Attends Logistics meetings.
Assists the Academy with maintaining coursework / lab.
Attends meetings and conferences. Develops briefings and presentations.
Provides casefile prescreening for technical merit.
Creates HDR/PTR/DOC (Hardware Discrepancy Report, Program Trouble Report, Documentation Report) entries not related to a specific project into a database.
Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.
Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.
Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum. In lieu of the engineering degree, a degree in engineering technology or an appropriate professional field such as physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology may be substituted depending on other qualifications, and length and type of specialized experience.
Alternate degree guidelines: The work history must demonstrate application of professional engineering principles and practices wherein work was supervised by a professional engineer. Completion of at least five of the following seven engineering science / physics areas preferred: (1) statics, dynamics; (2) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (3) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields and circuits; (6) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (7) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
Specialized advanced degrees appropriate to the field of technology may be substituted for a limited portion of the experience requirements. Specialized engineering experience on NAS systems and equipment is highly desirable. Experience in analyzing and testing electronic system performance, and in producing engineering prototypes, studies, and technical documents is required.
Electrical/Electronic Engineer – Level 6 (required degree + 15 years of experience)
Electrical/Electronic Engineer – Level 5 (required degree + 12 years of experience)
Electrical/Electronic Engineer – Level 4 (required degree + 9 years of experience)
Electrical/Electronic Engineer – Level 3 (required degree + 6 years of experience)
Electrical/Electronic Engineer – Level 2 (required degree + 3 years of experience)
Electrical/Electronic Engineer – Level 1 (required degree)
CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / REGISTRATION
Requires the ability to pass an FAA background investigation to work in a position of Public Trust
Must be U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder due to government or federal requirement
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Proficient knowledge and understanding of professional engineering principles, practices and procedures
Knowledge of systems software, computer systems architecture and integration, software programming, development, review, audit, testing, configuration management, requirements and changes
Ability to debug complex systems and to conduct reviews, audits and testing
Knowledge of software programming, development, review, audit, testing, configuration management, requirements and changes
Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to develop and follow through on creative solutions for electrical design and development tasks
Effective verbal and written communication skills with ability to organize, document, present and explain information
Ability to explore new techniques, processes and skills while maintaining a willingness to uphold previously implemented software
Ability to escalate issues in a timely manner
Ability to apply logic and reasoning to goals and assumptions
Ability to coordinate efforts with others for the timely completion of projects and deliverables
Ability to be self-motivated and to deliver quality products with limited direction and guidance
Ability to work well both individually and in a team environment for the successful completion of goals
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations such as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables I situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.