Categories Washington
Reference Number 1712
Job Description

This position will involve engineering and technical support required across several departments of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Keyport:


Undersea and Combat Systems Depot (UCSD) (Code 31):  The Undersea and Combat Systems Depot (UCSD) provides repair services for mechanical, electro-mechanical, and electronics systems, assemblies, and components. The UCSD provides a continuum of expert level skills including evaluating electronic, mechanical, and electro-mechanical components for feasibility of repair, repair of items to customer specifications, reverse engineering, maintenance planning and engineering, obsolescence management, and application of new maintenance technologies. The Depot exists to ensure continuity of support often as the last resort source of repair for items abandoned by industry for business or technological reasons, past their technology lifecycle, or as an alternative supplier in cases of critical need.


Rapid Prototyping and Fabrication Technology Division (Code 32):  The Rapid Prototyping and Fabrication Technology Division provides engineering, production, and test services required to establish a cost effective and timely source of supply for systems, assemblies, technical data, and components of varying complexity. Code 32 also provides mitigation against obsolescence by establishing a source of supply, maintaining an organic manufacturing capability, and providing technical expertise and leadership. Leading edge technological advancement in areas related to rapid prototyping, fabrication, and custom engineered solutions (CES) are also a specialty.


System Acceptance & Operational Readiness Department (Code 20):  The System Acceptance & Operational Readiness Department plans, organizes, directs, and controls NUWC Division, Keyport’s Test, Training and Evaluation (TT&E) of undersea warfare (USW) systems and operational readiness assessment support for acquisition and Fleet customers. Code 20 conducts system evaluation activities throughout all phases of the acquisition life cycle including technology development, system design, development, and production, and in-service readiness assessment.


In-Service Engineering Department (Code 40):  The In-Service Engineering Department plans, organizes, directs and controls NUWC Division, Keyport’s efforts to ensure Fleet operational readiness through life-cycle support of combat and weapon systems. Code 40 provides In-Service Engineering Agent (ISEA) and other technical authority functions as assigned, including design, production, test, fielding, sustainment, and improvement modifications. Capabilities include systems engineering, Fleet technical support, lifecycle logistics, obsolescence management, and acquisition engineering support. Program responsibilities include submarine systems, Naval training systems, undersea warfare weapons and vehicles, and surface warfare systems. Products and services include commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) integration and supportability, software development, technology refreshment, obsolescence management, advanced training systems, distance support, logistics support, direct waterfront support, information assurance (IA)/cyber security, and information systems. Code 40 also provides systems and project engineering leadership for assigned integrated warfare systems technical programs and project team leadership on traditional and non-traditional work assignments, including technology insertion of aircraft carrier and surface combat systems and air and surface ship acoustic sensors, standard equipment, COTS hardware and software, and supply agent projects.


The ideal candidate will have an understanding of military specifications and requirements, drawings and other documents used to support military systems.

Background in any/all of the following is preferred:

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in electrical/electronic engineering, or higher, is desired.
  • Experience in electrical/electronic engineering for complex systems, including design, development, integration, and test is desired.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using LabVIEW, MATLAB, programming/scripting, and T&E analysis is desired.
  • Experience in circuit design (analog and digital), power, fixturing, test equipment, and Test Program Set (TPS) development is desired.


U.S. Navy submarine/underwater warfare system experience a plus.


U.S. citizenship and eligibility for a security clearance required; current clearance a plus.





We offer a competitive wage and benefit package.

Location WA – KEYPORT

Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.

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