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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Nov 21, 2023

Req ID: 35538 
Entity: Newport News Shipbuilding

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 

Shift: Multiple 
Relocation: No relocation assistance available 
Virtual/Telework Opportunity: No - Not eligible for telework 

Travel Requirement:  Yes, up to 10% of the time 

Clearance Required: Yes- Final Clearance 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

This position reviews all required technical documents and coordinates fueling/refueling operations on assigned shift. This position maintains frequent/daily contact with the Ships Engineering Staff, Project Engineering Support Staff, Reactor Plant Contractors Office, Naval Reactors Office, the Supervisor of Shipbuilding and Supervisors of Trades, RADCON, QID and Production Departments. An incumbent may perform any or all of the following activities in support of these responsibilities: Fuelings/Refuelings. Responsibilities include initial design, checkout, installation, operation and maintenance of reactor servicing equipment, facilities and support systems; Develops Reactor Servicing procedures and provides technical direction for complex operations being performed either shipboard or in dockside facilities; Exercises on-scene technical control of all types of reactor servicing work. Acts as a consultant to other engineering projects on matters involving Reactor Servicing Operations or Policies. Provides technical assistance to shipyard trades and inspection personnel performing work on reactor servicing equipment and facilities; Conducts on-site review of production work to ensure all contractual, technical and safety requirements are fulfilled; Coordinates all phases of Reactor Servicing Operations, ensuring work meets scheduler constraints and is accomplished in an efficient and safe manner; Evaluates and resolves maintenance problems encountered on fueling/refueling equipment. Reviews equipment, facilities and procedures for technical adequacy and identification of potential; Represents the shipyard interacting with outside representatives and activities. Determines both time and method for halting ongoing work resulting from procedure deficiencies, equipment failures or personnel errors. Responsible for the initiation of immediate corrective actions to deal with abnormal (casualty) situations and developing proposed corrective actions to the CRE/ACRE.

Must Have

Shift Refueling Engineer (SRE) Certification and 2 years of relevant professional/exempt experience.

Candidate must be fully qualified as a Navy Shift Refueling Engineer in accordance with the Manual For The Control of Refueling or the New Construction Nuclear Reactor Servicing Manual


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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