Description: This classification requires preparation of new, fleet return and special purpose missiles for tactical readiness by setting up and conducting the final acceptance tests, troubleshooting and performing operational checkout of systems, subsystems and components. Perform inspection and related functions involved in quality assurance and acceptance of Fleet Ballistic Missile systems, components, materials and Systems Acceptance Checkout Equipment (RSACE). Perform adjustments, synchronizations, modifications, repairs and user calibrations on FBM test consoles. Perform preventative and corrective maintenance operations.
WORK PERFORMED Work with technical assistance and guidance, or work independently with complete procedures or written instruction after initial on-the-job instruction and guidance. Work with progressively less guidance and instruction as knowledge, skill, and experience in classification increases.
Assist in and/or perform acceptance testing, troubleshooting and operational checkout of electronic and other systems on missiles or flight electronics packages prior to and during customer acceptance for tactical test operations.
Assist in and/or perform the set-up, interconnecting and making ready test equipment, performance measuring and simulating instruments in preparation for checkouts as required.
Assist in and/or perform the operation of test consoles and instruments during systems and component test to demonstrate, record, analyze and correct operating performance of missiles or flight electronic packages; perform tests in such areas as guidance, telemetry, command and control, payload/vehicle compatibility, simulated countdown and simulated flight.
Record test data during operational checkout; assist in diagnosing, locating and troubleshooting malfunctioning parts of the system.
Assist in and/or perform adjustments, synchronizations, modifications, repairs, rework corrections and replacements as required to meet specified requirements.
Assist in and/or perform the repair and maintenance associated with ground test and data recording equipment such as RSACE or test consoles.
Assist in and/or perform inspection of the assembly, disassembly, modification, repair, rework, test consoles (e.g. RSACE), or other support equipment; of the receipt, shipment, handling, testing, altering, repairing, reworking, and packaging of components and hardware.
Stamp or otherwise approve acceptable parts, tests, etc., and prepare or process paperwork as required. Reject items found to be discrepant or unacceptable, and determine reason for rejection as required; prepare necessary discrepancy documentation for disposition of such items.
Evaluate test data, assembly and refurbishment processes and procedures and recommend new methods, processes or procedures to improve quality assurance and quality control.
Assist in and/or perform a continuous monitoring of all production and test activities.
Assist in and/or devise specialized test apparatus as required.
Once certified/licensed in a specific area, this position will provide guidance, assistance, and training to other employees in training.
Assist in and/or perform inspection of ordnance and inert components, assemblies and systems. Basic Qualifications: - Typically requires an AA degree in electronics or possess knowledge of electronics theory. - Familiarity with inspection practices and procedures as required; of operational test methods and of functional test equipment relating to missiles and their components, subsystems, major systems and their integration. - Possess general knowledge of electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic systems, missile structures and assemblies, and shop mathematics. - Ordnance processing certifications will be required for specific positions as determined by the Explosive Certification Board and the type of work being performed. - Ability to use all types of measuring and inspection instruments and tools as required to perform the above duties; ability to read and interpret Company and customer specifications, procedures and regulations pertaining to the assembly, testing, storage and shipping of complete missiles or their related parts, assemblies and components as well as handling and storage equipment. - Ability to work with hazardous material. - Skilled in the use of computers and ability to learn new computer applications. - Ability to qualify for and maintain certifications, qualifications and/or licenses to perform assigned duties. - Ability to obtain and maintain basic certifications required to perform ordnance/explosive processing operations, as required. - Ability to obtain and maintain a respirator certification, as required. Desired Skills: - Experience troubleshooting electronic equipment and systems. - Experience testing and repairing electrical and electronic cable assemblies. - Experience with RF communications systems. - Proficient with Microsoft Office tools. - Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
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