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Job #: R-00041491
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Engineering Technologist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Job Description

Leidos has an opportunity for an Electro-Mechanical Technician at a customer site in San Diego, CA. This position requires US citizenship and the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance (a minimum of an interim Secret clearance is required prior to starting work). This position is responsible for supporting assembly, test, and integration work related to electro-mechanical devices used for subsea applications.

Primary Responsibilities

Daily duties may include some, or all, of the following:

  • Electrical assembly:
    • Wire harness fabrication utilizing wire splicing, crimping, molex connector installation and soldering on a multitude of different connectors and cable types.
    • Circuit board component installation using approved soldering techniques for surface mount and through-hole mount components on multi-layer printed circuit boards, including re-work and new production.
    • Circuit card assembly inspection and test.
  • Mechanical assembly:
    • Assembly and test of various mechanical systems
    • Potting and encapsulation of connectors and electronics, including: preparing components for casting (sanding, painting, fixturing), creating molds (mixing materials, degassing, pouring, and post processing), and pouring polyurethanes and silicones.
    • Reads, understands and follows engineering assembly drawings, bill of materials, manufacturing procedures, work instructions, and misc. supporting documentation.
    • Uses various hand tools to assemble mechanical components into larger assemblies.
    • Able to troubleshoot assembly issues under limited supervision.
    • Supports documentation standards by filling out serial number records, traveler records, work orders, and non-conformance reports.
  • Fiber Optics:
    • Packaging
    • Physical inspection
    • Fiber optic termination
    • Testing with OTDR
  • Lab and equipment:
    • Supports the creation of work orders, test procedures, and safety procedures.
    • Maintains a clean, organized and safe work environment.
    • Manages lab equipment and assembly fixtures, supporting repair tasks, or seeking assistance of project personnel to keep all equipment in good working condition.
    • Utilizes standard lab equipment (oscilloscopes, digital multi-meters, etc.) to assess and troubleshoot electronic assemblies.

Basic Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 3-5+ years of related experience.
  • Ability to obtain a Secret security clearance (a minimum of an interim Secret clearance is required prior to starting work).
  • Must have experience reading schematics and drawings.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Must have experience with the operation and use of hand tools, basic machine shop tools, and wood working shop tools.
  • Must have hands on experience in electrical and mechanical assembly, soldering, and use of basic electrical test equipment.
  • Must currently have, or be willing/able to obtain upon hiring, the following certifications:
    • Certification to IPC J-STD-001 (Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies); or other certifications in soldering electrical and electronic assemblies
    • Certification to IPC-A-610 (Acceptability of Electronics Assemblies); or other certifications in electronics assembly and workmanship
    • Certification to IPC WHMA-A-620 (Cable and Wire Harness Assembly); or other certifications in cables and wire harness and workmanship
  • Familiar with and capable of operating standard electronic test equipment; oscilloscopes, meters, frequency generators, etc.
  • Must be self-motivated, self-sufficient, and able to switch from one task to another at a moment’s notice.
  • Must be able to keep work space clean and free from grit, dust etc.
  • Needs to work well with others and be able to communicate and understand verbal and written instructions.
  • Is capable of interacting with customers, peers, and supervisors with professionalism.
  • Average physical mobility to move around an office or lab environment, and the ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Willingness to travel 1-2 times per year.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional years of experience preferred.
  • Two (2) year degree in electronics.
  • Current active Secret security clearance, or higher.
  • Prior experience with unmanned underwater vehicles and associated sensors, underwater cables/connectors (including molding/potting), control and monitor electronics, launch and recovery subsystems, and acoustic sensors.
  • Fiber Optics manufacturing, troubleshooting, and repair.
  • Currently holds, or is willing/able to obtain Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) Certification accredited by FOA (Fiber-Optic-Association)
  • Experience working off-shore on the deck of an ocean vessel, including deployment of ocean systems, line handling, mechanical assembly, and recovery of ocean systems.
  • Experience operating forklifts and small cranes.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Engineering Technologist


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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