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Job ID: 2013524
Location: OAK HARBOR, WA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 14, 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
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for an Engineer Technician III (ASE Mod Mechanical/Electrical 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.
  • Fabricate, installs, tests, troubleshoots, modifies, and repairs various kinds wire harnesses on ground and airframe applications.

  • Reviews drawings and specifications provided to identify modification and reparability issues and special tooling requirements.

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

  • Reviews drawings and recommends design changes to improve producibility and reduce cost. (10%)

  • Repairs and upgrades various avionics cable harnesses.

  • Performs repairs based on drawings and NAVAIR requirements.

  • Performs RF testing using a PNA, performs continuity testing using a DITMCO, and performs fiber optic testing using hand held light source and power meters, and performs 1553 buss testing using semi-automated test equipment.

  • Uses various encapsulation and coating materials such as; conformal coatings, RTV's, epoxy resins, paints and primers etc. 

  • Installs electrical cables, connectors, and assemblies as well as mechanical components of various complexities. (85%)

  • Maintains and repairs equipment. (5%)

  • Receives general instruction and task assignment from a Lead Technician.

  • Incumbent is then responsible for carrying out developed processes with the necessary tools required for the task.

  • Incumbent will receive little technical guidance from higher-level supervision.

  • Incumbent is responsible for knowing and applying all safety regulations.

  • Supervisor assistance is available to acquire resources needed to execute a job.


  • HS/GED and three (3) years related experience.
  • Incumbent must possess a practical knowledge of mechanical, electrical, electronic principles, techniques, etc.

  • Incumbent must have a thorough technical knowledge of testing, modification, fabrication, installation, set-up of specialized equipment and documentation requirements for the establishment of repair, refurbishment and engineering support.

  • Must have ability to utilize established procedures and associated test equipment to perform radio frequency testing, fiber optic testing, 1553 buss testing, and various hand held and automated test equipment.

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

  • Must be able to use common hand tools for removal and replacement of various electronic and mechanical assemblies. 

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

  • 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.

  • Must have a thorough technical knowledge of Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protective measures and practices.

  • Must possess a thorough understanding of metal working techniques and materials.
  • Must be able to read and interpret drawings, blueprints and sketches.  . 
  • 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 both manual and power driven equipment. 
  • 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 would preferably have IPC-620 “cable and harnesses certification” as well as IPC-610 “acceptability of electronic assemblies”. 

  • 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 modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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