Ships Self Defense System Technician

Job Locations US-VA-Wallops Island


Hepburn and Sons is seeking an experienced Maintenance Technician with experience in performing comprehensive equipment and system level maintenance for the Ship’s Self Defense Systems found aboard Aircraft Carriers and large deck Amphibious Assault class ships, to be part of our experienced technical team at the Surface Combat Systems Center (SCSC) in Wallops, Island, VA.

This position is controlled by the Service Contract Act (SCA) and is classified as non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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Working at Hepburn means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of today. We honor handshakes as rigorously as contracts. We keep trust at the forefront of every decision we make and customer we serve! We believe there is no greater principle in business than that of building a solid foundation of trust. We hold one another to the highest levels of integrity and ethics. We cherish every opportunity given to us by our clients. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.


  • Perform comprehensive equipment and system level maintenance for the following Navy Combat systems:
    • MK1 Mod 0
    • MK2 Mod 1A/2A/3A
    • MK2 Mod 2
    • MK2 Mod 1C
    • MK2 Mod 2C
    • MK2 Mod 3C
    • MK2 Mod 5C
    • MK2 Mod 6C
  • Provide system/equipment configuration and operational support for all variants of the MK 2 Ship’s Self Defense Systems in support of Surface Combat System Center’s test requirements.
  • Schedule planned maintenance actions utilizing SKED program in accordance with the Navy’s Maintenance Material Management (3M) system and also be responsible for documenting all maintenance actions, including repair part requisitions, using the OMNS-NG program.


  • Seven (7) years demonstrated experience assessing, troubleshooting, and performing corrective maintenance and preventive maintenance on SSDS systems and equipment to include:
    • Documented organizational-level maintenance, monitoring and managing operation of SSDS MK 2 OA Tech Refresh MODs 1C/3C/5C/6C, SSDS OA MK 2 OA Tech Refresh MODs 1C/2C/3C/5C, SSDS OA MK 2 OA Tech Refresh MODs 1C/2C/3C/5C with (TI-12H) ORDALT, and BFTT AN/USQ-T46D(V) configurations.
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or related field/discipline OR
  • 4 additional years of demonstrated experience as outline above can be substituted for a degree.
  • Must have or obtain within one year of onboarding Operating System training certificate or certification and Security+ certification.
  • Secret Clearance 


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