Role Overview

Job Description

We are a global leader in the marine navigation systems industry, providing integrated technical solutions for the commercial sector. We currently have an exciting opportunity to join the growing Service Department team at our office in Richmond, BC.

The MSE will install commission and repair electronic equipment onboard commercial vessels. The incumbent will test, adjust, and troubleshoot components, PCBs, sub-assemblies, antennas and other related marine hardware. They will also load, update, and modify software. Successful applicants will use their knowledge of electronic theory and circuitry to address a variety of technical problems. They will make intelligent use of complex schematics, blueprints, and manuals to accurately achieve assignments. They will provide technical training to customers on system installation, operation and maintenance.

The successful candidate will compose detailed service reports. The MSE must have a commitment to customer satisfaction; promoting the Company’s products and services through customer relationships, professional behavior and their appearance. They will provide technical guidance and advice to internal staff to resolve technical problems.

Skills & Experience

Key Competencies Required

  • Technical / Functional knowledge
  • Problem solving
  • Organization expertise / cross boundary working
  • Leadership

Qualifications and Experience

  • A diploma or degree in an Engineering and/or Technical discipline in Electrical/Electronics or a combination of equivalent education, training, and/or experience.
  • Strong verbal communication and written reporting skills in English language.
  • Experience, troubleshooting complex marine electronic systems to a PCB level.
  • Ability to read complex schematics and/or blueprints to achieve objective for assigned tasks.
  • Ability to carry 20-25 Kg., comfortable working at height or in confined spaces.
  • Comfortable working on board ships at sea and oil production platforms.
  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors in all weathers.
  • Willingness to work away from home, weekends and occasional overtime during irregular hours to meet mission critical timelines (+/-30%), often at short notice.
  • Currently trained or willing to participate in training programs required to work in the offshore sector.
  • Willingness to participate in an on-call rotational schedule.
  • Driver’s license with a clean driving abstract. No pending restrictions.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Proficient in Windows operating system configuration and administration.

Asset Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Marine Navigation Systems including radar, gyrocompass, autopilot, VDR & GMDSS systems.
  • Experience in the installation, commissioning, repair and service of Marine Navigation Systems.
  • Knowledge of networking principles and IT skills.
  • Knowledge of motor control system theory.
  • Experience interfacing electronics to hydraulic systems.


  • Competitive salary, pension and benefits.
  • Company vehicle.
  • Dynamic environment, easy going professionals.
  • Solid opportunities in an environment that encourages and recognizes excellent performance.


About Us
With over 100 years of history and expertise in navigation, we have established our self as a major global provider of navigation solutions, including radars, compass systems, steering systems, speed logs, integrated bridge and control systems. We take pride in our commitment to provide 24/7support to all of our customers.

Our company grows because of our employees' dedication and commitment to achieving our mission, something we always remember. In return for working for us you will have access to a benefits package that provides you with flexibility to balance your professional career with your personal life, health & well-being benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development.

We are committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status, including race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.