Posted: 01/08/2023


SAIC is seeking an entry-level to mid-level Acoustic Calibration Technician who is interested in learning the field of underwater acoustic measurements at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division in Newport, RI. You will be part of a small team of skilled technicians supporting engineers to test and characterize acoustic transducers, undersea technologies, and novel R&D systems.  Ideally the applicant should have some training or experience in an electrical or electronics field as well as a mechanical aptitude and computer literacy.  You become familiar with ATF measurement acquisition systems, transducers, and acoustic concepts as you learn to conduct underwater acoustic testing in a R&D Navy lab.    

Location: Work is performed on site at the NUWC Division Newport Acoustic Tank Facility (ATF). 

Work Schedules: Monday-Friday, typically 7:00-3:45.

Growth: Our management team is focused on enabling our technicians to succeed and achieve long term career goals and promoting leaders from within our programs. We have multiple long term programs within the local area, and are continuously pursuing similar expansions in the future. SAIC Middletown strives to develop and retain top talent by carefully matching employee’s interests and skills to challenging tasking that supports our customer’s objectives.  We value driven, capable individuals who are looking to take a leading role in whatever they do.

Job Duties:

  • You will setup, repair, and maintain test fixtures and underwater cabling that is used in underwater acoustic testing.
  • You will setup and operate acoustic test equipment including amplifiers, filters, pulse delay and triggering units, and various other measurement equipment.  Training is available, but a baseline aptitude and understanding will be helpful.
  • You will monitor and maintain lab tools, fixtures and test equipment to keep in good working order
  • You will help to maintain the water filtration system

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma.
  • Understanding of electrical concepts and sensors including AC and DC voltage, amperage, and frequency.
  • Capable of learning test techniques used to evaluate transducers and acoustic/mechanical systems if not already experienced in such work.
  • Must have the ability to obtain a clearance up to the level of Secret.


  • An associate’s degree in a technical discipline.
  • Familiarity with test and measurement equipment.
  • Experience troubleshooting, building, or maintaining electrical or electronic systems.
  • Familiarity with acoustics, transducers, etc.