General Dynamics - Bath Iron Works

Section Manager, Hull Test (USCG Chief Eng License Required)

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Job Description

Section Manager, Hull Test


- Responsible for the management of Test & Activation of assigned shipboard equipment and systems and the work order guidelines for construction of machinery spaces;

- Manage the test program of assigned hulls within approved manhours and shipyard schedules;

- Work closely with counterparts in other BIW departments/divisions in problem solving and technical issue resolution;

- Work closely with the hull manager to coordinate test and construction activites;

- Participate in and direct dock trials and sea trial activities;

- Ensure all test and activation activities are conducted safely and in accordance with approved procedures;

- Ensure a safe, clean, working environment is maintained at all times during the construction process;

- Work closely with Production Control to establish and sequence work orders in MACPAC for assigned area of responsibility;

- Coordinate and/or facilitate the resolution of any barriers, either production or pre-production, that could impede the achievment of scheduled events;

- Work in accordance with all union agreements and promote teamwork;

- Work to identify, develop, and implement cost reduction initiatives;

- Ensure the final product is build to all QA requirements and inspection procedures iwth proper documentation;

- Maintain a high level of credibility with all customers, i.e. Supship Bath, Ships Force, QC, etc.

Required/Preferred Education/Training

- Chief Engineer's License USCG required

- Secret clearance or ability to obtain secret clearance

Required/Preferred Experience

- Minimum of six years experience in Marine Engineering with Navy, Coast Guard, or merchant marine background and four years supervisory experience required;

- Ability to work independently on complex systems and issues;

- Ability to deal with technical problems and effectively communicate issues to all involved;

- Ability to maintain a positive working relationship with customer counterparts and representatives, while promoting the same with subordinates;

- Solid understanding of shipbuilding processes and MACPAC system;

- Solid understanding of union agreements;

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;

- Demonstrated ability to effectively manage conflict and multiple priorities



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