Simulator Maintenance Technician III – Point Mugu, CA



Position Title:                      Simulator Maintenance Technician (III)

Approval Date:                    March 25, 2020

Employment Type:            Direct – 12-month contract

Supervisor’s Title:             E-2D Hawkeye Integrated Training System (HITS) III Lead Project Engineer (PE)


Department/Program:       E-2D HITS Weapon System Trainers (WST) Interim Contractor Support (ICS)

Location:                              Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Point Mugu, CA

Status:                                   Non-Exempt              Salary Grade:  Negotiable


Position Purpose:

The Simulator Maintenance Technician (III) is responsible for operations, maintenance and upkeep of E-2D HITS Tactics Trainer (TT#4) and Aircrew Procedures Trainer (APT#3).

A Technician III may also be designated as a Lead Technician by the company. The Lead Technician is defined as an employee who is required to assist the E-2D HITS III Lead PE and aid other employees. The Lead Technician will assist in maintaining a smooth flow of work, scheduling, maintaining records, creating and submitting reports.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Performs as shift leader and as Point of Contact (POC) for local customer personnel. Provides leadership, guidance, and direction of other Maintenance Technicians in the technical performance of their jobs and to maintain efficient workflow. Coordinates maintenance activities with the instructor pilots, second shift technician and the local Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).

Performs scheduled preventative maintenance in accordance with the Government-accepted Planned Maintenance System (PMS) and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) manuals for each device.  Provides documentation enhancement suggestions or corrections to the COR as needed.

Monitors spares and support equipment use and documents in the monthly Inventory/Utilization Data Report.  Responsible for monitoring and replenishing consumables and tracking Government furnished spares.

Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of training devices 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.

Performs collateral duties including facility management, purchasing, packing/crating, shipping/receiving, inventory control, technical documentation and administrative procedures as may be assigned.

Prepares computerized maintenance action reports and other support documentation and trains other technicians to prepare such documentation.


Other Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Performs other duties as assigned.  Travel is not anticipated to be required.


Supervisory Duties: As assigned.


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.
  • Thorough 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 pass and maintain a National Agency Check (NAC) by the U.S. Government.
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.


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.



Minimum of five plus years of experience in maintenance of aircrew or maintenance training devices and as a computer workstation technician or an E-2D Hawkeye maintenance technician, 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.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear; to sit, stand, and walk; and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects or controls.
  • The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and to stoop and kneel.
  • The employee must be able to ingress/egress from the simulator (which may require repeated climbing, crawling and twisting movements on a regular basis), work in inclement weather and temperature extremes as set forth in Naval and company guidelines.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and infrequently up to 250 pounds.
  • While performing essential functions, the employee must have the ability to accurately read text on computer terminals, cable markings, trainer assemblies and other equipment or written materials.
  • The noise level ranges from low to moderate.