CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN 1
(Electronic Equipment )
This is intermediate level technical electronic and instrumentation equipment repair work troubleshooting, modifying, testing, calibrating, adjusting, repairing, and installing electronic, digital and analog equipment and monitoring devices. Employees gain experience and learn maintenance and repair on a wide variety of electronic equipment or electronic instrumentation within a digital/analog computer-automated processing system. Employees in this class are expected to progressively increase their skills throughout their tenure in order to advance to the full performance. Assignments may include rotating shifts, site tours, lifting, climbing and availability for emergency duty. Work is performed under the supervision of a technical supervisor.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
- Employees must perform maintenance and repair on a wide variety of electronic equipment for the electronic equipment specialty.
- Employees must perform maintenance and repair work for digital/analog electronic and/or hydraulic/pneumatic instrumentation for the instrumentation specialty.
- Employees must gain experience in the maintenance and repair work for digital/analog electronic equipment and/or instrumentation.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Gains experience performing repair work on a wide variety of electronic equipment; inspects defective electronic equipment to determine malfunction; reads and interprets schematic diagrams, logic charts, drawings and sketches and manufacturers' manuals; uses computer diagnostics to isolate area of malfunction; interfaces digital equipment with the computer and programs equipment and diagnostics functions; uses oscilloscopes, logic probes, digital volt-ohm meters, frequency counters, potentiometers, signal generators, video TV generators, spectrum analyzers, pneumatic calibrators and other test equipment to locate defective or malfunctioning parts; repairs or replaces defective parts; tests repaired units for proper operation; calibrates and repairs testing equipment.
- Gains experience in installing new electronic equipment; performs modifications on electronic equipment to make it compatible with existing equipment or to enhance its functions; rewires printed circuit (PC) chips and other components on PC boards; conducts tests to assure the modification produces desired outputs; evaluates environments in which equipment is to be installed and how electronic equipment will be affected; performs mathematical computations for the correct range of functions and to correspond correctly with electrical output and chemicals affected in the process.
- Uses proper tools to correct problems in communication wiring or fiber optic cable to ensure the quality of the correction; makes necessary documentation for future reference; repairs optical fiber cable with the installation of connectors, splices and terminations; completes mechanical and fusion splices to ensure minimum dB loss; waterproofs splices by using splice kit; inspects installation of optical fiber to ensure proper installation.
- Makes reports on electronic or instrumentation system conditions, repairs and preventive maintenance performed; prepares and maintains repair and maintenance records as required by Federal Communications Commission and departmental regulations and directives.
- Performs related work as required.
- Installs, repairs, maintains, modifies and enhances electronic equipment, such as closed circuit TV's, laser fax machines, computers, microwave communications and microprocessor-based equipment, temperature control and solid state traffic control mechanisms, metal- and gas-detecting devices, modems, radio communications equipment, walkie-talkies, videophones, sirens, recording, regulating and controlling indicators, and other related or similar electronic equipment; performs installation, maintenance, repairs and enhancement modifications to aviation electronic equipment, electronic stadium scoreboards, information and display systems and photoelectric tape recorders.
- Performs mathematical computations to determine the correct calibration setting of instrumentation that controls process equipment, inputs the desired level of digital pulse into the input connectors, makes the proper adjustments until the desired outputs can be measured at output terminals; diagnoses and repairs mal- or non-functions in systems; uses video terminals to isolate system malfunctions; uses a portable keyboard to program logic controllers and diagnose problems within a process loop; installs and repairs multiplexers and various types of modems; evaluates the environment in which equipment is to be installed, and how it will affect electronic equipment; performs mathematical computations for the correct range of functions and to correspond correctly with electrical output and chemicals affected in the process; hooks up power lines and connects them to instruments, meters and/or recorders; works with electrical power equipment to verify status of instrumentation control interlocks.
- Programs the main computer to system interface field instrumentation to the computer using a keyboard and basic language; sets up input, type of signals, outputs, and locations; draws and updates configuration diagrams; modifies electronic equipment to accept digital signals; modifies shunts on power control boards to receive various types of signals, digital and analog; identifies and replaces faulty power control boards.
- Inspects, calibrates, tests, adjusts, flushes, cleans, lubricates and repairs analog and digital electronically, electrically, hydraulically and pneumatically activated meters, gauges and instruments used to indicate, sense, record, transmit and control operating conditions such as pressure, temperature, flow, volume and level.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the principles and theories of electronics
- the repair and operation of digital electronic equipment for the instrumentation specialty
- computer interface and diagnostics as they pertain to digital electronic equipment
- microprocessors, multiplexers, modems, and microwave telemetry
- computer hardware configuration, software function and configuration as they are related to digital electronic and instrumentation equipment functions for the instrumentation specialty
- the methods involved in troubleshooting, repairing, calibrating and maintaining digital and analog electronic equipment for the instrumentation specialty
- mathematics (particularly algebra) and electricity, as it refers to the functions and operations of electronic equipment
- methods, tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of electronic equipment
- the Federal Communications Commission's rules and regulations governing the operation and maintenance of electronic equipment
- troubleshoot, maintain and repair electronic equipment and instrumentation
- locate and repair malfunctions in complex electronic equipment
- learn characteristics and repair techniques for new electronic devices as they are procured
- repair and calibrate test equipment
- read and interpret schematics, logic and flow charts, and manufacturers' technical manuals
- communicate technical information related to electronic repair and maintenance
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 06/06.)
- Completion of a post high-school trades program in the specialty area from an accredited technical institute, trade school or college including possession of a diploma indicating completion of all program curriculum requirements.
- Equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade.
- Two years of experience maintaining and repairing equipment in the specialty area.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of
a position in this class.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
- Possession of a valid general radio telephone operator's license issued by the Federal Communications Commission or a radio technician certificate issued by the Association of Police Communication Officers or the National Association of Business, Education and Radio during tenure of employment as an Electronic Technician, if required by work assignment.
- Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as an Electronic Technician, if required by work assignment.
PAY RANGE: 15
Class Established: 2002
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 03/2006, Ad Board: 06/2006
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 7K63