IAP Worldwide Services ELECTRONIC TECH III, NAVAIDS in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan



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Job Description

As a leading international services company for more than 65 years, IAP provides a broad spectrum of services and solutions to U.S. and international government agencies, and organizations. A world-class leader in providing seasoned program management, IAP leverages and integrates its capabilities – IT & Communications, Aviation & Engineering Solutions, Power Solutions, Infrastructure & Logistics - to provide safe, innovative, and reliable solutions to meet customers' diverse and complex challenges. With 2,500 team members, IAP operates in more than 110 locations in 27 countries worldwide and maintains offices in the Washington D.C. area, Florida, Maryland, Oklahoma, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East. Learn more atwww.iapws.com.


The NAVAIDS Technician shall maintain and repair electronics systems such as instrument landing systems (ILS), tactical air navigation system (TACAN), non-directional beacon (NDB), VHF Omni Directional Radio Range (VOR) and various weather systems.

Individual shall demonstrate experience in applying advanced technical knowledge to solve unusually complex problems (i.e., those that cannot be solved by reference to manufacturers’ manuals or similar documents). Work requires extensive and thorough knowledge of the principles of electricity and electronics, shop supervision, including shop practices and techniques; and requires thorough knowledge of electronic and electrical circuitry. Candidate will interpret and work from blueprints, drawings, schematics, manuals, handbooks, and technical specifications and use expert knowledge of electronics and electronic principles.

Essential Job Functions:(Duties typically include but not limited to)

  • Qualified on typical military and commercial Navigational/ systems.

  • Maintain navigational aid systems and meteorological systems (when available) IAW technical orders/guidelines and/or operational manuals.

  • Maintain meteorological observing, collecting, and display systems.

  • Possess and exercise extensive knowledge on specialized test equipment and software to perform fault diagnostics to isolate malfunctions.

  • Inspect equipment at specified intervals and determine operational status. Tuning, aligning, and adjusting equipment is required.

  • Repair of mechanical and electrical assemblies and subassemblies.

  • Assist in the completion of flight inspections to include on-the-spot equipment adjustments.

  • Ensure maintenance data collection forms and inspections are accurately completed.

  • Maintains Facilities Records and Preventive Maintenance Data (PMI) and complete all reports/records as required.

  • Independently verify operational condition of Navigational systems and integrated systems within prescribed parameters IAW applicable Technical Orders/Manuals or other supporting documentations (commercial manuals, ICAO publications, etc.)

  • Maintain, align, and repair TACAN, VOR, ILS, NDB, and/or integrated systems for inspections and at required intervals.

  • Apply previous experience maintaining additional ATC NAVAID Systems such as: DME-2020, ILS-2100, MMLS, RCSU-2238, TACAN-2010, TRN-41, TRN-44, FLB-100 and VOR-1150.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Site Management.


100%, in deployed location.

“The position requires that the applicant meet the Minimum Medical Standards.”

Required Skills

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Must possess knowledge and skills to maintain, troubleshoot and repair Navigational aid systems.

  • Must have knowledge and skill working with electricity and electronics/electronic components.

  • Possess ability to use the specialized test equipment and software to isolate malfunctions.

  • Must have situational awareness for work environment, safety practices and records maintenance.

  • Possess attention to detail while repairing mechanical and electrical assemblies and subassemblies.

  • Must have technical knowledge to solve unusually complex problems and be able to exercise independent judgment in performing tasks in support of electronic systems or electronic equipment.

  • Must be able to work alone or with minimal supervision.

  • Participate in and provide technical assistance during system flight inspections.

  • Maintain diagnostic tapes, tools, support, test equipment and accountability of parts.

  • Maintain appropriate system integrity including re-order/requisition of spare parts.

  • Maintain accountability of parts for appropriate systems/spare parts and requisitioning of spare parts.

  • Must be able to apply and foster proper safety procedures in system maintenance and operation IAW OSHA guidelines.

  • Must be able to communicate professionally, orally, and in writing. Meeting or exceeding ICAO English Language Proficiency Requirements of Level 4.

Physical Demands/Working Environment:

  • Candidate must be physically able and willing to work long hours to meet mission and contract requirements.

  • Must be able to pass NATO employment and pre-deployment qualification requirements including medical, drug testing, and background checks, etc.

  • Must be willing and able to work in austere conditions.

Required Experience

Education & Experience:

  • HS Diploma or GED.

  • Must have attended a DOD or FAA electronics/industrial school course of instruction, or an accredited correspondence school.

  • Four (4) years electronic repair, maintenance, and testing of Navigational Aids and Meteorological systems and Associates Degree in Electronic Systems and/or 4 years of experience in electronics repairs. If qualifying with experience, additional two (2) years of experience required.

License & Certifications:

  • Must have valid Driver’s License and be able to operate a vehicle with a manual transmission.

  • May be required to obtain flight line driver’s license.

  • Must pass color vision test and obtain required medical clearance(s) to perform associated duties.

  • Must be able to climb over 20 feet. Previous climbing experience/certification highly desired.

Job Location

Mazar-e-Sharif, , Afghanistan

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