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Asst Manager Test & Trials

Date: Jul 15, 2021

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Job Posting End Date: 07/31/2021

Shift:                               1st

Security Clearance:      No Clearance





Provide a qualified Test and Trials organization that supports company objectives.  Assign and Manage Machinery and Systems Test and Trials operations.  Maintain Test Schedule, co-organize and integrate proper test conduct throughout all NASSCO Stages of Construction, dealing effectively with Quality Assurance and Customer Representative.  Responsible for Maintenance of all test documentation to include test procedures, reports, test plans, and other contract required test documentation for new construction test program.



  • Manage the submission and completion of all internal and external Test procedures, Test reports, and Test plans.  Integrate Test Schedules and progress updates.
  • Develop and manage Test Budgets for all testing and associated Sea Trial activities.
  • Liaison with Ship Management to ensure Production Schedules integrate with testing requirements.
  • Develop and maintain Test Schedule that supports ship construction’s Key Events.
  • Maintain and communicate actual test progress for total test program overview for Internal and External Customers.
  • Manage and maintain preventative maintenance for all shipboard equipment, prior to, during and after test operations.
  • Manage the labeling process throughout construction of the ships to include labeling, nameplates, and valve identification.
  • Determine departmental hourly/salary personnel requirements, to support yard wide New Construction Testing programs.
  • Ensure quality standards.
  • Contribute to identification of training support.
  • Performance evaluation of salaried Engineers/Staff.
  • Develop, allocate and manage Overhead and Capital Budgets for Department.
  • Performs all job responsibilities in accordance with NASSCO’s Mission, Vision, Values and Principles.
  • Actively participates in implementing and monitoring continuous improvement initiatives to improve safety, improve quality, reduce cycle time and reduce costs.
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.


  • B.S. Degree and/or equivalent, with a minimum of 5 years desired experience, encompassing New Construction and Shipbuilding processes and procedures.
  • Shipboard operation experience onboard active US Navy or commercial vessels preferred.
  • Proven experience in Propulsion Plant Systems, Centralized Control Systems operations, Diesel Generator and experience in managing ships, toward final completion phases, up to and including Sea Trials and Delivery and Guaranty Period.
  • Possess strong Management skills in Cost Management, Scheduling and Planning, Personnel Management, Quality Assurance and Safety Awareness; having demonstrated experience in dealing with Customer and Regulatory Body requirements.
  • Effective Leadership, Communication and Team Building skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and utilization of Production processes, Methods and Technology.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to climb on and around ships including stairs, ladders, masts, and scaffolding. Must be able to work around moving machinery.  Must be able to handle stressful situations.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Must be physically able to commute to various areas in shipyard.  The employee is occasionally exposed to dust, welding/burning fumes, and smoke.  Must be able to spend up to 70% of time in an outdoor shipyard environment in all climates.  The noise level is usually moderate to extremely noisy 50% of the time, which may include sirens, horns, chipping, and hammering.




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