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Diesel Main Propulsion & Control Systems SME
Ref No.: 21-00094
Location: San Diego, California
Position Type:Full Time
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Position Summary:

Life Cycle Engineering is looking for seeking a highly motivated Diesel Main Propulsion & Control Systems Subject Matter Expert (SME) to support a Navy technical training & material assistance program based in San Diego, CA. The ideal candidate will have SME-level technical experience supporting Diesel Main Propulsion & Control Systems obtained as Engineering Officer of the Watch, Propulsion Plant Watch Officer, Chief Engineer, or equivalent responsible for overall propulsion plant operations and associated control and auxiliary systems on U.S. Navy Amphibious platforms.
Clearances Required: 
  • The position incumbent must be a US citizen with a DoD Secret security clearance.
  • Must have a valid US Passport.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: 
  • Comply with engineering documentation standards, engineering plans, system specifications and test procedures.
  • Assess shipboard level of knowledge and provide focused training to improve readiness.
  • Evaluate and provide feedback with recommendations for improvement on engineering system performance.
  • Provide training on operation, maintenance, and best practices for engineering systems.
  • Document deficiencies and generate 2-kilos as required.
  • Generate discrepancy reports and provide to the customer via Material Deficiency Report (MDR) and Material Deficiency Forms.
  • Assess shipboard readiness to train and provide safe to train status to customer prior to conducting training.
  • Comply with applicable safety standards.
  • Provide reference information and specifications for all deficiencies.
  • Serve as senior technical trainer assisting shipboard crews to increase fleet readiness.
Required Education, Skills, and Experience: 
  • Over twenty years of supervisory level watchstanding experience on warships or military auxiliaries with diesel engine main propulsion as Engineering Officer of the Watch, Propulsion Plant Watch Officer, Chief Engineer, or equivalent responsible for overall propulsion plant operations and associated auxiliary systems.
  • Direct operational and maintenance experience, within the last five years, with diesel main propulsion, diesel generators, associated control systems, and associated auxiliaries currently in use by the Navy.
Physical Demands & Expectations: 
  • Regular physical activity to include (but are not limited to): climbing, crawling, fingering/typing, hearing, kneeling, lifting, reaching, repetitive motion, sitting, standing, talking, vision, and walking.
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time.
  • Ability to speak, read, hear and write, with or without assistance.
  • Ability to use phone and computer systems, copier, fax 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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  • 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, AppendixA.