Sayres & Associates
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Sayres and Associates Corporation (Sayres) is a dynamic, Native American-owned, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business that has been providing excellence in service to the Federal Government since 2001. We offer a broad spectrum of security, management, technical and engineering services including Program Administration, Policy Analysis, Counterintelligence Cyber Security, Acquisition Management, Acquisition Logistics, Integrated Product Support, Production Management, Business Financial Management, Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, System Test and Evaluation. Sayres is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices throughout the United States and has a presence abroad.
Our success can be attributed first to a proven track record of performance excellence based on our customer-focused approach to services. We have demonstrated experience effectively managing large contractor teams across multiple functional areas for major programs. Perhaps most importantly, Sayres offers financial stability and organizational maturity comparable to a large company, coupled with the agility of a small business, providing cost effective solutions and best value to our customers.

Awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington Metropolitan District Office's 8(a) Graduate of the Year for 2017, Sayres and Associates Corporation continues to grow in a highly competitive environment while exceeding customers' expectations and providing a work experience conducive to personal and professional development. 


The Combined Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Trainer (CIAT) system consist of highly complex processor-intensive, COTS, open system architecture designed to provide watch standers with the ability to train in the configuration and employment of the AEGIS combat system against realistic threats. CIAT shore-based trainers will be located at forward deployment sites of San Diego (SD) and Norfolk (NOR). PMS 339 Surface Training Systems (STS) has established an on-site maintenance model consisting of a Technical On-Site Agent (TOSA) government representative with Contractor Maintenance Support (CMS) responsible for maintaining operational availability of the training systems.  Specific Senior Systems Engineer Duties: 

  • Daily capture of trainer operational status and fault details and recommendations to the Government whether the trainer can be operated in degraded mode, be fully recovered into a RFT state, or needs to be brought offline for corrective maintenance.
  • Collect pertinent log, archive, system files, and equipment conditions for detailed analysis when trainer operational faults occur. Diagnose and debug operational problems in trainers on a not-to-interfere basis with Government trainer utilization.
  • Respond to operational failures in order isolate the failure and determine operational impacts. Make add/remove recommendations to the Government to increase operational availability or reduce total ownership costs (TOC).
  • Perform system administration duties (e.g. purge log files, archive data, maintain user accounts, update passwords, scanning, and compliance reporting) on trainer equipment in accordance with performance specification requirements using Government approved procedures.
  • Implement immediate corrective actions to eliminate the emergency conditions while maintaining the safety of personnel in the case of any emergency condition (that poses immediate danger to personnel or the threat of equipment damage). - Prepare an assessment of trainer equipment damaged and identify resulting risks posed to personnel or equipment following a catastrophic event (e.g. disasters such as earthquake, hurricane and facility fire).
  • Record and track all preventative maintenance activities using a collaborative workspace such as eSKED. Conduct preventative maintenance and update maintenance status on repair actions to the Government.
  • Operationally secure all trainer equipment at the conclusion of operational use. - Update IPDM to reflect Trainer Fault Analysis, Trainer Trouble and Deficiencies System Corrective/Maintenance Actions, Trainer Startup/Shutdown Procedure Redlines and Trainer Maintenance/Operator manuals and/or training material redlines as required. - Develop a Trainer Operations Manual to document standard operational procedures (SOP) needed to support the trainer site.

This position description is only meant to be a representative summary of the major responsibilities and accountabilities performed by the incumbents of this position.  The incumbents may be requested to perform position-related tasks other than those stated in this description.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Eight years of professional experience working as a Firecontrolman, Electronics Technician, Information Systems Technician in providing technical support related to the design, development, production, or testing of shipboard systems.
  • Six years full-time hands-on experience in installation, troubleshooting, repairing, and/or testing of any one major shipboard system/equipment.
  • Security Plus Certification.
  • Operating System Certification.
  • Secret Clearance verifiable in JPAS.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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