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Subject Matter Expert - Engineering Auxiliaries

Company: Life Cycle Engineering
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Subject Matter Expert - Engineering Auxiliaries

Position Summary:

Life Cycle Engineering, Inc. (LCE), has multiple contingent openings for a Subject Matter Expert I, Engineering Auxiliaries (AX), supporting Technical and Administrative Services for Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (CNSL) INSURV Readiness Assistance Team (IRAT). This contract has a contingent start slated for June 2023. You will provide detailed guidance to ship's leadership and crew regarding its preparedness for a Type Commander (TYCOM) Readiness Evaluation (READ-E) and the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) Material Inspection (MI). Note that there are two Auxiliaries openings - one requiring a Diesel Engine Inspector (DEI) certification and one without that requirement.

Clearance Required:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain/maintain a DoD Secret security clearance.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Perform inspections and observe shipboard auxillary systems and component operations to determine existing conditions and document deficiencies/discrepancies in support of inspections and surveys to determine fitness for further service.
    • Conduct material inspections and surveys of ships and service craft to determine the material readiness of vessels.
    • Conduct environmental protection and NAVOSH oversight inspection of naval vessels, including equipment, program compliance, and training.
    • Prepare for inspection by reviewing the most current assigned INSURV inspection guide(s), the ship's equipment configuration, and preventive maintenance system (PMS).
    • Submit timely, accurate, and candid assessment findings.

      Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

      • Twenty-one (21) years of U.S. Navy experience with senior engineering department leadership.
      • A graduate of appropriate engineering rate "A" and "C" schools associated with the ship's main or auxiliary systems (i.e., gas turbine, machinist mate, engineman, electrician specialty) with relevant shipboard experience within the past five years.
      • One of the Auxiliaries openings will require Diesel Engine Inspector (DEI) Certification (NEC 4314/ 747B).
      • A Limited Duty/Chief Warrant Officer that has been a Main Propulsion Assistance (MPA) on a gas turbine ship (DDG/CG) or diesel ship (LPD/LSD).
      • Multiple tours of duty on gas turbine or diesel ships and qualified EOOW and experience as Engineering Department Program Manager.
      • Demonstrated Active Duty performance within the past three (3) years, or performance of duties conducting material readiness assessments, training, mentoring, and evaluating shipboard systems, that meet all other specific qualification criteria.

        Preferred Skills and Experience:

        • Twenty-five (25) years of Navy experience.
        • Experience as a Senior Engineering Inspector for the U.S. Navy Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).
        • Experience as an Inspector for the U.S. Navy Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).
        • Experience as an inspector at the Afloat Training Group or TYCOM staff focusing on Pre-INSURV preparations.
        • Experience on Major Command Staff (DESRON, ESG, PHIBRON) or Fleet/TYCOM Staff.

          Physical Demands and Expectations:

          • Ability to work in an industrial shipboard/shipyard environment, climb shipboard ladders and wear all required safety equipment.
          • Able to lift (up to 50lb), carry, and transport heavy equipment and materials required. Able to meet U.S. Navy shiprider requirements
          • Must be willing to travel up to 35% of the year to CONUS/OCONUS locations.
          • Ability to speak, read, hear and write, with or without assistance
          • Ability to use phone and computer systems, copier, fax, and other office equipment.

            This position description represents a summary of the major components and requirements of the outlined job. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned or required as business needs dictate. Questions regarding this description should immediately be addressed to the department manager or to Human Resources.


            Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) is a privately held, employee-owned company with an emphasis on "doing the right thing the right way", which applies to the way we treat our customers and employees. We are proud to have been recognized as a "Best Place to Work" for 17 years running! Learn more below and at .

            Our mission is to enable people and organizations to achieve their full potential.

            As a professional services organization, our mission is focused on our clients' people and organizations. It is our company's cornerstone belief that we will not lead the industry in assisting our clients unless we excel at helping our own people and teams reach their full potential.


            Our corporate culture encourages personal and professional growth because LCE's success depends on the talent, innovation, professionalism, and commitment of its employees. LCE is a strengths-based organization focused on turning individual talents into strengths and then turning individual strengths into organizational performance that supports our clients' success.


            • Affordable Medical/Dental/Vision Plans for employees and their families
            • Free Employee Life and Disability Insurance, with supplemental coverage options available
            • Health Savings Account and Flexible Savings Account options
            • Company matched 401(k) & company-funded Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
            • Paid Vacation, Holiday, Sick Leave
            • Dynamic employee innovation/entrepreneurship program which includes education, empowerment, and monetary rewards
            • Continuing Education and Professional Development programs at all levels
            • Flexible Schedules and Relaxed Dress Code
            • Employer-sponsored events, social collaboration, and open communication
            • Free access to an extensive online training library, including certification prep
            • Bonus Program for outstanding contributions, Employee Referral Program, numerous Recognition Opportunities, and more---

              *Benefits may vary by business unit and location.

              Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR - - 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that LCE take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, because of or on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation, and any other status protected by applicable state law. In addition, LCE will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because such employee or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant. LCE shall also abide by the requirements of 29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A.


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