Simulator Maintenance Technician II – Ellsworth AFB, SD



Position Title:                  Simulator Maintenance Technician (II)

Program:                            B-1 Training System

Location:                            Ellsworth AFB, SD

Status:                                 Non-Exempt              Salary Grade:          CBA


Position Purpose:

The Simulator Maintenance Technician (II) is responsible for operations, maintenance, and upkeep of the B-1 Training System.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Provides B-1 Training System student, instructor, and TSSC support.

Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of training devices/support equipment including, but not limited to:  on- and off-equipment maintenance including troubleshooting and fault isolation, adjusting, removing and replacing assemblies and components, and correcting discrepancies.

Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on energized low and high-voltage trainer components and support equipment.

Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on trainer mechanical components. Maintenance ranges from low complexity tasks like replacing a mounting nut plate to highly complex tasks like repairing/adjusting flight control components.

Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on high-pressure hydraulic trainer systems and support equipment.

Assists Simulator Maintenance Technician III’s with collateral duties as may be assigned, including facility/vehicle management, purchasing, packing/crating, shipping/receiving, inventory control, technical documentation, and administrative procedures.

Prepares computerized maintenance action reports and other support documentation as may be assigned by the Company.

Kit-proofs/installs modification kits.

Supports SIMCERT activity.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

Complies with established Company policies, procedures, and safety practices.

Travels as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Employees are held accountable for the satisfactory performance of all duties of this job.

 Supervisory Duties:          N/A

Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The following requirements are representative of the necessary qualifications.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skill, and Ability:

  • Ability to fluently read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Ability to clearly relay information, both verbally and written, to others.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from customers.
  • Working knowledge of Flight Simulator Maintenance and Supply procedures, electronic and mechanical theory, operating principles of digital and analog computers, and management principles and their application to training devices.
  • Ability to read and accurately troubleshoot electronic components using system drawings and schematics.
  • Ability to read and accurately troubleshoot hydraulic components using system drawings and schematics.
  • Ability and experience to perform basic mechanical tasks using manual and powered tools.
  • Thorough working knowledge of instruments and devices associated with the avionics industry.
  • Ability to effectively use computers and standard office PC software.
  • Thorough working knowledge of standard electronic test equipment.
  • Must successfully pass and maintain a National Agency Check (NAC) by the U.S. Government.
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Education or Formal Training:

High School diploma or equivalent required; An Associate’s Degree in an electronics field or completion of Vo-Tech Simulator Maintenance Program, or a BSEE or BSME is desirable.


One to three years of experience in maintenance of aircrew or maintenance training devices or equivalent.  One year of experience as a computer workstation technician or equivalent, with a demonstrated ability to troubleshoot complex non-routine problems.

Material and Equipment Directly Used:

Training system equipment and associated electronic devices.

Computer workstation equipment and associated electronic devices.

A large variety of common and specialized computer programs or applications, test equipment and tools.

Working Environment/Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

ASI will provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, status as a veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

It is the policy of ASI to comply with all the relevant and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its Amendments.  ASI will not discriminate against any qualified employee or job applicant with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment because of a person’s physical or mental disability.  ASI also will make reasonable accommodation wherever necessary for all employees or applicants with handicaps, disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the duties and assignments connected with the job and provided that any accommodations made are not undue hardship for ASI.