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Engineering Technician V (Submarine Sonar Technician)

Engineering Technician V (Submarine Sonar Technician)

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Job Locations 
US-VA-Virginia Beach
US-GA-Kings Bay
Regular Full-Time
Eligibility for Security Clearance Required 

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This position is contingent upon contract award, and customer approval of resume.  The Sonar Technician will provide onboard and distance technical support/oversight in analyzing, troubleshooting, testing, repairing acoustic equipment aboard operational submarines.  

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Provide onboard and distance technical support to Norfolk Area Submarines and those world-wide deployed with fleet technical assistances with acoustic equipment/systems evaluation, troubleshooting, testing, repairs and corrective maintenance.
  • Provide onboard assessment support, inspection, corrective maintenance, and modernization support with acoustic systems. This includes but is not limited to support for the following systems:
    • Provide onboard maintenance training to ship’s force technicians in the operations, repair, maintenance, and logistics support for the acoustic systems.
    • Provide written TAVR and TAVR worksheet data upon completion of Fleet Technical Assistance Support. Enter Fleet Technical Assistance/maintenance data into STAARS, RMAIS, and other data bases and status reports upon completion of visit.
    • Provide onboard support for the acoustic systems portion of Total Ship Readiness Assessments.
    • Provide management, preparation, and coordination support for Total Ship Readiness Assessment process improvement initiatives, activities, semi-annual conferences, and meetings, on-site and/or onboard ship during the entire process to including tracking and accomplishment of action items.
    • Be accustomed with and utilize Preventive Maintenance System (PMS) Maintenance Requirement Cards (MRCs) and SUBMEPP Combat Systems Test Procedures, as outlined to support the Combat Systems Assessment Plan, and/or directed by the Test Director following a Shipyard availability/overhaul. Utilize the current and approved PMS/ SUBMEPP Combat Systems Test Procedures to assist/train ship’s force personnel in performing safe Combat Systems Assessment testing and troubleshooting of the AN/BSY-1(V) and or AN/BQQ-5, AN/BQQ-10 series Sonar Suite (including auxiliaries), and the Acoustic Systems Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) prior to completion of a Shipyard availability and provide for at-sea systems requirement testing as required.
    • Exercise and adhere to safe shop, industrial or maritime environment practice as outlined in NAVY and Federal OSH guidelines and requirements..
    • Perform all other position related duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • High school degree or equivalent is desirable.
  • Eight (8) years of technical experience in the operation, maintenance, installation, test and/or repair of Submarine Tactical Sonar Systems, Acoustic Rapid COTS Insertion (ARCI) systems, Legacy Equipment associated with ARCI, Distress Beacon, Receiving Sets, Detecting and Ranging Sets, Sonar Comms, Computers, Sonar Interface Groups, and Sounding for Los Angeles (688/688I) Class Systems, Virginia (774) Class Systems, Seawolf Class and SSGN Class Systems.
  • Applicant shall be able to accomplish troubleshooting, testing, grooming, operating, training and corrective action/repairs of the following systems: AN/BQQ-10(V)1 thru (V)6; AN/BQQ-5D(V), AN/BQQ-5E(V)3, AN/BQQ-6(V); AN/BQN-17/17A and AN/UQN-1; AN/BQN-13A, AN/BQR-22A,, AN/BQS-15/15A, AN/UYK-7, AN/UYK-43, AN/WQC-2A, ON-144, ON-247, AN/WQC-6, AN/WLR-9(V), AN/WLY-1, AN/BQH-1, AN/BQH-7 (SSXBT), and AN/BQC-1.
  • Be qualified Fiber Optic Installer or Technician per ESA standards.
  • Experience supporting submarine Total Ship Readiness Assessments (TSRA).
  • Possess a valid driver's license and be able to obtain a government driving permit.
  • Position may require occasional travel.
  • An active secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience related to submarine acoustic equipment/systems maintenance and operation is desirable.
  • Be highly motivated and well organized with strong project management skills.
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills and be able to effectively collaborate with a wide range of internal and external organizations at multiple levels of management.
  • Be capable of working independently or in a team environment.

EEO Statement

The GBS Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We pledge equal access to employment, facilities, and programs, regardless of race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.