**This position is contingent on customer funding.
Raytheon IIS is seeking a Senior Field Engineer I to support the U.S. Air Force in a worldwide deployable program. This Mission Essential position is based in Naval Air Station Sigonella. The right candidate must be willing and able to deploy anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice and deploy for an extended duration. The individual selected must be qualified to support Global Hawk (GH) sensor system maintenance and operations under adverse conditions and potential impending hostilities. This position requires complex troubleshooting skills and knowledge of Electro-mechanical, RF Sensor Systems hardware/software and integrated aircraft avionics systems. The right candidate must also possess excellent followership skills, creative time management techniques, ability to be consistent and tenacious while providing support and working technical projects. The right candidate must also be an excellent oral and written communicator.
This field engineering position requires an array of technical competencies and personality traits that enable one to respond effectively to rapidly changing circumstances. It requires expertise in complex hardware/software system maintenance and working knowledge of sensor system design and theory.
Employment is contingent on meeting all medical requirements for the potential short-term overseas deployments (including comprehensive post-offer medical examination) and the ability to maintain a DoD Secret level security clearance.
~ Direct/perform sensor system maintenance on RQ-4 GH Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) Imaging Sensor Systems.
~ Field Engineers will resolve technical problems and issues in accordance with product specifications and engineering data to recommend repair/sustainment of sensors.
~ Advise and mentor military/contractor technicians on a diverse array of tasks to include the following:
~ Remove/install and maintain/troubleshoot sensor system hardware, update software, interpret engineering data, manage system configuration, operate, inspect and test sensor systems equipment.
~ Analyze equipment failure trends to determine cause and recommend corrective action.
~ Monitor, analyze and characterize the performance of sensor system specific test equipment.
~ Implement preventive maintenance programs and document/manage performance and maintenance records.
~ Support USAF aircrew in effective sensor system utilization/recovery and operational tactics