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Radio Repair Mechanic – New York City POLICE DEPARTMENT – New York, NY


Company: New York City POLICE DEPARTMENT

Location: New York, NY

  • Full Time

New York City POLICE DEPARTMENT

    The mission of the New York City Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in New York City by working in partnership with the community to enforce the law, preserve peace, protect the people, reduce fear, and maintain order. The NYPD strives to foster a safe and fair city by incorporating Neighborhood Policing into all facets of Department operations, and solve the problems that create crime and disorder through an interdependent relationship between the people and its police, and by pioneering strategic innovation.

    The Information Technology Bureau provides the department with state-of-the-art technological support, building a leading IT and telecommunications infrastructure. ITB comprises six divisions, each with its own specialized directive, which report directly to the Deputy Commissioner, Information Technology. The Life-Safety Systems Division – Radio Communications Unit, which administers the electronics section, e911 Systems, and the Public Safety Broadband Section. 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 City’s communication systems; land, mobile and marine radio receivers and transmitters, including analog and digital UHF and VHF equipment; radio power system; 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 recorder; magnetic tape recorders; and other electronic devices. Will 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 make reports; and operate a motor vehicle.

    The division is seeking candidates for the position of Radio Repair Mechanic who will be responsible for the following:

  • 911 Radio dispatcher console maintenance and support
  • Audio routing of MPLS Ethernet circuits.
  • Fault isolation and repair of LMR repeater, base station and receiver antenna systems including antennas, transmission lines, duplexer, receiver multi-couplers, circulators, directional couples
  • and signal splitters. Perform VSWR and return loss measurements and interpret their results.

  • Fault isolation and repair of LMR repeaters, base stations, control stations and voting receivers.
  • Fault isolation and repair over-the-air (OTA) bi-directional amplifiers (BDA)
  • Fault isolation and repair fixed point-to-point microwave radio links.
  • Utilize MS office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Vision) to produce reports.
  • Utilize wireshark (TCP/IP) to identify and isolate problems within the radio system backhaul network.
  • Program LMR repeaters, base stations, control Xstations and voting receivers utilizing manufacture’s radio service software.
  • Recording analysis within the NICE logging and recording system.
  • Locate and isolate defects in electronic equipment
  • repair , replace and troubleshoot defective plans
  • Adjust align or tune electrical equipment

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. 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; or

2. 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. Six months of acceptable experience will be credited for each year of approved trade school, technical school or vocational high school.

3. Possession of a Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment.

4. For appointment to certain positions possession of a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) General Radiotelephone Operator’s License, with a radar endorsement, is required.

Preferred Skills

  • Radio frequency (RF) spectrum analyzer (Signal and Interference Analysis)
  • Monitor Test Receiver
  • RF Signal generator (Rx Sensitivity and Selectivity Testing)
  • Audio frequency signal generator
  • Communications service monitor
  • Vector Network protocol analyzer (digital and TDM) MPLS
  • Volt multi meter (VOM)
  • Oscilloscope
  • RF Watt meter

Additional Information

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) General Radiotelephone Operator’s License, with radar endorsement is required to be considered for appointment to this position. Please indicate this information in your cover letter.

Radio Repair Mechanics may be required to work shifts including nights, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Some of the physical activities performed by Radio Repair Mechanics and environmental conditions experienced are:

climbing ladders; climbing stars; 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 be required to work in adverse weather conditions including extreme temperatures, confined areas, noisy locations, and dirty environments.

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Work Location

1 Police Plaza, N.Y.

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position

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