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RC-135 Mission Systems Specialist (Field Engineering)

Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska

Job ID IMS20203011-53737
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L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: RC-135 Mission Systems Specialist (Field Engineering)

Job Code: IMS20203011-53737

Job Location: Offutt AFB, NE

Job Description:

L3Harris is seeking a RC-135 Mission Systems Field Engineering Specialist for our location in Offutt AFB, NE to provide maintenance and sustainment on extremely complex airborne and ground based systems for the RC-135S Cobra Ball aircraft. These include:

  • Sophisticated digital and computer based systems
  • RF distribution system, receivers, transmitters and modems
  • Digital and analog recorder systems
  • Audio and video distribution, switching systems, and communications equipment

Successful attributes include: 

  • Initiative and ability to study and learn these complex systems
  • Being an accomplished electronics technician with sufficient experience to work unsupervised if necessary

Required Qualifications:

  • Active Secret Security Clearance 
  • High School Diploma and a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience
    • OR Associate’s Degree and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience
    • OR Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience
  • Experience working with electronics/computers
  • Must be worldwide deployable with the ability to travel up to 40%

Physical Requirements:

  • Moves objects up to 50 lbs. up to 5% of the time
  • Ascends/descends ladders daily 

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with LAN networks, RF theory and techniques, radios and datalinks
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance within the first year of employment 
  • Acomplished electronics technician with sufficient experience to work unsupervised if necessary
  • Ability to obtain/sustain an IAT Level I certification within the first year
  • Initiative and ability to study and learn these complex systems with a minimum of instruction or outside help
  • Knowledge and experience with the current RC-135 mission systems or equivalent platform or systems
  • CompTIA Network+ or Security+ certification
  • Familiarity with LINUX and UNIX-based operating systems

This position requires an ACTIVE Secret Security Clearance and the ability to maintain the Clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

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