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Acoustic Calibration Tech

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Job ID: 2214340
Location: MIDDLETOWN, RI, United States
Date Posted: Oct 20, 2022
Category: Wage Determination (SCA)
Subcategory: Service Contract Act
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking an entry-level to mid-level Acoustic Calibration Technician who is interested in learning the field of underwater acoustic measurements at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division in Newport, RI. You will be part of a small team of skilled technicians supporting engineers to test and characterize acoustic transducers, undersea technologies, and novel R&D systems.  Ideally the applicant should have some training or experience in an electrical or electronics field as well as a mechanical aptitude and computer literacy.  You become familiar with ATF measurement acquisition systems, transducers, and acoustic concepts as you learn to conduct underwater acoustic testing in a R&D Navy lab.    

Location: Work is performed on site at the NUWC Division Newport Acoustic Tank Facility (ATF). 

Work Schedules: Monday-Friday, typically 7:00-3:45.

Growth: Our management team is focused on enabling our technicians to succeed and achieve long term career goals and promoting leaders from within our programs. We have multiple long term programs within the local area, and are continuously pursuing similar expansions in the future. SAIC Middletown strives to develop and retain top talent by carefully matching employee’s interests and skills to challenging tasking that supports our customer’s objectives.  We value driven, capable individuals who are looking to take a leading role in whatever they do.

Job Duties:

  • You will setup, repair, and maintain test fixtures and underwater cabling that is used in underwater acoustic testing.
  • You will setup and operate acoustic test equipment including amplifiers, filters, pulse delay and triggering units, and various other measurement equipment.  Training is available, but a baseline aptitude and understanding will be helpful.
  • You will monitor and maintain lab tools, fixtures and test equipment to keep in good working order
  • You will help to maintain the water filtration system


Education and Experience:

  • Work experience in an electrical maintenance field may be considered as acceptable in some cases.
  • Understanding of electrical concepts and sensors including AC and DC voltage, amperage, and frequency are required.
  • Capable of learning test techniques used to evaluate transducers and acoustic/mechanical systems if not already experienced in such work.
  • Awareness of risk mitigation techniques when working with high voltage, weight handling, and tools.
  • Must already hold active SECRET clearance.


  • An associate’s degree in a technical discipline.
  • Familiarity with test and measurement equipment.
  • Experience troubleshooting, building, or maintaining electrical or electronic systems.
  • Familiarity with acoustics, transducers, etc.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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