CUAS Technician - Military veterans preferred

2019-08-08
Kellogg Brown & Root (www.kbrjobs.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Lexington Park
Maryland
20653
United States

CUAS Technician

Description

This role may include duties of Install Lead, OSIC, and/or FSR responsibilities as follows:

Lead Technician: If designated as the lead technician, coordinate and lead the site survey and installation of the system. Interface with the project manager for planning, scheduling, and executing installation efforts. Provide task lead oversight for US shore installations at both CONUS and OCONUS sites. Provide communications, coordination, expertise and task reporting before, during and after site installations. Oversea the packaging, handling, storage and transportation (PHS&T) of systems. Track and report on progress, communicate with top Navy leaders at the installation sites, resolve issues and ensure projects stay on schedule. Prepare and deliver briefings. Responsible for multiple deliverables on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Serves as an interface and point of contact with Government program authorities and representatives on technical issues.

On Site Installation Coordinator (OSIC) duties: Gather site survey information at various CONUS and OCONUS sites to determine optimal counter unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) system installations. Conduct preliminary discussions with NAVFAC contacts to prepare them for site surveys. Complete and submit all required approval forms (HERP/HERO, SAAR-N for network approval etc.). Complete site survey checklists gathering all pertinent data.

Determine equipment locations based upon data obtained and work with the facility coordinator on identifying potential power locations, infrastructure for the Array, mounting of any required masts, and network connections. Document the information on the facility approval forms (GPS Coordinates, Diagrams with measurements etc.). Complete the documentation process and submit to the appropriate personnel. Identify where we are installing equipment and what infrastructure is required.

Provide status updates and provide continual follow up until the site approval is approved. If NAVFAC/Public Works is contracting out the work, track and report on the progress. Once scheduled, installation oversight of the installer, or execute the installation. This includes shipping, facility visit requests for the team and installing vendor. In-brief the local command representatives and provide oversight of the installation. Be the primary interface with the local command to work out any issues. Provide daily updates. Coordinate all required testing.

Field Service Representative role: Once an installation is complete, the lead/OSIC role may transition to a site-specific or regions field service representative (FSR). The FSR will support the Project Manager in sustaining the deployed site equipment in various field locations. The FSR will work as the on-site technician to maintain the equipment deployed at the site(s). The CUAS system is a combination of radio frequency (RF) hardware and common computer equipment. The hardware is installed at a variety of specific locations at several designated sites. The CUAS system needs regular inspection and maintenance as well as troubleshooting and service if there are software or hardware failures. The nature of the operational use case requires an onsite service presence to maintain system availability. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Personnel capabilities

  • Service personnel for the CUAS system will need to execute a variety of tasking as the system has many different pieces of hardware and software installed at a variety of physically separated locations.
  • Service personnel will need to be able to move system equipment up to 200 lbs. Equipment in excess of 75 lbs. will require a two-person lift or use of hand carts or other mechanic support equipment.
  • Personnel must be willing to work outside in the elements and potentially long and odd shifts.
  • Personnel should have a basic electronics background and understanding of electronics theory.
  • Personnel will need to possess a SECRET security clearance.
  • Personnel will need to interact and have the ability to brief higher echelon military and civilian leadership in a professional manner.
  • Personnel will need to be willing and comfortable working at heights ~200’
  • Must be Climb Certified
  • Travel: Approximately 50% travel expected

Information Technology

Service personnel will need to be proficient in the following areas of Information Technology software:

Network

  • Inspect and understand basic IP network topologies and use software tools to explore and troubleshoot IP network connectivity issues
  • Reconfigure IP addresses and network topologies to configure new equipment as spares and additional equipment are added to the network
  • Collaborate with other IT personnel to identify, isolate, and resolve network issues

Linux

  • Issue basic command line instructions in the LINUX environment to execute programs, manipulate data, move and retrieve files, reimage drives, and write to removable media.
  • Collaborate with vendor personnel via telephone to resolve software issues using basic LINUX command line techniques
  • Update, patch and install new revisions of vendor software
  • Perform command line instructions to determine state of health of equipment.

Windows

  • Use Windows operating environment to perform basic communications and research tasking such as email, spreadsheet, and presentation software.

MS Office

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Computer and Other Hardware

PC Client and Server

  • Troubleshoot basic problems with commercial servers and personal computers
  • Perform software and hardware upgrades to commercial servers and personal computers
  • Replace and bring online entire commercial servers and personnel computers as required for upgrades or if equipment is no repairable in the field.

Circuit board / Module Replacement

  • Remove and replace circuit boards and modular system components that require unplugging edge and pin connectors as well as common RF connectors.

Antennas

  • Remove and replace small antenna elements using screw type RF connectors and common hand tools.

Radio Frequency (RF) Cabling

  • Inspect and repair and/or replace common RF cabling at outdoor locations.

Administrative

  • Gather and analyze performance metrics from the CUAS system
  • Prepare operations and maintenance reports as required
  • Participate in regular status teleconferences
  • Collect detailed on-site bug reports and other user inputs
  • Meet with and engage all on-site stakeholders to facilitate open and frequent communication that will identify issues and solutions
  • Provide basic CUAS training to newly appointed security watch stander upon check-in into command.

Qualifications

Education:

AA or AS degree in Engineering or a “Relevant Technical Discipline.”

At least fourteen (14) years of practical experience in "Relevant Technical Field" to include eight (8) years of experience with the installation of such equipment and four (4) years of experience with the design, preparation and modification of engineering documents, and drawings. Experience may be concurrent. Demonstrable experience performing the duties of the labor category as described in the Department of Labor functional description.

OR

Education:

High School diploma or GED.

Experience:

At least sixteen (16) years of practical experience in "Relevant Technical Field" to include ten (10) years of experience with the installation of such equipment and six (6) years of experience with the design, preparation and modification of engineering documents, and drawings. Experience may be concurrent.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job: Engineering Operations

Primary Location: US-US-MD-Lexington Park

Req ID: 1084401