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Electronics Technician II - NIWC
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The Electronic Technician II, On-call, performs complex diagnosis repairs and modification to aviation ground electronics system and various other equipment in support of the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) in McMurdo Station Antarctica. This position will perform periodic maintenance, troubleshoot, repair, install, and test equipment as required. The technician will setup, maintain, and store airfield systems or deep-field camp systems that support aviation operations and weather observing.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Systems Maintenance General Requirements

Reporting the operational readiness, capabilities, limitations, and reliability of installed systems.

Maintenance and verification of work center safety requirements and equipment.

Submission of work requests for facility repairs in accordance with individual site processes.

Collection and maintenance of accurate records including but not limited to equipment

maintenance logs, equipment certifications records, and inventory.

Conducting reviews of available test equipment, its condition, calibration status, and requirements

it is meeting.

Calibration and repair of sensors and test equipment.

General assistance for preparation of point papers, various analyses, briefs, work group

participation and other management-related tasks.

Documentation and archive of all maintenance actions either in a government provided computer-based tool, spreadsheet program, or hand-written log.

Adherence to applicable configuration control policy and procedures.

Adherence to applicable security policy and procedures.

Scheduling and conducting necessary training including Pre-Deployment Ground School, on-site training, and others identified in the contractor’s training plan.

Maintaining an accurate tool inventory of government-owned tools.

Maintaining current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification for all technicians.

Providing estimated airlift needs to meet maintenance requirements prior to the beginning of each operational season.

Adhering to frequency management policies and procedures.

Ensuring inventory of spare parts/components is accurate and adequate.

Conducting authorized modification, installation, and removal of equipment.

Preparing updated drawings and other technical documentation to reflect system/equipment status and changes.

Preparing routine and special reports.

Following all applicable safety requirements.

Supporting flight checks/certifications of airfield systems.

Ensuring all assigned equipment operates/functions in accordance with applicable technical specifications/operational directives.

Ensuring all Full-Time technicians meet all deployment requirements for deploying to a USAP station.

Verifying that all technicians who deploy to Antarctica possess a valid driver’s license.

Technicians shall obtain and maintain qualification to operate light vehicles at USAP stations unless otherwise stated in a TO.

Providing maintenance support availability up to 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at McMurdo Station and surrounding airfields with specified support requirements identified in each.

Providing maintenance support for systems that will require technicians to fly to locations in helicopters, light airplanes or cargo aircraft.

Maintaining a written Master Station Log (MSL) of maintenance activity and equipment status, changes, or significant events.

Measuring and reporting operational availability (Ao) of systems.

Maintaining and following procedures for reporting system outages including report times, report type, content, and necessary follow-up reports.

Develop and provide reports (CDRL A004) such as incident, accident and other post action emergent reports by the due dates specified in controlling directives, instructions, and/or as specified by the Government.

Maintaining systems in accordance with applicable DoD or non-DoD information security requirements.

Navigational Aids (NAVAIDS) Systems Support

Providing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repair of NAVAIDS. Specific NAVAIDS equipment will vary from site to site but in general will be consistent with the following table:

  • Typical NAVAIDS and Ancillary Equipment
  • TACAN Precision Landing Systems (currently MLS)
  • Visual Landing Systems (i.e. REILS, PAPI, etc)
  • Power backup and conditioning equipment
  • Control Systems/user interface
  • equipment
  • Test and calibration equipment

Ensuring proper NAVAIDS sighting and installation in accordance with applicable instructions.

Initiating requests for flight checks in accordance with established processes.

Ensuring voice recording/data-recording media is managed and secured in accordance with

established directives.

Ensuring the necessary level of certified technicians are present to setup, maintain, and remove

current NAVAIDS at McMurdo Station or other airfields.

Communications Systems (COM) Support

Providing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repair of communications systems.

Specific communications equipment will vary but in general will be consistent with the equipment

types identified in the following table:

  • Typical COM Systems and Ancillary Equipment
  • UHF/VHF ATC transmitters and receivers
  • ATC Voice Switches
  • UHF/VHF emergency/backup transceivers
  • MILSATCOM terminals
  • Portable Emergency radios Voice recorders
  • Radio to IP interfaces and switching equipment
  • Windows-based communications control systems, hardware and software
  • Miscellaneous wireless point-to-point circuits
  • Miscellaneous serial-to-IP modems
  • Miscellaneous interconnecting cabling, wiring, fiber, jack-fields and patch panels RF cabling, switches, and antennas

Ensuring proper communications systems installations in accordance with applicable instructions.

Maintaining communications circuit access during contingency/backup operations.

Complying with frequency management processes.

Ensuring the necessary level of certified technicians are present to setup, maintain, and remove

current communications systems at McMurdo Station and surrounding airfields in accordance with

individual TOs.

Providing assistance to other technicians on communications components, devices, or sub-systems

within NAVAIDS and Meteorology systems.

Meteorology (MET) Systems Support

Providing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repair of meteorology systems. Specific

meteorology equipment will vary but in general will be consistent with the equipment types

identified in the following table:

  • Typical MET Systems and Ancillary Equipment
  • Fixed-base meteorology systems Portable or expeditionary sensor kits and systems
  • Upper-air sounding systems Experimental sensor kits and systems
  • Miscellaneous weather sensors (e.g anemometers, pressure, temperature, etc)
  • Miscellaneous displays, data loggers, and raw data
  • transmission devices
  • Visual display systems for measured or modeled weather data
  • Web-based presentation of data and reports
  • renewable energy charging systems (e.g. solar and wind)
  • Miscellaneous serial-to-IP modems
  • Miscellaneous interconnecting
  • cabling, wiring, fiber, jack-fields and patch panels
  • Data transport systems and networks

Maintaining certified technicians to setup, maintain, and remove current meteorology systems at

McMurdo Station and surrounding airfields in accordance with individual TOs.

Attending necessary safety training and performing maintenance and repair on systems away from

the normal work center such as at deep field camps or other remote automated observation


Performs other qualified duties as assigned.

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 co-workers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions as the best of own ability.


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. 



Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance with all applicable rules (federal, state, local, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations, Prime Contract requirements, etc.) both for themselves, their employees, and the company as a whole. Fosters an environment in which they and their employees will report any violations or reasonably suspected violation of CNI policy, FAR, and/or CFR and are comfortable discussing the myriad compliance, conflict, FAR, CFR, etc. issues that arise during the performance of a government contract.  


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) with formal training from a Technical School or Class A or B military school in electronics or communications and four (4) years electronics apprentice programs. Must have two (2) years' experience of practical experience to include: electronics repair, maintenance and checkout. Experience in NAVAIDS, Communications, and/or Meteorological Equipment is a plus.


A valid passport is required and is reimbursable. Must have a valid driver’s license.


Must be able to perform job duties in extreme, cold, dark, work environments.

Must pass medical and dental examination prior to deployment; expenses are reimbursable.

Knowledge and experience performing hardware maintenance, including replacing and/or repairing hard drives, motherboards, video cards, RAM, CPU, monitors, power supplies, network cards, printers and other peripherals.

Ability to follow directions and work independently or with a team.

Ability to be reliable in attendance/punctuality.

Ability to practice and promote required safety standards.

Skilled proficiency conducting audits and utilizing quality management systems.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Ability to persuade others to accept recommendations and to negotiate to find mutually acceptable solutions.

Ability to organize work, set priorities, and determine resource requirements.

Organization, problem-solving, resolution and critical thinking skills.

Customer service and relationship-building skills.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professiona1journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


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.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.  Work is primarily performed in an office/warehouse setting. Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  Regularly required to reach with hands and arms, occasionally above head. Regularly required to twist at the waist, climb and descend stairs while carrying objects. Ability to speak and hear. Frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. Regularly lifts and/or moves up to twenty-five pounds, and occasionally lifts and/or moves up to fifty pounds. Works near moving mechanical parts. Regularly exposed to general office and general office machinery noise. May be exposed to warehouse, truck or forklift noise.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

The pay range for this role is $ 28.37 - 34.00 USD Hourly, with the final offer amount dependent on location, skillset, and experience.

CNI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

*    Medical

*    Dental

*    Vision

*    401(k)


*  Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

*  Paid Time Off (PTO)

*   Training and Development Opportunities

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