Mechanical Engineer in Newport News, VA at HII-TSD

Date Posted: 9/22/2022

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Job Description

Requisition Number: 5833 

Required Travel: 0 - 10%

Employment Type: Full Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Security Clearance: Ability to Obtain 

Level of Experience: College 

Who We Are

At HII we build and maintain U.S. Navy readiness every day. Mission Technologies, a division of HII is currently seeking a seeking an Engineer to join our Newport News Shipyard Direct Support Group. This position will be located in Newport News, VA. The selected candidate will have the ability to collaborate across various entities with our engineering and trades to support the Facility Operations at the Newport News Shipyard. The primary focus is on Submarine Mechanical and Structural engineering and design within the E33 Engineering Department.


What You Will Do

This position requires engineering experience to include planning, estimating, design, construction, and overhaul of US Naval Submarines in the areas of Structural Welding, Painting and Coatings, Mechanical and Weapons Systems and Engineering and Design Liaison with Trades and Testing Departments. Additional areas of responsibility include and are not limited to:

  • Provides high-level planning, design, and construction support for projects.
  • Responsible for interpreting Inspection Reports generated by Trades and Engineers, referencing drawings, development and approval of complex design criteria, calculations and final drawings issued for construction and overhaul.
  • Reviews and estimates installation, labor, materials, preparation, and other related costs.

  • Requires surveillance of contracted design firms and contracted construction work.

  • Inspects or directs the inspection of construction and installation progress to ensure conformance to established drawings, specifications, and schedules.

  • Provides technical work instructions, commissioning and construction checklists, and turnover of assigned project work.

  • Requires coordination and management of multiple technical functions including mechanical, electrical, industrial engineering disciplines and NNS Maintenance and Operations Department.

  • Requires strong project management, communication, organizational and computer skills.

  • 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.

What You Must Have

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering and 0 years of relevant professional/exempt experience. Newport News Shipbuilding requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program.
  • Engineering experience related to Civil or Mechanical type projects.
  • Experience in reading and interpreting Engineering Drawings and Schematics
  • Ability to work in a team environment planning and coordinating with other functional departments across a wide range of disciplines.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

Bonus Points For Having!

  • Fundamentals of Engineering license is preferred.
  • Experience in coordinating multi-trade projects is a plus.
  • Heavy industrial facilities experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of National Building Codes, AISC, ACI, ADA, and OSHA regulations is preferred.
  • Project management, communication, organizational and computer skills.
  • Experience in developing specifications for purchase and installation of all project products and materials.

Physical Requirements

Office, industrial or shipboard environment. Capable of climbing ladders and tolerating confined spaces and extreme temperature variances. Lifting and moving of materials not to exceed the guidelines set for one man lift.

This opportunity resides with Fleet Sustainment, a business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. For 40 years, the U.S. Navy has entrusted HII to maintain and modernize the vast majority of its fleet. From small watercraft to submarines, combatants and aircraft carriers, our systems and maintenance experts help the Navy maintain a high state of readiness. And, we deploy with the most advanced technology and capability available.

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. For more information, please visit:

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

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