Work Location: NAWCAD Patuxent River, MD

Roles & Responsibilities: Full Time position.

This position provides aircraft instrumentation and wiring support to the Air Vehicle Modification and Instrumentation (AMVI) Facility located at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, MD.

The Engineering Tech III applies technical knowledge to perform general engineering support functions for wiring, drafting, sheet metal, electronics or machining disciplines. Must have technical knowledge to demonstrate a practical application of tools and techniques to assigned duties. This position receives technical guidance from supervisor or higher level technicians. Work is reviewed at initiation for proper techniques and monitored for specific compliance with accepted practices and work assignments.

Performs the following functions and duties:

  • Preflight, post flight various VX-23 platforms (F18,T45, EA6B) as well as flight test pods (ICAP III, DRODI, ReRad) and ground support equipment (test carts, DRODI vans)
  • COMSEC duties with secret data handling
  • Wire various instrumentation packages
  • Wire various VX-23 platforms and pods; follow VX-23 and AVMI processes and procedures
  • May perform camera work (DRS with harbor cable as well as the new TTC Ethernet cameras)

Work Conditions:

Conditions will vary. Most work performed in enclosed buildings. Work will include sitting, standing, walking, lifting and reaching. Must be capable of lifting 50, 50-100 lbs. assisted by other employees.

Working hours are 5:30am to 3:00pm or 6am-3:30pm. Possible flex working hours. Overtime maybe required.


High School Diploma or equivalent

Minimum of 6 years’ experience in performing aircraft instrumentation functions

Additional training (current enrollment) technical school, trade school, advanced armed services technical school, or courses at an accredited college or university in an engineering, scientific or technical curriculum desired but not required.

Obtain and maintain a Non-Aircrew Crock pit Systems (NACS) qualification

Familiarity with CONDOR 1553 bus simulizer, TTC recorder formatter, MCDAU’s and CDAU’s

Experience working on Aircraft

Conscience in regards to safety, FOD, Tool control, etc.

Possess a valid driver’s license.

U S Citizenship required and the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Interim Security clearance prior to hire and maintain clearance throughout employment.

All candidates will be required to pass a consumer report and/or consumer investigation to include SSN, Driver Record and Criminal Background Investigation.


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