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    The selectee for this position will serve as a Mechanical Engineering Technician in the Physical Acoustics Branch of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) located in Washington, DC. This branch conducts the Navy's in-house Physical Acoustics Research and Development Program aimed at developing new opportunities for exploiting physical acoustic and acoustic-related phenomena, processes and technologies in area and systems of importance to the Navy, DOD and the nation. The selectee for this position will serve as a senior mechanical technician responsible for independently coordinating, fabricating, assembling and integrating hardware associated with acoustic measurement systems for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) and at-sea unmanned infrastructures.

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    The successful selectee will perform the following duties:

    • Direct the efforts of mechanics and other technicians during their fabrication, assembly, integration and test activities
    • Interpret mechanical drawings to fabricate piece parts and complete assemblies
    • Modify standard practices and adapt specialized equipment in order to solve various fabrication problems
    • Coordinate with analysis and design engineers on methods to validate their proposed structures
    • Report hardware anomalies, suggest solutions and initiate corrective actions during the course of assembly and integration
    • Install structural hardware, mechanical and electronic components, and test equipment and instrumentation on UUVs

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    United States Citizens

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    0802 Engineering Technical

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