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    The position is at the full performance level located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), at the Tibor Ruben, Long Beach VA Medical Center (V AMC) in the Engineering Service. The primary purpose of the Electronics Mechanic is to be assigned to the Electronics Unit, Maintenance and Operations Section, Engineering and Facilities Operations Service, VA Long Beach Healthcare System.

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    Electronics Mechanic Duties -
    • Ability to apply a comprehensive knowledge of operating electronic principles to troubleshoot, install, and repair malfunctions in complex electronic systems where circuit theory
    • Interpret complex drawings, specifications, and schematics of complete systems to recognize the function and interconnections of the various assemblies.
    • Know how to troubleshoot the system from the schematic, following signal paths through a complex path of interconnections of components, assemblies, subassemblies and connecting cable harnesses.
    • Skill to modify systems by adding, altering, or removing components to standardize or alter the purpose of the equipment on the component level, or to incorporate new features developed since the equipment was manufactured.
    • Interact with engineers, manufacturers, representatives, engineering personnel and field unit personnel in troubleshooting and developing modifications, substitutions, or corrections to equipment to reduce breakdowns and/or simplify repairs, servicing, or operation. Incumbent must have an extensive knowledge of electronics and apply this knowledge in the overhaul, installation, maintenance and repair of a variety of systems and numerous types of equipment.
    • Incumbent must be able to adapt methods to install new systems with existing older systems which are not compatible in most cases. Incumbent serves as a consultant to the Design Section during the planning phases of remodeling and construction.
    • Incumbent is responsible for the alarm systems, electrical systems and equipment throughout the facility
    • Responsible for operating, programing, and repairing the Switzer Relays controlling our 12,000 Volt electrical distribution system.
    • Performs circuit card repair on systems containing a combination of similar electronic components, such as, transistors, capacitors, diodes, resistors, silicone-controlled relays etc.
    • Circuitry designed to accomplish multiple functions and are interrelated so that an inoperative circuit may impede operating performance of other circuit functions.
    • Incumbent also repairs switching units that employ photo-sensitive and photo-multiplying cells.
    • Incumbent must be able to read and trace out trouble in very complicated circuits.
    • Incumbent uses a variety of test equipment and measuring devices such as signal tracer, visual-aural, fired strength meter, capacitor testers; audio-watt meter; decade resistor; oscilloscope; radio-frequency signal generators; sound level meter; digital voltomiliameter,
    • Incumbent troubleshoots and repairs electronic systems and components when instruction manuals, wiring diagrams and technical information are not available
    • Works from building plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, engineering drawings, and electrical maintenance and repair manuals to plan and lay out the routing, placement, type, size, gauge, balance, load continuity, and safe operation of electrical lines, circuits, systems, equipment and controls.
    • Installing, modifying, repairing, and maintaining electrical lines, circuits, systems and associated fixtures, controls, and equipment
    • Determines and places distribution panels, boxes, fittings, and connections and installs wiring, couplings, conduit, relays, fixtures, transformers and other electrical devices, including electrical service entrances
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 7am- 3:30pm
    Telework: Not Authorized
    Position Description Title/PD#: Electronics Mechanic/PD12588A
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/580044900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.