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Navigation Test Director

Company: W R Systems Ltd.
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Clearance Requirement: -Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret ClearanceTravel Requirements: 60%Location: Norfolk, VASUMMARY: WR has an opportunity for a Field Service Representative, Lead (NAVCERT) for an extremely exciting and challenging position representing the Navigation Systems ISEA (In Service Engineering Activity) in the performance of Navigation Certifications (NAVCERT) and Field Change upgrades on US Navy Ships.Position responsibilities -will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct both dockside and at sea tests, analyze collected data and be able to identify and resolve installation, technical and procedural problems.
  • Provide expertise to resolve Navigation system interface issues with other shipboard systems and assist with the development and updating of all required documentation and procedures.
  • Travel to sponsors' sites as a technical representative of project, conduct field tests, interpret and evaluate field data, and serve as a liaison with industrial, governmental, and other sponsors.
  • Prepare status, progress, and final reports for projects, describing the results of field experiments and/or inspections.
  • Light-off, configure, test, troubleshoot, and operate primary systems and peripheral equipment in support of project.
  • Verify functionality of newly installed equipment and evaluate system performance under actual operating conditions.
  • Continuously develop skills with new technology and systems relevant to on-going and anticipated projects.
  • Maintain and continuously seek improvements to test procedures and processes for maximum efficiency, safety, and quality.
  • Provide oversight and on-the-job training to lower level technicians.
  • Provide input to Project Managers for proposals and Statements of Work.Candidates must possess the following knowledge, skills, and experience:
    • Associates Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology or technical training in US Navy Navigation equipment and systems
    • Five (5) + years of hands-on experience with US Navy Navigation equipment and systems, to include three (3) of the following four (4) areas:
    • Systems Requirements
    • Operational Requirements
    • Test & Evaluation
    • Training
    • Three (3) + years of experience as a technician (in related electronics fields) performing work, which required advanced operation and systems analysis of government electronic systems or inertial navigation equipment.
    • One (1) + years of experience providing technical instruction to junior technicians (in related electronic fields) performing work in support of operation and systems analysis of electronic systems or inertial navigation equipment.
    • Knowledge and experience with the installation and operation of AN/WSN-7 & 7B, CDU, VMS(ECDIS-N), EM Log, DEML, DHSYL, NAVSSI and other related shipboard Combat Systems equipment.
    • Prefer proven management/leadership experience in the support of testing and evaluation of navigation systems.
    • Must possess exceptional attention to detail and coordination skills and have the confidence and communication skills to brief senior shipboard personnel on the status of all requirements and issues.
    • Experience with management of installations of electronic Tempalts, Ordalts, and Shipalts, including estimating, tracking, reporting, and directing.The selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment third-party background check which may include verification of any of the following: Employment history; Education and/or certifications; Criminal history; Driving Records; Other records or information related to the candidate's suitability for the position.Due to recent federal court action, the target date by which federal contractor employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID has been extended indefinitely. COVID vaccination requirements for those performing work at a customer site and/or who travel as a part of their function will take precedence over guidelines for WR facilities.WR is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to diversity in our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, traits associated with race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including lactation, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, veterans' status, or any additional factors that are protected by law. Please see for more information.

Keywords: W R Systems Ltd., Norfolk , Navigation Test Director, Executive , Norfolk, Virginia

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