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Job #: R-00065464
Location: Pascagoula, MS
Category: Field Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Standard Plus On Call
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

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At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

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The AEGIS Test Team in Pascagoula, MS is seeking a Sonar Field Engineer who is excellent at being able to work with dynamic schedules and coordinate with other members of the test team and ship’s force. This team is in charge of overseeing the installation and conducting testing of the AN/SQQ-89A(V) Sonar Suite. This position will encompass all stages of production and post sail away support.

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Leidos Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security challenges for customers with “can’t fail” missions. To explore and learn more, click here!

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Responsibilities – What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Review of drawings and procedures designed for AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 installations and upgrades.

  • Act as Government representative during industrial installation.

  • Coordinate/Conduct testing of newly installed systems.

  • Witness shipyard conducted tests as per direction of ATT Management.

  • Perform fault isolation and conduct corrective actions.

  • Resolution of any issues associated with installation and testing of sonar systems.

  • Support assessments and at-sea test events as required.

  • Fulfill duties as an on-site representative for the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 system. These responsibilities will include:

  - Perform direct support to expedite problem resolution and to minimize any schedule impact caused by USW system equipment problems.

  - Provide installation and testing inputs to daily and weekly reports.

  - Document visual/mechanical and electrical discrepancies discovered during Assessment testing.

  - Perform configuration audits to verify installed USW system baselines on specified hulls per schedule and instructions provided.

  - Perform System Interoperability Validation (SIV)/equipment grooms using Government approved procedures.

This position is primarily responsible for acting as the government oversight during the installation of sonar systems onboard newly constructed US Navy ships. It is a fairly complex project that utilizes Government Furnished Information and assess production efforts based on standard installation techniques. Submits weekly status reports with installation percentages, major discrepancies with proposed solutions and schedule impacts. Coordinates with the training department the availability of the system for ship’s force training. Conducts system testing using government approved test procedures that require a thorough understanding of Sonar operating concepts and theories, and exercises discretion in making modifications, or recommend changes. Must be able to safely deviate from test schedule or test procedures in the event of a system casualty or schedule change.

Required Experience, Skills, and Education – To Land This Gig You’ll Need:

  • BS degree and 2+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience. (Equivalent experience/combined education also considered).

  • Must be able to work in a team environment.

  • Must be able to lift forty (40) pounds, climb ladders, and perform other shipboard activities.

  • Must be able to work in an industrial environment.

  • Position requires a valid passport.

  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

  • Understanding of Basic Sonar Principles, equipment, and interfaces.

  • Operate standard electronic test equipment i.e. Multi-meters, O-scopes, etc.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and test connectors, cable, power.

  • Technical experience on U.S. Navy combat systems.

  • Proficiency in MS Office products including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint.

  • Proven experience effectively communicating with senior US government representatives.

  • Basic networking and/or Linux software experience.

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Education – Favorable if you have:

  • Experience working in a shipyard environment.

  • Technical Documentation Experience, including Engineering Change Proposal/Order (ECP / ECO) Experience.

  • Direct customer support/interface experience.

  • Strategic mindset.

  • Ability to independently research, assess and present analyses of technical/logistics data and recommended options for government decision.

Clearance Required:

  • Must have and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:



Standard Plus On Call

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Field Operations

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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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 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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