Weapons Control Systems Technician
Salary band: £28 - £280 per day
Location: Saudi Arabia
Job type: Contract
Contact: Courtney Allister
The Avionics Weapon Control Systems Technician role has a strong electromechanical system bias. They will have sound knowledge and experience in the maintenance, fault diagnosis, repair, modification and overhaul of modern fast jet avionics systems specific to this speciality. They will also have a working knowledge of how the various Avionic aircraft systems interact.
- Minimum HNC in Electronics or equivalent.
- Be fully familiar with all aspects concerning the operation of an electronics workshop environment.
- Be fully knowledgeable in planning, scheduling and controlling resources.
- Demonstrate the ability to write clearly and effectively to a high standard.
- Demonstrate the ability to verbally communicate at all levels on matters of a technical nature to a high standard.
- Be fully conversant with the interpretation of technical diagrams and documentation.
- Demonstrate the ability to provide rapid and accurate fault diagnosis and rectification.
- Have first-hand experience in using both manual and computerised records management, data collection and information systems.
- Understand and use Maintenance GOLD system or similar platform.
- A minimum of eight years practical and progressive experience of modern fast jet avionics systems encompassing maintenance, fault diagnosis, repair, modification and overhaul. Five of the eight years shall have been on modern fast jet aircraft with at least three years on Tornado aircraft.
- Previous experience of conducting training, both practical and theoretical.
ANALYSES PERFORMANCE AND ISOLATES MALFUNCTIONS OF WEAPON CONTROL SYSTEMS:
- Operates weapon control systems by using proper controls to determine operational condition.
- Analyses performances and isolates malfunctions of subsystems such as pulsed, Doppler and pulsed Doppler radar system; electro optical and infrared sighting and sensor systems; armament control systems; munitions release and launching systems; and analogue and digital computer systems, by tracing schematic, logic and wiring diagrams and using appropriate built-in tests; applicable electronic measuring equipment, such as oscilloscopes, digital voltmeters signal generators and power meters; recording and reproducing equipment; applicable support equipment, including automated programmed/manual testers; and general purpose and special hand tools.
- Determines scope of repair or adjustment required to correct faulty operation. Monitors equipment performance to detect recurring malfunctions.
REMOVES, REPAIRS, INSTALLS, ALIGNS, HARMONIZES, BORESIGHTS, MODIFIES AND CONDUCTS CHECKOUT OF WEAPON CONTROL SYSTEMS:
- Removes faulty line replaceable units.
- Checks line replaceable unit operation to determine scope of repair required.
- Disassembles unserviceable units down to the smallest bit, piece or module authorized, using necessary instruments, gauges and special tools.
- Repairs oscillators, amplifiers, wave shaping and logic circuits, microwave equipment, servo-mechanisms and electro-optical assemblies by replacing solid state devices, vacuum tubes, micro miniaturized modules, gyros, motors, tachometers, infrared sensing devices and similar components.
- Assembles units after repair, performs alignment and makes final shop check.
- Installs serviceable line replaceable unit into aircraft and performs system alignment and harmonization.
- Boresights weapon control systems.
- Maintains and services system pressurization, cooling, closed cycle cryogenic and dehydrating units.
- Modifies system line replaceable units per applicable technical publications.
INSPECTS WEAPON CONTROL SYSTEMS:
- Inspects weapon control systems to determine operational status.
- Interprets inspection findings and determines adequacy of corrective action.
- Reviews maintenance management publications to obtain information applicable to weapon control systems and associated equipment.
- Evaluates justification and practicability of proposed modifications.
SUPERVISES WEAPON CONTROL SYSTEMS PERSONNEL:
- Plans and schedules work assignments.
- Establishes work methods, production controls and performance standards.
- Completes maintenance management and personnel reports and forms.
- Ensures availability of required maintenance equipment, tools and spare parts.
- Assigns operation and maintenance functions to subordinates and establishes priorities for work accomplishment.
- Evaluates performance of weapon control systems personnel in terms of compliance with operations policies, preventive maintenance directives and technical publications.
- Conducts on-the-job training.