Engineering Technician II

Bowhead / UIC Technical Services

Dahlgren, VA

Dahlgren, VA, US
Dahlgren, VA
13 days ago
Engineering Technician (RANGE-21-0611-Z):

Bowhead is seeking an Engineering Technician will set up, breakdown, maintain, test, troubleshoot, repair test equipment and cabling used to acquire data for explosive testing at NSWC Dahlgren Potomac River Test Range. Other duties will require general knowledge and proficiency with computer networks, internet protocol, collecting and analyzing amassed data; working with hand tools and shop equipment; building test fixtures for equipment; monitoring and maintaining consumable stock.

Specifically the Engineering Technician will serve as an Instrumentation Technician to:
• Perform assignments that are non-routine and complex to involve general knowledge for operation of radars, high-speed cameras, sound meters and data acquisition systems.
• Work with basic hand tools including crimpers, wire strippers, soldering irons, drills and other tools to assist with assembly and repairs to instrument related cabling and other tasks.
• Capable of reviewing test plans and offer technical input for conflicts, setup and system improvements.
• Understand necessity for attention to detail for test plan requirements, setup, checkouts for proof of functionality and importance of data collection.
• Provide technical support to engineers for data processing.
• Process data points for engineers to develop required reporting.
• Demonstrate the ability to read blueprints, interpret schematics and read precision tools and recording devices.
• Demonstrate the ability to read blueprints, interpret schematics and read precision tools and recording devices.
• Work in a fast paced environment with a safe, quality and cost effective approach.
• Effectively communicate both orally and in writing to other technicians and engineers.
• Accomplish other tasks as assigned.

Must be able to multitask and be willing to cross train within the Instrumentation Technician capabilities.

In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates should be aware that they may be required to have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire. All job offers in connection with a covered contract will be contingent upon providing proof of vaccination prior to your anticipated start date.

• High School Diploma or equivalent or trade school and minimum of 3 years work or military experience in electronics.
• Intermediate to advanced level skills in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel and Outlook)
• General knowledge of software based instrumentation (Computer Network/Internet Protocol).
• The ability to work in a team environment and exhibit interpersonal skills and communication.
• Must be able to multitask and be willing to cross train within the Instrumentation Technician capabilities.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Secret level, though candidates with an active Secret are highly sought. US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (

UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.

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About the Company

Bowhead / UIC Technical Services

UIC Government Services (UICGS) and its Bowhead family of companies are a division of Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC), an Alaskan Native Corporation (ANC). UIC is one of the largest ANC’s in Alaska, and combined with UICGS/Bowhead, we offer a wide variety of services to defense and civilian government agencies that reach across multiple disciplines, the U.S., and the world. With our excellent management team and great range of services in the areas of Information Technology, Logistics & Marine, Manufacturing & Products, Program Management and Operations, and Systems & Technology, we perform over 250 contracts worldwide with innovative business solutions in areas such as engineering, maintenance services, manufacturing, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, our 3,500+ employees of the Bowhead family of companies, UIC, UIC Government Services, UIC Government Construction, and UIC Commercial remain committed to delivering quality results to ensure our customers’ success. Headquartered in Virginia, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation consistently recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) certified small business companies for government contracting.

2,500 to 4,999 employees
Computer/IT Services
401K, Employee Referral Program, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Medical, Dental and Vision, Military Leave, Paid Holidays, Professional Development, Tuition Reimbursement