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Job #: R-00007647
Location: San Diego, CA
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time

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Job Requisition:

Shipboard Installers/Technicians levels 1-3, San Diego, CA

Job Description:

The Defense Group of Leidos has several openings for a Shipboard Installers/Field Technicians I, II, and III that will be supporting our ILC program based in San Diego, CA with extensive travel.

Job Summary:

Shipboard Installers/Field Technicians in support of the U.S. Navy Integrated Logistics Center (ILC). The ILC mission conducts maintenance, modernization, and installation of ASW sonar systems. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the ILC mission. The successful candidates will be proven performers and self-starters with the ability to work well as a part of a team. The Shipboard Installer will be based in San Diego, CA with approximately 75% travel to multiple Naval ports both CONUS and OCONUS.

Tech I Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform cable removal and connector building on U.S. Navy Ships.
  • Provide installation and finalization of cableways, connectors, etc. on U.S. Navy Ships.
  • Follow direction, learn to read installation drawings, and work as part of a team.
  • Travel extensively CONUS and OCONUS.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.

Tech II Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct MCT/MCP Testing to include opening, closing, documenting and testing unsupervised, and assume full accountability for these tasks.
  • Cable Testing to include conducting cable continuity and megger testing required by the job without supervision.
  • Cable Cutting to include proper cable cutting and end preparation methods without supervision based on the specifications outlined in the installation drawings.
  • Cable/Cableway Installation including all types of cable and cableway installations required by the job without supervision.
  • Planning acumen to support system and installation necessary to plan out cable runs and other installation tasks.
  • Read/interpret red line drawings associated with electrical systems using your system and installation knowledge.
  • Conduct WAF / TUMS / Lockout/Tag-out Enforcement.
  • Observe and adhere to all safety regulations and procedures applicable to installation work.
  • Mentor team members on safety and ensure all team members comply with applicable safety regulations and procedures IAW the SOW (Statement of Work), NAVSEA Standard Items, ESH Plans and Procedures provided by the program and the local shipyard or navy facility.
  • Travel extensively CONUS and OCONUS.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.

Tech III Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure contractual requirements are met.
  • Assist OSIC with managing installation milestones.
  • Properly convey scheduling, potential conflict, needs and job progress to customer.
  • Work with OSIC to manage prime-contractor requirements, schedule and to de-conflict any potential issues.
  • Help OSIC with ship's force interaction and scheduling of required ship’s force actions.
  • Maintain proper documentation in all aspects of the job.
  • Ensure customer, project team, ship's force and team meets prime contractor requirements and regulations. 
  • Ensure customer interaction with install team remains within contractual and NAVSEA Standard Item guidelines.
  • Interact on a regular basis with the customer, and speak knowledgeably and reliably in order to field customer questions and concerns, in order to achieve 100% customer satisfaction.
  • Understand and adhere to TUMS and ILC tag-out/lock-out program requirements.
  • Take responsibility for safety of personnel, ship's force, and equipment.
  • Be proficient in the use of ESOMS. 
  • Maintain and track documentation of electrical safety.
  • Work with WAF coordinator to accomplish tasking.
  • Maintain proper documentation and tracking of QA manual. 
  • Schedule, coordinate, and participate in and document V-Level, I-Level and G-Level inspections.
  • Assist on-site QA Inspector in performing and documenting daily duties.
  • Interface with on-site QA Inspector about on-board, in-process discrepancies and ensure they are corrected.
  • Travel extensively CONUS and OCONUS.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent with less than 1 year of relevant experience sufficient to perform maintenance tasks. (Tech 1 - less than a year of experience; Tech II - 1+ years of direct experience conducting field installation projects; Tech III - 2+ years of direct experience conducting field installation projects)
  • Ability to learn installation techniques and methods quickly and produce a quality product.
  • Ability to climb ladders and lift 50 pounds.
  • Must wear proper PPE during all working hours.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance required.
  • Candidates must possess basic hands tools, advanced candidates will be expected to have more advanced tools.

Preferred Qualifications (not required for some levels):

  • Alteration Installation Team (AIT) experience
  • Active Secret clearance
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid Passport
  • Connector Fabricator Qualified (Copper and or Fiber)
  • OSHA 10
  • VSRA Safety
  • Cableway Certification

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 75% of the time

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Field Services




Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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