CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN GROUP LEADER
This is supervisory level technical electronic and instrumentation maintenance and repair work.
Employees in this class plan, direct and review the work of technicians and helpers who troubleshoot,
modify, test, calibrate, adjust, repair, and install a wide variety of complex digital and analog equipment
and instrumentation. Significant to the work is the planning and implementation of a preventative
maintenance program. The employee is supervised by a technical superior.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a
position to be approved for this class.)
- Employees must supervise full-performance level Electronic Technicians.
- Employees must plan, direct and review the work of technicians engaged in the repair and maintenance of digital, analog, audio, video, radio, frequency, plant processing, aviation, microwave, and computer, and related electronic equipment.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Plans, assigns and reviews the work of lower-level technicians engaged in the repair and
maintenance of digital, analog, audio, video, radio frequency, plant processing, aviation, microwave,
computer and other related electronic equipment, including recording, regulating and controlling
instrumentation; inspects the work of subordinates in progress and upon completion for conformance to
work instructions and technical specifications; assists subordinates in the installation and repair of more
complex electronic equipment and in the repair of a wide variety of meters, gauges and recording,
regulating and controlling instruments; oversees the performance of mathematical functions used in
processes; prepares preventative maintenance schedules to be followed by subordinate technicians.
- Participates in the more difficult installation, repair, and maintenance work; reads and interprets
schematic diagrams, logic charts, drawings and sketches, and manufacturers' manuals; confers with
manufacturers for additional technical clarification and elaboration; uses computer diagnostics and other
test equipment to locate malfunctioning or defective parts; replaces or repairs defective parts.
- Trains subordinate technicians in the modification, testing, adjusting, troubleshooting, repair and
installation of a variety of digital, analog, audio, video, microwave, plant processing, aviation and radio
- Attends manufacturers' seminars; learns characteristics, functions and repair techniques for new
electronic devices; confers with sales personnel and technicians in the electronics field; reads pertinent
technical magazines, journals and texts to update technical information; makes recommendations for the
purchase of new electronic equipment.
- Prepares and submits requests for materials, tools, and equipment; prepares and maintains records
and reports of operation in accordance with Federal Communication Commission requirements, where
- Oversees and participates in the evaluation of the environment in which equipment is to be
installed and its effect on electronic equipment; directs and participates in the modification of electronic
equipment to accept digital signals and the modification of shunts on power control boards to accept
various types of signals; oversees maintenance and repair to such equipment as closed circuit TV, laserfax
machines, computerized scoreboards, electronic security systems, solid state traffic control equipment,
computers, microprocessor-based equipment, modems, multiplexers, level and flow electronic equipment,
metal- and gas-detecting devices, video phones and related or similar electronic equipment.
- Supervises and participates in the inspecting, calibrating, testing, adjusting, flushing, cleaning,
lubricating and repairing of digital and analog electronically, hydraulically, electrically, and pneumatically
activated meters, gauges and instruments used to indicate, record and control operating conditions such
as pressure, temperature, flow, volume and level on a preventive and predictive maintenance schedule;
evaluates and develops procedures for maintaining instrumentation; diagnoses and repairs mal- or non-
functions in systems; uses CRT terminals to isolate system malfunctions; uses a portable keyboard to
program logical controllers and diagnose problems within a process loop.
- Inventories stock to assure proper material and supply levels; may drive to worksites; may operate
small aerial lift bucket trucks.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS
- the principles and theories of electronics.
- the repair and operation of digital electronic equipment.
- computer-interface and diagnostics as they pertain to digital electronic equipment.
- microprocessors, multiplexers, modems, and microwave telemetry.
- computer hardware configuration and software function and configuration as they are related to
digital electronic and instrumentation equipment functions.
- methods used in troubleshooting, repairing, calibrating and maintaining digital and analog
electronic equipment and process loops.
- Federal Communications Commission's rules and regulations governing the operation and
maintenance of electronic equipment.
- analog electronic instrumentation and its functions within a process loop.
- electricity, electronics, pneumatics, and hydraulics, as applied to the calibration, installation,
maintenance, repair and inspection of recording, regulating, and controlling instruments.
- methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of electronic
- mathematics, particularly algebra, and electricity as they pertain to the functions and operations
of electronic equipment.
- coordinating the repair and maintenance of electronic equipment.
- the use of tools, instruments and testing devices used in the calibration, maintenance, repair and
inspection of recording, regulating, and controlling instruments.
- reading and interpreting diagrams, schematics, logic charts and manufacturers' manuals and
- troubleshooting complex electronic equipment.
- performing computer and other diagnostic tests to locate malfunctions in complex electronic
- assign, direct, and review the work of lower-level technicians and helpers.
- train others to perform complex installations and repairs to electronic equipment.
- use basic computer language in diagnosing and programming microprocessors and programmable
- interpret diagrams, logic diagrams, and schematics.
- maintain and review records on repairs and maintenance performed on electronic equipment.
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, contractors,
and other maintenance staff.
- prepare written reports of activities.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING
(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 9/1997.)
- Equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade.
- Successful completion of an electronics repair or instrumentation service and repair training
course of at least one year's duration at a state-licensed trade school.
- Two years of experience repairing and maintaining a variety of instrumentation or digital and
analog electronic equipment.
- Two years of the above experience at the full-performance level.
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 Association of Police Communication Officers or the National Association of Business, Education and Radio during tenure of employment as an Electronic Technician Group Leader, if required by work assignment.
- Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to and during tenure of employment, if required by work assignment.
PAY RANGE: 21
Class Established: 10/1978
Spec. Revision: 5/96
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC - 7/1997 ; Ad Board - 9/1997
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 7K68