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Structural Welder Shipfitter SEA Coach 
Ref No.: 20-00173
Location: Santa Rita, Guam
Position Type:Full Time
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Structural Welder Shipfitter SEA Coach 

Position Summary:
Life Cycle Engineering is looking for a qualified Structural Welder / Shipfitter SEA Coach® to join our team in Apra Harbor, Guam.  The selected candidate will provide over the shoulder technical support and engineering best practices guidance, as well as small group and work center level training on various Welding and Shipfitting trade skills and techniques to Fleet Maintenance Activity Sailors assigned to the two Submarine Tenders in Guam. This SEA Coach® position is an “on the deckplate” opportunity for molding the Navy’s Submarine Repair Technicians of the future. This is a full time position located in Guam for 3 months at a time.

Contract Requirements:
  • Must be a US citizen with a CURRENT and ACTIVE DoD Secret security clearance.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Assist Fleet Maintenance Activity Personnel in planning, training for and execution of primarily Submarine Repairs at an intermediate maintenance activity level during 3 month rotational periods throughout the year.
  • Assist Maintenance Personnel in developing assessment and repair skills and techniques to assure first time quality repairs to forward deployed Naval Vessels. Assessment skill and maintenance technique  training topics cover a wide range depending on Sailor experience and repair complexity and may include:
    • Identification and documenting of system and/or equipment “as found” problems
    • Identification of scope of work through use of historical repair documents and ship checks
    • Basic to advanced tooling and test equipment usage and understanding of testing results
    • Develop and provide on-the job training (OJT) based on observed trends in maintenance skills
    • Assess workcenter tooling and test equipment for recommended upgrades to improve efficiency or throughput capacity
    • Provide over the shoulder guidance during in progress work onboard Naval Units to enable Sailors to successfully complete all assigned tasks on an extremely wide range of Piping and Hull Structure repairs, removals and installations.
Required Education, Skills, and Experience:
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of Piping and / or Structural maintenance experience in the repair, maintenance and assessment of US Naval Vessel Hulls to include but not limited to:
    • Sheet Metal layout and assembly methods
    • Shipfitting technics including layout, structural member cutting, joint designs, weld joint preparation, distortion control, welding processes and techniques
    • Pipe welding, including P1, Level 1 and SUBSAFE requirements and testing
    • Demonstrate an ability to interpret technical drawings, technical manuals, and historical TGIs and the ability as Subject Matter Expert (SME) to guide Naval Maintenance Personnel in preparation and execution of maintenance using these documents
  • Familiarity with current industry welding, cutting and shaping equipment.
  • Ability to utilize computers including the Microsoft Office Suite for compiling information for reports and history files
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
Physical Demands and Expectations:
  • Regular physical activity to include walking, climbing stairs, and standing; frequent periods of prolonged sitting / kneeling may be required.
  • Maneuvering around tight spaces in a shipboard environment
  • Ability to speak, read, hear, and write, with or without assistance.
  • Ability to use phone and computer systems, copier, scanner and other office equipment.
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.