The ATCALS (Air Traffic Control and Automatic Landing Systems) Technician is responsible installing, sustaining, troubleshooting, and repairing standard ground radar and airfield systems and equipment platforms to include: air traffic control, weather, ground aircraft control and warning radar systems; air traffic control radio; meteorological and navigational aid systems.
Resolves installation, repair, and modification problems associated with NAVAIDS equipment.
Employs line-of-sight and tropospheric scatter techniques.
Conducts tests to restore and maintain systems.
Uses layout drawings, schematics, and pictorial diagrams to solve maintenance problems and ensure equipment is properly positioned.
Analyzes construction and operating characteristics of equipment to determine source malfunction.
Perform intricate alignment and calibration procedures to ensure maximum operating efficiency.
Reviews and ensure compliance with maintenance management publications and procedures.
Enforces safety standards for system maintenance activities.
Checks installed and repaired components for compliance with technical publications.
Maintains inspection and maintenance records.
Posts entries on maintenance and inspection records.
Records meter readings and other pertinent data in equipment logs.
Completes maintenance data collection forms.
Requisitions, accounts for, and turns in supplies and material.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
Knowledge in maintaining the following systems but not limited to: DME, ILS, MMLS, MPN-23, UPS, RCSU-2238, TACAN, TRN-44, VOR, RSI/RCI or equivalent monitoring equipment. FMQ-19, FMQ-23, Micro-EARTS, MSCT, NRTD, STARS, STRAP, TDX-2000, MARK IVB, NEXION, Terminal Advisory Systems (TAS), GPN-22 (PAR) GPN-27 (or 20), MPN-25, UPX-37, CM-200, CM-300, GRC-171 & 211, GRR-23/24, PCAS, GRT-21/22, ETVS, Liberty Star, PL-2000DT, PRC-117, RT-1319, TRC-176, URC-200, ATIS, DVRS, TTRS.
Effective oral and written communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office software
Experience & Education
High school diploma or equivalent; relevant Associate’s degree preferred.
Formal electronics training such as: military technical training school, vocational college, and/or four (4) years electronics apprentice program with experience in electronics equipment the technician will maintain