ENGINEER MECHANICAL 4 at Huntington Ingalls

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Newport News, Virginia

Job Description:

Req ID: 35764
Entity: Newport News Shipbuilding

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Shift: 1st
Relocation: Relocation assistance will be available
Virtual/Telework Opportunity: Yes - Occasional or hybrid telework available

Travel Requirement: No

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 Senior Engineering position on the E14 Submarine Fleet Support (SFS) Team will be supporting Boise overhaul and in-service repair of 688 Los Angeles Class Submarines. Join a highly engaged and diverse team of Engineers and Engineering Technicians who make a living by solving unique and challenging problems.

The selected individual will function with minimal supervision and provide technical leadership and direction for specific engineering projects encompassing a variety of Machinery systems including Weapon Systems, Steering & Diving, Propulsion Plant, Auxiliary Machinery, and HVAC. The individual will be expected to review product drawings, apply engineering principles, and interact with construction trades to resolve engineering problems in a manner that meets cost and schedule objectives. As a team lead, the individual will review and assist development of work by less-senior team members to ensure high quality products.

The SFS Team has hands-on opportunities to support ongoing work at in-yard and outside-yard machine shops in addition to supporting in-yard Submarines. The team also participates in review of Fleet Support procedure changes and disseminates new requirements.

Typical responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and review Technical Work Documents and related supporting documents for execution of Trades work.
  • Provide deck-plate troubleshooting and issue resolution for complex shipboard systems.
  • Review Special Emphasis Program (SUBSAFE, Level 1 Material) requirements to determine implementation of necessary controls.

Must Have

Bachelor's Degree and 9 years of relevant exempt experience;
Master's Degree and 7 years of relevant professional experience;
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

SUBSAFE/REC experience is preferred
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and technical writing ability to provide concise technical directions for craftsmen.
  • Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously, and to prioritize work to meet schedule, cost, and quality objectives.
  • Experience resolving construction issues with trades.
  • Expertise in resolving technical problems across multiple disciplines.
  • Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team and also independently with minimal oversight.
  • Experience with in-service Submarine work and construction is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the various Special Emphasis Programs is preferred.
  • Excellent MS Office skills, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.


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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