Electronic Engineering Technician

Job Purpose: 4S - Silversword is seeking a junior to mid-level Electronic Engineering Technician to work with our Applied Physics Division (APD) on new product development efforts. Under minimal supervision, build, test and trouble shoot electronics circuits as required to support the Applied Physics Division at 4S - Silversword. Work will be performed in a laboratory environment with a variety of moderate to complex tasks and functional activity.

Job Duties Include: The following reflects management's definition of preferable functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign additional duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Circuit card assembly and test

  • Assemble circuit cards under the guidance of an electronic engineer.
  • Troubleshoot and repair circuit cards as required.
  • Test and validate circuits for functionality and performance.
  • Ability to work with electronic test equipment including oscilloscopes, power meters, power supplies, etc.
  • Knowledgeable in digital and analog circuits including power and control circuitry.
  • Experience assembling opto-electronic components a plus.
  • Assist in writing reports, operational documentation, and other documents as required.
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills/Qualifications: Organizational and planning skills, excellent communication and problem solving skills, attention to detail and accuracy, solid judgment and decision-making ability, takes initiative and is adaptable.

Military Facility Access: Must be able to qualify for and obtain a base access pass.

Clearance: A security clearance is not required for this position at this time. US Citizenship is required.

Education and Experience: This position requires:

  • An associates or a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Electronics Engineering and at least two years of relevant experience as an Electronic Engineering technician. Research and Development experience is a plus.
  • Experience working with electronic fabrication tools such as soldering tools, de-soldering tools, microscopes, etc.
  • Experience with surface mount and through hole assembly.
  • Experience with opto-electronics is highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, Solidworks PCB, ORCAD, or PADS design software.
  • Experience in or work for the U.S. military is also highly desirable.


  • Electronics Design - Demonstrates ability to deliver excellence by taking personal accountability for achieving high quality outcomes. Ability to independently design and test electronic circuits to achieve operational functionality of the products under development.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; and supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Ethics - Earns others' trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions. Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity; and upholds organizational values.

Physical requirements: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to handle or feel, and talk/hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

Full time
Salary Range
$55,000.00 - 78,000.00
per Year
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Baltimore, MD 21276, US
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