Designer - All Levels

Date: Jul 2, 2024

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92108

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Job Posting End Date: Until Filled 

Shift:                               1st 

Security Clearance:      No Clearance


Hiring designers of all experience levels from the following disciplines:

  • Marine Design
  • Electrical Design
  • Mechanical Design
  • Structural Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Naval Design


The description of Functions and Duties below represents an entry-level applicant.  Those applying with greater experience will be tasked to work with progressively greater initiative, industry knowledge, and less oversight.



Develops detail designs or product models/data for a specific technical discipline. Communicates with other departments. Provides technical assistance within/across departments. Reports to Supervisor or Sr. Supervisor. Interfaces with other Engineering groups, Production, Quality Assurance, Purchasing, Vendors, Regulatory Bodies, and other disciplines as required. Manages own priorities and schedules work as necessary to complete required tasks. Works under moderate supervision.



  • Performs detail design or product modeling/production information development
  • Prepares, revises and maintains plans, drawings and supporting technical data
  • Solves detail design problems with supervisory guidance, and may participate in problem analysis teams
  • Applies a sound knowledge of applicable design techniques and contract specification requirements
  • Represents company on official business as directed
  • Assumes additional responsibilities or performs varying work as working situations dictate
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned




  • 2-year Associate’s Degree (or equivalent)
  • 5 years experience in detail design of ship structures or outfit systems (or 1 year experience plus BS degree)
  • Demonstrated competence within discipline, with knowledge of an individual process within discipline
  • Understands shipbuilding practices, producibility and build strategy concepts
  • Strong knowledge of product modeling or CAD and PC applications, AVEVA Marine preferred
  • Takes on responsibility for special projects as assigned



Work primarily conducted in an office setting with good lighting. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.  Regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, operate computer keyboard and controls, and communicate verbally and in writing. Must be physically able to commute to buildings throughout the shipyard. Occasional exposure to dust, fumes and moderate levels of noise.



Completes all tasks within schedule, budget, and quality commitments.



Designer I: $60,600 - $92,100 

Designer II: $74,000 - $110,200 

Senior Designer: $82,600 - $144,900

Design Specialist: $110,200 - $160,100

Senior Design Specialist: $127,500 - $175,000


This pay range is a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role. It takes into account the wide range of factors considered in making compensation decisions; including but not limited to skill sets, experience, training, and education. General Dynamics NASSCO also provides a variety of benefits including medical & dental insurance coverage, 401(k) retirement savings plan, flexible spending accounts/HSAs, life and disability insurance, company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO), wellness coaching, and an onsite health services. 


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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