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Field Engineer / Technician

Engineering and Architecture



Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States


Work Where It Matters

Akima Systems Engineering (ASE), an Akima company, is not just another federal systems support contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At ASE, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders, ASE provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers, ASE delivers solutions in maritime IT, systems engineering, and integration across the Department of Defense and stands ready to help improve operational performance at a reasonable and sustainable cost.

As an ASE employee, you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

Akima Systems Engineering (ASE) is looking for a Electronics Technician to work in Colorado Springs, CO. To join our team of outstanding professionals, apply today!

The Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Desert Southwest (DSW) Region requires upgrades to the Physical Access Control System (PACS) at electrical substations, switchyards, and facilities throughout Arizona, California, and Nevada.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a Electronics Technician on assigned projects and comfortable working independently or with a small team.
  • Work with federal agencies on the migration, upgrades, and installation of physical security infrastructure at various electrical substation facilities.
  • Responsible for installing Electronic and Technical Security Systems to DoD and DoS specific guideline and requirements.
  • Read, interpret, and draw electrical, electronic, and electro-mechanical schematics.
  • Familiar with and use test equipment such as multimeters and cable testers (e.g., Fluke, Klein, Ideal).
  • Follow strict installation wiring guidelines and read and interpret building construction plans (blueprints).
  • Knowledgeable with National Electric Code (NEC) requirements and practices such as grounding and electrical safety.
  • Perform maintenance, installation, troubleshooting, and testing of security wiring & power circuits.
  • Be familiar with and have a working knowledge of a multitude of systems including but not limited to:
  • DoD and DoS Security Systems and requirements.
  • Access Control and Intrusion Detection Systems such as Lenel, Software House, Milestone.
  • IP CCTV Surveillance Systems such as Milestone.
  • Mechanical and electromechanical locking systems (electronic strikes, locks, mag’s, etc.).


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have High School Diploma or equivalent or a graduate of military basic and advanced electronic or communication technician courses. In lieu of military training must have at least 5 years of technical experience with installation of electronics/electrical systems.
  • Must have experience as a technician with installation of electronics/electrical systems including, but not limited to:
  • Intrusion Detection Systems.
  • Access Control Systems.
  • Closed Circuit Television.
  • Security Cameras.
  • Intercom Systems.
  • Mass Notification Systems.
  • Conduit Installation.
  • Low Voltage Electrical Systems.
  • Must be able to use basic test equipment and the preparation of site test data and documentation.
  • Must have the ability to work in a demanding, deadline-driven environment, be detailed orientated, and self-motivated.
  • Must have strong verbal communication skills and the ability to work independently or under limited supervision.
  • Must have the ability to install, test and troubleshoot Electronic and Technical Security System equipment, read schematics and maintenance manuals.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Products and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Must be a US Citizen with a current and valid Driver’s License.
  • Must have 3 to 5 years of hands-on experience installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and servicing Lenel hardware and software.
  • Must have 3 to 5 years of hands-on experience installing, configuring, troubleshooting Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Physical Access Control (PACS), Internet Protocol (IP) video surveillance systems and other security systems.

Pay & Benefits:

  • Salary Range:$65,000 to $80,000The salary offered to the successful candidate will be determined based on the candidate’s qualifications, work experience, and their ability to meet the known requirements of the position as determined at the time of hire.
  • Job location will also be a factor in determining the salary offered.Benefits:
  • The company offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), PTO and a range of other voluntary benefits.

Travel Requirements:

  • Varies but expected travel is to exceed 50%

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to reach, climb, stoop, & kneel up to 75% of the time.
  • Repetitive motion, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, hearing, and visual acuity (depth perception).
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.
  • Communicating with others to exchange information.
  • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
  • Subject to outside environmental conditions (extreme cold/heat), Inside or Outside / Noise levels.

Posted Salary Range


Benefits Information

Regular - The company offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and a range of other voluntary benefits. Paid Time Off (PTO) is offered to regular full-time and part-time employees.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Information Technology

Travel: Yes, 100% of the time

Organization: ASE - Akima Systems Engineering

Clearance: Able to Obtain Public Trust

Work Type: Remote

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-3866