Military Sealift Command

Electronics Technician + $35,139 Bonus

Military Sealift Command - Posted 1 month ago
$70k-83k/year  + Equity



Electronic Technician
Career Level
Mid-Level, Senior
Company size
8k employees

Electronic Technician Job description

A $35,139 recruitment incentive is authorized for eligible selectees. The actual amount is calculated as 25% of base pay. The incentive is paid as a lump sum at the beginning of employment with the Command and requires a 2-year service agreement. CIVMAR (VEOA) candidates and Annuitants selected for employment as Electronics Technicians are not eligible for recruitment incentives.

The Electronics Technician is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments.

The Electronics Technician must be able to work independently and be proficient and able to interpret test results from a variety of electrical and electronic test equipment. This test equipment includes but is not limited to, oscilloscopes, function generators, I-P calibrators, power harmonic analyzers, analog and digital multi-meters and other diagnostic instruments. The Electronics Technician must be proficient in the operation, testing and demonstration for regulatory bodies, troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing of a wide variety of electrical and electronic equipment aboard the ship. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Engine Room control consoles & monitoring systems,
  • Engine, auxiliary machinery, boiler automation, monitoring, and boiler,
  • Electrical generation, conversion, and distribution of electronics and automated controls,
  • Ship control systems and console,
  • Main propulsion controls and console,
  • Instrumentation,
  • Network Data Systems,
  • CBR-D, fire, safety and security systems,
  • Telephone system and exchange programming,
  • Cargo handling equipment systems, monitoring,
  • Aviation support systems and monitoring,
  • Motor-operated valves.

The Electronic Technician must be versed in standard marine engineering and understand the basic relationships between various systems and equipment. The Electronics Technician must be knowledgeable of marine as well as commercial electronics practices and procedures. The Electronics Technician must be capable of effectively communicating with a variety of technical representatives and direct supervisors. The Electronics Technician is required to monitor the work of technical representatives and provide good quality assurance. The incumbent must be adept at researching material requirements, creating work lists, utilizing the Naval Supply System, and prioritizing tasks based on vessel operation requirements.

Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Eligibility Requirements: 

Must be a United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain:

  • U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven months remaining of the expiration date.
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) and/or Department of Defense (DOD) Common Access Card (CAC) with a minimum of ten months remaining of expiration.
  • United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten months remaining of the expiration date.

Position-Specific Requirements:

  1. MMC is endorsed as A wiper AND Must meet one of the following requirements:
  • a) Hold a professional certification such as “Certified Industrial Electronics Technician” provided by the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET). OR
  • ** ( * ) ** Documented U.S. Military experience as a Gas Turbine Systems Technician – Electrical (GSE) or equivalent and has documented commercial Electronics Technician work history with related industrial electronics experience. OR
  • ** ( * ) ** Holds USCG endorsement of Electrician, has sailed as Chief Electrician/Electrician or Second Electrician, and has documented work history in assisting the ship’s Electronics Technician or in performing electronic troubleshooting, maintenance, and repairs. OR
  • Holds an Associate’s Degree or higher from a fully accredited institution in an Electrical, Electronics, or Process Control Discipline.

** ( * ) Documented Experience must be on official letterhead, form, or evaluation from a current or previous employer that describes experience related to these duties. The document must include the company name, applicant’s name, and name with the signature of the company/agency official.**

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