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Synectic Solutions Inc Fleet Weapons Support Team (FWST) Equipment Specialist in Beaufort, South Carolina

SSI is looking for an experienced professional to join the Fleet Weapons Support Team, providing weapons technical representative services for Navy and Marine Corps airborne weapon systems aboard MCAS Beaufort, SC.

This position requires a working knowledge of US Navy and Marine Corps Aviation Weapons and Aircraft platforms, to include applicable maintenance procedures, explosive handling requirements, deficiency reporting, and weapons reliability tracking. The primary supported platforms are legacy F/A-18 and F-35B/C aircraft.

Systems supported include:

Conventional air-to-air guided missiles, air-to-ground guided weapons, precision guided munitions, rockets and guided rockets, surface-to-air guided missiles, aircraft gun and related systems, and all associated test equipment.

Your key duties will be:

  • Provide on-site and on-call technical and logistics services to Department of Defense (DoD) personnel related to analysis and recommendations for changes and improvements to airborne weapons systems installation, operation, modification, maintenance, training, and failure mode analysis for conventional weapons systems and equipment.

  • Perform weapons technical support and logistics for NAVAIRSYSCOM and NAVSEASYSCOM Program Managers and Fleet Type Commanders for airborne weapons systems and associated support equipment.

  • Perform identification of system discrepancies and deficiencies occurring in the daily operation and maintenance of airborne weapon systems and associated support equipment.

  • Document system deficiencies in technical reports, which include proposed changes to operation and maintenance manuals, and recommendations for corrective actions, including supporting rationale for conclusions.

  • Evaluate operational and maintenance occurrences to the criteria identified in airborne weapon systems and associated support equipment technical manuals.

  • Determine the cause of system handling damage and other related problems and prepare technical reports that include recommended corrective actions with supporting rationale for recommendations.

  • Prepare technical reports, which include recommendations for change or revision to system technical manuals, including supporting rationale for recommendations.

  • Review and comply with OPNAVINST 8020.14 and its references for safety procedures involving the handling and transporting of ordnance at shore-based activities and on combatant class ships.

If this aligns with your experience and sounds like it is the career path you wish to progress, these are the requirements to be considered for these positions:


High School diploma or GED Equivalent

Experience must include:

6 years of technical experience with aviation ordnance and airborne missiles (including knowledge of related fire control/avionics), target systems, associated support equipment, and release and control systems plus experience in airborne weapon systems providing technical/logistics support to operational systems utilized by the Fleet (Navy and Marine Corps) as well as other DoD activities, including on-site and on-call technical support and consultation in aviation ordnance/airborne missiles operation, maintenance, and modification during deployment/operational phases.

Desired Experience: On-site and on-call technical support and consultation in aviation ordnance/airborne missiles operation, maintenance, and modification during deployment/operational phases. Intermediate level experience on legacy F/A-18 and F-35B/C aircraft armament equipment and gun systems including theory or operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and incorporation of modifications. Weapons breakout, inspection, assembly, testing, and troubleshooting for aviation ordnance and airborne missiles employed on supported aircraft.

This position will require U.S. citizenship and an active DoD Secret Clearance and the ability to be certified in explosive handling operations.

What's In It For Me?

  • Positive working environment

  • Professional and knowledgeable team and leadership

  • Opportunity for growth and advancement

  • Competitive salary

  • Great benefits, including:

  • Company-subsidized PPO Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match

  • Paid Time Off

  • 10 Paid Holidays per year

  • Education Assistance

  • Company-subsidized Corporate Fitness Program

  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Company-paid Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance with an option to increase coverage

  • Company-paid Short- and Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Company-paid Employee Assistance Program

What Your Experience Working For Us Will Be Like

Ask any of our employees and they will tell you SSI is a great place to work with an upbeat and positive culture. We take pride in our work to continuously improve on our performance in a manner that enhances the mission of the agencies we serve while expanding opportunities for our employees and our company.