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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Jun 18, 2024

Req ID: 36827 
Entity: Newport News Shipbuilding

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 

Shift: 1st 
Relocation: No relocation assistance available 
Virtual/Telework Opportunity: Yes - Occasional or hybrid telework available 

Travel Requirement:  No 

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

This Engineering position is for NNS Quality Assurance Engineering Level I Team.  The Engineer’s role is to ensure NNS procedures and processes meet government specifications (e.g. NAVSEA 0948-LP-045-7010), contractual requirements, program needs, and provide end users with a procedure that is easy to use and understand.  The Engineer will collaborate with various stakeholders and mentor members of the Quality Assurance Engineering Materials Team to ensure procedures and processes meet specification requirements for Level I material.  Additional responsibilities include resolution of material deficiencies, support generation of departures from specification, and writing letters for formal acceptance of NNS practices. 


Normal daily functions to include:

Revise material procedures that govern Level I material requirements and material handling processes.
Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to create robust material processes.
Perform continuous improvement actions to close gaps within NNS processes and procedures to ensure programs continue to meet requirements.
Review procedure updates performed within and outside of the team to verify requirements are satisfied.
Write letters to the government for significant Level I material issues for various NNS programs.
Collect, Organize, and Maintain important documents and references for the Quality Assurance Engineering Materials Team.
Assist NNS Training department in development of various trainings for Level I material requirements.
Be the Subject Matter Expert at NNS for non-nuclear Level I material and answer various questions from internal and external stakeholders regarding material requirements.
Provide support during audits performed at NNS.

Must Have

Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of relevant exempt experience; 
Master’s Degree and 3 years of relevant professional experience; 
Ph.D. and 0 years of experience.

Newport News Shipbuilding requires a Bachelor's Degree in engineering from an ABET accredited program.

Nice to Have

A qualified candidate will have an understanding of various levels of material control, general knowledge of material storage processes, understanding of receipt inspection requirements, familiarity with material specifications, knowledge of ship specifications, and basic understanding of waterfront practices. Candidate shall have procedure writing experience and be able to communicate effectively with various departments at NNS. Candidate shall have a desire to learn new processes and desire to improve existing. Familiarity with SAP, SharePoint, letter databases, and record retention processes is also desired. Ability to obtain a DoD Clearance.


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 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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