HM&E Mechanic - 19383

Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: National City, CA, California, United States

Company: HII's Mission Technologies division

​Requisition Number: 19383 

Required Travel: 0 - 10% 

Employment Type: Full Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Anticipated Salary Range: $44,885.00 - $52,000.00 

Security Clearance: Ability to Obtain 

Level of Experience: Mid 


Meet HII’s Mission Technologies Division
Our team of more than 7,000 professionals worldwide delivers all-domain expertise and advanced technologies in service of mission partners across the globe. Mission Technologies is leading the next evolution of national defense – the data evolution - by accelerating a breadth of national security solutions for government and commercial customers. Our capabilities range from C5ISR, AI and Big Data, cyber operations and synthetic training environments to fleet sustainment, environmental remediation and the largest family of unmanned underwater vehicles in every class. Find the role that’s right for you. Apply today. We look forward to meeting you.


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We are seeking a technician for the SECAP Surface Enhance Capability to Assess Program team who will schedule and track Ballast, Hydraulic, HP/LP air, CMU, Metal / Glass shredders, and Pulper systems assessments on U.S. Naval Vessels. This technician also conducts troubleshooting and repairs on HM&E systems, specifically: Ballast, Hydraulic, HP/LP air, CMU, Metal / Glass shredders, Pulper, Main Drainage, and Fire-main systems in accordance with Joint Fleet Maintenance Manual (JFMM) and International Standards Organization (ISO). This is a full-time, hourly position located in San Diego, CA.

What You Will Do

  • Assess, Train, and assist in the repair of Ballast, Hydraulic, HP/LP air, CMU, Metal / Glass shredders, Pulper systems and station valves with Ships Force personnel. Coordinate an assessment of all West Coast Naval Vessels for Ballast, Hydraulic, HP/LP air, CMU, Metal / Glass shredders, Pulper systems and station valves.

  • Identifying issues in three categories (Major, Minor, Repair Before Operating (RBO). Trained Sailors in all aspects of Ballast, Hydraulic, HP/LP air, CMU, Metal / Glass shredders, Pulper systems and station valves configuration (by class of ship), valve recognition, and Ballast, Hydraulic, HP/LP air, CMU, Metal / Glass shredders, Pulper systems and station valves repair.

  • Utilizes an “On Hands” approach/ technique specific to the Sailors individual strengths to benefit the Sailor as well as the command.

  • Assisted Ships force in the identification of proper materials and manuals necessary to make repairs to maintain Ballast, Hydraulic, HP/LP air, CMU, Metal / Glass shredders, Pulper systems and station valves. Conducted Ballast, Hydraulic, HP/LP air, CMU, Metal / Glass shredders, Pulper systems and station valves validation to ensure accuracy of proper documentation in reporting deficiencies through ships CSMP.

  • Provided written documentation to both surface ships and SURFPAC to the Commands current status of Ballast, Hydraulic, HP/LP air, CMU, Metal / Glass shredders, Pulper systems and station valves.

What You Must Have

  • High School education, or Trade School or equivalent, and 4 years of related experience.
  • Must provide own hand tools as designated per trades specialty.

  • Must have mechanical experience troubleshooting and repairing U.S. Navy Ships.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain DBIDS (Base Access) and a DoD Security Clearance.

Preferred: Bonus Points For

  • A current, valid DoD Security clearance.
  • Knowledge in:

    • Ballast / De-ballasting controls and system

    • Ship Service Hydraulic system

    • HP / LP Air system

    • CMU's, Metal/Glass shredders, Pulper systems

    • Various valve repair 

    • Pump repair

Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift, carry and transport heavy equipment and boxes. The exact weight requirements will be determined by the specific job, but no less than 30 lbs. Able to work on and climb ladders, work in extreme temperature environments, aboard ships, in shipyards, under industrial conditions and in confined spaces. Able to perform other duties as required which may involve high heat, humidity, noise and dirty conditions, working aloft or over the sides of vessels. May ride ships at sea for extended periods. May require wearing a respirator. Travel may be required within and outside of the continental United States.

HII is more than a job - it’s an opportunity to build a new future. We offer competitive benefits such as best-in-class medical, dental and vision plan choices; wellness resources; employee assistance programs; Savings Plan Options (401(k)); financial planning tools, life insurance; employee discounts; paid holidays and paid time off; tuition reimbursement; as well as early childhood and post-secondary education scholarships.


We build the world’s most powerful, survivable naval ships and defense technology solutions that safeguard our seas, sky, land, space and cyber. Our diverse workforce includes skilled tradespeople; artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML) experts; engineers; technologists; scientists; logistics experts; and business administration professionals.


Recognized as one of America’s top large company employers, we are a values and ethics driven organization that puts people’s safety and well-being first. Regardless of your role or where you serve, at HII, you’ll find a supportive and welcoming environment, competitive benefits, and valuable educational and training programs for continual career growth at every stage of your career.


Together we are working to ensure a future where everyone can be free and thrive.
Today’s challenges are bigger than ever, and the nation needs the best of us. It’s why we’re focused on hiring, developing and nurturing our diversity. We believe that diversity among our workforce strengthens the organization, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas and enriches the work lives of all our employees. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


Do You Need Assistance? 
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. Additionally, you may also call 1-844-849-8463 for assistance. Press #3 for HII Mission Technologies.