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Job #: R-00030817
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Category: Field Services
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense Group of Leidos has an immediate opening for a Deck Plate Lead/Technician 3 in Chesapeake, VA. Projects will also include international travel.  

The Deck Plate Lead position is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in support of the US Navy Integrated Logistics Center (ILC). In this ILC mission we conduct maintenance, modernization, and installation of ASW sonar systems in support of our customers. The successful candidate will be a hard-working and dedicated individual who is punctual and reliable with the ability to interact in a professional manner with coworkers and other individuals on the task. 

•Lead projects so that contractual requirements are met.
•Compose Daily Status Reports to Program Manager.
•Properly convey scheduling, potential conflict, needs, and job progress to end-customer.
•Work with OSIC to manage requirements, schedule, and to de-conflict any potential issues.
•Assist with managing installation milestones, help with ship's force interaction and scheduling of required ship's force actions.
•Ensure customer, project team, ship's force and team meets requirements and regulations. 
•Ensure customer interaction with install team remains within contractual and NAVSEA Standard Item guidelines.
•Interact on a regular basis with the customer and speak knowledgeably and reliably in order to field customer questions and concerns in order to achieve 100% customer satisfaction.
•Take responsibility for safety of personnel, ship's force, and equipment.
•Maintain and track documentation of electrical safety.
•Work with WAF coordinator to accomplish tasking.
•Maintain proper documentation and tracking of QA manual. 
•Schedule, coordinate, and participate in and document V-Level, I-Level and G-Level inspections.
•Assist on-site QA Inspector in performing and documenting daily duties.
•Interface with on-site QA Inspector about on-board, in-process discrepancies, and ensure they are corrected.

•High School diploma or equivalent with 2+ years of prior relevant experience.
•Fiber Optic certified and Connector qualified.
•Demonstrated understanding and adherence to TUMS and ILC tag-out/lock-out program requirements.
•Be proficient in the use of ESOMS.
•Currently possess a DoD Secret security clearance.

Physical Requirements with the ability to:
•Lift and carry 50 lbs.
•Ascend and descend ladders on board a ship.
•Operate and own basic hand tools to be used on ship. 
•Work from ladders and reach into the overhead to perform cable installation and removal as well as banding. 
•Wear proper PPE (hardhat, safety glasses, steel toes at all times).
•Work required overtime to include weekends at times. 
•Comply with all local and specific shipyard safety and general rules.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 50% of the time

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Field Services


About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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