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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Jan 5, 2023

Job Description

Newport News Shipbuilding has an opportunity for a Systems Test Engineer to join their team. This position is intended for candidates seeking a career opportunity within the CVN Outfitting Group.  A candidate applying for this position should expect to take on the technical lead role for one or more of the following systems:


- Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Systems
- Chilled Water System
- Ventilation Control System
- Potable Water Control System
- Solid Waste Processing and Disposal


The candidate will be responsible for developing and executing test procedures for mechanical and electrical systems aboard nuclear powered Aircraft Carriers.  The candidate will use their engineering knowledge and experience to acquire and evaluate shipboard test data that will assure ship systems performance meets all technical and contractual requirements. This involves interacting and collaborating with a variety of internal and external customers to execute an integrated test plan that prioritizes safety and quality, but also accounts for schedule and cost. This position is a good opportunity for a candidate interested in hands-on engineering experience with shipboard systems.


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 Bachelors Degree in engineering from an ABET accredited program.

Preferred Qualifications

• Assist in engineering evaluations and troubleshoot a variety of electrical and mechanical components.
• Experience in operating of major equipment in a shipboard environment and testing.
• 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: 28805 
  • Department: E25 TEST ENGINEERING 
  • 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: No - Clearance Not Required to Start  

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EEO Statement:

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

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