Side Scan Sonar Technician-USV

Job Locations US-FL-Panama City
Requisition ID
Position Category
Other / Technical
Defense Mission & Health Solutions


Peraton is seeking an AN/ AQS-24 USV Side Scan Sonar Technician to support our US Navy Customer in Manama, Bahrain. Position will require training in Panama City for 2 to 3 months and will then require a one-year minimum deployment to Bahrain. 


As a Side Scan Sonar Technician, you will integrate into a small team charged with operations and maintenance of deployed systems in support of US Navy mine countermeasures (MCM) missions in the U.S. Fifth Fleet Area of Responsibility. The small craft employed (11-meter RHIB) is equipped with Launch and Recovery (L&R) hardware that will also require daily maintenance and minor repairs. Your assigned unit mission tasking will support data collection, test and evaluation of prototype equipment, and analysis for objectives in various harbor areas, littorals, and shipping lanes. Operations will be conducted from small boats deployed from shore, embarked from various Navy Units Afloat and/or from Forward Operating bases. Work includes operating, evaluating, engineering setups, installations, testing, and repair of onboard systems and subsystems. Tasking will also support fleet evaluation of systems in the 5th Fleet AOR and assist in associated data collection and development of tactics, techniques, and procedures for fleet operational use.


What you'll do: 


  • Conduct maintenance and repairs to the Q-24 Sonar set and associated systems.
  • Support the launch, recovery and data collection of the Q-24 Sonar set.
  • Work toward obtaining qualifications as an Unmanned Sonar Operator, and various other watch positions.
  • Perform technical reviews of various technical documentation, including JQR's, maintenance documentation, and troubleshooting and repair documentation.
  • Perform corrective and preventative maintenance on 11m RHIB and associated marine equipment to include engines, cooling systems, hydraulic systems, and marine HVAC systems.
  • Assist in data collection utilizing 11m USV.
  • Deploy with operational package aboard US and UK vessels of opportunity.
  • Work 50+ hours weekly


What you'll need:

  • A High School diploma and 6+ years of directly related experience, an associate degree and 4 years of experience, a bachelor’s degree and  2 years of experience, or a MS/MA with 0 years experience. Military and technical training and experience is highly desired and may be substituted for a degree.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of demonstrated experience maintaining and troubleshooting Side-Scan Sonar equipment.
  • A minimum of one (1) year US Navy Q24 technician experience.
  • Knowledge of MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • You are willing to work a minimum of one year in Bahrain (travel and lodging provided by company within villas in a new part of Manama) 
  • A current Secret security clearance 
  • A Medical Physical within the last 12 months due to possible remote operations.
  • Valid US Driver’s License

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience towing a Side-Scan Sonar
  • Certification as a Boat Coxswain - Navy or civilian equivalent
  • Mine Countermeasures (MCM) experience and have participated in MCM operations.
  • Experience supporting the MHU System.
  • US Navy Electronics Technician

Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$66,000 - $106,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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