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Material Support Technician-All Levels

Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Job Posting End Date: Until Filled

Shift:                               1st

Security Clearance:      No Clearance Required




Who We Are

General Dynamics NASSCO is one of three shipyards in the Marine Systems group of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD). General Dynamics NASSCO traces its beginnings to the industrial heart of San Diego, along the working waterfront of beautiful and historic San Diego Bay. The company has been designing and building ships in San Diego’s industrial corridor since 1960 and is the largest full-service shipyard on the West Coast of the United States.




Provides material ordering and expediting support; coordinates inventory receipt, storage and distribution, and keeps accurate records.

Reports to the Superintendent and/or Repair Production. Maintains internal contact with Production Planning, Material Control, Engineering, Warehousing, and all production departments.





  • Responsible for prioritizing, tracking, and monitoring all material loaded to packages and inform Ship’s Management and Trade Supervision of any changes that may cause an impact to scheduled work.
  • Coordinates with receiving, warehousing, and NASSCO fabrication shops to mitigate any schedule impact problems because of late material.
  • Coordinates the shipping of material to both on-site and off-site locations
  • Maintains the inventory of raw stock via computer files and manual logs.
  • Orders requested materials via shop order cards, MWR's and IDM's.
  • Investigates misplaced and damaged material and reprocesses necessary paperwork.
  • Deals directly with vendors, suppliers, and sub-contractors to resolve material issues and expedite delivery to maintain schedule.
  • Monitor and assist in the collection and transportation of Hazardous Materials.
  • Coordinates vehicle support for material and personnel movement.  Is responsible for ensuring daily up-keep and maintenance of Repair vehicles.
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.





  • High school graduate or equivalent, plus at least one (1) years’ experience in material handling processes. 
  • Knowledge of computerized material systems, material flow, ordering, expediting, and basic shipbuilding techniques is required. 
  • Skill in blueprint reading and proficiency in oral and written communications is essential.
  • Trade-specific knowledge is a plus.






Must be able to climb on and around ships.  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 able to commute to various areas in shipyard and Naval Stations.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to dust, welding/burning fumes, and smoke.




Results directly affect Production's performance to schedule and budget by providing material information for proper production planning and by expediting in plant material processing.




                  $41,000 - $63,900

     Senior $53,900 - $81,500



Salaried Roles

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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