Mission Systems Engineer

ECS   •  

Silver Spring, MD

Industry: Business Services


Not Specified years

Posted 57 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job Description:

  • Candidate will install, configure, and test equipment and run cable/power/etc to associated work stations and racks for:

navigational systems,

acoustic systems,

communications systems,

oceanographic/atmospheric instruments,

local area network, or

other complex (non-computer, using embedded microprocessor control and firmware) electronic systems.

  • This responsibility will also include the installation, maintenance, alignment, and repair of wind speed, direction, precipitation, and atmospheric pressure sensors as well as the setup, installation, maintenance and repair of underwater sensors and marine electronics equipment.
  • Candidate will be required to quickly learn and adapt to evolving technology and IT infrastructure changes and participate in discussions for "out of the box" solutions.
  • Candidate will use their basic analytical and problem-solving skills along with their background in troubleshooting and hardware/software diagnostics to efficiently maintain/implement shipboard equipment/systems.
  • Candidate will need to work in industrial, shipboard and underway environments as well as effectively coordinate and facilitate solutions with varying personalities/opinions.
  • Candidate will support electronics and IT activities using basic knowledge of cyber security processes and/or the ability to research, understand and apply cyber security principles.
  • This position my require extensive travel during heightened operations and/or to support time sensitive/critical evolutions.

Other activities may include:

  • Responsible for the overall maintenance of mission equipment (Radars, Sonars, Sounders, Transducers, servers, UPSs, etc.) on board NOAA vessels.
  • Responsible for implementation and strict adherence to all relevant OMAO/MACC policies and guidance
  • Responsible for development of maintenance plans for mission equipment.
  • Responsible for management of installation/replacement/upgrade of mission equipment and shipboard electronic infrastructure.
  • Be the primary POC for shipboard Electronics Technicians (ETs) for technical and management requirements.
  • Be the primary POC for any mission system requirement for several NOAA Ships including interfacing with ship's crew and OEM representatives.
  • Develop SOWs for industrial contractors to install/replace/repair/maintain/troubleshoot mission equipment during dockside or drydock availabilities.
  • Perform and assist in a variety of routine and specific tasks for IT projects and related support services.
  • Support general data collection and management as it applies to oceanographic environments

Example equipment/systems includes:

  • RM Young Air-Temp/Rel-Humidity, wind sensors, barometers, rain gauges, etc.
  • Eppley Radiation Sensors (Short-wave and Long-wave)
  • Kongsberg ES60/80 Scientific Sounder (12KHz, 38/200 KHz)
  • Kongsberg EK60/80 Fisheries Sounder (18KHz, 38KHz, 70KHz, 120KHz, 200KHz, 333KHz)
  • Kongsberg ME/MS-70 Fisheries Multibeam Sonar
  • Kongsberg EM-series Hydrographic Multibeam Sonar
  • Surface Sound Velocity Sensor (primarily Teledyne-Reson SVP70/71)
  • AML-Oceanographic Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP)
  • Applanix POS/MV-320 Position and Orientation System
  • Teledyne-RDI Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP)
  • Seabird SBE-9+ Over-the-side Ocean Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) Profiling System
  • Onboard Seabird equipment (SBE-11+ Deck Unit, SBE-21 CTD, SBE-38 Ext. Temp Sensor, SBE-45 Micro-CTD and other sensors per science/ship needs)
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (primarily APC or Eaton/PowerWare)
  • Furuno FAR-2827 25KW X-Band and FAR-2837S 30KW S-Band Radars or Sperry BridgeMaster X-Band and S-Band Radars
  • Transas NS4000 ECDIS
  • Teledyne-TSS Meridian Surveyor model gyro systems and heading distribution
  • GPS Positioning Systems (mostly Furuno GP-150/170, but there are also others)
  • Electromechanic and Doppler speed logs (various manufacturers) and speed distribution (NMEA-0183/2000 serial data feeds)
  • Navigation Sounder and/or Fathometer (mostly Furuno FE-700, but there are others) and water depth distribution (NMEA-0183/2000 serial data feeds)
  • GMDSS and other SOLAS communications equipment (Sea Area A3 for the most part; mostly Furuno equipment - FM8900S VHF w/DSC, FS1575 MF/HF w/DSC and Telex/NBDP terminal, Felcom 15/18 Sat-C terminal, NX-7000 WeatherFax, ACR SC-103 VHF SCT, SART, EPIRB; other manufacturer equivalent equipment).
  • Marine VHF radios (various manufactures) for Bridge-to-Bridge comms as well as shipboard evolution

Required Skills:

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must have a Public Trust Clearance
  • Strong technical and specification writing experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detailed oriented and well organized
  • Ability to work remotely/independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to meet medical and physical requirements to work in shipyard environments and underway on NOAA ships.
  • Knowledge, ability and experience supporting a variety of shipboard electronics and data collection system software/hardware installations and related interconnections.
  • Ability to plan and oversee shipboard maintenance on installed mission electronics systems and scientific sensors as well as communications and navigation equipment.

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Knowledge of and experience with the Shipboard Automated Maintenance Management System (SAMMS), the ABS Nautical Systems application and OMAO's Scientific Computing System (SCS).
  • Maritime experience with the NOAA fleet; including ship maintenance and construction.
  • IT (hardware, software, programming) and/or Cyber Security certifications.

ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 2300+ employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.