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Engineering Technician (Compressor Mechanical)
Ref No.: 21-00058
Location: San Diego, California
Position Type:Full Time
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Engineering Technician (Compressor Mechanical)
Position Summary:
As Engineering Technician III Compressor Mechanical, you will provide support for recurring assessments and repair of Compressed Air Systems at SWRMC Machine Product Family support services at Naval Base San Diego.
Contract Specifications:
  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain/maintain a DBIDS
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Conduct troubleshooting, assessment, mechanical repairs and testing of U.S. Navy ship air compressors onboard ships and in the shop. Support personnel shall conduct removal, repairs, overhaul, installation, alignment, troubleshooting, modifying, and testing of ships’ compressed air mechanical systems, equipment, and components to include:
  • Works on low pressure air compressors (LPACs), medium pressure air compressors (MPACs), and high pressure air compressors (HPACs)
  • Works on Emergency Breathing Air Compressors (EBACs), Self-Contained Breathing Air Compressors, and weapons systems high pressure air compressors
  • Works on air flasks and air dehydrators
  • Utilizes manifold gauges, vacuum pumps, recovery equipment, micro gauges, torque wrenches, micrometers, dial indicators and other precision measuring instruments, fixtures, various gauges, and portable machine and hand tools in the removal, repair, overhaul, assembly, installation and testing of equipment components and subassemblies.
  • Performs air end swap-outs on Dresser Rand (DR), NAXI, and RIX LPACs including the STAR 200 series.
  • Performs compressor alignments using Rotoalign laser alignment optics and reverse indicator methods.
  • Rebuilds or replaces compressor service system valves.
  • Cleans, inspects, and performs repairs/overhauls on mechanical components and system subassemblies.
  • Disassembles, cleans, inspects and assesses parts and components to determine the extent of wear and damage in justification of recommendations to the Government for reuse or disposal.
  • Identifies equipment and component materials and parts requirements.
  • Protects machined and critical surfaces during removal.
  • Installs foreign material exclusion (FME) coverings on all openings. Identify, tag and inspect piping systems, connections, foundations, fasteners and other parts for reinstallation or replacement.
  • Follows guidelines and procedures set forth in FWPs.
  • Reads, and understands system equipment technical manuals; drawings; and blueprints.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs air compressor systems, equipment and components.
  • Fabricates and brazes tubing, fittings, gauge lines, and cooler connections
  • Operates vehicles in conjunction with job duties
Required Education, Skills, and Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 4 years experience in compressed air systems maintenance and repair
  • Possess a valid driver license
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
 Preferred Education, Skills, and Experience:
  • U.S. Navy technician skills and training.
  • Experience with both low, medium & high pressure compressed air systems
  • Grade 3 and Grade 5 brazing qualifications
Physical Demands and Expectations:
  • Regular physical activity to include walking, work on and climbing ladders,  work in extreme temperature environments, aboard ships, in shipyards, under industrial conditions and in confined spaces
  • Able to lift, carry and transport heavy equipment and boxes up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to perform other duties as required which may involve high heat, humidity, noise and dirty conditions, working aloft or over the sides of vessels
  • May ride ships at sea for extended periods
  • Able to work daily and weekend overtime

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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  • 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...
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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.