Peraton Field Engineer - Chicago, IL - CN20172011-20443 in Chicago, Illinois

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Under general supervision, the Field Engineer performs preventive and corrective maintenance on a range of security checkpoint systems, i.e., explosive trace detection, advanced imaging technology, advanced x-ray technology, bottle liquid scanner, and enhanced metal detectors. Performs other related work as required.


Ability to repair and test security checkpoint systems; operate related tools and equipment; troubleshoot and repair microprocessor-based control equipment; diagnose electronic failures to the component level; interpret electrical codes and regulations; maintain accurate records and prepare reports; communicate effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other contractor employees and the customer.


Ensures systems and related equipment are in working condition. Maintains records on repairs, down time, changes and updates. Assist and train others in the required tools and processes of the functional area.

+ Computer Knowledge & Skills: PC literate (Microsoft Office, upload and download files, update records, administrative duties, e-mail, time sheets, Internet, etc.)

+ Answers internal inquiries and troubleshoots hardware failures either in-person or on the phone.

+ Implementing software changes (Upload, Download & SW Regression)

+ Installing new software and hardware into various devices of security checkpoint systems.

+ Good working knowledge of power testing, AC and DC.

+ Be responsive to callouts and periodic on call availability including working with centralized control centers.

+ Acts as the subject matter expert regarding functional area processes and protocols.

+ Performs hardware and software moves, ads and changes.

+ Knowledge of the installation, maintenance and repair of security checkpoint systems, gained through training or prior work experience.

+ Ability to lift 45 lbs


+ All positions require the ability to obtain and maintain a DHS Position of Trust clearance.

+ Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 3 years' experience as a Field Engineer

+ 11 years' experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

+ 3 years' experience using Microsoft operating systems, and the components of the Microsoft Office suite.

+ Possess and maintain a valid Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record as conditions of initial and continued employment.


+ Ability to work out of one's home in an "on-call" status. Financial compensation for on-call status has been factored into hourly rate.

+ 3 years' of experience working with the FAA or TSA

+ Experience with performing Radiation Leak Tests and Radiation Surveys on security checkpoint systems.



DHS Position of Trust clearance


nAbout Peratonn


Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation's most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. Peraton has significant experience providing highly differentiated secure communications, space, and technology solutions to key customers, and has become a trusted partner on missions that are critical to the security priorities of the United States. Capabilities include complex software and technology services and solutions, as well as end-to-end mission operations abilities, including Software Systems Development, Cyber, Modeling & Simulation, Mission Operations, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), and Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) / Research & Development. The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA with approximately 3,500 employees across the U.S. and Canada.


We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identify, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.



Job Profile Matching Criteria: Expertise Field Services, --Technical Education Bachelors (or equivalent work experience) Job Type Full Time Location USA-IL-Chicago