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Senior Field Service Technician

Collins Aerospace

This is a Contract position in Des Plaines, IL posted January 15, 2020.

Date Posted:
United States of America
HIL31: Des Plaines, IL (RAD) 200 E Howard Avenue, Suite 242 , Des Plaines, IL, 60018 USA
Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies – Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Job Summary
Aeronautical Radio, Inc. is looking for you to join our team in Des Plaines, IL as a Senior Radio Field Service Technician to support our Commercial Aviation and Network Services Division. In this role you will have the opportunity to work in an environment where customer service is held in the highest regard.

Our Air/Ground Domestic Voice Service is the aeronautical industry’s air/ground voice communications link for aeronautical operational control (AOC) messages. The service is backed by 45 years of Rockwell Collins IMS experience of providing communications solutions to the aviation market.

Whether it is supporting our nationwide Air to Ground voice and data networks, or our custom communication solutions, Rockwell Collins IMS’ Field Service Technicians are at the forefront of ensuring the operational viability of these critical communication systems.

Job Responsibilities

  • Install, maintain, test, adjust, and repair communication equipment such as radio and antenna systems.
  • Utilize test equipment as required to perform proper installation or repair.
  • Be able to independently and professionally interact with customers, vendors, and contractors in support of maintenance and installation activities.

**This position requires the candidate be on-call after hours, on weekends and holidays. Travel will be required.**

Local candidates will be given first preference.

Basic Qualifications

To be considered for this position you must have at least 2 years of electronics maintenance and repair experience, or the equivalent in a technical electronics or radio maintenance course. Your experience can be from the commercial or military sectors.

Other qualifications include:

  • Proficiency in fault isolation, restoration and adjustment of company communications equipment.
  • Experience analyzing system failures and identifying, and restoring equipment malfunctions and failures.
  • Experience performing testing, repair, and replacement at the component (piece part) and board level.
  • Possession of an FCC General Radiotelephone Operator’s License (GROL) or obtain one within 6 months of being hired.
  • Ability to read and follow technical manuals/instructions and have a basic knowledge of how to read schematics and drawings.
  • Willingness to provide on-the-job training to Associate Field Service Technicians.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry fifty pounds and climb towers and stepped poles up to fifty feet in height.
  • This position will require a criminal history check. The background check includes the ability to meet certain eligibility requirements, one of which is having either U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident Alien Status. Finally, you must have resided within the United States for 3 consecutive years of the last 5 years.
  • The position is focused on providing 24/7 support, so after hours work is common.

Education / Certification:

  • Requires High school diploma or GED. Completion of a course in practical electronics at a recognized technical school or college OR have 2 years practical experience in the electronics field.
  • To be considered you must hold an FCC General Class License or obtain one within 6 months of being hired.

Desired Experience:

  • AM radio maintenance experience is a plus

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other — propel us all higher, again and again.

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.