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Job #: R-00055422
Location: Vista, CA
Category: Field Services
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Standard Plus On Call
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: Other Clearance
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals.

Driven by our talented workforce, the Security Detection & Automation Operation is the cornerstone of Leidos’ comprehensive suite of fully integrated security detection and automation solutions for aviation, ports and borders, and critical infrastructure customers around the world, with more than 24,000 products deployed across 120 countries. Leidos is positioned to address emerging and evolving threats through rapid development of innovative solutions for our global customers.  Leidos’ SDA Operation, in conjunction with the TSA, also performs on-call, onsite installation servicing of X- Ray Detection Equipment using leading edge technology to ensure the safety of our clients, customer and passengers.

The Security Detection and Automation Operation is comprised of four divisions to align with our customers’ missions and needs:

Job Description

The Security & Transportation Technology Business Unit has an opening for a Field Service Technician in support of sustainment contracts for mission critical Reveal, Reduced Size Explosive Detection Systems (RSEDS), Vehicle and Cargo Inspection Systems (VACIS) and Exploranium, Radiation Portal Monitor (RPM) systems in support of customers like Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) and national laboratories. 

Locations of work will vary between domestic and international job sites to include airports, land ports & sea ports of entry and government test facilities or other commercial sites to install and support system deployment and equipment upgrade activities.  Travel commitment is 50 – 75% of the time.

Specific activities shall include:

  • Equipment installations

  • Equipment technical refresh projects/system upgrades

  • Equipment relocations

  • Software upgrades

  • Equipment decommissions

  • System testing using established procedures and witnessed by government and commercial customers

  • Completion and submittal of equipment specific test plans

  • Strong motivational, organizational and analytical skills

  • Ability to multi-task, work accurately and with attention to detail in a Field Service environment

  • Ability to interpret wiring diagrams, schematics, system manuals and technical directives for troubleshooting purposes.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and cooperative skills to be able to work within a team environment

  • The candidates must be physically able to lift, carry & transport heavy equipment up to 50lbs, climb ladders and work at heights above 15’ using mobile elevated work platforms (MEWP).

  • Provide routine status updates by email to keep management apprised of job completion status and potential issues. 

  • Provide completion documentation following completion of the job

  • Capable of learning our inventory management system (costpoint) to query products Bills of Material and look up part numbers to be ordered.


Basic Qualifications

  • Ability to pass TSA suitability background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School diploma with 2 - 4 years’ prior relevant experience. Associates Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering preferred.

  • Ability to successfully pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background

  • Must have a valid state driver’s license to support domestic travel

  • Must be able to obtain a US Passport in order to support OCONUS travel

  • Experience with MS Office, Windows XP/7/10, E-mail applications (Outlook), Intel-based PCs and network data communications equipment.

  • Candidate must be able to work well with a wide variety of end users (novice to experienced), have a good demeanor, and excellent communications skills. 

  • Candidate will present themselves in a professional manner at all times while on the job site. 

Desired Experience:

  • Good presentation skills; able to convey confident and decisive messages.

  • Multi tasker who enjoys working in the field with diverse teams on varied projects

  • Detail oriented and highly organized with exceptional follow-through abilities.

  • Familiar with government and commercial fixed-price contracts. 

  • Coordination of product support.

  • Bilingual language skills (Spanish) a plus.

See how Leidos is safeguarding people and commerce by selecting the link below!

Transforming global security and detection.

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We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 10%

Clearance Level Required:

Other Clearance


Yes, 50% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:



Standard Plus On Call

Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Field Services

Pay Range:

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 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit

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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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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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