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Integrated Test Engineer (Rota, Spain)
Ref No.: 20-00131
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Position Type:Full Time
LIFE CYCLE ENGINEERING                                                                            
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Integrated Test Engineer
Position Summary:
Life Cycle Engineering is looking for a qualified Integrated Test Engineer to join our team.  This is a future overseas employment opportunity to
support FDRMC Rota, Spain for engineering and technical structural, mechanical, and electrical expertise in planning, development and execution oversight of surface ship availability integrated test plans and work certification.  This expertise shall consist of Naval Architect/Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and C4I/CS.

Contract Requirements:
  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain/maintain a DoD Secret security clearance.
  • Must have a valid U.S. Passport.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Provide oversight of surface ship repair planning, development and execution of availability Integrated Total Ship Test Plans (ITSTP). This oversight includes review of contractor developed deliverables and review, revision, development, management, and execution of availability ITP as required by NAVSEA Standard Item 009-67 (Manage Integrated Total Ship Testing).
  • Approves and provides oversight of the contractor's development and management of the ITP and coordinates with Project Manager to ensure the ITP accurately reflects the AWP and the integrated production schedule.
  • Ensures the ITP is functionally linked to the Integrated Production Schedule, includes all testing for all maintenance activities, and is responsive to changes in production schedule such that when production items completion dates change, their associated test dates change as well.
  • Review the Authorized Work Package (AWP) and work specifications to evaluate and ensure that maintenance activities have properly tied work items to key events and milestones.
  • Review work specifications to ensure appropriate Work to Test Relationships (WTR) have been developed. This includes work scheduled for contractors, AITs, FMA, Ship's Force, and Naval Shipyard (NSY) work as applicable.
  • Review HM&E and C5I system test procedures prior to issuance and after completion of testing.
  • Act as FDRMC primary POC to collect schedule and testing information from all activities including AITs, FMA, Ship's Force, and NSY. Ensure this information is in the Integrated Total Ship Test Plan.
  • Ensure testing is identified and included in Government furnished information (GFI) to prove satisfactory operation of those equipment/systems not worked during the availability as well as interface testing for those systems affected by work accomplished during the availability.
  • Ensure tests required to be completed at sea have been identified and included as GFI for inclusion in the ITP and Sea Trials Agenda.
  • Evaluate Test Sequence Networks (TSN) provided by each maintenance activity.
  • Evaluate Test Schedules provided by each maintenance activity and Integrated Test Schedules provided by the Lead Maintenance Activity (LMA).
  • Ensure that all maintenance activities update test schedules on a minimum weekly basis and include changes to accommodate production schedule changes and authorized growth/new work.
  • Ensure that the Integrated Production and Testing Schedules are updated at least weekly.
  • Receive completed test procedures from all maintenance activities and evaluate results for completeness and technical acceptability. Ensure that non-conformances have been documented and action is being taken to resolve or technically adjudicate.
  • Participate in Total Ship Testing Task Group (TSTTG) as outlined in NAVSEA Standard Item 009-67.
  • Provide surface ship availability work certification management and coordination in accordance with JFMM, USFFC, CNRMC, and FDRMC directives.
  • Provide written/oral debriefs to the ship's commanding officer, chief engineer, or other designated personnel. The contractor shall draft naval messages, letters, or other correspondence when required.  
Required Education, Skills, and Experience:
  • High school diploma
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills and possess the ability to learn.
  • Able to follow procedures and execute sequenced work instructions from either written and or verbal communications.
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years' experience as an Integrated Test Engineer, Independently or leading a team of technicians troubleshooting, repairing or testing U.S. Navy ship structural, mechanical, electrical, or electronic equipment/systems, and communicating the findings of tests/troubleshooting/assessments with official reports.
Physical Demands and Expectations:
  • A team player who exhibits a high level of integrity and professionalism in all situations.
  • Regular physical activity to include walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, reaching, lifting (up to 50 pounds), and standing.
  • Maneuvering around tight spaces in a shipboard environment.
  • Work safely, following government policies, procedures and work practices in a positive, cooperative, and productive manner.
This position description represents a summary of the major components and requirements of the outlined job. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned or required as business needs dictate. Questions regarding this description should immediately be addressed to the department manager or to Human Resources.

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Our mission is to enable people and organizations to achieve their full potential.
As a professional services organization, our mission is focused on our clients' people and organizations. It is our company's cornerstone belief that we will not lead the industry in assisting our clients unless we excel at helping our own people and teams reach their full potential.

Our corporate culture encourages personal and professional growth because LCE's success depends on the talent, innovation, professionalism, and commitment of its employees. LCE is a strengths-based organization focused on turning individual talents into strengths and then turning individual strengths into organizational performance that supports our clients' success.

  • Affordable Medical/Dental/Vision Plans for employees and their families
  • Free Employee Life and Disability Insurance, with supplemental coverage options available
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Savings Account options
  • Company matched 401(k) & company-funded Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Paid Vacation, Holiday, Sick Leave
  • Dynamic employee innovation/entrepreneurship program which includes education, empowerment, and monetary rewards
  • Continuing Education and Professional Development programs at all levels
  • Flexible Schedules and Relaxed Dress Code
  • Employer-sponsored events, social collaboration, and open communication
  • Free access to an extensive online training library, including certification prep
  • Bonus Program for outstanding contributions, Employee Referral Program, numerous Recognition Opportunities, and more…*Benefits may vary by business unit and location.
Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a).  These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.  Moreover, these regulations require that LCE take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, because of or on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation, and any other status protected by applicable state law.  In addition, LCE will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because such employee or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.  LCE shall also abide by the requirements of 29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A.