Instrumentation Technician

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Instrumentation Technician

DARE Venture Group is skyrocketing in growth and we need your expertise! We have an immediate need for an Instrumentation Technician to support the mission critical work of one of our most important DoD customers at Hill AFB in Ogden, Utah. Don’t live here yet? No problem. We have moving benefits for candidates we just can’t bear to not have on the team!

Want to work with some of the Air Force’s leading edge aircraft? Come join our dynamic team in a fast-paced and fun environment geared towards advancing capabilities for the Air Force warfighter. With great benefits (including medical, dental and vision, paid PTO, life & disability packages, retirement plans, and more) and teammates, DARE is working everyday to change the game with defense contracting. Join us!  

Location: Hill AFB, Ogden, Utah

Travel: Minimal travel is expected (for contingency and surge operations) and will be reimbursed based on DARE policy, GSA per diem rates, and DoD Joint Travel Regulations (JTR), as required. This position coudl require occasional travel CONUS and OCONUS

Minimum Security Clearance: Active Secret Clearance

COVID Considerations: This position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements. 

  • Provide instrumentation modifications and improvements in support of operational test unit operations and instrumentation packages 
  • Evaluate, upgrade, modify and operate instrumentation systems before, during and after operational sorties (missions); this will will include design, integration, functional checks, and mission data capture activities 
  • Manage instrumentation equipment, conduct pre- and post-mission activities, and perform functional checks, and post mission data management for the instrumentation systems including, but not limited to:
    • Aircraft instrumentation group-A/B provisions on F-35 operational aircraft, plus
    • Quick Response Instrumentation Package (QRIP I)
    • Re-Radiation Telemetry Acquisition System (RTAS)
    • C2R Highly Ruggedized TSPI System (GLite)
    • Telemetry
    • Beacon
    • AN/ASQ-236 Pod
      *Each system might require multiple modifications based on T2 aircraft configurations and mission objectives
      **Configuration and technical systems documentation provided on site for all design and modifications
  • Coordinate instrumentation requirements, schedules, work plans and other functions between the operations group and Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) to verify mission readiness
  • Move, store or load instrumentation systems in support of design, modification and operations; conduct system functional checks, cockpit integrity checks, data uploads/downloads, and mission configurations (this could include fault isolation and rework to bring systems back to operational readiness)
  • Update existing instrumentation design packages, utilize local forms and reporting procedures to document system upgrades and operational configuration changes that include instrumentation serial numbers, Group B components in accordance with regulations and engineering data; identify instrumentation systems designated for repair 
  • Control electronic data collection systems using non-conventional modification hardware and understand their capabilities and plan, develop, construct, and integrate new devices into the system to perform multiple tasks not previously associated with aerospace and/or other maintenance and evaluation system capabilities
  • Extensive knowledge of electronic principles and practices, operating parameters, capabilities, and limitations of electronic systems and components associated with airborne and ground instrumentation systems
  • Knowledge of basic electronic concepts and ability to convert concepts to functional components and systems
  • Ability to interpret technical data into and from drawings, schematics, blueprints, and specifications of complete electronic systems
  • Ability to use electronic test equipment and to provide technical leadership to other technicians and support personnel
  • Knowledge of the use of various pieces of electronic test equipment, such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, PLA/PLC programmers, telemetry systems, spectrum analyzers, oscillators, amplifiers, and power supplies
  • Knowledge of electronic concepts, principles, and techniques that apply to the maintenance and evaluation of airborne systems, including radar, missiles, simulations, and instrumentation systems
  • Ability to coordinate and work with operations personnel in related fields to plan, accomplish, and analyze test results
  • Familiarity with engineering workstation hardware and software sufficient to maintain systems
  • Willing and able to travel on military and commercial aircraft
  • May require other-than-normal duty hours (evenings, weekends, holidays, shift work, and overtime) to support operational mission requirements
Desired Skills: 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ironclad sense of urgency with mission focus 
  • Ability to communicate with executive-level staff, senior military leaders and civilian government officials as part of a diverse team
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses
  • Ability to work multiple projects and rapidly integrate and support new environments 

Clearance Statement:  Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance. For this position, DARE Venture Group will consider only applicants with security clearances or applicants who are eligible for security clearances. 

DARE Venture Group, LLC is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. 

Job Category: Electrical Engineering Engineering Information Technology
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Onsite
Security Clearance: Secret
Geographic Location: Hill AFB Ogden Utah

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