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Maritime Field Technician

John Hopkins University Laurel, MD
  • Posted: August 06, 2019
  • Full-Time

Do you have an enthusiasm for fabrication, testing, and field installation of cutting edge maritime technology?

Do you have a passion for electro-mechanical prototype development?

Are you passionate about supporting naval operations?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.

We are seeking an Engineering Technician to help us to develop, assemble, and field-test electro-mechanical maritime systems.

As an Engineering Technician, you will:

  • Perform the refurbishment of fielded systems in concert with engineering teams from JHU/APL, the U.S. Navy, and shipyard facilities.
  • Participate in at-sea testing activities for equipment on U.S. Naval platforms.
    Maintain Assembly Inspection Records for multiple systems.
  • Assist in system inventory management and tracking.
  • Maintain and update refurbishment and repair procedures for systems.

You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

  • Possess an Associate's Degree, or 10 years' equivalent work experience in at-sea testing, electronics field service, computer networking or related disciplines.
  • Proficient in interpreting wiring, schematics, blueprints, and mechanical drawings.
  • Are familiar with working around heavy equipment to include forklifts and cranes.
  • Are able to provide written reports of system status and issues.
  • Are a well-organized and detail oriented person having the ability to communicate effectively with JHU/APL engineering staff and Navy personnel.
  • Can support local and out of area travel required for support meetings and testing. Position will require travel to Navy facilities with possible embarkation on U.S. Naval vessels for short periods. Supporting testing and evaluation of equipment on U.S. Naval vessels, to include submarines, will also be required.
  • Capable of obtaining an interim and final Secret level clearance. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information up to the Secret level. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...


  • Have hands on experience in fabrication, testing, and installation of hardware including mechanical assemblies, electrical cables, and components and electronic assemblies.
  • Have the ability to read mechanical drawings, troubleshoot systems, and work with SolidWorks (or similar mechanical design software).
  • Have qualification or extensive knowledge or experience with U.S. Naval submarine or surface systems. Knowledge of submarine and surface ship sensors, oceanographic sensors, and underwater navigation systems.
  • Hold an active Secret Clearance.

Why work at APL?
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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