PAE, Inc FORACS Field Engineer in West Palm Beach, Florida

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FORACS Field Engineer

The Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) Mission is to provide Naval Warfare Centers, the Fleet, and other customers with accurate undersea, surface, and in-air three-dimensional tracking data and other unique Atlantic test facilities. In support of Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E), and Fleet readiness assessment and training. AUTEC is a Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB) and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport's largest single team project, providing both deep and shallow water test and training environments.

Responsible for supporting dockside and at-sea sensor accuracy testing on US and NATO surface ships, submarines and helicopters for the AUTEC Project.


• Install, operate, and maintain engineering theodolites, acoustic target generation

systems, radar transponders and EW simulator systems in a real time environment.

• Perform standardized or prescribed assignments involving a sequence of operations

related to shipboard sensor accuracy testing in real-time test environment.

• Schedule and perform preventative maintenance on equipment and systems used during

FORACS testing. Repair, troubleshoot, and perform corrective maintenance on

equipment and systems.

• Install, configure and troubleshoot computer networks and associated assemblies.

• Prepare test documentation, adjusts and operates equipment, and records test data.

Report deviations resulting from equipment malfunction or observational errors.

• Support engineering changes, prepare documentation, perform equipment

modifications and install and test new equipment.

• Perform simple programming, device control set-up procedures, operations, fault

isolation and repair of computer-controlled and embedded computer devices.

• Conduct special studies and prepare technical reports regarding equipment performance

and improvement.

• Interface with naval officers and enlisted personnel to achieve the goals of the

designated test.

• Monitor shipboard personnel in equipment setup and operation to ensure the quality of

the data collection.

• Maintain equipment inventory, develop specifications for new equipment and prepare

purchase requisitions.

• Perform other duties as assigned.


• A.S. in Electronics or a related field preferred. Military training and/or experience may be

substituted for a formal degree.

• 4 years of related electronics experience with degree, 6 years without.

• Must be familiar with naval shipboard operations, terminology, customs, traditions and


• Knowledge of acoustics theory, RF propagation theory, GPS tracking systems and

computer networking.

• Knowledge of U.S. Navy surface ship, submarine and helicopter navigation and target

sensor systems.

• Must be able to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach above head, sit, climb, stand,

balance and crawl.

• Must be able to lift and move up to 50 pounds.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• This position requires the individual to be eligible to obtain a US Government security

clearance; US Citizenship is required.

• Must be medically able to reside on a remote island with limited medical facilities and

ships/submarines for short stays.

• A valid Driver’s License and US Passport is required.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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