AECOM Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) Technician in Norfolk, Virginia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 147108BR

Position Title Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) Technician

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Virginia

City Norfolk

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


AECOM’s Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM’s Government business line and is comprised of three divisions — International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.

Job Summary

Provide Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) support during shipboard Combat Systems tasks including Tech Assist/CASREP events, system/equipment assessments programs including TSRA, PIA, C5RA, INSURV, availability support, and Pier-side removals, installations, restorations, and refurbishments. Perform operation, preventive and corrective maintenance, functional checks, troubleshooting, testing, alignment, onboard maintenance training, assessment, inspection, engineering/technical evaluation , groom, calibration, removal/installation, overhaul, repair, restoration/refurbishment, modernization, and/or upgrade of Navy surface combatant ship Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) and associated equipment.

Write technical, debrief, and trip reports.

Conduct oral debriefings to management and technical personnel.

Will require a significant amount of overseas travel.

Minimum Requirements

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) is required.

Must have successfully completed U.S. Navy rating “A” school and Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) “C” school or equivalent hands-on experience.

Must have an in-depth knowledge of Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS).

Experience with maintaining and testing cables, connectors, and components.

Familiarity with hardware, software, test equipment used to evaluate and correct operational failures (i.e. multi-meter's, o-scopes, network analyzers and special purpose test equipment.

A minimum of six( 6) years total experience in operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and 3 years of specialized experience in repair of Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS), sub-systems, and associated equipment.

Must be capable of using and reading technical operation and maintenance documentation and manuals, blueprints, engineering drawings, wiring diagrams, and data tables.

Must possess a thorough knowledge of technical publications related to Navy surface ship combat and/or electronic systems.

Must be able to communicate effectively in written and oral expression.

Must know theory of electrical and electronic principles.

Must possess or be able to attain a Secret Security Clearance.

Must possess an active U.S. Passport

Must possess or be able to attain a Secret Security Clearance.

Must possess an active U.S. Passport

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred working knowledge of and experience in operating, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repair of the Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) including the control console, Gatling gun, radar, and computer sub-systems and special purpose test equipment required in support of the AEGIS Combat System.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.