Communications Engineering Technician V

Job Details

Website Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation


KIRA Services

Job Title:

Engineering Technician V (Communications)

Job Location:

Jacksonville, FL

Labor Category:

Non – Exempt l CBA

Clearance Level:


Travel Requirement:

Up to 20%



Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation (THTBC) is a family of 8(a), HUBZone, SDB, and other companies wholly- owned by the largest tribe in Alaska. Each of its wholly- owned 30+ subsidiaries are uniquely qualified to deliver value to its customers and teaming partners. For over 30 years, THTBC has operated as a trusted US Federal contractor throughout the US and worldwide. THTBC delivers outstanding service with innovative, low-cost contract solutions to all its public and private sector customers worldwide.

Scope of Work:

Communications technicians maintain, construct, and repair the equipment used for electronic communications, cable televisions, satellites, wireless devices, phones, radio, and broadband equipment. Typical work on fiber optic lines, transmitters, antennas, and signal processing equipment can be expected, as well as network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, power meters, and RF generators.


  • Establishes communications systems by installing, operating, and maintaining voice and data telecommunications network circuits and equipment.
  • Work typically requires an understanding of the interrelationships of RF operating system diagnostics and circuits, exercising independent judgment in performing such tasks as making circuit analyses, calculating wave forms, and tracing relationships in signal flow, using complex test instruments such as high frequency pulse generators, frequency synthesizers, distortion analyzers, and complex computer control equipment.
  • Determining the location and density of circuitry, evaluating electromagnetic radiation, isolating malfunctions, and incorporating engineering; changes.
  • Maintain all communications systems and equipment and all associated down to components level. Coordinate preventative maintenance on all communications equipment. Perform complex troubleshooting, isolate malfunctions, repair equipment, and incorporate engineering changes.
  • Use complex test instruments, such as pulse generators, spectrum analyzers, distortion analyzers, site masters and computer analytical equipment.
  • Accurately document maintenance actions in established information system.
  • Write and review work instructions and procedures for all communication systems /equipment.
  • Support special tests, evaluations, equipment relocations, and new equipment installations as required.
  • Ensure all configuration changes pursuant to the duties of this position are documented and approved IAW established processes.
  • Interpret and prepare wiring diagrams, sketches and blueprints.
  • Operate and maintain CCTV and other television communication systems.
  • Repair and install communications boxes, switchboards, bells, buzzers, and telephones.
  • Responsible for adhering to environmental, safety, and health standards related to the work activity, including the wearing of all personal protective equipment (PPE). Must cease work and notify lead, supervisor, or manager of all unsafe conditions.
  • Work is scheduled by the manager or supervisor based on mission schedule and fleet requirements. Mission support may require shifting of schedules to accommodate fleet readiness.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Contract Site Manager / Operations Manager.
  • Performs all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma (or equivalent)
  • Formal classroom education equivalent to Navy “C” School or vocational school with formal training in the field of electronic equipment maintenance.
  • 6-8 years technical experience with UHF/VHF and digital communications systems (or equivalent military experience).
  • Must be able to meet DoD 8570 CSWF IAT I qualifications as required by specific system access.
  • May be required to maintain current COMSEC certification.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain Safety at Heights climber certification.
  • Experience in the following systems:
    • URC-200 (v1) and (v2)
    • APX8000
    • URC-721
    • URC-117
  • Electronic maintenance background in four or more of the following areas:
  • Digital/analog signal processing;
  • Communications (multiplexer equipment, VHF, UHF, HF, microwave, fiber-optic);
  • PC computer systems;
  • Test equipment;
  • Optical equipment;
  • RF signal processing;
  • Antennas;
  • Low voltage AC equipment;
  • Closed networks security systems
  • Able to work outdoors for extended periods of time; lift 50 pounds.
  • May be required to travel up to 20% in performance of work, government joint travel regulations are applicable to all travel.
  • Must be able to obtain an interim Secret security clearance.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a fully adjudicated Secret security clearance.
  • Must maintain licenses and/or credentials required for this position.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English.
  • Must be capable of working under tight time constraints in a high-volume environment with multiple priorities.
  • Highly motivated, flexible organized and must be detail oriented.
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to maintain ability to access government worksite.
  • Must have practical knowledge of worksite safety, occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds.
  • Must be able to perform overhead work, use ladders, work with heights, travel on boats.
  • Must be able to perform duties under adverse weather conditions (extreme cold / heat, etc.). Outside work in winter, summer, rain, sleet, and snow and on uneven terrain – side hills and slopes.
  • Must be able to work alternate and extended shift schedules when necessary to meet the mission requirements of the customer to include weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to perform on-call duties when necessary and report to work within the required timeframe from notification.
  • Must possess the ability to work in a team or alone and be able to change jobs on short notice.
  • Must have and maintain a valid state driver’s license to operate a company vehicle.
  • Must have a safe driving record, as defined by Company policy, to operate a company vehicle.
  • Must be able to successfully complete a drug/alcohol test and a criminal record check.


THTBC offers full-time employees and their families a comprehensive benefits package which included:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Health Savings Account
  • Hospital Indemnity Plan
  • Company paid short term disability, basic life & AD&D
  • Employee paid long term disability, voluntary life and AD&D for dependents.
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Earned vacation and sick time based on years of service.
  • Paid holidays throughout the calendar year

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all the essential duties of the position satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance, including successfully completion a thorough background investigation.

THTBC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our 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.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us and let us know the nature of your request. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by case basis.

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