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This posting is for a Structural Engineering position in Planning Yard and Fleet Support Engineering (D495). D495 provides engineering support for delivered ships in all classes (OHIO, SSGN, SEAWOLF, and VIRGINIA) in all non-reactor plant areas of the ship. D495 offers a unique opportunity to provide the engineering community direct impacts to the commissioned fleet on a daily basis. Frequent communication with the shipyard and Navy customer provides a unique streamlined approach to instituting fast, necessary change in an evolving world. Designs and alterations become reality within months, unlike the longer design stroke of the new construction process. Participation in this process is both dynamic and engaging, requiring the ability to handle new urgent challenges on a frequent basis.
Candidates will be responsible for various activities required to maintain and enhance the current submarine fleet. Specific responsibilities include providing technical guidance via liaison action requests (LAR), reverse liaison action requests (RLAR), and vendor information requests (VIRs) as well as drawing reviews and development of engineering calculations to support ship alterations (ShipAlts). Typical calculations include length of engagement assessments and strength of materials calculations of fasteners and foundations. Experience with finite element analysis, area compensation calculations, distributed isolation material mount design, and weld design is also beneficial.
This position offers the opportunity for travel to provide on-site technical support of maintenance and modernization activities at various shipyards. Additionally, this position offers unique opportunities in leadership roles and project work, such as SSN23 support and payload integration for the fleet.
Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering or higher or equivalent (i.e. Marine Engineering, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering)
4-9 years of experience
Familiarity with special emphasis programs (SUBSAFE, DSS-SOC, Fly-By-Wire)
Experience with finite element analysis (FEA) and basic strength of materials hand calculations
Experience in a manufacturing environment
Experience with area compensation calculations
Experience with DIM design
Experience with welding requirements
General knowledge of a variety of ship systems
Familiarity with distributed isolation material mounts
Familiarity with CCSM design and analysis
Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
Must be proactive in engaging technical experts when necessary
Must have sound engineering judgement to make quick, informed decisions
Must have the ability to independently pursue information required to make technical decisions
Must be a quick learner and be able adapt to a variety of tasks
Must possess a questioning attitude