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Compressor Mechanic - 2512

Date: Feb 12, 2021

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92123

Company: HII's TSD

A division of Huntington Ingalls Industries

  • Defense & Federal Solutions
    • Defense & Federal Solutions, a business group within Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Technical Solutions division, helps solve tough national security challenges for the Department of Defense, the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies. Our expert capabilities include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and cyber; secure enterprise IT engineering and operations; military training and simulation; logistics management and integrated product support; and fleet maintenance, modernization, repair and sustainment.

Job Description

Compressor Mechanic position located at SWRMC Navy Base San Diego shall provide troubleshooting, assessment, mechanical repairs and testing of U.S. Navy ship AC&R systems/equipment and air compressors onboard ships and in the shop. Conduct removal, repair, overhaul, installation, alignment, troubleshooting, modifying, and testing of ships’ mechanical systems, equipment, and components including:

  1. Low pressure air compressors (LPACs), medium pressure air compressors (MPACs), and high pressure air compressors (HPACs)

  2. Emergency Breathing Air Compressors (EBACs), Self-Contained Breathing Air Compressors, and weapons systems high pressure air compressors

  3. Air flasks and air dehydrators

  4. Carrier and York marine reciprocating and centrifugal refrigeration and air conditioning compressors

  5. Henry pack-less valves, thermal expansion valves (TXVs), and evaporator valves

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidate should possess and maintain valid EPA Universal Refrigerant Handling certification/card prior to providing direct support.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Grade 3 and Grade 5 brazing qualifications within sixty (60) calendar days of providing direct support. 
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance and base access DBIDs card.  Approved DBIDs badge required prior to starting work
  • High School education, or Trade School or equivalent, and 4 years of related experience.
  • Must provide own hand tools as designated per trades specialty.

Preferred Requirements

Navy experience as MM/EN rating with AC&R certification.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Applies comprehensive understanding of production and processes toward completion of assignments. Develops and uses technical documents including controlled work packages, formal work processes and procedures, test documents, reports and task or trip reports.  Utilizing manifold gauges, vacuum pumps, recovery equipment, micro gauges, torque wrenches, micrometers, dial indicators and other precision measuring instruments, fixtures, various gauges, and portable machine and hand tools in the removal, repair, overhaul, assembly, installation and testing of equipment components and subassemblies.

  • Troubleshoot, and overhaul or replace Carrier and York marine reciprocating and centrifugal refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

  • Perform air end swap-outs on Dresser Rand (DR), NAXI, and RIX LPACs including the STAR 200 series.

  • Perform system pressure test and triple evacuation vacuum drop test to validate system for no leaks and proper operation.

  • Perform compressor alignments using Rotoalign laser alignment optics and reverse indicator methods. 

  • Rebuild or replace compressor service system valves.

  • Clean, inspect, and perform repairs/overhauls on mechanical components and system subassemblies.

  • Disassemble, clean, inspect and assess parts and components to determine the extent of wear and damage in justification of recommendations to the Government for reuse or disposal.

  • Identify equipment and component materials and parts requirements.

  • Troubleshoot and repair marine refrigeration, air conditioning, and air compressor systems, equipment and components.

  • Shall fabricate and braze tubing, fittings, gauge lines, and cooler connections

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.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

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

Nearest Major Market: San Diego