Installation Technician - Land Mobile Radio (LMR)

Communications Electronics Fairfax, VA, USA

Employment Type


Communications Electronics (CE) offers the most current wireless communications technology available, including in-building coverage solutions, wireless broadband, Motorola Two-Way Radios, and integrated security solutions. We use wireless technologies to connect people in the moments that matter.

The Installation Technician - Land Mobile Radio (LMR) is responsible for supporting the installation and servicing of various Land Mobile Radio Equipment both (mobile radios, and infrastructure), leading small to mid-size service-related projects, mentoring and providing guidance to junior technicians, and other tasks supporting the sales and servicing of other related products.


  • Support a company culture of peer accountability.
  • Operate as Lead Installation Technician on small installation projects.
  • Perform the removal and installation of mobile and fixed communications equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and repair existing equipment installations as required.
  • Perform removal and installation of other types of 12-volt electronic equipment such as Emergency Lights and Controllers, Sirens, Mobile Computer and Docking stations, Radio Chargers, Mobile Video recording equipment, GPS equipment, equipment consoles, safety cages, etc.
  • Complete pre and post-installation checklists to document and ensure the operation of the vehicle's existing accessories, lights, and other components.
  • Document the physical condition of the vehicle before and after work is completed.
  • Document customer information, details of work performed, hours worked, parts used, specific instruction from the customer, etc.
  • Mentor less experienced Installation Technicians.
  • Present basic technical and end-user training.
  • Responsible for accurate reporting in time tracking systems each week before the day/time determined by the manager.
  • Responsible for proper maintenance of all tools, test equipment, company-owned computer equipment, company-owned cellular telephones, and company vehicles assigned.
  • Responsible for calibration of assigned test equipment and keeping the test equipment database up to date.
  • Obtain security clearances and badges as required.
  • Working overtime, weekends, holidays, and varying schedules may sometimes be required.
  • Diligent attention to safety.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess a valid driver's license and have a clean driving record
  • An associate degree, technical school certification, or military training preferred
  • Four years related technical work experience
  • MCEI Certification within 12 months of hire, preferred
  • Trained and experienced in the configuration, testing, and optimization of current Motorola two-way radio subscriber equipment
  • Skilled in the use of product-specific tools and software to perform basic configuration and testing, both pre-and post-installation, as needed
  • Trained in and understands Basic Electronics/Electrical Theory and Basic Networking/IT
  • Must have a good understanding of vehicle assembly, as well as vehicle electrical and mechanical systems
  • General knowledge of basic electronic test equipment such as DVMs, wattmeters (power meters), communications systems analyzers, etc.
  • Self-motivated and able to quickly learn new system types and technologies as they are introduced
  • Ability to work as a team member to achieve a shared goal or outcome
  • Good verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner

Communications Electronics promotes a collaborative atmosphere where people can contribute ideas to impact the business positively and provides a pathway for career and personal growth. Our robust benefits package includes Healthcare, 401k, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and opportunities for personal enrichment. We also encourage and sponsor multiple community service and outreach activities throughout the year.

Communications Electronics provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. Communications Electronics values, celebrate, and enact diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability.

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