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Engineering Technician, Journey

Patuxent River, Maryland

Must be a U.S. Citizen

Clearance Required: Secret

Education: AS or AA degree from an accredited college or university in a related engineering/scientific field.
  • ALLOWABLE SUBSTITUTION: A High School diploma or GED credential and two (2) years of recent and relevant technical experience related to the labor category “Description” may be substituted for an AS or AA degree. These two (2) years of experience are in addition to the required minimum of six (6) years to meet the “Experience” requirements below, therefore, requiring a total of eight (8) years of experience.

Experience: At least six (6) years of recent and relevant experience in a position related to the labor category “Description”. Four (4) years of experience, to include: installation of such equipment. One (1) year of experience, to include: design, preparation and modification of engineering documents and drawings is required. Experience may be concurrent.

Functional Description: This technician 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.  This incumbent may plan such assignments.  This technician receives technical advice from supervisor or professional engineer.  Work is reviewed for technical adequacy (or conformity with instructions).  This position may be assisted by lower level technicians and have frequent contact with professionals and others within the establishment and performs one or a combination of such typical duties as:
  1. 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; conventional piping systems; and building site layouts).
  2. 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 and analyzes data and prepares test reports.
  3. Applying methods outlined by others to limited segments of research and development projects, constructing experimental or prototype models to meet engineering requirements; conducts tests or experiments and redesigns as necessary and recording and evaluating data and reports findings.

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