Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

Engineering Technician

Location US-VA-Manassas
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/1/2022 1:23 PM)
Job ID
Engineering - Technicians
Experience (Years)
Tracy Lin
Minimum Degree
High School Diploma or GED


Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a subsidiary of Thales Defense & Security, is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system & software integration for the United States defense industry. AAC focuses on emerging areas to be a leading provider of Undersea Warfare Solutions and our customers’ natural choice for integrated systems, sensors, weapons, and trainers. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at:


Title: Engineering Technician

Job Location: Manassas, VA


Position Summary: The Engineering Technician position will support engineering with a variety of basic to  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 Lab Engineering Technician is responsible for performing the following tasks: 

  • Support hardware/software testing tasks.
  • Support engineering with a variety of basic to moderately complex engineering duties and/or hands-on tasks
  • 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:

  • Able to receive and maintain a US Government Security Clearance (DoD)
  • Basic knowledge of lab test equipment and basic hand tools
  • System hardware/software troubleshooting experience
  • Basic hardware troubleshooting knowledge


Additional Desirable Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering or related technical field, or equivalent combination of education and experience (2+ years)
  • Understanding of systems communications protocols such as RS232, TCP-IP, UDP
  • Experience with Linux OS and scripting programming language
  • US Military background
  • 2+ years of professional customer service experience


Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting up to 45 lbs.: up to 25% of time
  • Standing, Stooping, Bending, Climbing, Kneeling: up to 25% of time
  • Walking: up to 25% of time
  • Sitting: up to 75% of time
  • Travel: up to 5% of time


We offer a variety of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and 401(k) savings plan. We champion programs that focus on you and your family’s physical, emotional and financial well-being.


Other benefits include:

  • Flexible work schedules such as our 9/80 schedule (off every other Friday)
  • Generous PTO and designated paid holidays
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave

The health and safety of our employees and their families remains a top priority at AAC. Successful candidates must comply with federal contractor vaccine mandate requirements. Subject to state-specific exemptions, newly hired employees are required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated prior to their start date, unless a medical or religious accommodation or an exemption pursuant to applicable state law is formally approved by AAC prior to commencing employment. 


AAC champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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