SubCom Electronic Technician (Navaids) in United States
SubCom is the leading global partner for todays undersea data transport requirements. SubCom designs, manufactures, deploys, maintains, and operates the industrys most reliable fiber optic cable networks. Its flexible solutions include repeaterless to ultra-long-haul, offshore oil and gas, scientific applications, and marine services. SubCom brings end-to-end network knowledge and global experience to support on-time delivery, and meet the needs of customers worldwide. To date, the company has deployed over 200 networks - enough undersea cable to circle Earth more than 17 times at the equator.
The Electronic Technician (Navaids) applies a working knowledge of computer and navigation skills to maintain and operate shipboard systems. The Electronic Technician (Navaids) will also be required to interact with shipyard personnel, port engineering staff, and equipment vendors.
Maintain ship navigation, assist with shipboard communication, automation control, CCTV and shipboard safety systems
Must be available for worldwide travel. Sea going experience is beneficial.
A degree in Electronics Technology/Computer Science, equivalent military training, or 4 years of experience with shipboard electronics is preferred.
Solid understanding of the technical principles of electronic equipment functional operation and maintenance.
Maintain ship networks and computer systems following established Cyber Security guidelines and perform ISSO duties.
Supervising shipyard work during maintenance periods.
Able to function in a team setting.
Able to communicate with team and supervisor effectively.
Deployment at sea for extended periods up to 2 months at any one time.
Inventory control of all equipment
Assist shipboard ET in maintenance of radars, Dynamic Positioning System, and GPS systems.
Maintain and upgrade all computer and electronic systems under the direction of ET Supervisor
Additional duties as assigned.
- Reports to Electronic Technician Supervisor
Experience Administering computers in network environment
Security+ Certification is preferred and will be required after being hired
GROL certification is preferred and will be required after being hired
Two year Associate degree in Electronics Technology or equivalent military training
Five or more years’ experience troubleshooting and maintaining electronic equipment
Experience operating and maintaining shipboard navigation systems is preferred
Experience operating and maintaining undersea bathymetry systems is preferred
Experience processing bathymetry data using CARIS software tools is preferred
Must be able to pass physical exam and lift 50 lbs required for at sea deployment
Must be able to obtain a security clearance from the US Department of Defense.
Must be able to read and understand electronic schematics
Must work well in a team environment as well as independent.
Understanding of RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 communication protocols is preferred.
This position is considered OFFSHORE which is characterized as follows.
Outdoors and indoors, day and night, as well as over/near water
Frequently working on or near moving equipment and vibrating equipment
Humidity is frequently above 90%
Noise is over 85 decibels
Light is intense/glare
Potential exposure to open fire/flames/sparks
Constant exposure to airborne dust, fumes, and gases
Work surface is stable
Height is elevated
Requires working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions
Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting and uncomfortable
Includes exposure to contaminants
Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures
Requires working in cramped work spaces and getting into awkward positions
Requires working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is considered HEAVY work.
Lift 50-100 pounds
Work in confined spaces, kneel, jump, run, work while lying on stomach/back, crawl, and use repetitive movements of the arms and hands.
Identify color differences
Wear PPE, eye protection, and steel/safety toed shoes/boots
Lift 25-50 pounds
Wear PPE for head, hands
Climb stairs/ladders, stand, balance, stoop, squat, reach, and lift/carry objects.
Twist, sit with back supported, head forward/flexed, head tilted/rotated
Work with arms extended below the waist, unsupported, elbows flexed, wrist supported and unsupported.
Operate a motor vehicle
Lift 10-20 pounds
Standing and walking
Wear PPE for body, vision, and hearing protection
SubCom is committed to providing a work environment that prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristics protected by applicable law or regulation.