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Manufacturing Mechanical Engineer/Design Lead


Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Aug 8, 2022

Job Description

Researches, plans, prototypes, designs, develops, tests, and integrates manufacturing solutions for component fabrication, structural fabrication and assembly, and other industrial applications. Assesses manufacturing processes and data. Performs complex analysis, concept development, design, and prototyping of tools, jigs, fixtures, and templates for shipyard manufacturing application. Ensures design intent specified in the technical disclosures is satisfied. Refines problem statements toward a clearly defined objective. Creates engineering reports, presentations, and documents. Works well with trades, management, and other engineers. 

Understands production processes, up and downstream technical and material requirements, and how production processes are being run to achieve the design intentions. Familiar with naval shipbuilding and industry standards. Works well with trades, management, and other engineers. Adapts quickly to dynamic business needs. 

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

Knowledge or experience in:
 • Industrial or shipbuilding manufacturing environments. 
 • 5 or more years of experience designing jigs, fixtures, and/or tooling. 
 • 2 or more years of experience approving engineering drawings and calculations. 
 • Autodesk Inventor
 • Finite Element Analysis 
 • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) 
 • Ability to access shipboard locations 
 • Mechanical engineering PE is preferred, structural engineering PE is highly preferred. 


Candidates without preferred qualifications who are eager to learn will be considered.

  • Req ID: 10791 
  • Department: X51 INDUSTRIAL ENG 
  • Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265) 
  • Travel Required: No 
  • Shift: 1st 
  • Relocation: Relocation assistance will be available 
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree 
  • Virtual/Telework Opportunity: Yes - Occasional or hybrid telework available 
  • US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 
  • Clearance Type: No - Clearance Not Required to Start  

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