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Job Summary

Mackay Communications, Inc.
Edison, NJ 08837
Marine Mfg & Services
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
2+ to 5 Years
Education Level
Associate Degree
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
21.00 - 27.00 $ /hour
Overtime available;Travel required
Job Reference Code
NJ 2014

Marine Electronics Technician

About the Job

Mackay Communications is America’s largest marine electronics service company. For over 50 years Mackay has sold, installed, and serviced electronic navigation and communication equipment onboard commercial and naval ships, in all major US ports. Almost all equipment uses radio frequency (RF) technology.

We sustain our industry-leading position through strong technical talent (50% of our 200 employees are marine electronics field-service technicians). We hire the most skilled candidates, invest in their continuous factory training, and provide them with full technical/parts/and administrative support. The goal is superior results for our customers and superior careers for our employees. 

Under limited supervision, the field service technician will install, service, and repair electronic equipment on board ships. The incumbent will test, adjust, and troubleshoot electronic components, PCBs, sub-assemblies, and antennas. They will load, update, and modify software. They will l use their knowledge of radio frequencies (RF), electronic theory and circuitry to address a variety of technical problems. They will make intelligent use of complex schematics, blueprints, and manuals to accurately achieve assignments. Upon completing the assignment, the technician will compose a detailed service report.

Types of equipment serviced:

·                          Radars
·                          Electronic Charts
·                          Satcoms
·                          HF and VHF Radios
·                          GPS
·                          Gyrocompasses
·                          Autopilots
·                          Sounders


·                          Incumbent must possess an Associates Degree or equivalent education, training, and experience
·                          PC proficiency
·                          Strong knowledge of electronics theory and application
·                          Valid FCC General License with Radar Endorsement
·                          GMDSS Radio Operator Maintainer License
·                          Be physically fit -- Work environment often involves carrying 20 – 40 lbs, climbing ladders and masts, and exposure to weather
·                          Reliable transportation

Mackay offers a competitive salary in addition to health insurance, paid vacation, 401K plan and a company-paid pension plan.

Mackay is an EEO employer, a veterans-friendly organization, and veterans with the above quailifications are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and pass a through backgound check.



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