Simulator Troubleshooting Technician I



Position Title:                    Simulator Troubleshooting Technician I

Program:                              Operations

Location:                              Tampa, FL 

Status:                                   Non-Exempt             

Position Purpose:

The Simulator Troubleshooting Technician (I) is responsible for supporting engineering in the initial hardware software integration and test of new simulators.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Provides engineering support to integrate and test new simulator builds. Primary responsibility is electronic troubleshooting and fault isolation to verify design functionality and correcting discrepancies by repairing or replacing failed components as necessary.

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 higher level Simulator Technicians 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.


Other Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Significant travel as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Employees are held accountable for 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.
  • ASI is a Drug Free Workplace so candidate must be able to pass entry and random drug testing


Education or Formal Training:

High School diploma or equivalent required; An associate degree in an electronics field or completion of Vo-Tech Electronics Program or Military Electronics training.



A minimum of two years’ experience as a Flight Simulator Technician. 


Material and Equipment Directly Used:

Training system equipment and associated electronic devices. Multimeters, Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzers and other electronic test equipment. Computer workstation equipment.


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 Air Force 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. Employees also must be able to correctly perform trainer visual alignment procedures. The noise level ranges from low to moderate.


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