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Tech Subject Matter Expert - 12722

Date: Mar 4, 2023

Location: Newport News, VA, Virginia, United States

Company: HII's Mission Technologies division

Requisition Number: 12722 

Required Travel: 0 - 10%

Employment Type: Full Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Security Clearance: No Clearance 

Level of Experience: Senior 

Who We Are

We have an exciting opportunity to join our growing HII Mission Technologies team working on-site in the Newport News Shipyard!
As the top ranked defense contractor on Forbes list of America's Best Large Employers, HII is committed to serving our employees, our communities, our service members, and our nation! We offer competitive benefits, education reimbursement, and professional development opportunities. Join HII Mission Technologies as a Technical Subject Matter Expert (Electrician) and make an impact on the safety of our US Navy ships.

What You Will Do

Considered subject matter expert in technical specialty. May work directly with customer or customer representatives, attend meetings and deploy for special projects. Ability to manage, oversee, schedule and assign tasks to one or more multiple jobs. Installs, operates, maintains, repairs and modifies equipment. Performs a variety of maintenance and technical support on products such as equipment, integrated systems and subsystems, and software at customer and/or field locations. Analyzes and evaluates products and related performance. Troubleshoots and diagnoses malfunctions to eliminate problem in minimum time. Installs, upgrades and removes products ensuring coordinative engineering field change. Be knowledgeable in Aircraft Elevators, hydraulic system, and mechanical sub system. Maintains effective customer communications and relations. May provide onsite training of customer support personnel.

What You Must Have

  • High School education, or Trade School or equivalent, and 8 years of related experience, to include specific systems expertise.
  • Must provide own hand tools as designated per trades specialty.
  • Proficient in the use of meters and test equipment. 
  • Able to interpret schematics, blueprints and drawings.
  • Willing, and able to provide training to co-workers and customer
  • Able to work within a multi-discipline team environment
  • Able to analyze complex functions, procedures, and problems to find creative, logical, and effective solutions

Bonus Points to Have

  • Be knowledgeable in Aircraft Elevators, hydraulic system, and mechanical sub system.
  • NAVSEA Cableway improvement qualified
  • Multi-pin connector qualified
  • Experience with installation of PLC's


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.

This opportunity resides with Fleet Sustainment, a business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. For 40 years, the U.S. Navy has entrusted HII to maintain and modernize the vast majority of its fleet. From small watercraft to submarines, combatants and aircraft carriers, our systems and maintenance experts help the Navy maintain a high state of readiness. And, we deploy with the most advanced technology and capability available.


HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, please visit:


HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.