Systems Engineering Technician

    • Job Tracking ID: KDRSS-339572
    • Job Location: Birmingham, AL
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Temporary
    • Date Updated: 05/04/2022
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Travel Requirement: Domestic
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Job Description

Kratos SRE is currently seeking a Systems Engineering Technician, this position is for an experienced engineering technician that is proficient in all routine tasks.  This technician is responsible for performing varied but standardized tests and procedures using scientific techniques and methods; recording, analyzing, and reporting results; and working under oversight of the supervisor or a more experienced technician. Work may be checked in progress and technical accuracy is reviewed on completion.


Key Responsibilities

Others may be added

  • Performs assembly of electrical and mechanical hardware items
  • Performs various mechanical and electrical assembly tasks and related activities with the oversight of a supervisor, or a more experienced engineering technician.
  • Applies basic and some advanced skills in procedures, techniques, tools, materials and/or equipment appropriate to area of specialization.
  • Set up test stations and maintain stations properly through calibration, preventative maintenance and repair. 


Position Specific Responsibilities 

  • Inspects assemblies per established procedures
  • Work with small electronic component utilizing microscope or magnifying devices
  • Performs procurement activities
  • Conduct routine tests, analyze the data and document results. 
  • Participate in systems integration, fabrication and modification tasks.
  • Provide support and assistance with systems pre-test setup, integration, checkout, and post- test tear-down.
  • Setup digital data acquisition equipment.
  • Compute and combine data and report findings to supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as may be required by supervisor.

Experience and Skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizen with ability to obtain and maintain Secret Security Clearance
  • HS plus 4 years of experience in electronics, hydraulics and/or applicable military experience or vocational education, or Associate Degree in electronics, engineering, RF, electrical field, or a related discipline with 2 years of applicable experience
  • General knowledge of electronics, computers, instrumentation, and plumbing 
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in electronics, engineering, electrical or a related discipline
  • Experience in electrical, mechanical, plumbing, hydraulics, welding or vocational education.
  • Strong electronics background
  • Strong math skills 
  • Data collection experience

Organizational Core Values

  • Integrity – We adhere to a code of sound ethical behavior that builds trust and confidence in all we do. We clearly communicate expectations and provide reliable results and candid feedback to our employees, customers and stakeholders.
  • Safety and environment – We are an environmentally conscious, safety first organization. We value our employees and our planet and conduct our business consistent with that priority.
  • Excellence – We understand and consistently meet or exceed our internal and external customer’s expectations.  We are accountable for timelines, quality and cost.
  • Individual and community focused – We promote an open, collaborative and supportive environment by respecting the rights and contributions of every individual.  We openly communicate information and ideas to our stakeholders; customers; employees; and the larger community.
  • Innovation – We explore ideas and create solutions to global needs.  We use science and engineering to solve the world’s most difficult problems.

Job Specific Behaviors

  • Attention to Detail - Ensures details of assigned tasks are followed.
  • Attendance / Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Planning and Organization - Systematically identifies issues to be addressed and plans a course of action for self to ensure the accomplishment of specific objectives.

Work Environment & Conditions

This position is in a laboratory environment and may require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including safety glasses and protective shoes.

Physical Demands

In performing the work for this position, the Technician must be able to:

  • Work utilizing test equipment or computer hardware for extended periods of time.
  • Climb ladders and stairs in performing the work.
  • Grasp objects utilizing the fingers (fine motor manipulation).
  • Reach for objects above the head or below the waist.
  • Stoop or crouch by bending at the waist or by bending legs.
  • Distinguish colors effectively.
  • Occasionally lift/carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds. 


Up to 10%; occasional overnight travel via US commercial airline may be required.

Certifications, Licenses & Registrations

Must be trained and certified in a Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies program.

Kratos Defense is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. EOE, Minorities, Females, Vet, Disabled, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or any other protected class.
All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply. Kratos Defense is committed to America's veterans by providing opportunities for them to continue contributing after service to our nation. We also work to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.
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