May 09, 2024

Engineering Technician-Field Engineer (Threat Air Defense Lab)-Journeyman

$70,000 - $100,000 yearly
  • AMEWAS American Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc.
  • Patuxent River, MD, USA
Full-Time Aerospace - Aviation Defense Engineering Government

Job Description

AMEWAS is celebrating over 40 years of excellence in providing quality products, services and solutions to the Department of Defense (DoD), specializing in the scientific, engineering, and testing of the full spectrum of weapons development. We are headquartered in California, Maryland and operate satellite offices in Orlando, Florida and San Diego, California. 


At AMEWAS, you will find a diverse team of professionals that work to make a true difference in the operational support of our nation’s warfighters.  Our employees achieve success through continuous learning and high performance, and are consistently recognized by their customers and their peers. 


If you are ready to challenge yourself to do more, join our team today!


Be sure to check out the rest of our website at to learn more about our company and our people.

The Position:

AMEWAS is seeking a highly motivated and talented Engineering Technician-Field Engineer (Threat Air Defense Lab)-Journeyman to support Advanced Aircraft Research, Development, Test & Evaluation. The salary range of this position is $70,000.00-$100,000.00, and is commensurate with experience. This position is not eligible for remote work; on-site support is required.


About the location: 

Patuxent River, Maryland #1 City Hiring the Most High-Tech Workers (California-Lexington Park, Maryland). To learn more about our surrounding location, please visit: Visit St. Mary’s.


A typical day as an Engineering Technician-Field Engineer (Threat Air Defense Lab)-Journeyman may include:

  • Contributes to the development of advanced electronic warfare solutions, focusing on radar theory and jammer stimulation
  • Works on cutting-edge projects that have a direct impact on national defense
  • Conducts research and analysis of radar systems to understand their operating principles and vulnerabilities
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams to integrate electronic warfare solutions into larger defense systems
  • Develops and tests algorithms for electronic countermeasure systems to optimize performance
  • Stays current with industry trends and emerging technologies related to electronic combat and radar systems


Our Excellent Benefits and Perks:

Staying connected to our core values sets us apart from our competition! AMEWAS recognizes and rewards performance, dedication, and creativity. We are committed to investing in our employees and their future by providing them with competitive compensation, creative work teams, and the opportunity to grow in their career. We also provide a robust benefits package, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, 401(k), Life/AD&D/STD/LTD insurance
  • Paid vacation, holiday and sick leave
  • Generous tuition and training assistance program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Sign-on bonuses
  • Employee longevity recognition
  • Community involvement and outreach
  • Team building events
  • Recognition program
  • Wellness program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Mobile service discount
  • Fitness reimbursement program

AMEWAS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other legally protected class.

AMEWAS participates in E-Verify to confirm eligibility to work in the United States.




The salary range of this position is $70,000.00-$100,000.00 and is commensurate with experience.

Security Clearance

Active Secret

Job Requirements


  • HS Diploma or equivalent
  • 4 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong background in radar theory, signal processing and electronic warfare principles
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing jammer stimulation techniques
  • Ability to use RF equipment: Spectrum analyzers, signal generators, network analyzers, power meters and oscilloscopes
  • Familiarity with simulation tools and software used in electronic warfare testing
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively in a team environment
  • Strong understanding of passive and active RF components (splitters, amplifiers, directional couplers, etc.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance


Desired Skills:

  • Experience with hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) testing
  • Exposure to programming languages such as C, C++ or Python
  • Ability to utilize lab equipment to measure and assess jammer effectiveness against RADAR


Skills Crucial to Success at AMEWAS:

Candidates must have a customer-focused attitude with a high level of professionalism and discretion, and have the ability to work effectively with both management, and as part of a team, to meet project targets.


Physical Environment and Working Conditions:

The physical environment requires the employee to work in an office, sitting in a cubicle or at a desk, looking at a computer for most of the workday.  Work is physically comfortable. The employee has discretion about sitting, walking, standing, etc.


The employee may be required to travel short distances to offices/conference rooms and buildings on site.  In some occasions, the employee may be required to report to offices or buildings near the work site.  Overnight travel may be required.


The physical environment requires the employee to stand, walk and/or move throughout the workday, often bending over and lifting items up to approximately 50 lbs. This position may also require driving government vehicles.

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