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Job #: R-00068256
Location: Killeen, TX
Category: Field Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Leidos Defense Group is seeking a THAAD Automation Technician for immediate assignment to Fort Hood, TX.  The successful candidate will function as an Automation Technician with the THAAD Missile Defense System and will assist the customer in the operation, maintenance, march-order, and emplacement of the THAAD Fire Control & Communication (TFCC) Systems, THAAD Launching Station, and logistical support equipment in accordance with established Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs), Technical Manuals (TMs), policies, procedures, and processes.  The successful candidate will be a member of a multitalented support team and will cross-train to gain proficiency working with other elements of the THAAD system.

This position is designated as Mission Essential with a requirement for worldwide deployments, and will require deployment training, military exercise participation, and other related training for the area of operations.  The successful candidate will support military movement to a potentially hazardous zone, support any and all lead up events, working overtime and nonstandard shifts, as necessary.

Primary Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

• Support the customer in managing and monitoring the maintenance and sustainment program to include, but not limited to: scheduling and conducting services, configuration and data management, troubleshooting, and HW/SW installation.

• Contribute to Root Cause Analysis and failure troubleshooting that are above the level of the Enhanced Operator/Maintainers (EOM) to include but not limited to: software, hardware, interconnecting cabling, electrical system, and networks.

• Recommend courses of action to the customer, end user, and peers based on experiential knowledge.

• Create, update, and complete Maintenance Actions within allotted time and verify completeness and accuracy of maintenance reports.

• Demonstrate proficiency in reading and comprehending electrical and mechanical drawings.

• Handle and inspect electrostatic sensitive devices. 

• Support the customer's training programs through collaboration with our program partners to ensure highly trained and competent service members.

• Understand the customer's expectations and perceptions in order to provide the best support possible; focusing on mission, values, and goals.

• Address all comments and feedback received from the customer; strive to receive no negative feedback from the customer.

• Establish trust and confidence by creating and maintaining open, candid lines of communication with the customer and partner companies & agencies.

• Demonstrate discipline, adaptability, attention to detail, sound judgement, initiative, and ability to foster collaboration.

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree with 2-4 years of relevant experience, or equivalent experience/combined education.

• Must possess and maintain a SECRET clearance; must possess a SECRET clearance to be considered.

• Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within six (6) months of hire.

• Must possess and maintain CompTIA A+ and either CompTIA Network+ or Security+ certification.

• Must meet physical deployment standards as set forth in, but not limited to, DoD Instruction 3020.41, Operational Contract Support, and applicable modifications.

• Must possess and maintain valid U.S. Passport (Blue Book) with no restrictions on travel.

• Knowledge of US Army Physical Security standards and practices, and COMSEC & CCI handling and utilization.

• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Windows Operating Systems and the Microsoft Office Suite.

Additional Deployment Criteria:

This position requires the successful candidate to pass medical, dental, and psychological screenings according to criteria established by the customer and be designated “fit for deployment.”

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated ability to master new technical and training applications within a short time.

• Experience and knowledge of US Army Air and Missile Defense operations.

• Experience and knowledge of US Army Supply and Logistics systems and practices.

Pay Range:

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® 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 47,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.   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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