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Job #: R-00059873
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Field Services
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

Leidos is hiring a Boat Coxswain and Maintenance Technician to join our team in San Diego, supporting a Navy customer. Primary duties are maintaining and operating a customer-owned 11m RHIB on frequent local operations, offshore of San Diego. Collateral duties include working with the project engineering team on rigging and general sea-testing, gear maintenance, and general fabrication of project systems.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure safety equipment is current, operational as expected, onboard and appropriate for given operation.
  • Know and understand all boat systems and operate them appropriately for the given conditions.
  • Responsible for operation, safety of crew, boat and equipment during operations.
  • Operate boat in a safe manner given weather, sea conditions, crew size or equipment on board exceed safe parameters.
  • Determine when weather, sea conditions, crew size or equipment onboard exceed safe parameters.
  • Make call to cancel or modify operations to maintain safety.
  • Be familiar with the operating parameters of projects supported and be able to anticipate boat moves and expectations.
  • Work with project(s) leads to develop and maintain boat schedule and publish schedule.
  • Ensure periodic boat and trailer maintenance is performed on schedule and by qualified personnel.
  • Ensure repairs are performed in accordance with OEM specifications.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must hold current active SECRET clearance.
  • Must hold or be able to attain NIWC small boat coxswain certificate.
  • Must be skilled at operating boats with single and multiple engines, jet drives preferred.
  • Must be capable of and experienced operating in off shore conditions, as well as calm waters.
  • Must know waterway navigation rules and etiquette.
  • Must be capable and willing to operate in fog, at night, and in rough seas as necessary within reasonable safety limits.
  • Must have experience in regular boat maintenance and preventative maintenance coordination.
  • Requires high school diploma or equivalent and 5+ years of prior relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Must possess demeanor to allow success in operating with dynamically changing schedules, sea conditions, onboard personnel and equipment.
  • Must be capable, competent and confident in ability to operate in dynamic conditions, while maintaining a safe environment.
  • Needs to be intimately attuned to the operating condition of the boat, able to recognize slight changes in sounds and performance characteristics that could be a warning to changes or potential failure.  Must act on these warnings and determine appropriate action.
  • Be willing to call for help, when needed.

Work hours must coincide with work being performed, typically 0715-1645, with some flexibility allowable.

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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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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