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System Maintenance Technician/Mission System Operator - 1392

Date: Nov 22, 2020

Location: Flugplatz, RP, DE, 66877

Company: HII's TSD

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.




Job Description

Huntington Ingalls Industries Technical Solutions Division (HII-TSD) provides mission-critical engineering and technical service to Information Technology, Federal Civilian, and National Security, Aerospace & Defense and International government and commercial customers at over 100 locations worldwide.

HII - TSD is currently seeking a Forward-located System Maintenance Technician/Mission System Operator  to work out of various locations in the European and African Areas of Responsibility managed by the United States Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa (USAFE/AFAFRICA) based out of Ramstein Air Base, Germany on the United States Air Forces in Germany (USAFE) Air Base Air Defense (ABAD) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to bring the components for an ABAD system, along with the hardware and associated processes, together on a networked communication system.

The Contractor shall participate in the ongoing development activities at the Ramstein Air Defense Systems Integration Laboratory (RADSIL) to ensure the design of an effective and sustainable ABAD capability to be produced in subsequent phases for Ramstein and across the designated bases within the EUCOM/AFRICOM AOR. This shall be accomplished by the Contactor through the delivery of a documentation package covering the construction and maintenance of the ABAD systems exemplified by those of the RADSIL. Further, the Contractor shall develop and document, in partnership with the Government, the measures of effectiveness, concepts of operation, training, testing, and instrumentation needed to support ongoing, high availability operations of those ABAD systems. Documentation of the facilities and infrastructure required by these systems shall also be delivered.

The RADSIL will provide an initial, limited ABAD capability as new systems are integrated and made available to current base defense personnel. [‘Fight with the prototype.’] Phase 1 work and the RADSIL facility will ultimately deliver end-to-end air defense C2 but may not represent the full and final laydown of material and personnel to support permanent full-scale, 24/7 operations. Any additional systems needed shall be documented as part of this work.

Availability and flexibility for travel for 50-75% of the work is a requirement.

Essential Job Responsibilities


  • Apply counter-threat defense system maintenance knowledge to maintain remote sensors and communications for subsequent evaluation and use by Mission Operations personnel at various locations within the USAFE/AFAFRICA AOR.
  • Installs, operates, maintains, repairs and modifies equipment.
  • Performs a variety of maintenance and technical support on products such as equipment, integrated systems and subsystems, and software at customer and/or field locations.
  • Analyzes and evaluates products and related performance.
  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses malfunctions to eliminate problem in minimum time.
  • Installs, upgrades and removes products ensuring coordinative engineering field change.
  • Maintains effective customer communications, relations, and provides onsite training.
  • Provides real time operations of the weapons system and executes minor troubleshooting effort.
Minimum Qualifications


  • Licensed training/certification and/or experience in a related field of servicing counter-threat weapons systems
  • Qualifications in modern information systems including computer hardware, data storage, network and distributed systems
  • Knowledge in installation procedures, the use and maintenance of modern operating systems such as recent versions of Linux and Windows on both real and virtual platforms
  • Ability to maintain and provision the software source and executable code needed for development in the USAFE RADSIL
  • Tower and Rooftop Qualified
  • Able to travel 50-75% of time to various European and African locations
  • Masters degree in a related field and 6-8 years of recent specialized experience; OR Bachelor's degree in a related field and 9-11 years of recent specialized experience; OR 13-15 years of recent specialized experience. Must have demonstrated practical experience in the area(s) of expertise required in the Task Order, Performance Work Statement.  
  • All candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and drug screening per HII requirements.
  • Clearance:  Must possess and maintain a current TS clearance with SCI and NATO Indoctrination eligibility.
Preferred Requirements

Preferred—fully qualified IAW each mission system equipment management requirement, technical order, and or/commercial manual.



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