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Electromechanical Technician 3 (Technician 3) - 7781

Date: Sep 10, 2022

Location: Alexandria, VA, Virginia, United States

Company: HII's Mission Technologies division

Requisition Number: 7781 

Required Travel: 0 - 10% 

Employment Type: Full Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Security Clearance: Secret 

Level of Experience: Mid 


Job Description

At Commonwealth Technology Innovation (CTI), a Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) company, we develop customized mission-enabling solutions that seamlessly blend technology and tradecraft. We value collaboration, imagination and hands-on creativity and our employees come from diverse backgrounds, bringing a broad spectrum of technical experience to our team. We expect that you will apply your skills and shape this position based on your strengths and interests.

By joining CTI, your talents will build on the industry leading reputation we've earned over more than five decades. Beyond competitive salary and benefits, you will earn a sense of accomplishment by making meaningful contributions to our nation’s top security priorities. CTI offers access to all the resources of our parent company HII while maintaining a small company feel across our operations concentrated in Northern Virginia. With some of the most comprehensive secure rapid prototyping facilities in the mid-Atlantic region including a full in-house machine shop, composite fabrication, finishing, electronics assembly and testing capabilities, you’ll see the results of your ideas and designs as they quickly become finished products deployed worldwide.

CTI provides support to the Naval Research Lab for their work in Pulsed Power and Plasma Science Research and Development. This includes performing on-site experimental and theoretical research in pulsed-power physics and engineering, plasma physics, intense laser and charged-particle-beam physics, radiation production and transport, electromagnetic-launcher technology, the physics of low-energy nuclear reactions (<20 MeV), the physics of advanced energetics, production of high-power microwave sources, and the development of new techniques to diagnose and advance these experiments. 

The candidate will be a CTI employee but report daily to NRL on the Maryland side of the Potomac near the southernmost part of Washington DC.  The candidate will support the Plasma Physics division performing the research and testing necessary to develop and advance pulsed power and plasma science applications in the categories of radiation hydrodynamics, laser plasma, space and laboratory plasmas, pulsed power physics, and directed energy physics.  Applications include high power microwave (HPM), electromagnetic launchers (EML), and high-energy high-power laser systems. 

Essential Job Responsibilities

Performs a variety of duties in the electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, and/or optical areas. Constructs, troubleshoots, calibrates, adjusts, tests, diagnoses, and maintains equipment, components, devices, or systems. Works from schematics, engineering drawings and written or verbal instructions. Operates related equipment; conducts tests and reports data in prescribed format. Performs calibration and alignment checks; makes adjustments, modifications, and replacements as directed; prepares prescribed compounds and solutions. Exclude technicians working in production or quality assurance.

Minimum Qualifications

Associates Degree or other 2 year technical degree in related discipline and 3 years of related experience; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 5 years related experience.

Machine shop, forklift, and crane experience

US Citizen, no dual citizenship

Active DOD Secret clearance

Preferred Requirements

Experience with pulsed power generators

Experience with maintenance of large vacuum systems and a familiarity with high voltage capacitor systems

Ability to determine supply requirements and order and pickup materials required for efficient performance of work under the contract.

Experience in drafting and machine tool operation

Physical Requirements

Most work is performed aboard ships or in industrial conditions. Shop, shipboard, warehouse, industrial environment. May be exposed to fumes and irritants including welding/burning fumes, paints, oils, greases and various cleaning solutions and solvents, noise, high heat and humidity hazards while wearing the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

This opportunity resides with Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, a business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. From towers to processors, we design, develop, integrate and manage the sensors, systems and other assets necessary to support integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations, exploitation and analysis for the Intelligence Community, the military services, geographic and functional combatant commands and DoD agencies. 


HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, please visit:


HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.