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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  May 15, 2024

Req ID: 36189 
Entity: Newport News Shipbuilding

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 

Shift: 1st 
Relocation: No relocation assistance available 
Virtual/Telework Opportunity: Yes - Occasional or hybrid telework available 

Travel Requirement:  Yes, up to 10% 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

This position is in the Ship Survivability Department.  The successful applicant will join our Recoverability Team and provide technical evaluation for systems onboard aircraft carriers and submarines.  The successful applicant should have technical knowledge in naval ship survivability.  This position will involve resolving complex issues that require ingenuity and creativity. Typical responsibilities include, review and evaluate change proposals for ship and system impacts. Develop engineering products and make updates related to planned changes. Support concept designs for improved Recoverability of new ship designs.


Provides technical support to engineers on a variety of technical tasks. Gathers, maintains, formats, compiles, and manipulates technical data, such as laboratory or material test results and engineering design changes. Produces engineering documentation, reports, drawings (flow charts, block diagrams, and schematics). Performs detailed mathematical calculations using established formulas; preliminary analyses of data where guidelines are provided in such areas as trajectory adequacy, model dimensional consistency; and quantitative judgments concerning technical data. Uses personal computer in performance of analyses and development of documentation/reports. May conduct tests and record data to assist with engineering evaluation or analysis.

Must Have

Associate's Degree and 6 years of relevant experience.

One of the following may be used as equivalent to Associate's Degree to meet minimum qualifications:

  • NNS Apprentice School graduate.

  • Navy Nuclear Power School (NNPS) graduate.

  • High School/GED and 2 years of related Manufacturing, Shipbuilding, Trades, Military experience.

  • High School/GED and 4 years of non-related Manufacturing, Shipbuilding, Trades, Military experience.

Nice to Have

Held a US Navy or US Coast Guard Engineering rating, such as Damage Controlman, Electrician’s Mate, Engineman, Gas Turbine Specialist, Hull Maintenance Technician, Machinist’s Mate, or Machinery Repairman.  Will have working knowledge in the following areas:

  • Firefighting and shipboard damage control experience.

  • Basic understanding of principles of naval engineering.

  • Ship system performance.

  • Shipboard power generation and distribution.

  • Ship system operational and maintenance background.

  • Shipboard casualty control of vital equipment and systems.

  • Current damage control processes used on Navy ships.

  • Experience with Maritime Shipboard Training Teams: Damage Control Training Team (DCTT), Engineering Training Team (ETT), Integrated Training Team (ITT), etc.

  • Desired Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC)/Legacy NECs: U46A/4811, U57A, U15A/4202, U07A/4136, U16A/4206.

  • Program/project management experience.


Additional capabilities:

  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal.

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Access.

  • Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

  • Comfortable working in a 3D modeling environment.

  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings.

  • Creativity in seeking design resolutions.


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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