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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Apr 3, 2024

Req ID: 36770 
Entity: Newport News Shipbuilding

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 

Shift: 1st 
Relocation: Relocation assistance will be available 
Virtual/Telework Opportunity: No - Not eligible for telework 

Travel Requirement:  Yes, 10%-25% 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

Develops, analyzes, researches, and designs welding and NDT techniques, procedures, and applications. Uses engineering principles to manipulate and inspect materials for fabrication and assembly processes. Prepares technical documentation in order to implement waterfront welding and NDT processes including specifications, analyses, standards, and restrictions. Creates new or modifies current NDT and welding methods, techniques, and procedures in order to substantiate welding theories.


This position will be responsible for evaluating nondestructive technologies currently not utilized in the shipyard. Promising technologies will be investigated and business cases would be developed to pursue funding through the submarine industrial base as well as other funding sources. This position will then layout detailed development scheduled and funding profiles utilizing gate reviews to ensure program objects and costs are being met. Project will include evaluating and purchasing equipment, fabricating mock-ups for calibration, demonstration the technology, developing procedures, developing training and implementation in shops and on the deck plate. Position will be responsible for managing each project to ensure schedule and budget requirements are met. The position will provide technical direction and leadership to other welding engineers within the department.



Must Have

Bachelor's Degree and 9 years of relevant exempt experience or

Master's Degree and 7 years of relevant professional experience or

Ph.D. and 4 years of experience.


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

Nice to Have

Welding, materials or mechanical engineering with prior experience with technology innovation project management. Ideal candidate would have experience  with computed radiography and/or phased array ultrasonic inspection of welds. Knowledge of the additive manufacturing process. Experience in leading technology development from initial evaluation through deployment in production. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with management and our customer. Demonstrated project management experience including managing costs, schedules and deliverables. 


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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