Engineering Technician

Job Locations US-MA-Bedford / Hanscom AFB
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/6/2024 10:27 PM)
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Engineering Technician

Be the Difference

Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.


Astrion has an exciting opportunity for an Engineering Technician to support the Data Links and Gateways Branch Waveform Link 16 program office, which is within the Aerial Networks Division (AFLCMC/HNA) and located at Hanscom AFB, MA.

The Link 16 modernization effort encompasses several ongoing initiatives to develop, field, modernize and maintain Link 16 Tactical Data Link (TDL) communication proficiencies as framed by the Joint Aerial Layer Networking (JALN) Initial Capabilities Document (ICD) capability gaps and Pathfinder study.



JOB STATUS:  Full time; salaried

TRAVEL:  CONUS travel up to 10% may be required

SECURITY CLEARANCE:  DoD Secret clearance is required



  • Responsible for requirements development and documentation for Tactical Data Link communication systems
  • Responsible for the evaluation of vendor proposals and technical review documentation against criteria from System Requirements Documents
  • Provide/participate in system integration and testing activities for tactical data links, ensuring seamless interoperability with existing communication systems
  • Provide troubleshooting and resolution of hardware issues to minimizing downtime and maintain operational readiness
  • Responsible for the generation and maintenance of system documentation, including system configurations, test procedures, and troubleshooting guides


  • BA/BS degree and 15 years of experience (5 years DoD), or 20 years of directly related experience (8 years DoD)
  • Experience in the development and design of RF Line of Site communications components (e.g., radios, transceivers, amplifiers, antennas)
  • Experience with Tactical Data Link waveforms and protocols such as Link-16, Tactical Digital Information Link (TADIL) J Message Standard (MIL-STD-6016B), Open Mission Systems (OMS) and Universal Command and Control (C2) Interface (UCI), SATURN, and Digital Time Division Command/Response Multiplex Data Bus (MIL-STD-1553C)
  • Experience with configuration control and maintenance of tactical data link equipment, including radios, antennas, and associated hardware, ensuring adherence to established standards
  • Experience with collaboration with cross-functional teams and technical support to end-users
  • Knowledge of compliance with standards and certifications, such as:
    • MIL-STD-464D: Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Requirements for Systems
    • MIL-STD-882E: DoD Standard Practice for System Safety
    • MIL-HDBK-338B: Electronic Reliability Design Handbook
    • MIL-STD-461G: Requirements for the Control of Electromagnetic Interference Characteristics of Subsystems and Equipment
  • Knowledge and experience with Mil Std 6016F/G (Tactical Data Link (TDL) 16 Message Standard)
  • Proficient Microsoft office skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, and Project
  • Familiarity with principles, policies and practices of systems acquisition and program management, as defined in DoDI 5000.02 and AFI 63-101/20-101



What We Offer 

  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


Astrion is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


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