This National Guard position is for an ELECTRONICS MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT MECHANIC, Position Description Number D1201000 and is part of the CSMS, National Guard.Learn more about this agency
(1) Calibrates and repairs TMDE within support capability and authority including various levels of calibration as designated in technical bulletins, manuals, etc. Performs functional electronic, physical, and radioactive testing involving interpretation and analysis of measurement data, in accordance with cyclic inspection requirements. Aligns, troubleshoots, tests, inspects, repairs, modifies, calibrates and certifies precision measurement equipment such as multimeters, microwave equipment, oscilloscopes, temperature analyzers, mercurial barometers, gage blocks and micrometer caliper dimensional equipment, digital voltmeters, signal generators, torque wrenches, pressure gauges, torque testers, weight scales, electronic counters, radiation monitors, radix calibrators, and radiation dosimeters. Analyzes and isolates component malfunctions; calculates and determines tolerances; and performs tests and calibrations in accordance with instructions, which are often vague and incomplete, and may require the preparation of diagrams and instructions to facilitate the calibration action.
(2) Sets up system test sets and various types of test equipment such as frequency meters, standing wave ratio meters, radio frequency (RF) power meters, function/ arbitrary waveform generator, distortion analyzers, time frequency work stations, oscillators, voltmeters, electronic counters, oscilloscopes, attenuators, decade resistors and capacitors, signal generators, stroboscope, tachometers, pneumatic and hydraulic pressure standards and other physical and electronic tests. Diagnoses equipment, makes repairs, and replaces defective parts/components such as integrated circuits, printed circuit boards, electronic condition coils, radiation detector boards/circuits, crystals, transistors, tubes, transformers, condensers, diodes, relays potentiometers, and related components.
(3) Following repair, tests by applying signals in known amplitude and wave shape into oscilloscopes to observe wave pattern. Isolates faults by taking measurements and comparisons in voltage, amperage, ohms, henries, power factor, watts, temperature, humidity, microns, foot-pounds, decibels, sensitivity, noise, stability, Voltage Standard Wave Ratio (VSWR), impedance, phase, absolute pressure, time intervals, displacement, flow rate, etc., to determine performance of equipment. If signal is distorted, traces it through electronic stages to locate malfunctioning part. Checks sweep rate by feeding known signal to an oscilloscope and observing wave pattern to correct shape and size. Operates equipment to complete range checking for proper operation of positioning controls. Adjusts with trimmer potentiometers; and if calibration is still not possible, adds or removes sufficient resistance to permit balancing of circuit. As needed, contacts the using organization to obtain information concerning the nature of the malfunction. Uses equipment schematics to analyze circuits by preparing block diagram showing major components such as amplifiers, filters, oscillators and indicators.
(4) Determines purpose in operation characteristics of each major section. Refers to technical manuals and manufactures specifications to obtain information on operation characteristics of circuit components such as integrated circuits, microprocessors, decoders, latching networks, notch filters, logics, controllers, programmable gain amplifiers, digital displays, transistors, tubes, transformers, coils, relays, motors, and similar devices. Disassembles, cleans and inspects parts such as printed circuit boards, resistors, capacitors, integrated circuits, relays, chambers, cables, and wiring for evidence or wear or malfunction. Repairs and/or replaces parts as required. Uses special test devices and radioactive samples or other calibrated sources. Tests equipment for sensitivity and correct operation. Observes necessary precautions as stipulated in operational repair manuals. Makes radiation calculations/readings at various distances from the standard ensuring radiation equipment is operating in specified parameters. Performs contamination/radiation surveys on radiation equipment to control/eliminate radiation leakage/contamination.
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Conditions Of Employment
Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
Military Grades: Enlisted, not to Exceed SFC / E7
Compatible Military Assignments: Selectee must be a member of the Arkansas Army National Guard and be assigned to a compatible military position in a unit supported by CSMS in Enlisted Career Management Field (ECMF) 14, 25, 29 or 94 or Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 35T, 91F, 91G, 91X, 91Z. Must become compatible within 12 months of appointment.
IMPORTANT NOTES (AS APPLICABLE): Upon selection for this position, individual must possess or initiate a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) background investigation. A favorable determination based upon investigative results is mandatory for this position. Failure to meet these requirements will result in termination of employment. A pre-placement physical is required if not already current.. Individual must meet all military requirements of the position without creating a grade inversion, as determined by the Human Resources Office (HRO). Technicians will not be militarily senior to their full-time supervisor or wage leader (Grade Inversion). Enlisted members currently at a higher grade than allowed by the position (see Military Grade Requirement above) may apply; however, they must administratively reduce prior to appointment and provide confirmation of the reduction to HRO. Selectee may be subject to uncommon duties, rotational shift assignments and overtime duties.
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Experience or training which demonstrates a working knowledge of electronic principles involved in the generation and measurement of such elements as voltage, current, impedance, capacitance, frequency, and inductance. Experience in the use of various precision measurement instruments and standards.
Experience or training with basic application of operating principles such as the production and utilization of oscillations over a broad range of frequencies; signal and waveform behavior, distortion, and amplification; pulse, trigger, and synchronization techniques; digital/analog processing and data conversion techniques; and a variety of display and indication methods. Experience in tracing signals and voltage paths, and skilled in the analysis of waveform characteristics such as timing, duration, frequency, and phasing. Originates test set-ups to isolate malfunctions and check performance characteristics of special or unique test panels or mockups. Experience in interpreting and applying a variety of technical electronic information such as schematic symbols, mathematical expressions and formulas, calibration procedures, and other reference materials. Experience in applying established techniques and methods of repair, testing, alignment, and calibration of equipment, which serves as test equipment or precision measurement standards. Experience in utilizing electronic circuits to measure electronic or electrical quantities to determine the performance characteristics and accuracy of other instruments and equipment.
SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE:
- Practical application of operating principles such as the production and utilization of oscillations over a broad range of frequencies; signal and waveform behavior, distortion, and amplification; pulse, trigger, and synchronization techniques; digital/analog processing and data conversion techniques; and a variety of display and indication methods.
- Familiarity with the methods of signal modulation and electromagnetic radiation.
- Thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques of precise measurements of electrical and electronic quantities and relationships such as standing wave ratio, power, impedance, reactance, and attenuation.
- Ability to trace signals and voltage paths, and skilled in the analysis of waveform characteristics such as timing, duration, frequency, and phasing. Originates test set-ups to isolate malfunctions and check performance characteristics of special or unique test panels or mockups.
- Familiarity with the functional relationships of circuits, assemblies, and equipment serviced.
- Ability to judge the impact of repairs on related integral devices, and perform further adjustments and alignments.
- Ability to interpret and apply a variety of technical electronic information such as schematic symbols, mathematical expressions and formulas, calibration procedures, and other reference materials. Ability to apply established techniques and methods of repair, testing, alignment, and calibration of equipment, which serves as test equipment or precision measurement standards. Ability to utilize electronic circuits to measure electronic or electrical quantities to determine the performance characteristics and accuracy of other instruments and equipment.
- Familiarity with the operation, capabilities, and limitations of such precision measurement instruments as spectrum and distortion analyzers, digital and differential meters, multi-channel oscilloscopes, waveguide equipment, oscillators, and a variety of precision frequency and time measurement standards.
- Ability to install major modifications to instruments and equipment in accordance with instruction and procedures.
(5) Completes necessary Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS), calibration, radiation reports and other records and forms on work completed. Ensures maximum number of weapons systems are operationally ready. Uses TMDE Integrated Maintenance Management Systems (TIMMS) for all supported equipment to track, turn-in, repair, calibrate, and return to the end user in a timely fashion to prevent work stoppages. Furnishes technical data to the supervisor for inclusion in reports as well as recommending equipment improvement and solutions for unusual problems related to testing and the use of precision TMDE.
(6) Follows appropriate safety procedures, with special care being exercised while calibrating high voltage, radio frequency, radioactive sources and high-pressure instruments and gages. Performs and interprets wipe tests on radiation sources for possibility of radiation hazards. Familiar with and abides by all Federal and State regulations concerning handling, transportation and disposal of radioactive waste or devices.
(7) Performs other duties as assigned.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
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How You Will Be Evaluated
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the Specialized Experience/basic job requirements. In order for your qualifications to be reviewed, you MUST include all required documents as listed in this announcement. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
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Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Resume: Describing prior/current work experience (MONTH and YEAR of experience is required) which reflects the Specialized experience requirements of the advertised position.
2. Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) dated within 18 months: Can be obtained from Army Knowledge Online (AKO)/Self Service/My Medical Readiness. Click on any "View Detailed Information" selection, then select your IMR Record. Please ensure that you are uploading a PDF DOCUMENT, not a screen shot. PHYSICAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT (PHA) MUST BE WITHIN 18 MONTHS. YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED IF YOUR PHA IS OLDER THAN 18 MONTHS AS OF THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUCNEMENT.
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Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
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Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.
Agency contact information
AR HRO Customer Services
AddressAR ARNG CSMS
Bldg 7300-Camp Robinson
North Little Rock, AR 72199-9600
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