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General Technician

General Technician

Job ID 4965
Job Location Oklahoma City - OK
Category Engineering
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

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 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 lighting.


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.



Associate's degree in Electronics Technology or a related field of study 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.


General Technician – Level 6 (required degree + 15 years of experience)

General Technician – Level 5 (required degree + 12 years of experience)

General Technician – Level 4 (required degree + 9 years of experience)

General Technician – Level 3 (required degree + 6 years of experience)

General Technician – Level 2 (required degree + 3 years of experience)

General Technician – Level 1 (required degree)



Obtain and Maintain required state and local licenses for electrical work.



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.



Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking

Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing

Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations

Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching

Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull medium weights, up to 75 pounds

Requires activities involving being around moving machinery, exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity, and exposure to dust, fumes and gases



Ability to see close (20 inches or less), distance (20 feet or more), color (identify and distinguish), peripheral (up/down and left/right with eyes fixed on given point), depth (distances and spatial relationships) and adjust Focus (adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).



Very Loud Noise (jack hammer work, front row at rock concert)