Senior Technician (Field and Flight Testing)

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Date: 2 Feb 2024

Location: AE

Company: EDGE Group PJSC


HALCON is a regional and international leader that offers next-generation Weapons Systems and Robotics Expertise to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. HALCON has developed in-house expertise across the entire value chain for gravity-release bomb guidance systems. This includes design, development, testing, manufacturing and assembly. Our end-to-end capabilities ensure exceptional quality and competitive pricing. As well, we are faster and more flexible in meeting customer requirements. 


Key Accountabilities:


Preparation and Set Up:

  • Responsible for supporting the testing, troubleshooting, and maintenance of aircraft systems and equipment during flight- and field-testing operations.
  • The role involves working collaboratively with engineering teams to ensure the successful execution of testing procedures, identifying technical issues, and contributing to the overall safety and performance of aircraft systems.
  • Assemble various opto-electronic test-bench setups and perform testing of related UUT (Unit under Test) devices.
  • Ensure that all instrumentation and measurement devices are properly calibrated and functional.
  • Inspect PCB Electronic Assemblies for defects; solder quality, parts alignment, missing parts, visual damage, etc.


Testing and Monitoring:

  • Participate in flight and ground-based testing of aircraft systems, components, and avionics.
  • Monitor real-time data and measurements during testing, identifying anomalies or irregularities.
  • Test electronic circuit boards with appropriate testing devices to ensure optimal efficiency, functionality, and that performance are in accordance with requirements.
  • Determine material and equipment needs and order supplies.
  • Apply knowledge of opto-electronic field to support the Engineering team to successfully achieve qualified products



  • Diagnose and troubleshoot technical issues that arise during testing, both in-flight and on the ground.
  • Collaborate with engineers and other team members to develop solutions and implement repairs.


Data Collection and Analysis:

  • Collect, record, and analyze data from various sensors and instruments during flight and field tests.
  • Contribute to the analysis of test results and provide insights to engineering teams.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, assembly drawings and work instructions to identify different components and materials required for the assembly process.
  • Analyse and repair failures, component failures and manufacturing defects using light tools, hand tools, and electronic test and repair equipment


Maintenance and Repair:

  • Perform routine maintenance, servicing, and repairs on aircraft systems and equipment to ensure operational integrity.
  • Conduct component level repair of PCBs to include soldering and de-soldering of through-hole and SMT components tasks in compliance with IPC Class III soldering standards.
  • Document maintenance activities, repairs, and modifications accurately.
  • Support production facilities in the manufacture and assembly of optical systems


Safety and Compliance:

  • Adhere to aviation safety protocols and industry regulations throughout all testing and maintenance activities.
  • Contribute to the identification and mitigation of safety hazards.
  • Ensure that the assembled products conform to specifications; compare finished products to Customer BoM for accuracy in terms of components used, board population, electronic assembly, etc.
  • Investigate the usage of the latest optical components, tools, materials and technologies
  • Conduct in-circuit test (ICT) for shorts, resistance, and capacitance to assess whether the printed circuit boards (PCB) were correctly manufactured.
  • Carry out routine corrective and preventive maintenance of PCBs to ensure it is safe and efficient to operate at all times and produces maximum output



  • Maintain accurate records of all testing procedures, findings, and maintenance actions.
  • Generate reports summarizing test results and providing recommendations for improvements.



  • Collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams, including engineers, pilots, and other technicians.
  • Confer with engineers, customers, vendors and others to discuss existing and potential engineering projects or products.
  • Work with internal departments and teams to ensure that optical systems meet all necessary performance requirements.


Experience & Education Qualifications:

  • Expertise: More than 6 years of hands-on experience in Electronic /Mechanical work.
  • Minimum Qualification: High School plus a Diploma or equivalent in post school education.
  • Defense Industry Expertise: Preferred: Relevant experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Technical Knowledge: Certified as EO Technician
  • Must have a UAE Driving license.


Key Skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Communicating and influencing
  • Problem solving
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Good visual perception and ability to distinguish between colours
  • Soldering skills equivalent to IPC class III
  • Knowledge of Surface Mount and Conventional re-work on Assembled PCB’s.
  • Knowledge of optical elements, assemblies and optical characteristics
  • Knowledge of electronic components, data sheets, SMD
  • Knowledge of cleanroom, eye safety and ESD working practise.
  • Knowledge of electronic circuits, schematics and PCB components.
  • Proficiency in operating Hand Tools and other assemble and test equipment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite including Outlook, Excel (for tracking, analysis, plotting), PowerPoint
  • Ability to comprehend schematics/wiring diagrams



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