DRS Technologies Inc. Lead Communications Technician in United States

Title & Location: Lead Communications Technician (Shaikh Isa, Bahrain)


Performs a variety of complex technical functions related to the installation, maintenance, and repair of various types of communications equipment (i.e., voice, data, network, satellite).

The Telecommunications Mechanic installs, removes, tests, troubleshoots, programs, maintains, and repairs voice and non-voice communications systems including intercom and public-address systems, alarm systems, digital switching equipment, miscellaneous telephone, radio, fire alarms, intrusion alarms and compute data circuits, and related apparatus required in central switching office.

Primary & Essential Accountabilities

  • Performs a variety of complex technical functions related to the installation, maintenance, and repair of various types of communications equipment (i.e., voice, data, network, satellite)

  • Monitors performance and locates problems

  • Provides work leadership and technical assistance to lower-level Technicians and/or with instructing customers on the operation and proper use of equipment

  • May be a team lead

  • May be located at a customer site or an operations center

  • Interfaces with vendors on new technology and system updates

  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Qualification Requirements

  • High school or equivalent business training

  • Eight or more years of directly related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills

  • Mentor and coach less-experienced Technicians

  • May coordinate maintenance projects

  • Three years experience setting up communication equipment and supporting communication equipment for deployable C2 programs such as DJC2 or other deployable C2 programs of a similar level of scope.

  • Three years experience managing IP over SATCOM using iDirect or equivalent FN-TDMA hubs, voice over Internet (VOIP) gateways, call managers, performance enhancing proxies (PEP) and telephony systems.

  • Possess the ability to submit SAR/GARs, SAA/GAAs and plans for mission, exercise and contingency planning for communication equipment.

  • Meet DOD 8570 IAT Level II Certification.

  • Possesses following training and certifications or equivalent: CCNP, CCSP, CompTIA Security+, or CISSP.

  • Active Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret security clearance.

Leonardo DRS, Inc.

Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com.

Company Overview

DRS Global Enterprise Solutions, Inc. successfully delivers quality systems and services to CONUS and overseas units. Our systems solutions encompass broad data distribution networks and complex telecommunications systems for data, voice and video applications over integrated satellite, terrestrial, and wireless networks. Our proven service history of engineering, installing, operating and maintaining innovative, low-risk, and cost-effective communications resources illustrates our commitment to supporting military, commercial, and relief efforts at home and around the globe.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #CA #CS #MM