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Engineering Technician (VI)

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. Patuxent River Full-Time
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The Joint and Marine Corps Analysis Group (JMC) within SPA provides analytic support and strategic planning to senior national defense decision makers, allowing them to make better resource allocation decisions and improving operational capabilities. JMC performs acquisition program planning and program support for joint customers and has a contingent position.


Independently applies complex engineering principles to investigate, analyze, plan, develop, implement, test and evaluate systems on current or proposed military weapon systems. Reviews and prepares engineering and technical analyses, reports, change proposals, and other technical documentation. Directly performs engineering functions such as system integration, integration testing, and system operation. Manages resources and acts as a team leader, developing procedures and controls, managing project efforts, and taking the lead in problem resolution.


  • High school graduate or equivalency certification.

    • Successful completion of a technical school, trade school, or advanced armed services technical school curriculum or course of training in electricity, electronics, avionics, mechanics, armaments/ordnance, or engineering technology; or successful completion of at least six semester hours of course studies at an accredited college or university in engineering, scientific, or technical curriculum.

  • A minimum of six years’ experience in conducting laboratory research or laboratory analyses in the area of shipboard, aircraft and weapon systems; hardware, software; or instrumentation.

    • Of the six years’, a minimum of three years’ shall have consisted of test and evaluation involving military shipboard or aircraft systems or subsystems. Additionally, of the six years’, a minimum of two years’ must have been as a team leader or supervisor performing management functions.

  • DoD Secret Security Clearance.


Skills required

Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)
Repairing (Computer Systems)


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Job ID: 2019-3800


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Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., was founded in 1972 with three employees working primarily with the U.S. Navy, leading major technical support programs for the Strategic Systems Programs (SSP). The result of this work has led to numerous major decisions involving the Trident Weapons Systems. Over the past four decades, the needs of our clients have evolved, and so has SPA. SPA has expanded its customer base and experience to cover a wide range of missions and clients in the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Energy.

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