Mechanical Engineer ll
Koam Engineering Systems
Norfolk, VA

About $66,000 - $98,000 a year

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Koam Engineering Systems, Inc. (KES Inc.) is an employee owned small business specializing in technology innovation and systems integration by combining innovative products and reliable engineering services. Headquartered in San Diego, California and with offices in Gig Harbor, WA KES provides services globally in systems engineering & technical assistance, requirements analysis, software design & development, systems integration & testing, independent verification & validation, and operational & logistic support.

Position Summary:
To design mechanical system modifications for U.S. Navy and commercial ships in support of electronic and/or electrical system upgrades. Designs must be in accordance with new equipment and shipboard requirements for shock, vibration and damage control. Designs to include but are not limited to the following systems: chilled, fresh and sea water systems; compressed air and gas systems; plumbing and CHT drainage; hydraulic and firefighting systems.

Responsibilities:
Responsible for leading ship-class efforts with full range of design integration between engineering disciplines.
Responsible for checking final system modification drawings for accuracy, efficiency of design, cost effectiveness and functionality.
Analyze ship as-built and/or existing modification drawings to determine impact of proposed ship upgrades.
Coordinate all mechanical work between multiple alterations and integrate with all affected disciplines/teammates.
Must be able to mentor/train junior engineers in system design requirements.
Lead junior engineers and designers on ship check activities, such as identifying existing ship systems and mechanical equipment while recording precise equipment locations in respect to internal ship datums and frames.
Experienced in ship construction techniques, terminology and general characteristics (port/starboard, fore/aft, ABL, CG, mold lines, V-lines, etc.)
Perform fluid pressure loss calculations by hand as well as using non-linear dynamic flow software (FluidFlow etc.)
Must be able to correctly size heat exchangers and fluid pumps as well as perform basic heating and cooling analysis of shipboard compartments
Responsible for performing heat-load and duct pressure loss analysis for various types of HVAC systems
Ability to analyze pipe stress using Tri-Flex or similar software suite.
Provide distance and/or on-site drawing support with installation teams.
Responsible for leading design projects and coordinating all work with designers, CAD support staff and Lead Engineer.
Provide organization of design materials (manuals, tech sheets) and coordinate material items with vendors as appropriate.
Check all new mechanical system drawings meet government or ABS requirements and integrate with other engineering disciplines.
Other duties as assigned.

Experience:
5+ years of mechanical design experience which includes 2D CAD drawing development for piping and/or HVAC systems.
Familiarity with surface ship Planning Yard requirements and design processes.
Must have strong computer skills and be proficient with 2D CAD software and Microsoft Office Suite

Qualifications and Educational Requirements:
Must be able to travel at least 20% for ship-checks or as required.
This position requires an existing U.S. Government granted personnel security clearance at the Secret level. U.S. Citizenship is required

Preferred Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Marine Engineering.
Previous employment with a surface ship Planning Yard or support contractor.
Knowledge of the General Specifications for Overhaul (GSO).
Experience with LISP and VB programming and CAD automation.
Familiarity with Solid Works, FeMAP, MathCAD and 3D AutoCAD.

At KES, we offer a comprehensive and valuable benefits program to our employees and their families some of these benefits include but are not limited to:
Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage
Life and AD&D Insurance
401(k) Plan
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) - (Discretionary Plan)
Education Assistance
Paid Time Off
Since 1995, KES continues to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of a growing small business that focuses on the needs of its customers and employees and serves to provide a rewarding and challenging career. KES offers a competitive salary and full range of benefits. KES, Inc. is an EEO/AA Employer committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.