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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Sep 14, 2021

Job Description

Applies electrical, electronic and mechanical principles to components and systems, including assembly, analysis, and documentation of results; construction of developmental assemblies, sub-assemblies and components; and quality testing. Supports and participates in the design, test, modification, fabrication and assembly of prototype electromechanical systems.


The primary role of this position is development and deployment of robotics and automation solutions for naval shipbuilding. In this role, you will research, plan, prototype, design, develop, integrate, test, and troubleshoot robotic and manufacturing automation solutions for component fabrication, structural fabrication and assembly, material movement, warehousing, and other industrial applications. You will create motion and process programing for robotic and automated manufacturing systems. You may also create robotic and automation simulations to assist with throughput and business case analysis. In addition, you might design and create new robotic system tooling and develop process parameters to improve robot and automation capabilities.
You will be expected to perform complex analysis, concept development, design, and prototyping of robotic and automation solutions for shipyard manufacturing application. You will translates design intent from product models and technical disclosures to automation of manufacturing processes. You will need to understand production processes, up and downstream material requirements, and how production processes are being run to achieve the design intentions. You will also need to be familiar with object oriented programming.
You will create engineering reports, presentations, and documents and work across multiple engineering and technical domains, including trades, management, senior leadership, and other engineering groups. 

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

  • Manufacturing and Systems Engineering experience in an industrial or shipbuilding manufacturing environment, specifically with shipbuilding manufacturing shops. Some experience with project management. 
  • Training or experience with one or more of the following software applications: robotic programming languages (Karel, RAPID), offline programming (ARAC macros, RinasWeld, Robot Studio, MSVR, Visual Components), 3D modeling packages (Inventor, or others). 
  • Familiarity with major industrial 6 axis robotic systems (ABB, Fanuc) and collaborative robotics. 
  • Experience developing robotic and automation solutions. 
  • Experience deploying robots in a production environment. 
  • Familiarity with NNS manufacturing and production processes. 
  • Candidates without preferred qualifications who are eager to learn will be considered. 

Req ID: 8570 

Department: X51 INDUSTRIAL ENG 

Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265) 

Travel Required: Yes, 10%-25% of the time 

Shift: 1st 

Relocation: Relocation assistance will be available 

Education: Bachelor's Degree 

Virtual/Telework Opportunity: Yes-May Consider Occasional/Part-time Teleworking for this position 

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 

Clearance Type: No - Clearance Not Required to Start  

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EEO Statement:

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


As a condition of employment with Newport News Shipbuilding, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID 19 or fit within an exemption under the law.  Accordingly, employment is conditioned on providing proof of vaccination or having an approved exemption prior to starting employment.