CVN Specification Writer (Specification Writer 3) - 7580 in Hampton at HII-TSD

Date Posted: 9/11/2022

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Job Description

Requisition Number: 7580 

Required Travel: 0 - 10%

Employment Type: Full Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Security Clearance: Ability to Obtain 

Level of Experience: Entry Level 

Employee Referral Bonus Amount: [[filter10]]

Who We Are

Mission Technologies, as division of Huntington Ingalls Industries is are seeking a Specification Writer too develop procedures used for the operation of equipment and systems aboard modern nuclear submarines, and other manuals used for training of personnel and maintenance of these systems.

As new or modernized equipment is installed aboard submarines, the Specification Writer examines the technical documentation (drawings, specification sheets, etc.) and procedures (technical manuals, component procedures and descriptions, etc.) supplied by vendors and system/equipment design engineers and agencies to develop standardized procedures and manuals to be used by sailors aboard the submarine and maintenance personnel who will be maintaining and testing these systems.

The Specification Writer works with other writers, engineers, supply vendors, and the Navy to ensure the best and complete information is made available to the submarine fleet. #LI-MJ1 *TE *MV *TL 

What You Will Do

  • Prepares specifications from engineering change notices, customer specifications, and/or published data sheets.
  • Maintains customer specifications files; reviews customer drawings and data; translates customer language into standard procedures and product flow.
  • Prior Aircraft carrier experience in engineering, reactor, or combat systems department (Ford Class preferred).
  • Experience operating or maintaining Machinery Control Monitoring System.
  • Familiarity with ship control and communication systems.
  • Familiar with CVN (Ford Class) Deck equipment, Elevators who can read drawings, communicate clearly.
  • The ability to grasp the concepts of equipment description and operation and TMCR contract requirements for content.
  • The ability to mentor co-workers. 
  • Experience working with NNS towards resolving critical technical issues that are presented in technical manuals aboard carriers.
  • Onsite working in office for training and remote working is available when sufficient in your job duties.

What You Must Have

  • Must have a High School Diploma/Equivalent and 4 years additional education and/or related experience.
  • Must have experience with navy Aircraft Carrier (CVN) systems such a; Reactor, combat systems, machinery control monitoring system, deck equipment and/or elevators.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a DoD security clearance.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Bonus Points

  • The ability to grasp the concepts of equipment description and operation and TMCR contract requirements for content
  • The ability to effectively communicate with co-workers to obtain resources needed to complete task.
  • Experience working with NNS towards resolving critical technical issues that are presented in technical manuals aboard carriers.

Physical Requirements

Job performance may require working in an industrial or shipboard environment. Must be capable of climbing ladders, and tolerating confined spaces and extreme temperature variances.

HII’s Mission Technologies division develops integrated solutions that enable today’s connected, all-domain force. Capabilities include C5ISR systems and operations; the application of AI and machine learning to battlefield decisions; defensive and offensive cyberspace strategies and EW; unmanned, autonomous systems; LVC solutions; platform modernization; and critical nuclear operations. Together, HII's domain expertise and advanced technologies support mission partners anywhere around the globe. For more information, visit

HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong.

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

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