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Planner Estimator
Ref No.: 20-00172
Location: Santa Rita, Guam
Position Type:Full Time
Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) is a privately held, employee-owned company with an emphasis on "doing the right thing the right way”, which applies to the way we treat our customers and employees. We are proud to have been recognized as a "Best Place to Work” for 14 years running! Learn more below and at

Planner Estimator 

Position Summary: 
Life Cycle Engineering is looking for a qualified Planner Estimator to join our team in Apra Harbor, Guam. As Sr. Engineering Technician, you will provide over the shoulder planning and estimating guidance, training and support to Submarine Tender FMA Sailor planners in the areas of shipboard mechanical systems, electrical systems, structural maintenance and inspection, or combat systems primarily for homeported and deployed submarine as well as some naval surface ships. This is a mentoring and teaching position intended to produce the highly proficient maintenance planners of the future.

Contract Requirements:
  • Must be a US citizen with a CURRENT and ACTIVE DoD Secret security clearance.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Observe Preparation of Quality Assurance (QA) documents and Technical Work Documents in compliance with Joint Fleet Maintenance Manual (JFMM) requirements.
  • Research technical requirements via Advanced Technical Information Support (ATIS), historical shipyard work documents in the Advanced Industrial Management (AIM and AIMXP) databases and / or HITKIT database, and material information in the Material Requirements (MRQT) database.
  • Provide one on one, small group and occasionally classroom training to FMA planners in areas of maintenance planning, technical drawing usage, Submarine Maintenance Standard Usage, research techniques and testing requirements.
  • Attend FMA Planners in the conduct of shipboard inspection of potential worksites to fully identify scope of work, boundaries, and interferences to be removed.
Required Education, Skills, and Experience:
  • At least 10 years practical engineering experience which should include the operation, test, maintenance and repair of naval submarines and surface ships in hull, mechanical, electrical, electronic, and ordnance equipment and systems
  • Experience in authoring and review of Technical Work Documents
  • Ability to reference and understand Submarine Maintenance Standards (SMS)
  • Proficiency in the use of ATIS, AIM, AIMXP and MRQT 
Physical Demands and Expectations:
  • Regular physical activity to include walking, climbing stairs and ladders, bending, stooping, kneeling reaching and standing; occasional prolonged sitting
  • Ability to utilize computer systems and applications including the Microsoft Office Suite, printers, copiers and scanners for compiling and communicating information as well as for preparation of reports and history files
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
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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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.