Engineering Technician IV

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Mechanical Engineering
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JOBDECRIPTION: The successful candidate will be a member of the Towed Array Intermediate Maintenance Activity (TS IMA) team in Atsugi Japan.  Leidos is establishing a site there in early 2018, which will be located on US Naval Air Facility, Atsugi, providing direct fleet support of the towed acoustic systems installed on submarines and surface ships primarily out of Yokosuka Japan.  This includes providing 24/7/365 worldwide casualty assistance (CASREP) support as tasked.  Other responsibilities of the program include shipping/receiving/warehousing, government property administration, and asset tracking. 

Candidate will be responsible for conducting towed array module physical inspection, electrical testing, troubleshooting, array assembly and ship board installation of towed bodies while working pier side, in all weather conditions and/or in a warehouse environment. Travel overseas and within CONUS on short notice may be required. Candidate will be responsible to review technical documentation, identify discrepancies and submit TMDERS (Technical Manuals Deficiency/Evaluation Report) corrections.
This position has occasional requirements for overtime work in order to meet US Navy operational schedules, and may have occasional requirements for extended travel to support surge work at other Towed Array IMAs in order to meet US Navy operational schedules.

Selected applicant will receive on the job training and is expected to either be previously qualified or complete all qualifications as a Towed Array IMA array technician and Pier-Side Supervisor in accordance with Personnel Qualification Standard (PQS) requirements within six months of hire date Upon completing qualifications the selected candidate will be expected to take on technical lead assignments supporting IMA day to day operations. Selected applicant must be able to interact with Navy, Government, and civilian support contractors. The candidate may be expected to assume additional collateral duties from time to time as assigned by the site manager. The candidate may be expected to assume oversight of IMA day to day operations from time to time in the absence of the site manager.
The facility in Atsugi will not be available for IMA startup until the spring of 2018.  Therefore, upon hiring the successful candidate will commence training and qualification in the technical aspects of towed array support and the administrative processes and systems associated with this activity at one of the existing Towed Array IMA’s.  The location of that training will depend on where the candidate is currently located and the proximity of an IMA that performs TB-37 array maintenance in addition to the submarine arrays.  The candidate will be expatriated to Japan in the first quarter, CY18 in sufficient time to establish residence before facility startup commences.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Selected Applicant will have the ability to obtain and retain a Department of Defense security clearance at the Secret level and be able to obtain and retain a US Passport.

Required Skills/Experience:

• Graduate of an accredited technical institute or apprentice program in electronics above the high school level or successful completion of a military electronics course equivalent to U.S. Navy "C" school and at least two years experience in the test and repair of electronic/electrical equipment.

• Experience in the use of electronic test equipment and operation of various hand held power tools.

• Must obtain a minimum of an interim Secret prior to commencement of employment.

• Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.

• Must complete a background check and physical to be able to obtain a DOT license.

• Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

Desired skills:

Prior US military service, preferably Navy and on a platform utilizing towed sonar systems (submarine or surface ship).

• Graduate of a Navy Instructor Training course.

• Experienced in the operation, troubleshooting, and/or repair of towed sonar arrays, or experience with any of the following equipment is desirable: AN/BQQ-5, AN/BQQ-6, AN/BSY-1, AN/BSY-2, SQQ-89, OK-276, OA-9070/9070A, OK-410 or OK-542/542A.

• Must be able to perform light mechanical maintenance actions and operate a forklift as part of assigned duties.

• Have a working knowledge of the Towed Array Management System (TAMS) and Virtual In-service Engineering System (VISE).

• Experienced in the use of Microsoft Office products (2007/2010)


External Referral Eligible

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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