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Combat Systems Technician 


The Columbia Group (TCG), is a technical services support company which has a successful 50+ year history of providing United States government with acquisition, logistics management, engineering, design, fabrication, test and evaluation, information technology and financial management support services. As a full-time employee of TCG, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package to include a quality health insurance program (medical, drug, vision and dental) for you and your family, group life insurance, group short and long-term disability insurance, a 401K profit sharing retirement plan, and professional development opportunities. You will accrue 'Paid Time Off' (PTO) to be used towards vacation or sick leave, in addition to receiving eleven (11) paid federal holidays.

We are seeking an Combat Systems Technician to join our team in the Pascagoula, MS, Mobile, AL, and New Orleans, LA areas. The ideal candidate will:

  • Support the Test Division in test services including Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS)  installation, light off, software installation, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance/repair, integration repair, integration, engineering, and technical support for ships at the building yard.
  • Support the Test Division in test services including Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) or SPQ 14 installation, light off, software installation, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance/repair, integration repair, integration, engineering, and technical support for ships at the building yard.  
  • Provide on-site test engineering and technical support for ship industrial testing.  Establish and maintain an effective liaison with Supervisor of Shipbuilding and with other Navy, Government, and Contractor activities as required.  Participation in at sea testing is required of all test personnel. 
  • Underway Trials and travel support of Post Delivery Availabilities and Testing at other locations such as Norfolk VA, San Diego CA, Mayport FL, Pearl Harbor HI and Sasebo Japan will be required.
Position Requirements

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • High School Degree/GED; Individuals with college degrees or technical school or military certifications will be considered. 
  • 7 years of relevant experience with Ship Self Defense Systems (SSDS), Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC), or SPQ 14 troubleshooting, repairing, and testing of associated equipment and systems.
  • Ability to support activities in a shipyard or naval facility. Some work may occur within an industrial field office, outdoors and/or aboard ship while the ship is undergoing construction, alteration, activation, overhaul, repair, and/or underway trials.
  • Walking and climbing throughout the ship, to accomplish ship checks, may be required. Exposure to high noise levels, uncomfortable temperatures, heights, or other industrial safety conditions will require use of personal protective clothing and equipment.  
  • Ability to travel (less than 10%) to support activities in a shipyard or naval facility or onboard ship while underway.  
  • Relevant U.S. Navy or U.S. Coast Guard experience in the areas of ship construction or ship repair is desired. Amphibious warship ship and/or craft construction or ship repair work experience is ideal.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
  • US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Desired Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Bachelor's level degree in an Engineering discipline is desired. 
  • Experience with DoD/Navy ACAT I Program


Some TCG customers require individuals providing support to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. COVID-19 vaccination status may affect employment opportunities.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Engineering Technician (Mid) - Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) Equipment  
Division The Columbia Group  
Req Number LOG-22-00010  
Location Pascagoula, MS  
About the Organization We are a premier federal services company with a successful history of providing the United States Military, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and other departments / agencies of the federal government. We employ hundreds of professionals, providing client-focused solutions, across all armed forces, in multiple locations throughout the United States.  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected Veteran status.  

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