Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

Electrical Engineering Technician

Location US-MD-Clarksburg
Posted Date 2 months ago(5/3/2024 3:14 PM)
Job ID
Engineering - Technicians
Experience (Years)
Erin Cresswell
Minimum Degree
High School Diploma or GED


Thales Defense & Security, Inc., is a global company serving the defense, federal, and commercial markets with innovative communication solutions for the ground tactical, airborne and avionics, and naval/maritime markets. In addition to mission-critical communication systems, the company provides helmet-mounted displays and motion tracking technologies; SATCOM terminals; advanced sonar systems; air traffic management navigation, and surveillance, and simulation.  Further, Thales Defense & Security, Inc. serves as a gateway for technology, leveraging Thales-wide solutions—such as combat management systems; naval, airborne, and ground ISR; and electronic warfare—to address U.S. requirements. 


Thales Defense & Security, Inc. has an opening for an Electrical Engineering Technician. This position is located in the Clarksburg office and reports to the Product Support Manager.


Top Benefits 

  • Competitive Salary
  • Yearly Incentive Bonus Program
  • Generous 401(k) program  - up to 7% company contribution and 100% immediate vesting
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid wellness, vacation, and holiday leave
  • Paid maternity, paternity, and parental leave
  • 9/80 Work Schedule (every other Friday off)


  • Work in a hands-on and team-oriented environment. 
  • Work closely with hardware and software engineers in our Engineering Labs on new or existing development programs of portable software defined radio products.
  • Perform technician functions to include basic debug, assembly and test of circuit boards, cables, radios, batteries and radio accessories. 
  • Perform engineering lab support functions to include parts ordering, material stocking, equipment calibration, equipment assignment, and general lab maintenance.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • U.S. Citizenship required. - Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - Fluent in English.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Skills (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; ASEE or equivalent experience a plus.
  • 7-12 years of experience as an Engineering Technician.
  • Knowledge of RF, Analog and Digital Design fundamentals is desirable.
  • Able to read and understand circuit card documentation, including schematics, drawings, and bill of materials.
  • Experience in removing and soldering surface mount components.

    Experience with prototyping a plus.

  • Working knowledge of engineering lab test equipment and test methods for the development of electronic products and radios.
  • Able to run computer controlled test programs using LabView, automated scripts, and Keysight VEE (HP VEE).
  • Able to perform verification and validation testing in accordance with test plans; able to generate and update test plans and reports.
  • Ability to comply with all Company guidelines, policies, procedures and embrace Company Core Values. 


For specific questions about this job posting, candidates may contact the recruiter at


Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. Thales is an E-Verify employer.


Thales is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need an accommodation or assistance in order to apply for a position with Thales, please call Human Resources at 240-864-7630.



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