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Job #: R-00126518
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Engineering Technologist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000
Group: Defense Systems

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Leidos Maritime Systems Division has an exciting opportunity for an Engineering Technologist for the Blue Dot Program. This position will support NIWC-Pacific in producing and troubleshooting sensor systems for use in under-sea applications. The ideal candidate will be able to read and analyze technical drawings and prepare circuit boards to specifications called out by our in-house engineering team. Additional duties include use and maintenance of 3D printers, shop equipment, and process documentation. This position does not offer teleworking. Position requires a Secret security clearance.

Our ideal candidate will have the following Duties and Responsibilities


  • Conduct electrical and mechanical maintenance and troubleshooting on completed systems including, but not limited to, acoustic testing, strength testing, electrical testing.
  • Have a working knowledge of encapsulation techniques and materials, i.e. polyurethane, conathane, rubber, etc.
  • Be able to document maintenance and operational activities related to rapid prototype production and testing.
  • Comfortable with soldering down to the 0402-size utilizing surface mount methods.
  • Cable fabrication, inspection, and integration into other systems.
  • Interpret digital and acoustic data in real time to evaluate board effectiveness and compliance with known-good samples.
  • Provide engineers with constructive feedback regarding electrical and mechanical drawings and schematics.
  • Familiar with the use of oscilloscopes and frequency analyzers.
  • Support numerous projects and priorities at a time.


  • Experience using and maintaining large 3D printers.
  • Knowledge of SOP documentation and best practices.
  • Able to work in a high-paced R&D focused environment.
  • Experience with standard mechanical shop equipment i.e., drill press, band saw, CNC machine.
  • Experience with ERP and Project Management systems
  • Experience with 3D modeling.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Technical associate degree or tech trade school preferred.
  • Minimum two years formal electronics training or four years of progressively responsible, on-scene experience in electrical/electronic assembly.
  • Able to interpret complex electrical schematics.
  • Above average skills in soldering and electrical assembly.
  • Electrical/electronic assembly/inspection and/or soldering certificate (IPC-WHMA-620, IPC J-STD, etc.) desired, or equivalent skill in lieu of certificate.
  • Experience with cable assembly/wire harness assembly.
  • Experience troubleshooting to the component level is preferred.

Experience with PWB/PCB assembly including thru-hole and surface mount.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $44,850.00 - $81,075.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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