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AEGIS Combat Systems Engineering Technician Subject Matter Expert 3 - Norfolk VA

Company name
IAP Worldwide Services, Inc

Norfolk, VA, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Jan 07,2019

Valid Through
Apr 22,2019

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As a leading international services company for more than 65 years, IAP provides a broad spectrum of services and solutions to U.S. and international government agencies, and organizations. A world-class leader in providing seasoned program management, IAP leverages and integrates its capabilities – IT & Communications, Aviation & Engineering Solutions, Power Solutions, Infrastructure & Logistics - to provide safe, innovative, and reliable solutions to meet customers' diverse and complex challenges. With 2,500 team members, IAP operates in more than 110 locations in 27 countries worldwide and maintains offices in the Washington D.C. area, Florida, Maryland, Oklahoma, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East.

Summary of Position:

IAP is seeking a maritime Steam Technician based out of Norfolk, VA to perform as a Subject Matter Expert aboard U.S. Navy surface ships as a member of an Engineering Readiness Assistance Team (ERAT), providing shipboard personnel with assessment, oversight and training.

Essential Job Functions:

(not limited to duties as described – performs related duties as requested)

Provide direct support as a member of an Engineering Readiness Assist Team (ERAT) aboard Navy ships.

Collect data through observation and by meeting with ships' engineering watch standers, principle assistants, Engineering Officers, and Deck personnel on U.S. Navy surface ships.

Work with the ships' crew and observe, inspect and provide recommended remediation to the ship's Commanding Officer (CO) to improve shipboard material condition.

Based on these assessments, provide Automated Work Requests (AWR) to the Commanding Officer at the completion of each visit.

Review ships' Current Ship Maintenance Project (CSMP) prior to arriving on board for an ERAT Visit and provide a report of recommended material corrections to ship’s Maintenance Material Management Coordinator (3MC) and Commanding Officer during the arrival brief.

Provide a report for correction of ship's imminent material failure items and a report of each visited ship's overall material discrepancies report.

Identify and provide recommendations for required repair parts; generate maintenance ready Automatic Work Requests (AWRs) for material discrepancies. Provide recommendations for repair prioritization.

Identify and recommend maintenance items requiring CASREP or Type Assist 1 (T/A 1 - Depot Level) work assignments.

Identify T/A 4 (i.e. work items within the ship's force capability to repair) and Non-T/A 4 jobs at conclusion of visit.

Work with the ship's crew to train and provide immediate feedback on the crew’s ability to conduct Light Off, hot and cold material checks.

Facilitate and observe Light Off and provide feedback and monitor the adherence to proper procedures for bringing a propulsion plant online and getting underway.

Develop tailored curriculum for use in a ship-specific, classroom training setting utilizing Technical Manuals and associated Tactical Memos and instructions, as well as utilizing technical documentation pertaining to the duties/responsibilities for operation of maritime steam systems. The tailored curriculum will cover basic familiarization and progress through theory and systems.

Incorporate into the curriculum, applicable lessons-learned from conferences, working groups, Hot Wash Ups, Baseline Program reviews, recent waterfront experience for continuous process improvement, lessons learned conferences, and other sources as provided by the government.

Performs other related duties as assigned by the Program Manager.

Provide training to ships force on proper documentation of material discrepancies, focusing on an assessment of what happened, an identification of the root cause, and how it can be prevented in the future.

Provide training to ships maintenance coordinator (3MC) and other personnel as necessary in shipboard Maintenance and Material Management (3M) operations, shipboard Tag-Out system and use of eSOMS (Electronic Shift Operations Management System), and execution of ship life cycle events (Light Off Assessment, Inspection Survey (INSURV), major overhauls, etc.). Training includes preparing the ships force on how to assess material readiness, providing instruction on conducting repairs, and reporting material readiness assessments in compliance with existing instructions.

Required Skills

Specialized expertise in shipboard systems pertaining to marine steam systems.

Broad experience in shipboard systems and material condition assessment.

Able to effectively communicate and serve as an instructor and mentor to senior officers and senior enlisted Sailors.

Recent experience conducting technical briefs at all levels of shipboard managers/technicians.

Required Experience

20 years’ experience

Graduate of Navy A and C schools, and be considered an expert in the marine steam (LHD) propulsion system field.

Experience to mirror that of the senior enlisted engineer on steam (LHD) propulsion systems.

Multiple sea tours as Division Leading Chief, and Work Center Supervisor over the course of a career.

Designated Master Training Specialist

Experience at senior levels within the U.S. Navy or a key maintenance management/operational/leadership role.

Experience in providing training and assessments at the senior technician level (often E7-E9 audience) and ship's wardrooms.

Experience in material management programs in order to provide training ship’s company and shall provide process improvement recommendations to all levels of the shipboard Chain of Command.


Some travel and/or underway time (

Security Clearance:


Job Location

Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Company info

IAP Worldwide Services, Inc
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Company Profile
IAP is a leading provider of global-scale logistics, facilities management, and advanced professional and technical services. With more than 1,600 employees in more than 20 countries around the world, we solve our public and private sector customers’ most demanding challenges. For us, we engage the “unexpected.” From natural disasters to overseas battlefields, we are ready at a moment’s notice — with the experience to plan, coordinate and carry out complicated logistical and technical challenges. We maintain, manage, and operate military installations the size of a small city, civilian facilities, and remote research laboratories. IAP delivers the people, technologies, and program management required to support its customers’ workforce flexibility needs around the globe.

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