The General Technician provides engineering and installation support to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Power Systems contract. 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
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 lightning protection.
Provides support in the demolition and disposal of current powers system equipment, such as EG, UPS, electrical distribution equipment, fuel systems and fuel tanks.
Performs construction related tasks (i.e., utility installation, general electrical, heavy equipment operation, welding, mechanical, etc.).
Analyzes and conducts performance tests of electronic systems.
Troubleshoots failures in equipment and systems.
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.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Associates degree in Electrical/Electronics Technology preferred or a related field of study and three (3) years’ experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working as a technician focusing on power distribution systems. Relevant technical documentation experience preferred. Experience should include working in a construction related discipline (i.e., utility installation, general electrical, heavy equipment operation, welding, mechanical, etc.).
CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / REGISTRATION
CDL License Preferred
Obtain and Maintain required state and local licenses for electrical work preferred
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Knowledge of maintenance and operation procedures of power systems and equipment
Operational knowledge of Personal Computer Systems and Microsoft Office Suite
Practical knowledge of construction, service maintenance and operation procedures of related systems and equipment
Practical knowledge of engineering methods and techniques
Practical knowledge of the construction, application, properties, operations, and limitations of engineering systems, processes, structures, machinery, devices and materials
Knowledge of equipment fabrication, prototype assembly and testing
Knowledge of computer systems, data processors, software and firmware applications with ability to understand FAA engineering programs, systems and equipment
Technical proficiency and effective problem-solving skills
Excellent verbal and written communications skills with ability to create and interpret a variety of technical materials
Excellent customer service and relationship-building skills and ability to effectively interact with others in the performance of assigned duties
Ability to prepare, read and interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams and technical directives
Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and execute work
Willingness and ability to learn new concepts and techniques
Ability to effectively work both individually and in a team environment
Ability to travel to client worksites on as needed basis (approximately 80% of 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).