Senior Electrical Technician - Vehicle Prototypes Job
Job Description Job Attributes+
San Jose, CA 95119, US
Engineering & Technology
Job Description BAE Systems, one of the world's leading defense contractors, is hiring a Senior Electrical Technician to build and test new technology in combat vehicles for the Army and Marine Corps. In this role, you will help create the future of military vehicles and update existing models to the latest configurations.
Fabricate and install electrical harnesses and simple junction boxes from blueprints and engineering sketches using standard electrical shop equipment and materials and mil-spec soldering techniques. Troubleshoot simple electrical systems and components and make necessary repairs. Maintain and handle vehicle batteries and use proper handling and safety methods.
This is a union position and works a 9/80 schedule 5:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday with every other Friday off.
- Read and follow Job Safe Practices.
- Read and interpret blueprints, schematics and engineering specifications.
- Read and follow Factory Orders and Rework Orders.
- Perform general housekeeping.
- Fabricate harnesses from blueprints and sketches using standard
- Reconstruct drawings in the form of wire lists or schematics for harness
- Operate wire cutting and marking equipment.
- Perform Mil-Spec soldering.
- Utilize equipment stored in electrical shop.
- Repair electrical systems and components
- Handle vehicle batteries.
- Install government furnished equipment (GFE) and communications equipment.
- Troubleshoot simple vehicle electrical systems.
- Install vehicle and turret electrical systems per blueprints.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
- High school diploma / GED and 4+ years relevant experience.
- Experience building and troubleshooting electrical harnesses and building distribution boxes.
- Ability to read electrical schematics and diagrams.
- Experience using a multimeter.
- Basic computer skills to read and write emails, etc.
- Experience with designing and testing circuits.
- We may consider candidates who do not meet all of the above qualifications for a less senior role.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
- Soldering certification a plus.
- Experience reading job work orders preferred.
- Ability to get a Secret Clearance preferred.
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.
Who We Are
You're used to protecting what matters most.
Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.
We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.
Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.
On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.
We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.
See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.
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This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.
Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.
Meet Our Veterans
All of my co-workers have been very helpful with my transition into the company and in my training as a Common Missile Warning Systems technician. The camaraderie of the other WIP employees has also been instrumental in my transition out of the Marine Corps.
Retired Cpl. J. Munoz
Operating Enduring Freedom