Engineering Technician IV in Patuxent River, MD at PAE

Date Posted: 1/16/2020

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Engineering Technician IV

Duties, Experience, Skills, Requirements, and Information:

This position will serve as Radio Frequency (RF) Technician for the Advanced Dynamic Measurement System (ADAMS) and Broadband Emitter Antenna Measurement System (BEAMS) Teams at the Atlantic Test Range (ATR), Patuxent River, MD. As part of a larger test team, the RF Technician will be part of a rewarding technical environment working in Electronic Warfare (EW) and aircraft signature measurements.


  • Perform operations, maintenance, and repair of ADAMS/BEAMS RF systems, including transmitters (solid state and TWT), exciters, and receivers.
  • Assist in design, development, modification, and testing of RF systems and associated instrumentation.
  • Follow site security, communications, and coordination processes and procedures as required.
  • Attend Mission Planning Meetings as needed to explain system capabilities to project/program personnel.
  • Perform corrective actions and preventive maintenance actions on RF equipment.
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in performing the stated or similar job functions is required.
  • Candidate must be familiar with and demonstrate a basic knowledge of general purpose and RF laboratory test equipment, including oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, Volt/Ohm meters, power supplies and signal generators.
  • General knowledge of Radar/RF communications theory of operation, software/hardware components down to the component level required.
  • Special consideration given to candidates with a background in EW systems, RF transmitters, an FCC radiotelephone operator’s license, or component level repair of radar or communication systems.
  • Knowledge of Test Range Operations a plus.
  • Should be able to support a dynamic work schedule and some travel will be required
  • Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license.

Note: This job description describes the general nature of the duties and requirements of the job.

It is not intended to be an exhaustive list or to limit the supervisor's ability to modify work assignments as appropriate.

Education Required:

  • Successful completion of advanced armed services technical school curriculum; or completion of at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of courses at an accredited college, university, or technical school in an engineering, scientific, or technical curriculum highly desired.
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required

Security Clearance:

  • U S Citizenship required
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret Clearance.

Our benefits and perks include:

  • Medical, dental, vision, 401(k), Life/AD&D/STD/LTD insurance
  • Tuition and training assistance program
  • Wellness program & Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid vacation and sick leave & 10 Paid Holidays
  • Mobile phone service discount / Discounted Gym Memberships

Work Conditions:
Conditions will vary. Most work is performed in enclosed buildings, but some outside work may be required. Work will include sitting, standing, walking, lifting and reaching. Applicant should be capable of lifting 50-100 lbs. assisted by other employees. Vision abilities needed to perform this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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