Industrial Engineer - All Levels

Date: Nov 15, 2023

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Job Posting End Date:  Until Filled

Shift:                                All

Security Clearance:       No Clearance






Supports production and other processes in a team-based manufacturing environment. Performs activities in a variety of cross-functional areas including production, planning and control, total quality management, systems, manufacturing, material management, and process reengineering. The incumbent may facilitate self-directed work teams, provide training “core skill” areas to team and peers, and interact with internal and external customers with respect to product planning, problem resolution, and process improvement.





This position requires the following minimum qualifications:


  1. A Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial, Manufacturing, Production Engineering or another engineering discipline.

  2. Entry-level to two (2) years experience in a manufacturing and/or manufacturing engineering discipline in a position of responsibility.

  3. Working knowledge of Scheduling Techniques: PERT, GANTT, Critical Path Analysis; Industrial Engineering: process control / facility analysis; Lean Manufacturing (Just-in-Time concept): flowcharting, SMED, inventory reduction, 5S; trend analysis; problem identification / solving techniques; NASSCO MTT, and Project Management.

  4. Thorough knowledge of project management methods; estimating, scheduling, cost accounting, and management of subcontractors; knowledge of lean manufacturing principles desired

  5. Good verbal and written communications skills.  Effective reports are a key deliverable of this individual’s activities.


Requires ability to physically commute to various areas of the shipyard including but not limited to shipboard activities.  Must be capable of climbing ladders and transiting through manholes and other confined, congested spaces.  Physical dexterity must allow for bending and reaching.  Must maintain mental alertness and all safety requirements, particularly when transiting in production areas.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to dust, welding/burning fumes, and smoke.  Must be able to spend up to 25% of time in an outdoor shipyard environment in all climates.  The noise level is usually low to moderate in office environments and moderate to noisy in production environments 70% of the time.  Production noise may include sirens, horns, chipping, and hammering.



Works primarily in a teamed environment and under the guidance and supervision of senior department staff.  Assists project teams with the evaluation, selection and application of engineering techniques and principles.  Prepares progress and status reports and work is periodically reviewed by the Manager of Industrial Engineering.





  1. Project manager/leader for extensive projects in all stages of new construction shipbuilding and repair; responsible for the planning and organizing projects to ensure adherence with production schedule cost and quality

  2. Supports continuous improvement / process analysis initiatives with regard to cost, quality, cycle time, and safety to attain future goals. 

  3. Plans, schedules and monitors team activities

  4. Reviews documentation and identifies deficiencies and potential problems

  5. Provides expertise in quality and process improvement techniques; identify problem areas and initiate corrective action

  6. Ensures compliance with environmental initiatives

  7. Monitors performance to safety policies

  8. Coordinates production projects with other production supervisors, trades, quality assurance and management

  9. Manage team members for duration of project(s)

  10. Complies with organization and company administrative procedures



Work occurs in both an outdoor shipyard environment and in an office setting. 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. Requires ability to commute physically to various areas of the shipyard including but not limited to shipboard activities. Work at heights; position requires the ability to walk on scaffolding and work at heights aboard vessels under construction or repair. Must be capable of ascending/descending stairs or ladders, walking on uneven surfaces, and transiting through manholes and other confined, congested spaces. Physical dexterity must allow for bending and reaching. Must remain alert and comply with all safety requirements. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is exposed occasionally to dust, fumes, and smoke. Must be able to spend up to 25% of time in an outdoor shipyard environment in all climates. The noise level is relatively low to moderate in office environments. The noise level in the outdoor shipyard production environment is moderate to noisy 70% of time which may include sirens, horns, chipping, and hammering.




Results are related to the quality and timeliness of achieving project goals as well as indicated by comparison of actual to planned production performance improvements.





 Industrial Engineer      $70,900 - $91,700

 Industrial Engineer II   $81,900 - $107,900

Sr Industrial Engineer  $98,900 - $127,900



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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