Radar Technician/SME - Contingent

Egypt Req #568
Monday, April 19, 2021

SUMMARY:VSE Corporation is seeking for a Field Service Engineer - Radar Technician / Subject Matter Expert to be part of our Egypt In-Country team.

Applicant must have Subject Matter Expert level of knowledge of various U.S. Navy radar systems.

Applicant must have a working knowledge of NAVSEA Standard Items that are applicable to shipyard production, ship maintenance and ship repair.

This is an unaccompanied billet, but the successful applicant can have family member/dependents with them at the successful applicant’s own expense.


The successful applicant will be required to provide maintenance/troubleshooting/repair for various radar systems onboard military vessels owned by the Egyptian Navy. Additional duties include providing consulting oversight and On-the job (OJT) training to workforce of Egyptian Nationals during the execution of ship availabilities for various ship platforms as required and directed by in-country VSE management.

  • As the SME / Radar Technician, you will be expected to work under limited supervision, have strong problem-solving skills, interpret schematics, use manufacturer’s manuals, and use your knowledge of electronic circuit theory to troubleshoot systems.
  • Conduct Material condition Assessment (MCA), repair and maintain primarily SPS-49 and SPS-55 radars, consoles and associated ancillary equipment. As the Egyptian Navy modernizes their fleet, the range of systems will expand according.
  • Provide a detailed report on findings, required repair parts and recommendations.
  • Inspects and tests electronic equipment, components, and assemblies using multi-meters, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzer, and other electronic test instruments, tools, and equipment.
  • Provide training to the shipboard crews on the operation and maintenance on the radars, consoles and associated ancillary equipment.
  • Dependable/reliable and willing to work a flexible schedule including extended hours.


  • Must have knowledge of intermediate and depot level repair procedures, repair and maintenance standards, quality assurance specifications, and proper use of IMA industrial machinery.
  • Candidate must be proficient in the use of hand tools, precision measurement tools and possess a thorough knowledge of standard shipyard practices.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience supporting the maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of U.S. Navy Radar Systems.
  • Must be able to work both independently and with a team.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be proficient with basic computer operation with ability to create and maintain various reports and spreadsheets as required.
  • Must be able to interpret vessels blueprints and ship drawings along with research of ships systems manuals to identify problems as they arise.
  • Bachelor Degree with 10 years applicable experience or High School Diploma/GED Certificate with 15 years applicable experience.
  • Applicant must have a current passport with at least 2 years prior to expiration after arrival in Egypt.
  • Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance.
  • In compliance with Executive Order 14042, any successful applicant for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain an accommodation from the vaccination requirement based on disability or sincerely held religious belief, on or before the start date.


  • US Navy A and C school for electronics/radar systems graduate
  • Retired NAVY/USCG Chief Petty Officer.
  • Should have prior shipyard maintenance experience or a working knowledge of expectations and safety protocols related to a shipyard environment.
  • Have experience working in an Arab country for long periods of time.
  • As an In-Country-Team member the successful applicant is expected to maintain a good working relationship with Egyptian Navy counterparts in a dynamic work environment.
  • The selected applicant will be subject to a background check and drug testing.
  • Must be able to obtain a Country Clearance and Base Pass authorization.
  • A secret security clearance is recommended but not required.
  • Successful applicant will be forward deployed in Alexandria Egypt and work as part of a In Country Technical Assistance Team (ICTAT).
VSE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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