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COLSA Corporation Hardware Engineering Technician in Huntsville, Alabama

Performs non-routine assignments in support of engineering functions in the areas of design, development, research and testing.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (*Essential functions)

  • Performs non-routine assignments of substantial variety and complexity, using operational precedents, which are not fully applicable. May also plan such assignments.

  • Develops or reviews designs by extracting and analyzing a variety of engineering data.

  • Applies conventional engineering practices to develop, prepare, or recommend schematics, designs, specifications, electrical drawings and parts lists.

  • Conducts tests or experiments requiring working with a wide variety of critical test equipment and test procedures.

  • Sets up and operate equipment, records data, measures and records problems, and analyzes data and prepares test reports.

  • Applies methods outlined by others to segments of R&D projects, constructs experimental or prototype models, conducts test or experiments and redesigns as necessary, and records and evaluates data and reports findings.

  • May frequently assist professionals and others in the establishment.

  • Install, terminates, and tests CAT5E, CAT6A, and Fiber infrastructure cabling

  • Installs equipment and cabling in standardized equipment racks

  • Performs troubleshooting of information systems, audio visual equipment, networking equipment, and infrastructure

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Required SkillsRequired Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum of 6 years related experience, preferably 1 year of that experience within directly applicable industry

  • Must be able to work from schematics, diagrams, written/verbal descriptions or from defined plan

  • Current Secret Security clearance required; U.S. Citizenship required

  • Must be able to work flexible hours to support test events

  • Must be able to obtain Security+ within 90 days of hire

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years electronics training from a technical trade school or military technical school preferred

  • Working knowledge of desktop applications including word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs preferred

  • Current CompTIA Security+ Certification highly desired

  • Current AMX, Extron, or Operating System certifications desired

  • Experience installing structured cabling in accordance with industry standards and best practices

  • Experience troubleshooting and tracing structured cabling

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. COLSA Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.