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Combat Systems Engineering Technician in Pascagoula, MS at THOR Solutions

Date Posted: 4/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

To further support the U.S. Coast Guard, THOR has an opening for a Combat Systems
Engineering Technician. In support of USCG Project Resident Office Gulf Coast, this position
will provide PROGC PMR Department/Test Division (TAM: Test Director) with Combat
Systems Technical Support. Daily activities for systems installation testing will be assigned by
the C4IPT Lead. Combat Systems Technical support includes, but is not limited to the
following tasks:

  • Provide contract assurance oversight as a member of an IPT on complex C4ISR and Combat Systems computer network infrastructure, various electronics equipment, systems and subsystems.
  • Perform surveillance of NSC production and shipbuilder deliverables per PROGC Surveillance Plan to ensure contractor compliance with contract requirements, program goals, and shipbuilder Quality Management System IOT prevent defects and/or document non-compliance for correction and preservation of government entitlement at delivery.
  • Support the administration of Navy Type/Navy Owned (NT/NO), Navy Type/ Coast Guard Owned (NT/CGO) C4ISR and Combat Systems GFE/GFI with the PROGC Logistics & Industrial Property Management (IPM) Divisions.
  • Evaluate and validate associated C4ISR and Combat Systems GFI to ensure proper integration into shipboard design and drawings.
  • Provide technical guidance to PROGC concerning the C4ISR and Combat Systems operations and test program.
  • Support USCG/NAVSEA activities throughout the ship construction period focusing on events necessary to assure timely ship delivery and systems certification.
  • Monitor the shipbuilder’s Combat Systems installation and test activities to assess and report risks to TAM.
  • Evaluate problems confronting the shipbuilder and various USCG departments by attending regular conferences. Support quarterly program reviews as required.
  • Keep the C4 IPT Lead and others informed of ship status and associated Combat Systems issues.
  • Support PROGC on all technical matters related to installation test, planning, scheduling, documentation development, test conduct and certification of C4ISR and Combat Systems during ship construction phase of ship class test programs.
  • Participate in Government review, acceptance and approval processes to track and report on Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) and configuration change management developments including Diminished Manufacturing Sources (DMS), Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) and Waterfront Changes (WFC).
  • Provide technical analysis and review of the Coast Guard, Navy, and Shipbuilder test planning, test documentation, equipment/system installation and checkout documentation, installation control drawing, military standards and specifications, shipboard equipment/system installations, and test conduct to ensure ship’s Combat System is fully compliant with contractual requirements.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication and liaison with other process groups as directed by the PROGC C4 IPT Lead; to include Combat System Qualification Test Team (CSQTT), various NAVSEA and PEO Program and Project Offices, design agents, Warfare Centers, USN Program Acquisition Resource Managers (PARMs), key USCG/USN technical authorities, the Shipbuilder Ship’s Management and Test staff, and Pre-Commissioning (PRECOM) Ship’s Force personnel.
  • As directed by the PROGC C4 IPT Lead, develop and provide comprehensive and timely management reports, briefings and presentations to PROGC PMR, NSC PMO and other key Government activities detailing the status of industrial work, technical problems, logistic support and cost/schedule issues concerning C4ISR and Combat Systems.
  • Participate in tests, mock-INSURV demonstrations (Builder’s Trials), Acceptance Trials, structural and operational weapons firing, trials, transits, and special events.
  • As directed by the PROGC C4 IPT Lead serves as PROGC C4 IPT point of contact for Combat Systems between the USCG and USN PARMs, Ship’s Forces, NSC PMO and PROGC organizations and the Shipbuilder from delivery through qualification and certification trials.
  • Validate correction of C4ISR and Combat System deficiencies identified during the construction, installation, test and trials period through delivery and the in yard Post Delivery Availability.
  • Validate rollover C4ISR/Combat Systems trial cards.
  • Attend/ witness test and inspection call-outs and document results as assigned by the PROGC C4 IPT Lead.
  • Provide surge support not to exceed 80 hours, as required to accomplish tasking.

Job Requirements

Security Clearance Requirements

  • A SECRET Clearance is required for this position.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Qualifications for Combat Systems Engineering Technician are a minimum of 15 years
experience in technical installation, integration, and testing of Combat Systems, Weapons,
Electronic and Aviation Systems within the marine construction field, obtained through
journeyman craft or QA experience in the construction of Navy surface combatants or Coast
Guard Cutters.

  • Qualified candidate(s) shall have experience witnessing stage 2-7 level combat systems
    tests using approved test procedures.
  • Qualified candidate(s) shall have experience with military and commercial installation
    standards for electrical systems and cableways; i.e. DOD STD 2003, IEEE 45, etc.
  • Qualified candidates shall possess a current SECRET clearance.

Travel Requirement

  • Less than 10% travel. 

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