The Acoustic Test Engineer supports the testing of transducer and sonar products for Ultra on items for the Navy and commercial customers. Typical projects will be the design of a new or modified transducer or sonar product. Additionally, projects would include the development and execution of in-water acoustic testing. Most of the time will be spent at Ultra’s in-water test facility in Quincy, MA developing and validating acoustic test procedures.
Acoustic in-water testing design
Conceptualizes solutions to engineering problems
Develops, calibrates, and tests new designs and techniques
Troubleshoots electronic/mechanical systems
Participates in report writing to document developments and tests.
This is a second shift role. We work a 9/80 schedule.
Required Skills: We are open to candidates with:
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Mechanical/Ocean Engineering or appropriate field with 10+ years of experience and 5 + years of test engineering - experience with electrical and mechanical systems, including debugging and testing software and development of test apparatus and test procedures
a candidate with 5+ years of in-water acoustic testing
A more entry level candidate with a Bachelor’s degree in Acoustics, Ocean Engineering and one year of experience (school projects, co-ops or internships will count)
AND for all candidates:
The ability to obtain a US Government security clearance. Security clearances are granted to U.S. citizens.
The ability to work second shift.
Former USN surface ship/submarine Sonar Tech (ST) a definite plus
Experience with testing underwater acoustics and/or sonar systems
Experience with underwater instrumentation such as sonar and acoustic arrays
Experience with the deployment and fielding of underwater systems
Proficient in the use of measurement devices and diagnostic instrumentation
Data analysis skills
Willing to perform in a fast-paced environment
Meticulous documentation skills
Proficient in time management skills is desired to meet tight project deadlines
Able to lift up to 50 pounds up to 4 feet off the ground.
Ability to bend, lift, kneel, stretch in tight areas.
This is not a desk position; varies between sitting and standing (more standing) all evening.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. A review of this classification has excluded the marginal functions of the classification that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities to perform this job proficiently. The requirements in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.
Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems is a leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of Naval defense with underwater sonar and radar technology. As a major DOD supplier, our history with submarine communications, acoustic countermeasures, torpedo defense, sonar transducers, and special purpose arrays is being extended with our recent initiatives into embedded sonar systems for unmanned vehicles.
We believe in strong team dynamics and job satisfaction. Creativity and personal initiative are components for success at Ocean systems. We are always looking for top talent to add to our team.
Ultra Electronics is a UK-based defense, aerospace, cyber security, energy, and transportation products group. Ultra manages a portfolio of specialist capabilities, generating highly differentiated solutions and products by applying electronic, mechanical, and software technologies in demanding and critical environments to meet customer needs.
We offer medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, health savings accounts, paid time off, and a 401(k) plan with a Company match.
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