|Performs Radar, Airfield & Weather Systems (RAWS) functions. Plans, organizes, and schedules work assignments, workloads, and maintenance procedures for RAWS. Establishes production controls and standards. Prepares reports on maintaining, installing, repairing, removing, and siting all types of air traffic control systems. Ensures operations and maintenance economies by improving work methods and procedures. Designs and develops organizational structures, including manning, duty assignments, and workloads. Inspects and evaluates RAWS activities. Performs or directs all maintenance inspections organized to evaluate base or command maintenance programs. Completes all associated communication electronic research and development projects to modernize, upgrade, or replace RAWS. Installs, removes, and relocates RAWS. Assembles, connects, modifies, and adjusts electronic subassemblies such as antennas, transmitters, receivers, processors, indicator groups, and ancillary systems such as voice recorders, weather sensors, voice switches, solar observatories, and space weather systems. Studies system characteristics, local terrain, and planned base facilities and requirements. Conducts tests of installed equipment for proper component assembly and compliance with technical orders. Determines equipment position based on plans, diagrams and specifications. Checks and inventories equipment and project materials for serviceability. Assembles, connects and wires components, assemblies and antenna systems. Performs operational tests, and adjusts and aligns equipment. Places in operation, calibrates, tunes, and aligns subassemblies according to approved technical data to maximize performance. Completes flight inspections. Disassembles, relocates, assembles, and connects all decommissioned RAWS. Oversees work in progress and reviews completed repairs for sound maintenance practices. Establishes requirements for maintenance and support equipment, tools and spare parts. Requisitions, accounts for, and turns in supplies and material. Diagnoses and recommends equipment repair, replacement or depot overhaul. Certifies RAWS facilities after repair actions or periodic flight inspections. Interprets inspection findings and determines adequacy of corrective action. Reviews and ensures compliance with maintenance management publications and procedures. Develops and enforces safety standards. Evaluates and resolves problems encountered during siting, installing, repairing, and overhauling. Uses layout drawings, schematics, and pictorial diagrams to solve maintenance problems, and analyzes construction and operating characteristics of equipment to determine source of malfunction. Interprets maintenance and installation policy and procedures. Repairs, overhauls, and modifies RAWS. Isolates malfunctions by prescribed systems checking procedures, visual inspections, voltage checks, and other tests using electronic test equipment. Repairs RAWS subassemblies, including antennas, transmitters, receivers, operator training devices, radar beacon systems, remoting systems, video mappers, display systems, and associated communications systems and related equipment. Conducts performance tests of repaired subassemblies, using bench mockups and applicable test equipment. Accomplishes organizational and intermediate level equipment modifications according to time compliance technical orders, or field directives. Assembles, installs, and repairs antenna systems, transmission lines, and waveguides. Performs corrosion control.
Develops methods for improving maintenance effectiveness and efficiency. Interprets inspection findings, and determines adequacy of corrective actions. Ensures maintenance data collection forms and inspection and maintenance records are accurately completed. Recommends changes to improve equipment performance, maintenance practices, or system interoperability. Evaluates justification and practicality of recommended improvements to equipment performance and maintenance procedures. Develop enforces safety standards and practices for RAWS maintenance activities. Coordinates with appropriate agencies to ensure systems support requirements. Establishes requirements for tools, test/support equipment, personnel, supplies, and technical documents. Develops work standards, methods, and controls for functions such as periodic inspections, operational testing, and equipment repair. Identifies maintenance problem areas and initiates corrective action. Maintains inspection and maintenance records. Posts entries on maintenance and inspection records. Records and reviews meter readings, test results, and historical data in equipment records. Completes and reviews maintenance data collection and equipment status reporting databases. Prepares RAWS equipment for deployment. Deploys, surveys, sets-up, and activates tactical/mobile RAWS and associated equipment. Completes all required maintenance to sustain system operations according to HHQ requirements. Coordinates with Federal Aviation Administration as well as other agencies as needed. Reconstitutes and redeploys systems.