Flight Test Instrumentation Technician

JT4, LLC | Edwards, CA

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Posted Date 3/28/2024
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JT4, LLC provides engineering and technical support to multiple western test ranges for the U.S. Air Force, Space Force, and Navy under the Joint Range Technical Services Contract, better known as J-Tech II. JT4 develops and maintains realistic, integrated test and training environments and prepares our nation's war-fighting aircraft, weapons systems, and aircrews for today's missions and tomorrow's global challenges.


Candidate will be involved in maintaining all aspects of the flight test system to include scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, modification, inspection, wire repair, and troubleshooting.


Support engineering staff by modifying, installing, testing, evaluating, repairing, and documenting the operation and performance of airborne test instrumentation, data acquisition systems, and ground support equipment

  • Proficiently operate, manage and maintain both ground and aircraft instrumentation systems, including to power systems, sensors/transducers, data/video recording, TSPI, Ethernet, and telemetry subsystems.
  • Apply technical knowledge of electronic principles to solve basic problems using diagrams, schematics, engineering data and test equipment.
  • Perform operational checks, pre post flight procedures, troubleshoot and repair instrumentation on aircraft as required, utilizing knowledge of schematics, mechanical drawings, wire diagrams, and technical publications. Should have proficiency in fabricating, terminating, and repairing cable harnesses. As well as utilizing electronic test equipment (Multimeter, Oscilloscope, Spectrum Analyzer, etc.) on a regular basis.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in analog and digital electronic fundamentals.
  • Utilize knowledge of schematics, mechanical drawings, wire diagrams, block diagrams, and technical publications to build prototype electronic assemblies.
  • Employ hands-on experience with equipment such as a multi-meter, O-scope, spectrum analyzer, signal generator, frequency meter, and logic probe to accomplish specific tasks like checkout, calibration, troubleshooting, and repair.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in fabricating cable harnesses, populating electronic assemblies, soldering, crimping, and wire terminations to interface equipment with sensors, data acquisition units, and test equipment.
  • Possess a working knowledge of thermocouples, temperature reference junctions, accelerometers, charge amplifiers, pressure transducers, strain gauges, piezoelectric transducers, flow meters, transmitters, and signal conditioners.
  • Have hands-on experience in electrical, instrumentation, and avionics maintenance on aircraft (highly desired).
  • Ability to work in a field environment, which may include shift work, overtime, and travel to remote locations.
  • Regular exposure to weather and temperature extremes, drafts, and noise.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a DOD security clearance.
  • Must be able to obtain special program access.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned or requested.

Associate's degree or higher from an accredited college; or technical schooling with courses in math, basic electronics, and microwave theory; or a military equivalent is required and a minimum of 7 years of hands-on experience. ISCET certification may be required. Comprehensive knowledge in general electronics and demonstrated expertise in electronic, electro-mechanical, and computer systems along with test equipment used to maintain and repair equipment is necessary. Experience with tubes, transistors, logic gates, and/or high-power RF devices may be required. Successful candidates will have expert-level troubleshooting and soldering capabilities.

The incumbent must possess a valid, state issued driver's license. Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance. Must be a U.S. citizen.


The expected salary range for this position is $71,323 to $84,531 annually.

Note: The salary range offered for this position is a good faith description of the expected salary range this role will pay. JT4, LLC considers factors such as (but not limited to) responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and business considerations when extending an offer.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
    • **Benefits Active on Day 1
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Accounts/FSA's
  • Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401(k) Plan Options with Employer Match
    • JT4 will match 50%, up to an 8% contribution
    • 100% Immediate Vesting
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Each employee must read, understand, and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality, and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures, and policies pertaining to the employee's job.


The computer terminal, constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, and constant mental alertness are required.

The reminder of the work is performed near hangars, near a flightline, or in a shop environment that is moderately lighted, heated, and ventilated, and has risk for cuts and bruises from using tools in close places. Employee will frequently be exposed to hazards including but not limited to noise, moving vehicles such as forklifts and sweepers, moving mechanical parts, vibration, extreme heat, and fumes. Occasionally, employee is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; extreme cold/heat when outside; risk of electrical shock; and elevated surfaces on ladders or maintenance stands when working on the aircraft.

While performing job duties, employee is regularly required to lift items weighing 15 to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds (anything heavier than 50 pounds requires two people or mechanical assistance). Employee may need to stand, kneel, or work in tight constrained spaces for long periods of time. Employee may work on ladders for extended periods. Employee may have to use ladders and stands to access work areas. Employee is required to report any and all unsafe conditions, question nonstandard operations or environmental factors that may involve hazards and provide feedback to supervisors and managers on all safety issues.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by personnel assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of persons so classified.

Tasking is in support of a Federal Government Contract that requires U.S. citizenship. Some jobs may require a candidate to be eligible for a government security clearance, state-issued driver's license or other licenses/certifications, and the inability to obtain and maintain the required clearance, license or certification may affect an employee's ability to maintain employment.

Salary37.46 Hour
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