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Engineering Technician III (ASE MOD Mechanical Tech)

Job ID: 2011201
Location: OAK HARBOR, WA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 30, 2020
Category: Wage Determination (SCA)
Subcategory: Service Contract Act
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description


SAIC is looking for an Engineer Technician III (ASE Mod Mechanical Tech) in Whidbey Island (Oak Harbor) Washington.

  • To be covered by these definitions, employees must meet all of the following criteria: Be able to provide semi-professional technical support for engineers working in such areas as research, design, development, testing, or manufacturing process improvement.

  • Work pertains to electrical, electronic, or mechanical components or equipment.

  • These technicians are required to have some practical knowledge of science or engineering.

  • Some positions may require a practical knowledge of mathematics or computer science. Included are workers who prepare design drawings and assist with the design, evaluation, and/or modification of machinery and equipment. Excluded are: a. Production and maintenance workers, including workers engaged in calibrating, repairing, or maintaining electronic equipment (see Maintenance Electronics Technicians); b. Model Makers and other craft workers; c. Quality Control Technicians and Testers; d. Chemical and other non-engineering laboratory technicians; e. Civil Engineering Technicians and Drafters; f. Positions (below Level I) which are limited to simple tasks such as: measuring items or regular shapes with a caliper and computing cross- sectional areas; identifying, weighing, and marking easy-to-identify items; or recording simple instrument readings at specified intervals; and engineers required to apply a professional knowledge of engineering theory and principles.

  • The Engineering Technician III performs assignments that are not completely standardized or prescribed, selects or adapts standard procedures or equipment, using fully applicable precedents, receives initial instructions, equipment requirements, and advice from supervisor or engineer as needed, performs recurring work independently.

  • Work is reviewed for technical adequacy or conformity with instructions.

  • This technician performs at this level one or a combination of such typical duties as:a. Constructing components, subunits, or simple models or adapts standard equipment; may troubleshoot and correct malfunctions; b. Following specific layout and scientific diagrams to construct and package simple devices and subunits of equipment. c. Conducting various tests or experiments which may require minor modifications in test setups or procedures as well as subjective judgments in measurement, selecting, preparing, and operating standard test equipment and records test data; d. Extracting and compiling a variety of engineering data from field notes, manuals, lab reports, etc., processing data, identifying errors or inconsistencies, selecting methods of data presentation. e. Assisting in design modification by compiling data related to design, specifications, and materials that are pertinent to specific items of equipment or component parts; developing information concerning previous operational failures and modifications, and using judgment and initiative to recognize inconsistencies or gaps in data and seek sources to clarify information.

  • Lays out, cuts, forms, fabricates, fastens, installs and repairs various kinds of metal items and equipment for ground and airframe applications. Maintains and repairs metal working equipment.

  • Reviews drawings and specifications provided to identify material compatibility issues and special tooling requirements.

  • Makes recommendations to engineering and project management concerning formability of materials.

  • Designs and/or fabricates special tools and dies required to execute a specific job. Reviews drawings and recommends design changes to improve productibility and reduce cost.

  • Repairs and upgrades various avionics structures. Performs repairs based on drawings and NAVAIR requirements. Identifies materials required, fastening/joining methods and replacement hardware required to complete tasking. 

  • Fabricates and installs metal and machined components of various complexities.

  • Materials involved include various aluminum sheet and tubing alloys, copper, brass, titanium, as well as various stainless steel and steel alloys. (85%).




  • HS/GED and three (3) years related experience.

  • Must possess a thorough understanding of metal working techniques and materials.

  • Incumbent must have a thorough knowledge of aerospace fastening technology including rivets, bolts, screws, rivet nuts, nutplates and blind fasteners.

  • Must have ability to utilize fabricated dies and special tooling required to form parts to drawing requirements.

  • Must be able to read and interpret drawings, blueprints and sketches. 

  • Must be able to adapt shop practices and industry standards to fit situations in absence of guidelines. 

  • Must be able to devise complex templates and patterns to fabricate small and large items with combined/complex shapes. 

  • Must be able to use calipers, compasses, dividers, squares, rulers, scales and other layout tools to develop and draw patterns. 

  • Must be able to use triangulation to lay out precise measurements of angles.  Must be able to measure and draw radial and parallel lines.

  • Must be able to use both manual and power driven equipment. 

  • Must have ability to use power drills to prepare holes for rivets, bolts, screws and other fasteners.

  • Must be able to professionally interface with technicians, engineers, quality assurance personnel and support personnel.

  • Must be able to follow written, verbal, and drawing instructions sets.

  • Incumbent is required to have some practical knowledge of reporting tools (MS Office skills).

  • Excellent communication skills; inter-personal; organizational and detail-oriented.

  • Exposure to hazards due to excessive noise levels, various chemicals, lifting, electrical shock, sharp tooling and sharp metal edges.

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain a Full DOD Secret Security Clearance.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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