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Flight Simulator Technician I

Company: General Dynamics Information Technology
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Entry level flight simulator technician position.

At GDIT people are differentiators. As a Electronics Tech your role is to maintain and repair flight training devices in accordance with requirements and company standards. Flight simulator technician will be working under the supervision of a senior technician or supervisor. Essential elements of the job include performing preventive maintenance on flight simulation training devices (FSTDs), computer and network troubleshooting and repair.

Technicians in this position are subject to the terms and conditions of employment set forth in GDIT policy.


  • Under the direction of a senior technician or supervisor, maintain Training Devices, ensuring that devices are ready for training use. Performing preventative maintenance functions. Conducing troubleshooting and corrective maintenance activities on training devices. Performing training device updates (Software and Hardware).
  • Corrects identified discrepancies by troubleshooting electronics, computers, computer networks, visual, pneumatics, and mechanical systems to component level.
  • Installs, replaces, cleans, repairs, and services various equipment including visual generation/display systems, computers, computer networks, motion systems, electronic circuit boards, and circuits to component level.
  • Operates and maintains PC's, and various other host and satellite computers and networks.
  • Performs periodic maintenance and diagnostics on computer and peripheral equipment.
  • Accomplishes general inspections, pre-flight, morning readiness, and post-flight checks.
  • Accomplishes software archiving functions.
  • Practices safety conscious behaviors in all processes and procedures.
  • Assists in maintaining inventory of supplies and equipment and conducting routine inventory updates.
  • Participate in technical training as necessary.


    • Associates Degree preferred but not required
    • High School/GED required

      • Electronics or computer repair experience.
      • Must be able to independently move equipment (less than 50 lbs).
      • Must be flexible and adaptable in a dynamic environment; able to work variable shifts, including evenings/weekends and rotating shifts.
      • Able to obtain a Security Clearance
      • U.S. Citizenship Required

        Skills and Attributes Preferred:
        • Knowledge of computer hardware, network technologies and applications.
        • Proficiency in MS software applications including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as Internet and database applications.
        • Ability to learn new software and hardware quickly and independently.
        • Ability to operate and maintain common hand tools and test equipment.
        • Ability to assess, troubleshoot, and fix equipment failures in a timely fashion.
        • Ability to work with internal and external individuals from different disciplines and different levels of training.
        • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
        • Ability to provide great customer service in a military environment.
        • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
        • Ability to take direction from senior technicians and supervisors.
        • Excellent organizational skills

          • 401K with Company Match
          • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
          • Internal Growth with promotions available
          • Professional Growth Opportunities

            Work Requirements

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            Years of Experience
            0 + years of related experience

            may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

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            Travel Required
            Less than 10%

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            U.S. Citizenship Required

            About Our Work

            We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.
            COVID-19 Vaccination
            GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on customer site requirements.

            GDIT 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, or any other protected class.

Keywords: General Dynamics Information Technology, Pensacola , Flight Simulator Technician I, Professions , Pensacola, Florida

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