RADIO REPAIR MECHANICS
In these Civilian positions with the NYPD, you will be performing tasks under the supervision of a Radio Repair Supervisor. Radio Repair Mechanics install, repair, align, maintain, service, and/or tune the following: radio, radar, microwave, multiplex, television and electronic apparatus and appurtenances of the NYPD’s communication systems.
NYPD’s communication systems include: land, mobile and marine radio receivers and transmitters, including analog and digital UHF and VHF equipment; radio power systems; radio antenna systems; miniature radio receivers and transmitters; audio amplifiers and public address systems including related telephone intercom, program timer and/or clock systems; television cameras, closed circuit cameras, receivers and antennas; radar systems; electronic test equipment; multiplex equipment; digital sound recorders; magnetic tape recorders and various other electronic devices.
Examples of typical duties include:
- Locate and isolate defects in electronic equipment
- Repair, replace and troubleshoot defective parts
- Adjust, align or tune electronic equipment
- Install electronic units and associated electrical elements, including the mounting of radios.
- Keep records and develop reports.
- Drive a motor vehicle in the performance of assigned duties.
Five years of full-time satisfactory experience acquired within the last 10 years as a radio repair mechanic, or as an electronic technician repairing electronic equipment;
At least three years of experience as described in “1” above, acquired within the last 10 years plus sufficient full-time training of a relevant nature, specializing in electronics, (acquired in a trade school, technical school or vocational high school approved by a State’s department of education or recognized accrediting organization, to make up the equivalent of the remaining required experience).
Candidates must also be able to understand and be understood in English. Prior to appointment, you must pass a qualifying medical examination and character investigation which includes drug screening.
Proof of Identity: Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, you must be able to prove your identity and your right to obtain employment in the United States prior to employment with the City of New York. New York City residency is not a requirement. .
Possession of a Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment.
For appointment to certain positions: possession of a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) General Radiotelephone Operator’s License, with a radar endorsement, is required.
Some of the physical activities performed by Radio Repair Mechanics include:
climbing ladders; climbing stairs; lifting and carrying heavy tools, batteries, radio cabinets, radio racks, and other equipment; climbing on top of, crawling beneath and working within various types of vehicles to install, repair and remove communications equipment and systems. May also be required to work in diverse weather conditions including extreme temperatures, confined areas, noisy locations, and dirty environments.
Special Working Conditions:
Radio Repair Mechanics may be required to work shifts including nights, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
The Salary: The current minimum salary is $41.00 per hour, for a 40-hour work week. This rate is subject to change.
If you have read the specific requirements for this position and feel that you may qualify, please submit your resume to: RadioRepairMechanic@gmail.com
You may be hired provisionally and if so you will be required to take and pass the civil service exam which will be given at a later date.