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DESIGNER 3

Location: 

Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Jul 8, 2024

Req ID: 38094 
Team: E35 SUBMARINE ENGINEERING - ADVANCED CAPABILITIES 
Entity: Newport News Shipbuilding

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 

Full-Time
Shift: 1st 
Relocation: Relocation assistance will be available 
Virtual/Telework Opportunity: Yes - Occasional or hybrid telework available 

Travel Requirement:  Yes, up to 10% of the time 

Clearance Required: No - Clearance Not Required to Start 

 

Meet HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding
With more than 25,000 employees – including third-, fourth- and even fifth-generation shipbuilders – HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division is the largest industrial employer in Virginia. We’re the sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy nuclear aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy nuclear submarines. Our diverse and innovative team of professionals ranges from skilled trades to project managers, engineers and software developers to solution architects, technical subject matter experts, and system users. Anchored in our rich, 135-year history, we collaborate together at the forefront of technology, manufacturing, and integration of the most powerful and survivable naval ships in the world. Want to be part of the team? Apply today! We look forward to meeting you.

 

The Role

Designs components or portions of systems and modifies existing designs to develop or improve products and facilitate manufacturing operations. Utilizes computer-aided design equipment and/or graphic tools such as, CAD, CAM, NX, or CATIA. Gathers information, makes studies, computes calculations, and prepares original rough layouts, sketches to present design proposal. Coordinates design criteria with engineering, manufacturing, tooling, material, and planning group such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials, and contractual specifications. Exclude classifications in which incumbents predominantly perform drafting assignments.

 

The Submarine Engineering Advanced Capabilities team is looking for a strong team member to support the development of Undersea Warfare Design concepts, and also the next generation Fast-Attack Submarine, SSN(X).  This is an exciting opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new design program and have influence over what will become the Navy's premier attack submarine platform.

 

This position is for the Submarine Engineering – Advanced Capabilities team in Department E35.  

 

This position will be responsible for working collaboratively with other key stakeholders throughout the SSN(X) conceptual and design phases of the program to:

  • Perform mechanical and large component design studies for Undersea Warfare work and future US Navy attack submarines
  • Perform technology research and development studies to influence the future design of US Navy submarines
  • Need to be flexible with work assignments and may perform duties outside of traditional discipline work scope
  • Be responsible for mentoring other more junior designers in various studies, and also support lead designers as needed.
  • Work in cross-functional teams through design development and evaluations, and collaborate with other designers and engineers
  • Solve complex spatial integration issues while meeting system and overall ship requirements
  • Translate operational capabilities and technology selections into workable 3D product model arrangements
  • Be able to develop and effectively communicate design packages to both internal leadership and external customer(s)
  • Be prepared to work in a collaborative and fast-paced environment

 

Ability to obtain Secret clearance will be required.

Must Have

Associate's Degree and 3 years of relevant experience

 

One of the following may be used as equivalent to Associate's Degree to meet minimum qualifications:

  • NNS Apprentice School graduate
  • Navy Nuclear Power School (NNPS) graduate
  • High School/GED and 2 years of related Manufacturing, Shipbuilding, Trades, Military experience
  • High School/GED and 4 years of non-related Manufacturing, Shipbuilding, Trades, Military experience

Nice to Have

• Knowledge of US Navy submarine systems, requirements, system integration, arrangement best practices, and submarine unique considerations is preferred.
• Experience in arranging a variety of submarine mechanical systems and large components.
• Knowledge and experience with multiple submarine platforms and other navy platforms for contrast is preferred.
• Experience in reading production drawings and interpreting technical manuals and documents. 
• Knowledge and experience using Siemens NX and Teamcenter, and also Inventor.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work independently, and in groups.

 

Why HII
We build the world’s most powerful, survivable naval ships and defense technology solutions that safeguard our seas, sky, land, space and cyber. HII’s diverse workforce includes skilled tradespeople; artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML) experts; engineers; technologists; scientists; logistics experts; and business administration professionals.

 

Recognized as one of America’s top large company employers, we are a values and ethics driven organization that puts people’s safety and well-being first. Regardless of your role or where you serve, at HII, you’ll find a supportive and welcoming environment, competitive benefits, and valuable educational and training programs for continual career growth at every stage of your career.

 

Working at HII is more than a job - it’s an opportunity to build a future. We offer comprehensive benefits including: medical, prescription drug, dental and vision plan choices, on-site health centers, tele-medicine, wellness resources, employee assistance programs, savings plan options (401K), financial education and planning tools, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, early childhood and post-secondary education scholarships, and more. Some benefits may vary depending on your specific division or work location. 


Together we are working to ensure a future where everyone can be free and thrive.

Today’s challenges are bigger than ever, and the nation needs the best of us. It’s why we’re focused on hiring, developing and nurturing our diversity. We believe that diversity among our workforce strengthens the organization, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas and enriches the work lives of all our employees. 

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.


Do You Need Assistance? 
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to buildyourcareer@hii-co.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.


Additionally, you may also call 1-844-849-8463 for assistance. Press #2 for Newport News Shipbuilding.

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