Marine Service Engineer – Chesapeake, VA

Mackay has an opening for a Marine Service Engineer (MSE), also known as a Marine Electronics Technician (MET) or Avionics Technician (AT), for our office in Chesapeake, VA.

Marine Service Engineer Job Summary:

Under limited supervision, the Marine Service Engineer (MSE) will install, service, and repair marine electronic equipment on board ships. The technician (MSE) will test, adjust, and troubleshoot components, and antennas as well as, loading, updating, and modifying software. The MSE will utilize their knowledge of electronic theory and circuitry to address a variety of technical problems as well as making intelligent use of complex schematics, blueprints, and manuals to accurately achieve assignments. Upon completing the assignment, the technician will compose a detailed service report.

Types of equipment serviced:

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

Marine Service Engineer Qualifications

  • 3+ years of MSE, MET, ET, or AT experience in commercial shipping and/or acquired in the Navy, Coast Guard, or Marines.
  • Associate degree or equivalent 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 20 – 40 lbs., climbing ladders and masts, and exposure to weather.
  • Reliable transportation is required.

Mackay offers opportunities for growth, a competitive salary, overtime, health insurance, paid time off, 401(k) and a company-paid pension plan.

Mackay is an EEO employer, a veterans-friendly organization that encourages veterans and non-veterans with the above qualifications to apply.  Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and pass a thorough background check.

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