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Sonar Technician

Sonar Technician

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USA-VA-Virginia Beach
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Science and Engineering
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Full Time

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Provide technical support to the Navy's In-Service Engineering Agent for the AN/SQQ-89 and/or Surface Sonar Systems including troubleshooting, repair, preventative and corrective maintenance. Recognize and interpret normal, casualty, and reduced system capability operations. Tests and repairs or replaces electrical/electronic components and parts; localizes equipment malfunctions to system, subsystem, circuits, or parts. Perform AN/SQQ-89 and/or Software installations. Provide technical support for VME/UNIX based systems. Conduct analyses of associated equipment failures for warranty issues and/or failure mode trend assessment.





Associates Degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.



GENERAL EXPERIENCE: A minimum of four (4) years of full-time hands-on experience within the last 10 years in installation, troubleshooting, repairing, and testing of Combat or ASW systems and equipment including any one major shipboard system / equipment.  Four years of professional experience performing engineering support services such as engineering change installations, technical assists, systems certifications, material inspections, INSURV, and/or system installation. 


SPECIALIZE EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three (3) years within the last 5 years in applying advanced technical knowledge to solve unusually complex problems that typically cannot be solved solely by referencing manufacturers' manuals or similar documents. Examples of such problems include determining the location and density of circuitry, evaluating electromagnetic radiation, isolating malfunctions, and incorporating engineering changes. The candidate must be able to exercise independent judgement in performing such tasks as analyzing electronic circuits, calculating waveforms, and tracing relationships in signal flow.  Uses complex test instruments such as oscilloscopes, high frequency pulse generators, frequency synthesizers, and computer controlled equipment.  The candidate must possess a detailed expertise of the system/equipment being serviced and experience must be associated with the design, test installation, modification, repair, and/or logistic support in AN/SQQ-89(V) or similar combat systems equipment.



Must have a current Secret Clearance.  Able to climb ladders onboard Navy ships and lift 50 lbs. Be Proficient in MS Office products, Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, etc.


As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


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