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Electronics Technician

Arcata Associates, Edwards Air Force Base, California

The Electronics Technician I,II, III position is accountable to the Video Department Supervisor and the ISS Manager for the overall support of in-scope work in WBS 420. This includes supporting and maintaining the audio/visual equipment and systems NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. This position receives technical guidance from the Supervisor, Broadcast Engineer, Field Service Engineer, and other senior employees. Work is reviewed for compliance with accepted practices.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Setup and operate sound reinforcement equipment integrating multiple audio sources such as microphones, computers, telecom, external video sources, etc.
  • Setup, operate and maintain mobile television ENG vans.
  • Perform and/or assist in the design, installation, maintenance and operational support of Armstrong’s conference room audio/visual systems; to include Crestron automation systems, Clear One telecommunication systems and ClickShare wireless presentation systems.
  • Provide audio/video operation, maintenance and technical support for both live and in-house productions. Setup, coordinate and monitor closed caption encoders to U-Stream and Local IPTV system.
  • Maintain, configure and upgrade local isolated engineering network. Also maintain multicast and unicast encoders on networks and the internet.
  • Perform periodic maintenance on videotape recorders and signal patching systems in the television control room.
  • Perform and/or assist with maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, modification, fabrication, and installation of audio/video systems on the RF&ESS Contract in conformance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines and regulations.
  • Install and maintain all video gathering, distribution, display and recording equipment at all Armstrong facilities. This includes installing and removing wall-mounted monitors.
  • Assist with board-level and component-level troubleshooting, maintenance, mechanical adjustments, cable fabrication and installation.
  • Maintain documentation on all work performed and adhere to the Configuration Control Board (CCB), FCC and NASA Digital Television Working Group processes, procedures and guidelines.

Other Related Duties:

Perform other duties as required, to include supporting other work groups during surges. This may include cross training into other function areas to meet overall contract performance objectives. Perform housekeeping of the work area and equipment. Operate personnel lifts, and government vehicles. Troubleshoot and repair electronic and electromechanical equipment to board or assembly level. Troubleshoot networks, switches and routers. Audio/Video remote staging event setups and operations, to include staging platforms, speakers, projection, 20′ screen assembly, cameras, and production control equipment.

Qualifications

Education

Electronics Technician, Maintenance I:

High School Diploma or High School Equivalency. Academic or formal training courses in subjects related to this position description. At least six months of related work experience. Ability to obtain and maintain a Government Security Clearance.

Electronics Technician, Maintenance II:

Associates Degree in Electronics Technology or a closely related field or completion of formal training in an accredited commercial or military electronics school. At least three years of related experience. Ability to obtain and maintain a Government Security Clearance.

Electronics Technician, Maintenance III:

Associates Degree in Electronics Technology or a closely related field or completion of formal training in an accredited commercial or military electronics school. At least six years of related experience. Ability to obtain and maintain a Government Security Clearance.

Core Competencies

Ability to: Work under the pressure of a real-time, live mission environment. Configure and operate digital electronics test equipment. Communicate effectively in both oral and written form; apply the principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Establish and maintain successful working relationships. Interact effectively with customers. Analyze data and resolve problems. Work in a team environment; work under deadlines; use a computer to input and retrieve information and data; Effectively use word processing and spreadsheet software programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel; Understanding of Visio is helpful. Perform work in an ISO compliant/certified environment.

Level I Knowledge of:

  • Basic understanding of electronics
  • Basic understanding of IT and network systems
  • Mac and PC platforms
  • Audio/Video components, systems, and connections.

Level II Knowledge of:

  • Basic understanding of electronics
  • Signal flow
  • Various video formats and compression schemes
  • Computer networks and storage
  • Mac and PC platforms
  • IT and network systems. Understanding of network layers and protocols.
  • Additionally, all of Level I knowledge.

Level III Knowledge of:

  • Basic electronics
  • Signal flow
  • Configuration, operation and integration of video/audio systems, cameras, VTRs, SSD recorders, patch panels, routing switchers and related equipment
  • Various video formats and compression schemes
  • Mobile television microwave transmission gear
  • Computer networks and storage
  • Mac and PC platforms
  • Audio/Visual components and systems (projectors, screens, sound reinforcement, Crestron or similar automation software
  • IT and network systems. Understanding of network layers and protocols.
  • Additionally, all of Level I and Level II knowledge.

Skills

Interpersonal skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to use a computer to input and retrieve information and data.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Government Secret Security Clearance.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain it.

As of November 1, 2021, Arcata Associates, Inc. in compliance with the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, requires all employees to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination at time of hire or receive an approved exemption due to a disability/medical reason or sincerely held religious belief.

If you are interested in this opportunity, visit the Arcata Associates website

Arcata Associates is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Posted by Gary Stigall 5/11/22


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