Marine Electronics Technician – Panama

Mackay Communications, Inc., dba Mackay Marine, is a global marine electronics service company that employs more than 400 people across 41 service depots in fifteen (15) countries, including the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa. For over 50 years Mackay has sold, installed, and serviced navigation and communication equipment onboard commercial and naval ships. We sustain our industry-leading position by hiring technicians who are the best at what they do and providing ongoing factory training, parts, equipment, as well as technical and administrative support.  In addition, we offer competitive salaries, overtime, benefits, and opportunities for growth based on merit.

Mackay Marine has one opening for an experienced Marine Electronics Technician (MET) with the skills and qualifications outlined below in our Panama location.

Marine Electronics Technician Job Summary:

Under limited supervision, the Marine Electronics Technician (MET)  will install, service, and repair electronic equipment on board ships. The technician will test, adjust, and troubleshoot components, PCBs, sub-assemblies, and antennas as well as to load, update, and modify software. The MET will utilize his/her knowledge of electronic theory and circuitry to address a variety of technical problems and make intelligent use of complex schematics, blueprints, and manuals to accurately achieve assignments. Upon completion of the service order, the MET will compose a detailed service report.

Types of equipment serviced:

  • Radars
  • Satcoms
  • HF and VHF Radios
  • GPS
  • Gyrocompasses
  • Autopilots
  • Sounders

Marine Electronics Technician Requirements

  • Proficient in speaking, reading, and writing in English.
  • 3+ years of experience as an MET in commercial shipping or the Navy, Coast Guard, or Marines.
  • Technical Degree or equivalent education, training, and experience.
  • Strong knowledge of electronics theory and application.
  • Valid FCC General License with Radar Endorsement and GMDSS Radio Operator Maintainer License preferred.
  • Be physically fit. Work environment often involves carrying up to 50 lbs., climbing ladders and masts, and exposure to weather.
  • Valid drivers license and reliable transportation is required.

 Candidates must be legally authorized to work in Panama and pass a thorough background check.

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