Training Specialist

Clearance Level
Great Lakes, Illinois

REQ#: RQ98900

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Regular



Course Number:



Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit, Great Lakes, IL.


30 weeks (1087 hours).

GDTI - Military Education Program is seeking qualified applicants for the position of ET Combined (Apprentice Technical Training and “A” School) Instructor. 

Description: This individual will be an Electronic Technician subject matter expert/instructor as part of a multi instructor workforce providing instruction in the courses described below.  This individual will report to the Instructor Leader at Naval Station Great Lakes, IL.  This individual must have a minimum of three  years of instructing experience to include:  direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) electrical circuits; identify the purpose and use of basic circuit components such as resistors, capacitors, and inductors; describe the use of switches, fuses, and breakers; perform multimeter measurements for current, voltage, and resistance; understand Ohm’s law and its use in series, parallel, and series/parallel circuits; identify magnetic and non-magnetic materials; identify open and short circuits; understand circuit analysis methods such as voltage division and Kirchhoff’s laws; calculate AC circuit parameters; use function generators, oscilloscopes, and frequency counters; describe faults in electronic circuits, discuss the purpose of diodes and transistors; describe forward and reverse biased circuits; measure input and output waveforms of diode limiter circuits; identify the purpose of electron tubes; describe the purpose of amplifiers; describe diode and transistor operations; understand the functions of a power supply; understand the operation of bridge rectifiers; identify Zener diodes regulator circuits; identify voltage regulator circuits; describe the purpose of silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) circuits; convert between number systems including binary, octal, and hexadecimal; identify the difference between sequential and combinational circuits; understand the use of flip-flops; describe the use of register memory circuits; describe serial and parallel data transfer; identify the purpose of shift registers; understand and recognize synchronous and asynchronous counter circuits; recognize basic analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog circuits; identify the major components of a microprocessor system; describe and calculate electric motor operation parameters including speed, torque, power, and efficiency; understand DC motor and generator winding connection configurations; troubleshoot DC and AC motor and generator systems; perform routine maintenance on AC motors; operate and maintain motor-generator sets; troubleshoot closed loop motor control systems; identify a basic telecommunication system; describe basic electromagnetic wave principles; understand the frequency spectrum; recognize basic telecommunications terminology; understand the effects of bandwidth, attenuation, and interference; identify types of transducers; describe topologies and common network components; describe satellite telecommunication systems; identify and discuss the different types of broadcast systems; understand basic telephone systems and equipment; understand the internal structure and timing considerations of the 8085 processor; trace digital logic signals; understand and apply computer numbering systems including binary and hexadecimal; understand read-only memory (ROM) and random access memory (RAM) data storage technologies; apply basic microprocessor operation to the troubleshooting and maintenance of digital systems; explain operational control of open- and closed-loop electrical and electronic systems; analyze feedback circuitry; utilize elements of the thyrsistors family (TRIACS, SCRs, and DIAC) for electric power application and electrical safety; analyze proportional, integral, and differential algorithms when applied to control circuitry; understand motors, synchros/servos, and position detection circuits; understand and maintain ladder logic and programmable logic programming; explain the operational concepts of radar systems; understand the components of and the signal flow through a radar receiver; minimize standing wave ratio effects on radar transmission; understand radar transmitters and alignment of wave guides; maintain and align a complete radar system; explain radar signal generation techniques and the operation of auxiliary radar components; understand and apply fiber optic theory in data communications applications; understand the optical spectrum, reflection, and refraction; troubleshoot and repair fiber optic light sources; repair and maintain fiber optic cables; implement data communication cable troubleshooting and repair; make wiring terminations; use schematics, block diagrams, wiring diagrams, and logic flow diagrams; use hand-held electronic test equipment; use standard laboratory equipment to include oscilloscopes, function generators, and logic probes; understand the techniques involved in troubleshooting and repair; perform one-line fault analysis; ensure proper connectivity consideration for electronic components; apply diagnostic programs in maintenance procedures; ensure all safety parameters are correctly applied; understand electrical and electronic safety requirements; perform tag-out and other electrical and electronic repair procedures; perform basic first aid procedures; understand mechanical system safety requirements and safety markings; and apply electromechanical safety parameters.

Methods of Instruction:  include audiovisual materials, classroom exercises, computer-based training, laboratory, lecture, and practical exercises. General course topics include DC and AC circuits and motors; solid state electronics; radar transmitters, receivers, and antennas; fiber optic cable and connections; maintenance procedures; electronic test equipment; and electrical equipment safety.

Methods of Assessment: Methods of assessment include quizzes, performance rubrics (checklists), examinations, essays, and performance tests.

Additionally the candidate should be an expert in the delivery of both classroom and practical lab instruction.

Required Qualification:

  • Three Years Instructor Experience

Preferred Experience:

  • Master Training Specialist
  • NEC 9502/805A
  • NAVEDTRA 131/132 curriculum development

Desired Competencies: AC/DC circuits topics include AC test equipment; Kirchhoff’s laws; multimeter measurements; Ohm’s law; parallel circuits; resistors, current, and voltage; resonance; RL and RC circuits; series circuits; transformers; troubleshooting; and voltage division. Electronic circuit’s topics include bridge circuits, diodes, electron tube circuits, full- and half-wave rectifiers, operational amplifiers, oscillators, power supplies, pulse circuits, transistors, troubleshooting, and Zener diodes. Digital electronics topics include basic microprocessors, binary system, combinational logic, counters, digital logic functions, flip-flops, octal and hexadecimal systems, registers, and sequential circuits. Electronic communications topics include broadcast systems, electromagnetic propagation, frequency spectrum, networks, satellite systems, telecommunications terminology, telephone systems, and transducers. Microprocessors topics include binary mathematics operations, computer input/output interfacing, data register timing operations, digital computer circuits, micro-computer system hardware and software components, microprocessor architectures, and microprocessor brand and model characteristics. Fiber optics and cabling topics include conductor troubleshooting and repair, data cable fault isolation, light emitting diode (LED) and laser light sources, light sources and optical detectors, optical signal transmission, printed circuit board connections, signal and multimode optical fibers, soldering, and wire wrap. Electronic systems troubleshooting and maintenance topics include block diagrams; general safety concepts; mechanical safety marking requirements; mechanical, electrical, and electromagnetic safety procedures; schematics; signal flow considerations; static electricity safety concepts; tag-out operations; test equipment explanation and usage; troubleshooting concepts and extensive practice sessions; and wiring diagrams. Industrial safety topics include electromechanical safety parameters, electronic and electrical safety parameters, emergency procedures, handling equipment safety, mechanical safety parameters, and proper hand tool usage procedures. Rotating machines topics include AC and DC motor construction principles, motor control block diagrams, motor voltage and current measurements tools, proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control theory, pulse width modulated (PWM) motor control, rotating machine application principles, safe maintenance procedures, and series and shunt field motor windings. Radar systems topics include alignment and maximum power output concepts, auxiliary systems, radar cavities and frequency generation, radar system components, radar theory, radar wavelength and impacts on waveguide lengths, receiver and transmitter block diagrams, and standing wave ratios. Industrial electronics topics include control concepts, DIAC, diodes, feedback systems, motors, operational amplifiers, PID algorithms, safety, servos and synchro’s, Thrysistors, transistors, TRIAC, unijunction transistor (UJT), and Zener diodes.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.