The successful candidate will be a member of the Towed Array Intermediate Maintenance Activity (TS IMA) team in Virginia Beach, VA. This site provides direct fleet support of the towed acoustic systems installed on submarines and surface ships, 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.
Candidate must be capable of performing assigned work with minimum supervision.
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.
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 2 years experience in the test and repair of electronic/electrical equipment or equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to this position. 4 years of directly related experience can offset the education requirements.
- 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 and the completion of a final secret clearance.
- 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.
- Graduate of a Navy Instructor Training course.
- Prior US military service, preferably Navy and on a platform utilizing towed sonar systems (submarine or surface ship).
- 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).
- Active secret clearance.
External Referral Bonus:
Potential for Telework:
Clearance Level Required:
Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
SCA Engineering Tech
Defense & Intel