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Engineering Technician ( R-00078306 )

Engineering and Architecture




San Diego, California, United States


Job Description:

Leidos Maritime System Solutions (MSS) is looking for an Engineering Technician to join a growing, fast-paced engineering research, development, testing and evaluation team. The position works closely with the Engineering Team and Test Director to support at-sea testing and system checkout/prep activities. Specific responsibilities include: supporting lab and at-sea testing of project UUVs; assisting with the execution and reporting of pre-deployment regression tests; technical troubleshooting of UUV components and sub-systems; mechanical integration of hardware; test preparation and checkout activities; lab support tasks such as shipping/receiving coordination, inventory and parts tracking, and facilities / space management.

This position will require the candidate to obtain and hold a Secret Clearance. You will be supporting engineering research, development, testing and evaluation directly at Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific located in San Diego, California.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Safely conduct sea-tests in variable sea-states with variable personnel
  • Communicate effectively – specifically during dynamic environments at sea
  • Set-up and conduct tests and record data to assist with engineering analysis.
  • Provide field service support on an as-needed basis, including support at-sea.
  • Collect, maintain, organize, compile, and manipulate technical data
  • Work closely with engineering and recommends alternative solutions to problems and obstacles.
  • Perform incoming material receiving inspection for circuit card assemblies (CCAs) and wire harnesses

Basic Qualifications

  • Familiar with executing and planning at-sea test activities
  • Experience troubleshooting hardware/software systems
  • Experience in robotics or unmanned systems
  • Experience with oceanographic instruments – deployment/recovery/use
  • Capable of reading and understanding mechanical and electrical drawings, specifications, work orders, and test procedures.
  • Expertise with the use and operation of standard electronic test equipment; oscilloscopes, meters, frequency generators, etc.
  • Expertise in troubleshooting electro-mechanical systems.
  • Expertise in fiber optics troubleshooting, and repair.
  • Capable of writing work orders and test procedures.
  • Ability to take initiative in troubleshooting of issues; creative in determining approach or action to take in non-routine situations.
  • Competent in use of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Microsoft Project.
  • Requires high school diploma or equivalent and 3 – 5 years of prior relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Marine / Shipboard experience
  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs.
  • Ability to work on a small boat (i.e. not susceptible to motion sickness)
  • Forklift certification is a plus
  • Willingness to support after-hours and on weekends as needed
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • TS/SCI Eligibility/Clearance preferred

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