Jul 27, 2020

Electronics Technician

  • Military Sealift Command
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
Full-Time Engineering

Job Description

A $13,098 recruitment incentive is authorized for eligible selectees. Actual amount is calculated as 10% of base pay. Incentive is paid as a lump sum at the beginning of employment with the Command, and requires a 2-year service agreement. CIVMAR (VEOA) candidates and Annuitants selected for employment as Electronics Technician are not eligible for recruitment incentives.

The Electronics Technician is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war.  MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations.  MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, contested or uncontested environments.


The Electronics Technician must be able to work independently and be proficient and able to interpret test results from a variety of electrical and electronic test equipment.  This test equipment includes but is not limited to, oscilloscopes, function generators, I-P calibrators, power harmonic analyzers, analog and digital multi-meters and other diagnostic instruments.  The Electronics Technician must be proficient in the operation, testing and demonstration for regulatory bodies, troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing of a wide variety of electrical and electronic equipment aboard ship.  This may include, but not limited to:

-   Engine Room control consoles & monitoring systems,

-   Engine, auxiliary machinery, and boiler automation, monitoring, and boiler,

-   Electrical generation, conversion, and distribution electronics and automated controls,

-   Ship control systems and console,

-   Main propulsion controls and console,

-   Instrumentation,

-   Network Data Systems,


-   CBR-D, fire, safety and security systems,

-   Telephone system and exchange programming,

-   Cargo handling equipment systems, and monitoring,

-   Aviation support systems and monitoring,

-   Motor operated valves.


The Electronic Technician must be versed in standard marine engineering and understand the basic relationships between various systems and equipment.  The Electronics Technician must be knowledgeable of marine as well as commercial electronics practice and procedures.  The Electronics Technician must be capable of effectively communicating with a variety of technical representatives and direct supervisors.  The Electronics Technician is required to monitor the work of technical representatives and provide good quality assurance.  The incumbent must be adept at researching material requirements, creating work lists, utilizing the Naval Supply System and prioritizing tasks based on vessel operation requirements.


Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position.  Performs other duties as assigned.






Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

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Job Requirements

Must be a United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain a valid:


1. U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven (7) months      

remaining of expiration date.


2. Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC)and/or Department (DOD) Common Access Card (CAC) with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration.


3. United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration date with the following endorsement(s):  Wiper.


4. Must meet one of the following requirements:

a) Hold a professional certification such as “Certified Industrial Electronics Technician” provided by the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET).


b) (*) Documented U.S. Military experience as a Gas Turbine Systems Technician – Electrical (GSE) or equivalent and has documented commercial Electronics Technician work history with related industrial electronics experience.


c) (*) Holds USCG endorsement of Electrician, has sailed as Chief Electrician/Electrician or Second Electrician, and has documented work history in assisting the ship’s Electronics Technician or in performing electronic troubleshooting, maintenance, and repairs.


d) Holds an Associate’s Degree or higher from a fully accredited institution in an Electrical, Electronics, or Process Control Discipline.


(*) Documented Experience must be on official letter head, form, or evaluation from current or previous employer that describes experience related to these duties.  Document must include company name, applicant’s name, and name with signature of company/agency official.

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