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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Mar 19, 2023

Job Description

The candidate will be able work independently as well as within a team of engineers and designers to become familiar with the Aircraft Carrier piping systems and equipment that are under the cognizance of this team, as well as the governing technical and contractual requirements.  The goal for this candidate is to become the responsible engineer for specific piping systems, which will include: maintaining system diagrams and calculations, assisting in scoping customer change requests, investigating and resolving questions and problems from waterfront construction and equipment vendors, reviewing and approving 3D product model system arrangements, researching replacements for equipment that becomes obsolete, reviewing and updating system and equipment technical and preventive maintenance manuals, and interfacing with the Navy and responding to technical questions.  The candidate will go aboard ships under construction and visit industrial fabrication facilities. 


Researches, plans, designs and develops mechanical products and systems such as instruments, controls, robots, engines, machines and mechanical, thermal hydraulic or heat transfer systems for production, transmission, measurement, and use of energy. Applies research to the planning, design, development, and testing of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems, instruments, controls, engines, and/or machines.

Basic Qualifications

5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD. Newport News Shipbuilding requires a Bachelor's Degree in engineering from an ABET accredited program.

Preferred Qualifications

A self-starter, capable of working independently, leading tasks, and mentoring early career engineers.  Experience with fluid flow analysis, the mechanical design of piping, and the procurement and refurbishment of piping components is essential; along with the ability to apply engineering principles to resolve complex engineering problems in a manner that meets technical, cost, and schedule objectives.  Knowledge of manufacturing processes is desired.  Strong written and oral presentation skills.  

  • Req ID: 29957 
  • Department: E21 CVN 21 HABITBLTY FLUID SYS 
  • Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265) 
  • Travel Required: Yes, up to 10% of the time 
  • Shift: 1st 
  • Relocation: Relocation assistance will be available 
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree 
  • Virtual/Telework Opportunity: No - Not eligible for telework 
  • US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 
  • Clearance Type: Yes- Final Clearance Required to Start  
  • Anticipated Salary Range:  to  


Who We Are - About HII 


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.


HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

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