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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Jan 26, 2023

Job Description

This position will serve as a Test and Field Engineer for Advanced Weapons Elevators.  The primary function of this job is to verify that the final assembled system meets operational requirements by writing and performing government approved Test Procedures.  However, a significant portion of the job involves grooming and troubleshooting electromechanical components.  This is a very hands on position and it requires a unique ability to lead a diverse group of engineers, technicians and production tradespeople to problem resolutions.  About 50% of the job is performed in a heavy industrial, shipboard environment; the other half is spent in an office environment writing and evaluating technical documentation.  This position requires the flexibility to work rotating shifts and to sail with the ship for up to three weeks (every other month).  Position is eligible for overtime pay and night shift differential.


Synthesizes customer contractual needs and requirements into system test solutions that acknowledges technical, schedule and cost constraints. Develops and directs preparation and execution of comprehensive test plans, procedures and schedules for completing systems. Coordinates integrated testing activities. Reviews and evaluates test requirements to insure completeness of test program. Performs technical analysis of complete systems and prepares comprehensive system level evaluations.

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

Additional Details and Competencies:
•    Experience leading AWE/SE groom and test evolutions both pier-side and underway
•    Lead engineering evaluations and troubleshoot a variety of electrical and mechanical components
•    Experience leading the operation of major equipment in a shipboard environment
•    Effectively communicate with both internal and external customers, including Waterfront Construction Management, Design and Construction Engineering, Test Engineering, SUPSHIP, NAVSEA and Ships Force
•    Capacity to evaluate problems relative to impact on the overall plan/schedule and formulate mitigating action plans
•    Must have an understanding of the importance of safety, cost, schedule, and quality with respect to the company's product

  • Req ID: 28768 
  • Department: E25 TEST ENGINEERING 
  • Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265) 
  • Travel Required: Yes, 10%-25% of the time 
  • Shift: 1st 
  • Relocation: No relocation assistance available 
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree 
  • Virtual/Telework Opportunity: No - Not eligible for telework 
  • US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 
  • Clearance Type: No - Clearance Not Required to Start  

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