Announcing Systems Field Engineer

Suffolk, VA
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Engineering/Design
  • Travel: Yes, 50% of the time
  • Clearance: SECRET
  • Req ID: 2024-3829


Job Summary:

Akima Systems Engineering is hiring a Field Service Engineer I to support the 8310 NIWC IC Contract in Suffolk, VA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides testing, inspection, field changes, repairs, and technical support for Interior Communications Systems.

  • Independently plans and accomplishes projects assigned.

  • Serves as an expert in the announcing field. Conducts testing on announcing and other relevant electrical equipment.

  • Responsible for conducting mechanical/electrical/electronic quality assurance to verify conformance to operational and performance criteria.

  • Conducts site surveys and prepares reports (daily, weekly, monthly, trip).

  • Makes decisions in situations where standard engineering methods and procedures may not be applicable.

  • May coordinate logistics, scheduling, material shipments, and travel arrangements for installation teams on assigned tasks.

  • Carries out project plans in making sure deliverables are completed correctly and on time.

  • Maintains configuration controls and tracks project government furnished equipment.

  • Participates in internal projects as required by management.

  • Ability to travel 30%.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires electronic troubleshooting and installation experience, graduation from a Technical School or Military Class A, B or C school in a related technical specialty is a plus.

  • Ability to resolve problems involving Interior Communications Systems.

  • Strong knowledge on announcing systems, to include system operations and troubleshooting and speaker ground, short and open testing, end-to-end performance as it relates to Interior Communications Systems.

  • Able to read and interpret block, elementary, and isometric wiring diagrams.

  • Strong writing, editing, interpersonal, and communications skills.

  • Strong knowledge in use of hand tools and test equipment for use in trouble shooting.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Physical Demands:

  • This position involves office, industrial, and shipboard working environments. Some lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds required.

  • This position requires 30% travel.