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Hardware Assembly Technician

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Job ID: 2112531
Location: STERLING, VA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 27, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Assembly Technician
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Public Trust
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
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Job Description


We are seeking an energetic, motivated, self-starter System Assembly Technician to join our team in Sterling, Virginia for SAIC.

Position Summary:
The candidate will be responsible for the construction of modular electronic systems utilizing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and configuration using COTS and proprietary software. The candidate will have experience in the electronic and / or mechanical assembly process. The candidate will be required to work in an environment where teamwork and individual collaboration is essential to success.

Primary Responsibilities:
•    Follow technical instructions, interpret engineering blueprints and technical terms.
•    Discern quality of parts and materials used in production.
•    Keep inventory of parts and tools used in the assembly process.
•    Maintain the highest level of quality control and assurance in the manufacturing process.
•    Follow all company guidelines and procedures and observe all safety precautions.
•    Contribute to manufacturing improvements and processes using creativity.
•    Maintain a well-organized and clean workspace.


Basic Skills and Qualifications:
•    Excellent communication skills.
•    Proficient in using power tools such as drills, power saws, and other tools.
•    Proficient in using hand tools such as wrenches, screwdrivers, cutters, etc.
•    An ability to build electronic systems including wires, screws and electrical components in an enclosure. 
•    A basic understanding of computer operating systems and networking.
•    The ability to operate or basic understanding or soldering techniques with experience.
•    Experience in working with cable, wire and termination technologies. 
•    A basic understanding of simple test equipment such as multi-meters and cable testers.
•    Create and interpret technical documentation.
•    Associate’s Degree and 6 years of experience, or equivalent education and experience.

Skills and Qualifications a plus:
•    A fundamental knowledge of electronic theory.
•    Excellent computer skills in installing, configuring, and running operating systems such as Windows and Linux.
•    Very skilled in soldering techniques and possesses the knowledge of soldering standards.
•    Skilled in the machining and manipulation of metal, plastics, and composites.

Must be able to obtain a US Customs Public Trust clearance 


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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