Virginia Beach, Virginia

Job Description

Job Description

Seeking shipboard alteration installer fiber optics technicians for fleet modernization. The selected candidate will be supporting our Systems Integrations department working on active class submarines, surface ships, and shore based communication facilities using various technical tools to install, upgrade, remove and troubleshooting fiber optic cables and connectors while assisting with alterations and installations for fleet modernization on various contracts such as Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command and Naval Surface Warfare Center. Duties will include: Install, maintain, repair, overhaul, troubleshoot, modify, troubleshooting fiber optic cables and connectors and related devices. Apply technical knowledge of fiber optic principles in order to put equipment in operational condition and solve complex problems. Make recommendations for improvements or modifications to correct problems. Provide operation/maintenance instruction to customer personnel. Assist engineering staff in determining and solving equipment design problems. Perform preventative maintenance. May provide work leadership to less-experienced technicians. Perform a variety of general manual labor tasks including, but not limited to, lifting and moving materials, loading and unloading vehicles, digging and refilling holes, and other activities in a helping or assisting mode. May perform simple repairs on machinery or minor repairs to buildings. Transports materials, tools, and equipment to and within work sites as required. Maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned. Participate in special projects as required. Selected candidate will be required to travel to shipyards and military bases located around or out of the country when not assigned to a local task. Per Diem available based on location when on travel, travel and lodging expenses are covered by the company. Must be fully COVID-19 immunized.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Applies comprehensive understanding of production and processes toward completion of assignments. Responsible for interfacing with customers, managing subcontractors and ability to provide work direction to others. Performs a variety of complicated and non routine tasks. Develops and uses technical documents including controlled work packages, formal work processes and procedures, test documents, reports and task or trip reports. Schedules, reports and briefs customers and senior management. Performs duties outside of specialty in order to complete installation or work assignment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have an active DOD Secret clearance.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DBIDS/CAC badge.

  • Must have NAVSEA STD 009-123 Fiber Optic Certification.

  • Must have marine electrician experience for installing, repairing, and troubleshooting fiber optic cables and connectors on Navy and other marine vessels.

  • Must be able to work from blueprints, engineering sketches, charts or work orders as well as written and verbal instruction.

  • Must be capable of using various electrical/electronic measuring instruments.

  • High School education, or Trade School or equivalent, and 4 years of related experience.

  • Must provide own hand tools as designated per trades specialty.

  • Must be fully COVID-19 immunized.

Preferred Requirements

  • Prefer technical/professional certifications.

  • NAVSEA STD 009-073 Multi-pin Copper certification is a plus.

  • Prior AIT or active duty experience on current active class submarines is preferred.

  • Prior Submarine Radio Room & C4I experience preferred.

  • Candidates possessing a current U.S. Travel passport are preferred.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift, carry and transport heavy equipment and boxes. The exact weight requirements will be determined by the specific job, but no less than 30 lbs. Able to work on and climb ladders, work in extreme temperature environments, aboard ships, in shipyards, under industrial conditions and in confined spaces. 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. May require wearing a respirator. Travel may be required within and outside of the continental United States.

Building on a legacy of more than a century of naval shipbuilding, Technical Solutions, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries provides mission-critical solutions to a wide variety of government and commercial customers worldwide. Comprising nearly 6,000 professionals in 45 states and 16 countries, our unique national security services portfolio includes unmanned systems, defense and federal solutions, and nuclear and environmental services. For more information, visit tsd.huntingtoningalls.com.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division supports national security missions around the globe with unmanned systems, nuclear and environmental services, and defense and federal solutions. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit: www.huntingtoningalls.com.

A new Federal Executive Order requires that employees of Federal contractors and subcontractors be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by January 4, 2022. Accordingly, as a condition of employment with Technical Solutions, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption prior to starting employment.  

Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides mission-critical national security solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs about 44,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

  • Builder of the most complex ships in the world for 135 years at Newport News, and 82 years at Ingalls.
  • Sole builder of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, the world’s largest warships, and one of two builders constructing nuclear-powered submarines.
  • Exclusive provider of refueling services for nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, at the forefront of new ship technologies, specialized manufacturing capabilities and nuclear facility management.
  • Largest industrial employer in Virginia and Mississippi, and an employer in Louisiana and Alabama.
  • Largest supplier of U.S. Navy surface combatants—has built more than 70 percent of Navy fleet of warships.
  • Builder-of-record for Aegis DDG 51 class of guided missile destroyers.
  • Builder of record for the LHA 6 class large-deck amphibious ships and the sole builder of the Navy’s newest fleet of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class amphibious assault ships.
  • Builder-of-record for the flagship of the U.S. Coast Guard – the National Security Cutter.
  • Provider of mission critical and practical solutions to a wide variety of government and commercial customers worldwide through Technical Solutions.
  • Provider of advanced unmanned maritime solutions for defense, marine research and commercial applications
  • Next-generation enterprise IT and C51SR
  • Management and operations of Department of Energy nuclear sites
  • Fleet sustainment
  • Employs more than 6,800 engineers and designers.

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