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Maritime Engineering Technician

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Job ID: 2118742
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 12, 2021
Category: Wage Determination (SCA)
Subcategory: Service Contract Act
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
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Job Description


SAIC is looking a Maritime Engineering Technician; duties to include rigging deck equipment & retrieval of scientific equipment. This position will support at sea testing of an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV), including mobilization, demobilization, boat operations, boat maintenance, logistics, test planning, and fabrication of test fixtures and components. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

Job Duties Include:

  • Coordinating pre-deployment test briefs.
  • Conducting equipment and vessel check during and after test evolutions.
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair of boat failures.
  • Identifying and facilitating vendors to provide vessel maintenance.
  • Fabrication of test fixtures and deployment mechanisms.
  • Performing routine maintenance checks on project support vessels and equipment.
  • Deployment of UUVs and other project equipment and vehicles.
  • Small boat maintenance experience (20’ to 40’ in length).
  • Outboard motor experience.
  • Marine diesel experience.


Candidate Requirements:

  • High school degree and 2 years of experience as an Engineering technician with a technical background and general understanding of mechanical/electrical components. Preference will be given if experience is from small Rigged Hull Inflatable boats (20’ to 40’ in length).

Clearance requirement:

  • Active Secret clearance 

Desired Skills:

  • Boat operator or coxswain
  • 5 years of professional experience
  • Unmanned Maritime Vehicle Experience
  • Forklift Qualification
  • Previous military experience 
  • Ability to operate a boat is a plus
  • At least two years of experience as a Deck Hand in rigging and deck equipment for deployment and retrieval of scientific equipment in a maritime environment
  • Anything related to deployment/recovery and maintenance of unmanned maritime vehicles is a huge plus


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are 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. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt 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.

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