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Subcontract Administrator

Date: May 24, 2023

Location: Bremerton, WA, US, 98337

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Shift:                         ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance


Solicit, negotiate, award and administer subcontracts for goods and services pursuant to requirements of prime contracts, Government and commercial ship repair programs, and internal requirements, including but not limited to the Outline of Authority to Act. Major efforts are on high-dollar and labor-intensive subcontracts. The single focal point for all subcontracting actions at NASSCO Bremerton location.


POSITION DEMANDS (Education/Training)

Typically has a BA/BS in a related field, or AA/AS plus two (2) years’ directly related experience, or six (6) years’ directly related experience.. 


POSITION DEMANDS (Required Experience)

Knowledge of:

  • NASSCO’s ship repair approach, organization, procedures and material requirements.
  • Understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
  • Contract law principles and their application to ship repair environment.
  • Ability to think clearly under pressure of time deadlines.
  • NASSCO health, safety, and environmental policies.

Skill in:

  • Negotiating semi-complex, high-dollar, and/or custom Subcontractor service and material procurements.
  • Maintaining a high degree of attention to detail and sound judgment.
  • Document preparation including special reports and presentations.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office products.
  • Excellent business math and verbal and written communication skills.















Must be able to go on vessels






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Reports to the Supply Chain Manager.  Maintains close internal contact with Project Managers, Engineering, Planning & Estimating, Contracts, Receiving, Integrated Logistics Support, Production, and Quality Assurance.  Maintains close external contact with Suppliers and requesting organizations to resolve semi-complex contractual and technical problems associated with unique and/or high-dollar procurement actions.  This position has no direct reports, however must work well with the Supply Chain Manager and Buyer in a small professional working environment at NASSCO Bremerton.



  • Responsible for procurement of semi complex high-dollar, Subcontractor services and materials which may have long lead times, and other procurements as assigned.
  • Assist in planning and coordinating facility surveys to determine Subcontractor’s ability to perform repair work.  Obtain reviews, concurrence, and approvals as required by the Purchasing Manual.
  • Validate subcontracts and rental requisitions against contract and project specifications with in-depth technical understanding of the statement of work and required subcontractor or leasing company qualifications.
  • Insure subcontract agreements clearly specify all pertinent technical requirements and invoke all relevant contract clauses, terms, and conditions.
  • Perform price analysis and negotiation of subcontractor and leasing company proposals.
  • Maintain exceptionally close liaison between Subcontractors, Suppliers and Program Managers, and Material Control for resolution of performance problems, and to ensure timely receipt of a satisfactory product/services.
  • Be aware of NASSCO’s “Standards and Business Conduct” and abide by the instructions and guidelines set forth in the standard.
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.



Accountable to the Supply Chain Manager at NASSCO Bremerton for procurement of acceptable Subcontractor services at the best value while ensuring timely delivery in support of schedule.  Results are related to the quality and timeliness of achieving project goals and ability to develop, implement, and/or adhere to processes that comply with contract requirements and maximize productiveness and throughput.     



Desktop Computer, Corporate Credit Card



Regular, reliable attendance on-site is an essential function of the job. Must have reliable record of attendance and punctuality and be available for overtime as required.  Must be able to physically transit all areas of the facility.  Regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects or controls, and to talk and hear.  Must have good eye/hand coordination.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Must be able to work and coordinate with the subcontracts administration division at NASSCO Norfolk.  Able to be independent and responsible for all subcontracting actions at the NASSCO Bremerton office.



Pay Range:    $65,969.07 - $85,371.74 Annually

The pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity. 

• Comprehensive health offerings such as medical, dental, and vision
• Health Savings Account to cover you and your dependents
• Earn 120 hours per year of paid time off 
• 8 Company paid Holidays
• 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match
• Life and accidental death insurance



General Dynamics NASSCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Seattle

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