Engineering Technician VI - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

District of Columbia
United States


Engineering Technician VI

KBR is seeking an Engineering Tech VI (FSR) to support our C-UAS sustainment efforts. THIS POSITION WILL REQUIRE THE SELECTED CANDIDATE TO WORK IN BAHRAIN.

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:

Performs non-routine assignments of substantial variety and complexity, using operational precedents that are not fully applicable, such assignments that are typically parts of broader assignments, are screened to eliminate unusual design problems. May plan such assignments. This technician receives technical advice from supervisor or engineer. Work is reviewed for technical adequacy (or conformity with instructions). The technician provides lead support to system design, component, and system design engineering; system integration; installation testing and evaluation; and repair and validation of ID, ECMS, ATC equipment, systems and subsystems.

Lower level technicians may assist this position and have frequent contact with professionals and others within the establishment, and performs one (1) or a combination of such typical duties as:

a) Developing or reviewing designs by extracting and analyzing a variety of engineering data, applying conventional engineering practices to develop, prepare, or recommend schematics, designs, specifications, electrical drawings and parts lists (examples of designs include: detailed circuit diagrams; hardware fittings or test equipment involving a variety of mechanisms; and cooling systems).

b) Conducting tests or experiments requiring selection and adaptation or modification of a wide variety of critical test equipment and test procedures; preparing and operating equipment; recording data; measuring and recording problems of significant complexity that sometimes require resolution at a higher level; troubleshooting; and analyzing data and preparing test reports.

c) Applying methods outlined by others to limited segments of research and development projects; constructing experimental or prototype models to meet engineering requirements; conducting tests or experiments and redesigns as necessary; and recording and evaluating data and reports findings.

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:


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Must Possess a Secret Clearance or be able to obtain one.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 10% of the time

Experience: High School diploma or GED. Minimum 10 years work experience in performing functions in a "Relevant Technical Discipline". Demonstrated experience performing the duties of the labor category as described in the Department of Labor functional description.

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