Electric Boat

  • Engineer Sr - Systems

    Requisition ID
    2018-13252
    Location
    US-WA-Silverdale
    Trade
    Engineering
    Remaining Openings
    1
    Post End
    11/14/2018
    Shift
    1st
  • Overview

    General Dynamics Electric Boat is the world’s foremost designer and builder of nuclear submarines, the most complex machines made by man. The company’s industry leadership extends back over a century to 1899 when it produced the U.S. Navy's first commissioned undersea warship. Today, Electric Boat prides itself on being the premier shipbuilding company in the industry. We develop and apply state of the art technology to the design and construction of nuclear powered submarines. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated employees, we have successfully taken submarine technology to a new level.

     

    General Dynamics Electric Boat is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    Job Description

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    D705 is an integral part of Electric Boat's Overhaul and Repair, as well as Maintenance and Modernization business based in Bangor, WA. With this business, Electric Boat provides mission-ready submarines to the fleet through overhaul and repair, and alterations and improvements. D705 engineers provide non-nuclear engineering support for overhaul and repair activities on SSBN and SSGN submarines.

     

    The D705 engineering group operates in a collaborative, dynamic and team-oriented work environment. Using a design-build approach, D705 interfaces with Operations, Design, Planning Yard, Test, and Program Office personnel in order to arrive at innovative solutions to difficult problems. Interaction with the United States Navy (USN) customer is typical, including the Supervisor of Shipbuilding Groton (SOSG), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), and submarine crews.  Awareness and understanding of military specifications, submarine overhaul specifications and design criteria, USN maintenance/overhaul requirements, and special emphasis programs are developed through focused computer-based or classroom training, on-the-job training, qualification programs and mentoring.

    D705 engineers are responsible for providing technical direction and oversight, and resolving shipboard conditions associated with: Mechanical component failure or damage due to in-service use; Seawater and non-seawater piping and components; Hydraulic systems and controls; Ventilation, Heating and Cooling systems; Steering and diving systems; Ship alterations and improvements; Fabrication and welding techniques.

     

    Specific tasks required by a D705 engineer include, but are not limited to: Interpretation and translation of shipbuilding specifications, maintenance requirements and contractual requirements into clear and concise technical direction, Providing deck plate support to shipyard trades and resolution of emergent issues during execution of technical work documents, Understanding maintenance criteria, submarine piping, ventilation, electrical  and mechanical drawings as well as machining and welding processes, Development of technical rationale to support approval of non-conforming conditions, communicating these rationales via electronic LARs, Deficiency Reports and Engineering Reports.

     

    Success in this environment requires that every task be accomplished with a collaborative, hands-on, proactive and deadline-driven yet technically rigorous approach. SUBSAFE, DSS-SOC and Limited Radiation Worker qualifications may be required for certain tasks. Strong written and verbal communication skills are utilized and fostered.

    Education/ Experience

    Required:

    • An active Department of Defense secret or top secret security clearance is required. 
    • A Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical, electrical, ocean or aeronautical engineering
    • 4-10 years of relevant experience 

    Preferred:

    • Prior experience related to submarine overhaul and repair is desirable
    • A strong foundational understanding of engineering concepts
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • An aptitude for problem resolution and facing new challenges
    • The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
    • A capability to work against deadlines or prioritize work assignments accordingly

     

    Skills

    Candidates must be willing and physically able to climb steep stairs and ladders, ascend/descend scaffolding, and access confined spaces within a submarine.

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