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Engineering Technician


Columbia, MD, US, 21046

Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a joint venture between Leonardo DRS and Thales USA, is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system and software integration.   The venture focuses on emerging areas in the undersea warfare domain where the customer has identified mission-critical needs. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at http://www.aaccorp.com.


Title: Engineering Technician

Job Location: Manassas, VA


Position Summary: The Engineering Technician position will support engineering with a variety of moderately complex engineering duties and/or hands-on tasks.  This position requires an engineering technician for maintenance, fabrication, and integration of laboratory assists.  This position includes supporting hardware/software integration activities, fixing testing and building military tactical cables, connectors and hardware.  Reviews project instructions and drawings to ascertain test specifications, procedures, objectives, test equipment, nature of technical problem and possible solutions, and to support hardware for development and delivery.


Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Engineering Technician is responsible for performing the following tasks: 

  • Support hardware/software testing tasks.
  • Support engineering with a variety of moderately complex engineering duties and/or hands-on tasks
  • Competent technical expertise
  • Comfortable with the shop/laboratory and equipment
  • Assists in design, build and/or procurement of new or improved machines, tools, fixtures and material handling equipment and coordinating the implementation
  • Responsible for completing process documentation, bill of materials, route sheets, etc
  • Sets up and conducts tests of units and components
  • Provides and develops documentation to maintain equipment
  • Assists in the development of plant layouts, manufacturing methods and process improvements


Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering or related technical field, or equivalent combination of education and experience (2+ years)
  • Active or Inactive US Government Security Clearance (DoD)
  • Knowledge of lab test equipment and basic hand tools
  • System hardware/software troubleshooting experience
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills


Additional Desirable Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Understanding of systems communications protocols such as RS232, TCP-IP, UDP
  • Experience with Linux OS and scripting programming language
  • US Military background


Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting up to 20 lbs.: up to 25% of time
  • Standing, Stooping, Bending, Climbing, Kneeling: up to 40% of time
  • Walking: up to 25% of time
  • Sitting: up to 75% of time
  • Travel: up to 10% of time


AAC works on a 9/80 compressed schedule whereby employees work 80 hours in 2 weeks with every other Friday off.


Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #MCSS

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish this through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE. We set high standards of performance for ourselves and others. We consistently deliver excellent products and services. We adhere to quality levels demanded by our customers. We assume responsibility and accountability to achieve excellence. We settle for nothing less.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION. We accept unconditionally the value that every individual has to offer. We embrace different points of view. We continually foster an environment that enables all employees to contribute to their full potential. We cooperate together as a diverse workforce serving a diverse population.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore