Radar Technician

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented Radar Engineering Technician to join the Observation Without Limits group (O.W.L.) to play a key role in the delivery of quality radar products. The individual selected for this position will work closely with engineers and test and assembly technicians to achieve production goals. The individual must have good general skills with radar troubleshooting but will grow on the job to have broad skills and understandings of all commercial radar products that O.W.L. designs and maintains.

The Radar Engineering Technician will serve as a technician with advanced skills and primarily work under the general supervision of a radar engineer. This person will be responsible for performing system and component level troubleshooting to identify often times hard to detect issues with radar systems and all of their modules, down to the discrete component level. Additionally, the individual will grow in the position to achieve a high level of responsibility with their work and the oversight of others’ work.

The analysis of failure data and being able to make decisions with unclear margins while keeping the quality of the radar product as their prime objective will be key to this role. Furthermore, the technician will routinely aid in the design and assembly of certain mechanical and electrical fixtures that will be used as automated testing equipment and RF design prototypes. At times the individual will perform testing of radars and their interfacing devices using automated and manual test techniques. The person in this role will be expected to appropriately document some aspects of their work (failure analysis, testing instructions, etc.). They will be expected to retain specific knowledge of test setups and testing principles as reconfiguring and setting up sensitive and complex test stations with little supervision will occur regularly.

Technicians and engineers will frequently look to the individual in this role for information and guidance on the radar system hardware, production configurations, and testing data interpretation. In line with this, the individual will act as an advocate for the quality of the radar systems being manufactured and will have the responsibility of ensuring the appropriate testing processes are in place and being followed at all stages of the assembly process.

Basic Qualifications

An associate’s degree in a relevant electrical field is required. In lieu of an associate’s degree, the candidate should have 5+ years of applicable experience with a High School diploma or GED.

  • Candidate must have 3+ years direct, hands-on work experience with troubleshooting radar systems and their sub components
  • Candidate must be able to understand electrical schematics, have a firm understanding of discrete component debugging, and be able to use relevant debugging equipment (multimeter, oscilloscope, etc.)
  • Position requires candidates to be capable of performing effectively while working closely with multi-disciplinary teams and with dynamically changing work tasks
  • Candidate must be willing to learn, goal-driven, and be comfortable working with little to no day-to-day supervision to achieve product deadlines
  • Candidates must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area

Other Qualifications

Preference shown to candidates who have experience with or a desire to learn about:

  • Radar test data interpretation
  • Linux operating systems (CentOS/RHEL)
  • Network and spectrum analyzers
  • General time and frequency domain characteristics of signals
  • Radar operating characteristics (such as a Range-Doppler Matrix and track display)
  • Building RF prototype assemblies
  • Agile Product Lifecycle Management (Agile PLM)
  • System process design and improvement (testing layout/design and writing work/test instructions)
  • Repairing radar systems at the module and discrete component level

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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COVID Response

Effective January 4, 2022, in order to enter Leidos/Dynetics facilities in the US and to attend Leidos/Dynetics business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. All Leidos/Dynetics employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.

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