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The General Technician provides engineering and installation support to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Airway Systems, Power Systems Group. This position provides construction and operation system support for the installation and engineering of various electrical power equipment and fuel systems. This position will travel up to 80% of the time.
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.
Assists in the enhancement and/or maintenance of existing power systems at various FAA facilities.
Performs installation of various electrical systems included but not limited engine generators (EG), EG fuel system(s), EG fuel tank(s), Uninterruptible Power Supply(s) (UPS), Static Transfer Switch, electrical distribution equipment, associated power system support equipment such as, power systems control hardware/software, HVAC, physical facility, and lightning protection.
Provides support in the demolition and disposal of current powers system equipment, such as EG, UPS, electrical distribution equipment, fuel systems and fuel tanks.
Examines and provides maintenance services for existing powers systems.
Aids in the development and preservation of the overall production schedule for project deliverables.
Provides technical and administrative support for engineering services. Supports the development of specifications for installation and data documentation used in the Site Survey process.
Ensures all safety requirements are met by the FAA and OHSA standards.
Coordinates with FAA installation and scheduling requirements for various power and fuel systems.
Travels to FAA client sites up to 80% of the time.
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
High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED). Associate's degree in Electronics Technology or a related field of study preferred; or completion of equivalent technical courses through military service or the FAA Academy and experience in a construction related discipline such as utility installation, general electrical, heavy equipment operation, welding, or mechanical. Must have relevant technical documentation experience based on the position level as outlined below. Relevant experience includes working with engineers and experience in writing / revising technical documentation for electronic / electro-mechanical systems and equipment. Experience on power systems and equipment is preferred, as well as commercial electrical, lightning protection, fuel storage tank and engine generator.
General Technician – Level 6 (required education + 15 years’ of experience)
General Technician – Level 5 (required education + 12 years’ of experience)
General Technician – Level 4 (required education + 9 years’ of experience)
General Technician – Level 3 (required education + 6 years’ of experience)
General Technician – Level 2 (required education + 3 years’ of experience)
General Technician – Level 1 (required education)
CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / REGISTRATION
CDL License Preferred
Obtain and Maintain required state and local licenses for electrical work preferred
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Knowledge of maintenance and operation procedures of power systems and equipment
Operational knowledge of Personal Computer Systems & Microsoft Office Suite
Knowledge of equipment fabrication, prototype assembly and testing
Technical proficiency and effective problem-solving skills
Solid verbal and written communications skills
Organized with ability to handle multiple priorities
Willingness and ability to learn new concepts and techniques
Ability to work both individually and in a team environment
Ability to travel up to 80% of the time
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work performed in an office, mechanic shop or in the field. May be required to lift objects up to 50 pounds. Frequently required to grasp, grip or apply pressure to an object with the arms, hands, fingers and palm, while holding an object in the hand. Frequently required to lift, raise or lower objects in a vertical direction, particularly heavy or bulky objects. Moving objects backward, forward, in or out in a horizontal direction, particularly heavy or bulky objects. Pulling, exerting a steady backward, downward, upward or outward force against an object - jerking, plucking, wrenching, stretching, towing, drawing, dragging or tugging objects in a sustained motion. Pushing, pressing against something with steady forward, downward, upward or outward force - shoving, pushing, compressing, squeezing, mashing, packing, pressing, jamming, compacting, or squashing objects in a sustained motion. Uses hand and power tools. The ability to see and distinguish colors, to visually distinguish shapes and patterns, to accurately sense distances (depth perception), to accurately see objects and detect motion at wide angles (peripheral vision). Frequently uses the lower extremities and back muscles and moving on foot, particularly for long distances. May have exposure to indoor/outdoor adverse weather conditions. Frequent exposure to noise - workers must wear protective hearing equipment or frequently shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level. Exposure to pollutants or allergens which can adversely affect the skin and/or the respiratory system such as gases, smoke, odors, mists, fumes, dust, chemicals, oils or solvents. Exposure to hazardous working conditions including moving machinery, electricity and/or working in high places. The job requires the use of protective equipment such as hard hats, respirators, aprons, gloves, special clothing, safety shoes and safety glasses.
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