National Aerospace Solutions, LLC


Instrument Technician - 591

Location: Arnold Air Force Base, TN
Date Posted: 12-18-2017

January 11th, 2018

JOB TITLE: Instrument Technician

Mission Execution/Aeropropulsion (C-Side)

Grade Level: A21

Starting Hourly Rate: $28.55/hour

Job Duties:
Under general supervision, calibrates and repairs various instruments for electrical and mechanical measurements. Modifies, fabricates, maintains, repairs, and calibrates a wide variety of mechanical, optical, electrical, electrical, electromechanical, and electronic indicating and recording instruments and precision measuring equipment used in aeronautical tests and research activities and in plant control.  Performs diagnostic and troubleshooting activities required to service discrete and digital logic instrument control systems.  Connects instruments to computers and recording devices. Adjusts and calibrates instruments as directed and adapts them to new or extended uses.  Assists in servicing and adjusting computers, microprocessors, and peripheral devices.  Installs and adjusts instrument optical systems; troubleshoots and maintains instruments, instrument systems, computer, and recording devices.  Uses a wide variety of instruments, tools, and equipment necessary to perform assigned duties.  Works primarily in a laboratory or field environment.  Assists in training lower-level technicians.  It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.  Performs other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications:
Educational Equivalent:  Must possess High School Diploma or equivalent.
Specific Knowledge or Experience:  Five years of progressive experience in technical instrumentation with six months schooling in electronics or instrumentation field.  In-depth knowledge of operational characteristics of laboratory test instruments.  Knowledge of operational characteristics of an instrument calibration/repair laboratory.
Licenses/Certifications:  Valid Driver’s License.
Communication Skills:  Must be able to read, write, and speak English well enough to understand, give and take directions.
Essential Functions:
Description of Work Environment

Duties require frequent and extended periods of outside work, subject to all weather conditions and extremes; continuous walking, standing, climbing and frequent periods requiring sustained uncomfortable physical positions; regular and sustained periods of strenuous physical exertion, requiring the ability to lift, carry and position heavy objects utilizing proper body mechanics and techniques; operation of equipment which causes loud noise levels and high vibrations; may require the exercise of caution when operating heavy equipment or handling chemicals or other toxic materials; utilization of proper sanitary precautions when handling trash, garbage and other potential hazards.
1. The work environment requires the ability to cooperate, work in teams and work well with individuals at all levels of the company, the client, and outside users. 100%
2. The nature of the work requires the ability to communicate clearly. 100%
3. Use of personal transportation for travel within the AEDC area and company-provided transportation
 to other users' facilities.  45%
4. May be required to sit for extended periods of time.  85%
Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position
1. May be required to work in areas of high noise levels. 10%
2. Occasional lifting (35 lbs)  5%
3. Occasional carrying (35-lbs)   5%
4. Reaching above shoulders - daily  10%
5. Use of fingers  100%
6. Both hands required   100%
7. Both legs required  100%
8. Ability to distinguish basic colors 100%
9. Hearing required   100%
10 Vision (Corrected)  100%
Equipment and Machines Involved in Tasks
1. Must have the ability to use PC and associated equipment on a  daily basis.  40%  
2. Use of the telephone is required.   40%
3. Use of other general office equipment.    10%
4. All ordinary tools, capacitance meters, insulation testers, digital volt/ohm meters, scopes and other test    
     equipment. Should have some familiarity with personal computers and microprocessors.  60%
Critical Nature of Attendance and Safe Work Practices
Regular attendance is essential to the efficient operation of NAS and is a necessary condition of employment.  Each employee will be expected to adhere to the work schedule established by his/her supervisor and comply with the company’s attendance policy.  Overtime is required to meet work schedules at an approximate rate up to 15%. Employees are expected to report to work at the scheduled time, return from breaks promptly, and depart work not earlier than the end of the scheduled day.
Other Functions
1. Must be able to work in a team atmosphere.
2. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.
3. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance and to obtain and maintain access to the AEDC local area computer network.

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Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.
NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
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