Electronics Technician

Arlington County, Virginia
Compensation Grade: T20Salary
Feb 01, 2019
Feb 18, 2019
Full Time
Compensation Grade: T20Salary Range:


Opening Date: February 1, 2019

Closing Date: February 16, 2019Please Note: All job announcements close at 11:59 p.m. of the day before the posted closing date.

As an Electronics Technician, you will install, test, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and modify electrical and electronic equipment and systems.

Electronics Technician

Serves in the Electrical Division of the Engineering and Maintenance Department at either Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) or Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Installs, tests, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs, and modifies electrical and electronic equipment and systems to help provide efficient power and control operations and services. Works to close tolerances in programming controls, calibrating equipment, and making alignments and fine-tuning to specific voltages. Performs related functions.


Installs, tests, adjusts, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs, replaces, and modifies the full range of electronic equipment and systems.

Uses specialized software to adjust equipment and systems and diagnose problems.

Keeps up-to-date on changing electronic technology and reviews plans for proposed electronic systems and the modernization of existing systems.

Maintains various kinds and types of electronic systems from old technologies for which parts are often not available to state-of-the-art systems.

Receives training on newly installed systems while they are still under warranty.

Inspects contractor's work to ensure it meets code and accepted trade practices.

Troubleshoots solid state and digital controller electronics, Category 5/5e, Category 6, and use a wide variety of tools and equipment.

Troubleshoots to component level on computerized information systems and replaces components.

Performs preventive maintenance on a wide range of electronic systems including Fire Alarm, Public Address, MUFIDS, etc.

Works planned and emergency outages, pulls wire, and makes necessary cable repairs.

Calculates and designs circuits.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Five years of progressively responsible experience in the maintenance and repair of electronic equipment and systems, OR

Four years of education, experience, and training in the electronics trade plus one additional year of experience specializing in testing, diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of a range of electronic equipment and systems.

Full performance (journey) level knowledge of, and skill in, electronic equipment and system installation, testing, adjustment, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and replacement.

Knowledge of control mechanisms for elevators, escalators, and automatic doors and skill in evaluating problems and adjusting speed, clearance, and timing.

Knowledge of and ability to comply with electrical codes and National Fire Protection Association standards.

Skill in using tools, technical manuals, schematics, blueprints, manufacturer's materials, and other equipment and guides in journey level electrical and electronic work.

Ability to work safely and knowledge of the safety rules, regulations, and procedures needed to do so.

Ability to analyze data and information (including blueprints and schematics).

Ability to speak and write effectively.

Skill in using a computer, computerized work order and time and attendance systems.


Certification as NICET Level II (or higher) in Fire Alarm Systems.

Knowledge of and skill in applying FAA regulations for airfield lighting.

Experience diagnosing and fixing problems with networked computers.


A high school diploma or a Certificate of General Educational Development (GED).


A state driver's license in good standing.


Work is typically reviewed in progress and upon completion for quantity, quality, timeliness, teamwork, customer service, and other factors.

Operates vehicle landside and airside (requires AOA permit).

Work requires moderate to heavy physical exertion (lifting objects up to 50 pounds). May bend, stoop, crouch, and work in a cramped position.

May be subject to adverse weather conditions and dust/grease/dirt.

May be subject to potential hazards common to the airport environment and construction industry. Wears personal protective gear, as necessary.

May be subject to hold over and recall on a 24-hour basis for essential services and emergencies.


A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.| Follow us on Twitter @MWAAcareers.

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