Field Service Engineer - 37567 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/15/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Norfolk, VA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/15/2021
  • Job ID:
    37567
  • Telework
    Telework - Not Eligible

Job Description

The NCTE Field Service Engineer Associate is responsible for assisting in the installation of NCTE equipment at host sites throughout the United States and selected international locations, according to pre-determined configurations and plans.  The field service engineer will be required to interpret installation design plans (CAD drawings), and implement the installation according to those plans, making local modifications where required, appropriate and directed by the Team Leader. Additionally, the field service engineer will ensure that NCTE Installations are completed in a timely, consistent, high quality, and professional manner.  This is a hands-on position; the Installation engineer is expected to work alongside the installation team leader to complete all tasking on time, and to take a primary role in terminating fiber optic, radio frequency cable and Category 6 cable. Finally, the Installation engineer must ensure that all installations are completed in accordance with relevant Navy instructions and security directives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and submit travel plans and requests to the team leader, according to NSWC policy.
  2. At times, travel independently for cable and cable management installations.
  3. Conduct NCTE Installations, to include racks, network, radio, antenna, and computer equipment installation, power connection, and cable fabrication, as assigned by the installation Team Leader.
  4. Assist in conducting System Operational Verification Testing (SOVT) and quality control testing for completed installations.
  5. Assist in the return shipment of retrograde NCTE Equipment and tools to NCTE logistics sites or other warehouse, in collaboration with NCTE Logisticians.
  6. Assist in revising/red-lining Installation Design Plan drawings to reflect minor changes made during actual construction (i.e., provide as-built information to NCTE Draftsman).

Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelors and 2-4 yrs of experience or High School diploma and 8+ yrs of experience, or equivalent experience, in basic computer installation or similar, relevant field.
  2. 3 years experience installing complex Information Technology (IT) systems, to include network installation.
  3. 3 years of IT installation experience within a military or government context (can be concurrent with number 2 above).
  4. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted for applicable work experience. 
  5. Experience with conducting IT system installations in classified environments.
  6. Experience with Protected Distribution System installation is a significant benefit.
  7. Familiarity with USN cryptographic devices is a significant benefit.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  1. Ability to read, understand, and implement IT system installations based upon engineering level installation design plan drawings.
  2. An understanding of electrical and HVAC concepts, specifically related to systems required to support IT installations. This includes the concepts of electrical grounding, heat/power conversion, and IT System cooling principles and best practices.
  3. Ability to correctly and successfully terminate fiber optic and copper Category 6 Ethernet cables.
  4. Basic  knowledge of US Government Tempest regulations
  5. Basic knowledge of SECNAV INST M5510.36
  6. Familiarity with SPAWAR Shore Installation Process Handbook.
  7. Advanced knowledge of IT network installations, to include network design concepts; CISCO Certified Network Associate certification is a significant advantage.
  8. Ability to lift repeatedly lift 30 pounds, work on ladders, manlifts, and work in confined spaces.
  9. Ability to spend significant portions of the year in a travel status, away from home base. ( approximately 50% of year on travel)


Security Clearance: Secret
Telework - Not Eligible

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