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Engineering Technician

Job Title: Engineering Technician | Location: Newport, RI | Full-Time

Description of Work: PURVIS Systems is seeking a hands-on Engineering Technician to work with our Electronic Warfare (EW) and Special Projects Facilities Team.


This position is a member of the EW Team supporting tasks including:

  • Pack and ship high value government equipment. Prepare shipping documentation.
  • Use the Base Inventory Tracking System (BITS) for the control of classified material.
  • Administration and control to create, store, handle, and dispose of classified media.
  • Certified and perform as a Media and Data Transfer Agent.
  • Support installation of equipment associated with the laboratories.
  • Electrical/electronic systems installations, maintenance, and repair.
  • Building, repairing, and installing cables and test fixtures.
  • Supporting the planning and scheduling for test events.
  • Maintain/update multiple inventories (digital and hard copy).
  • Maintain cleanliness and appearance of laboratory spaces.
  • Document all maintenance actions and activities on a daily/monthly basis.
  • Interact daily with contractor and government customers.
  • Escort visitors within lab spaces.


  • High School or Technical School diploma.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Warfare systems a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communications and documentation skills.
  • Willingness and flexibility to support other duties as assigned.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and climb ladders.
  • Proactive, independently resolve issues and work in a dynamic team environment.
  • Ability to read schematics and cable diagrams.

Candidate must have or be able to obtain a government security clearance to the level of SECRET.

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    Comprehensive Benefits for Peace of Mind

    Health Benefits

    • Medical benefits – complete with a prescription plan – through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
    • Dental benefits through UNUM

    Financial Security

    • 401K Plan
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Group Life & Accidental Death Insurance

    Personal Advantages

    • Educational assistance
    • Paid-time off including paid holidays and vacation time
    • Sick leave
    • Voluntary benefits such as long-term disability insurance, voluntary life & AD&D insurance, and supplemental insurance including universal life coverage, accident coverage, cancer insurance and short-term disability insurance