Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

Diagnostic Technician - First Shift

Location US-MD-Clarksburg
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/17/2024 12:20 PM)
Job ID
Manufacturing - Diagnostic or Test Technicians
Experience (Years)
Jennifer Kasper
Minimum Degree


Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is a global company serving the defense, federal, and commercial markets with innovative solutions for the ground tactical, airborne and avionics, naval/maritime, and public safety and security domains. 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, surveillance, and simulation; and data protection solutions. Furthermore, the company 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. 


We are seeking a Diagnostic Technician in our Clarksburg, MD Campus.  This position will report directly to the Manager of Manufacturing. 


Top Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Yearly Incentive Bonus Program
  • Generous 401(k) program (up to 7% company contribution) with 100% immediate vesting
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid sick, vacation, and holiday leave
  • Paid family care, maternity and parental leaves
  • 9/80  work schedule (every other Friday off)


  • Test and inspect basic electrical and electronic sub-assemblies and assemblies across all product lines and program firmware.
  • Perform technical responsibilities on assigned line with a high degree of proficiency.
  • Troubleshoot digital and RF/mixed signal assemblies to the subassembly component level using schematics and diagram, including naval publications and engineering blueprints.
  • Set-up and operate a wide variety of test equipment to include DMM, voltmeters, spectrum analyzers, signal generators and wave generators, etc.
  • Program firmware on boards and on individual Integrated Circuits.
  • Run most tests in factory, properly connect test equipment, determine if stack or product is having issues and keep manager informed of stack and product issues.


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.
  • 2 Year Degree in Electronic Technology or other related field 
  • Must have 2 to 4 years manufacturing electro/mechanical test experience.
  • Computer Skills with proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, StripedLighting & PeopleSoft.
  • Experience with electronics, radio test requirements and have a working knowledge of surface mount technology.
  • Must be proficient in RF testing knowledge.
  • Understand ERP System.
  • Ability to understand basic digital electronic signals, power supply circuitry; frequency and wave signals and circuits; and, basic control signal and circuits.
  • Knowledge of Engineering Data such as specification control drawing & source control drawing.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications – Fluent in English.
  • 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 240-864-7748.



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