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Working As A Range Technician

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $35,430

    Average Salary

What Does A Range Technician Do At Bae Systems

* Operating antenna test ranges under the supervision of senior operators.
* Performing routine measurements using multimeters, network analyzers, and other electronic and RF equipment.
* Must be proficient in standard computer usage (Microsoft Office).
* Ability to communicate clearly both written and verbally with senior engineering and management staff to convey any issues encountered during Range operations.
* Must be comfortable working in elevated spaces and assisting in loading and unloading test articles both by hand and by using hoists and similar equipment.
* Must have the ability to lift up to a 50 pound load.
* Routine chemical and material handling are normal duties for this position.
* This role will have limited fabrication and mechanical assembly duties

What Does A Range Technician Do At Bureau of Land Management

* This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element.
* Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified.
* Selective Placement Factor #1:
* This position is a Primary Firefighter position and is subject to a maximum entry age (MEA).
* The MEA is the date immediately preceding your 37th birthday.
* Applicants must not have reached age 37 at the time of appointment, unless proof is provided of prior Federal service in another primary covered position, or you are a preference eligible veteran.
* Selective Placement Factor (s) #2

What Does A Range Technician Do At Arcata Associates

* Consistently demonstrate proper handling of Radio and Telephone procedures.
* Make certain Link 16 equipment is configured properly and is ready for operations.
* Confirm current crypto is loaded and ready for mission support.
* Rapidly isolate system malfunctions and restore to an operational status.
* Adapt to a variety of nonstandard problems, which require extensive operator intervention in coordination with outside agencies.
* Train new users on unique mission support equipment.
* Other Related Duties:
* Performs other related duties as assigned

What Does A Range Technician Do At Ball Corporation/Ball Aerospace

* Configure the Range for RF operation.
* Utilize overhead cranes to move heavy / large tooling and equipment.
* Install and assemble defined Range test tooling.
* Set-up and calibrate the Range for test execution per documented procedure, specification or standard.
* Install and connect antennas to be tested.
* Execute RF tests per documented procedure.
* Process and plot required Range data files as defined.
* Sign-off on test operations certifying that tests have been conducted as specified in the product acceptance test procedure.
* Utilize paper or electronic formats to maintain required process logs, records and reports in accordance with BATC policies and government regulation.
* Use internal electronic scheduling system to tear-down and set-up for the next scheduled test.
* Initiate emergency procedures in case of power failure; recognize safety hazards, including hazardous materials, and pursue corrective action when necessary.
* Initiate and sustain process improvement activities to increase process efficiency and reduce risks to hardware or data quality.
* Execute equipment and system maintenance activities.
* Also responsible to support prototype / development RF testing.
* Responsibilities include:
* Set-up of Range and execution of special tests with minimal engineering oversight, direction or documentation.
* Conduct tests; monitor, analyze, reduce and record data; and perform mathematical calculations.
* Will also be expected to support the Range in a more operational role, including performance of preventive maintenance and some Range maintenance tasks.
* May be required to read / document schematic diagrams.
* Troubleshoot circuits to the component level.
* Assemble electronic circuits and perform cause and affect analysis.
* Candidate will work as a team member with other Range technicians, as well as Range, Manufacturing and Test engineering.
* Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
* Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units, and the Company.
* Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
* Perform other duties as necessary.
* What you’ll need:
* High School diploma or equivalent and 4 or more years of related experience, or a two-year technical degree and 2 or more years of related experience.
* Ability to perform shift and weekend work as required.
* A current security clearance is required.
* Must be familiar with Microsoft Office products and feel completely comfortable with computer systems and various software applications.
* Electro-mechanical background is a plus.
* In addition to the typical educational and experience requirements, a demonstrated capability to adequately perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position and exhibit the skills and competencies of the grade level should be considered.
* Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Bachelor’s or Master’s, may substitute for two years of related experience

What Does A Range Technician Do At Bureau of Land Management

* The work of this position will serve to both train the incumbent in higher level technical range management work and to support the work of higher graded technicians and/or Rangeland Management Specialist.
* Thus, duties will include but are not limited to:
* Provides technical support and assistant in range conservation, range management, and range improvement.
* Collects information from records used in the development and revision of allotment plans, monitoring/inventory plans, range improvement plans, and grazing transfers.
* Collects data in the field such as available forage, stubble height, status/condition of range improvement projects, type and location of weeds, livestock trespass, and unauthorized use.
* Participates in on-the-ground projects (i.e., water systems, fencing, cattle guards, planting/seeding of vegetation, etc.).
* Makes observations of wildlife use, may serve on fire crews.
* GS-07 Duties**: At this level, the incumbent provides technical support and assistance in range conservation, range management, and range improvement.
* Thus, duties will include but are not limited to:
* Ensures all stipulation in grazing permits and leases under area of responsibility are complied with.
* Confers with permittees/lessees on general inquiries such as project maintenance and conditions.
* Assists in preparation of grazing lease/permits and in other range administration matters.
* Prepares billing documents, prepares range transfers documents.
* Trains and monitors crews carrying out duties.
* Conducts range studies (i.e., condition and trend, utilization, actual use, climatological, etc.).
* Coordinates with wildlife biologists and participates in identifying areas of wildlife use, needs and unique situations.
* Plans/conducts range use supervision and allotment inspections

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Range Technician Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • Arabic

  • Welsh

  • Persian

  • Cheyenne

  • Korean

  • Carrier

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Top Range Technician Skills

  1. Safety Inspections
  2. GPS
  3. Wildland Fire
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Perform daily vehicle and equipment safety inspections.
  • Operated hand held GPS units to map out streams, wetlands, and trees inside proposed area of interest.
  • Worked on an Engine Crew as a wildland firefighter suppressing fires, completing prescribed burns and various other fuels reduction activities.
  • Worked as a trainee engine operator driving and pumping the engine.
  • Worked with ranchers helping them with cattle and the departments at BLM (Bureau of Land Management) maintain allotments.

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