General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Aircraft Electronics Technician- China Lake in China Lake, California

Job ID#: 20345BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Aircraft Electronics Technician- China Lake

Job Category: Avionics/Electronics

City: China Lake

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Yes

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have multiple opportunities for an Aircraft Electronics Technician at our China Lake Facility in Ridgecrest, California.


The Role of an Aircraft Electronics Technician

  • Understand electronics technology and computer systems – In this job, you will perform troubleshooting and repairs of ground and airborne electronic equipment. You will perform inspections, preventative maintenance, installation, configuration, operation, test and repair of various technical systems in accordance with established operating proceduresto ensure safety of flight.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and good integrity – You will interface with internal and external customers and provide technical guidance and training on remotely piloted aircraft systems and maintenance practices. This job requires strict adherence to the use of technical documents, policies, procedures and sound maintenance principles.

  • Sound judgment and reasoning abilities –This job requires you to diagnose technical issues on complex systems and correct malfunctions returning equipment to flightworthy condition. You will utilize your vast experience, knowledge and troubleshooting skills to determine solutions to routine and complex problems. You will assess equipment condition to meet mission requirements and contribute to a safe operating environment.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance.

  • Other duties as assigned.

We Offer Fantastic Benefits

  • Paid on-the-job training (OJT) program enables successful performance and career advancement.

  • Competitive salaries in a pay-for-performance environment.

  • 401(K) and Pension Plan with company contribution.

  • All expense paid relocation.

  • Comprehensive and affordable medical, dental and vision benefits with coverage offered within the first 30 days.

  • Enhanced benefits package including life and disability insurances, flexible spending accounts and legal plans.

Work Schedule

  • Regular Full Time

  • 9/80 work week

  • Shift work with paid differentials

Licenses and Certifications

  • A&P License – desirable

  • FCC GROL – desirable

  • NCATT AET – desirable


Clearance Level: Secret

Job Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Typically requires education al training equivalent to the completion of a two-year technical degree or trade school equivalency as well as two or more years of experience in electronics, technology or aviation – diverse experiences welcomed. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.

  • Ability to analyze data, troubleshoot complex problems and recommend solutions, and perform a variety of non-routine tasks demonstrating considerable knowledge of electronic industry standards.

  • Ability to apply good analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately assess, document and report equipment condition, maintenance actions and operational status.

  • Ability to apply personal integrity, sound reasoning and judgment to ensure a safe work environment and flight safety.

  • Must be able to read and interpret technical publications, engineering instructions, schematics, drawings, and blueprints.

  • Must possess the ability to use standard electronic test equipment and specialized instruments to test and repair ground and airborne electronic equipment.

  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment, work extended hours, outdoors and in confined spaces.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.