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Huntington Ingalls Industries MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER 3 in Newport News, Virginia



Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date: May 26, 2023

Req ID: 32315


Entity: Newport News Shipbuilding

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes


Shift: 1st

Relocation: No relocation assistance available

Virtual/Telework Opportunity: Yes - Occasional or hybrid telework available

Travel Requirement: No

Meet HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding

With more than 25,000 employees – including third-, fourth- and even fifth-generation shipbuilders – HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division is the largest industrial employer in Virginia. We’re the sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy nuclear aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy nuclear submarines. Our diverse and innovative team of professionals ranges from skilled trades to project managers, engineers and software developers to solution architects, technical subject matter experts, and system users. Anchored in our rich, 135-year history, we collaborate together at the forefront of technology, manufacturing, and integration of the most powerful and survivable naval ships in the world. Want to be part of the team? Apply today! We look forward to meeting you.

The Role

Researches, plans, designs and develops mechanical products and systems such as instruments, controls, robots, engines, machines and mechanical, thermal hydraulic or heat transfer systems for production, transmission, measurement, and use of energy. Applies research to the planning, design, development, and testing of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems, instruments, controls, engines, and/or machines. Researches, plans, prototypes, designs, develops, tests, and integrates manufacturing solutions for component fabrication, structural fabrication and assembly, and other industrial applications. Assesses manufacturing processes and data. Performs complex analysis, concept development, design, and prototyping of tools, jigs, fixtures, and templates for shipyard manufacturing application. Ensures design intent specified in the technical disclosures is satisfied. Refines problem statements toward a clearly defined objective. Creates engineering reports, presentations, and documents. Works well with trades, management, and other engineers.

Understands production processes, up and downstream technical and material requirements, and how production processes are being run to achieve the design intentions. Familiar with naval shipbuilding and industry standards. Works well with trades, management, and other engineers. Adapts quickly to dynamic business needed

Must Have

Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of relevant exempt experience;

Master’s Degree and 3 years of relevant professional experience;

Ph.D. and 0 years of experience.

Newport News Shipbuilding requires a Bachelor's Degree in engineering from an ABET accredited program.

Nice to Have

Knowledge or experience in:

• Industrial or shipbuilding manufacturing environments.

• 5 or more years of experience designing jigs, fixtures, and/or tooling.

• 2 or more years of experience approving engineering drawings and calculations.

• Autodesk Inventor

• Finite Element Analysis

• Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)

• Ability to access shipboard locations

Candidates without preferred qualifications who are eager to learn will be considered.


We serve the heroes who protect our freedom. Our 44,000-strong team builds the world’s most powerful, survivable naval ships and defense technology solutions that safeguard our seas, sky, land, space and cyber. HII’s 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.

Working at HII is more than a job - it’s an opportunity to build a future. We offer comprehensive benefits including: medical, prescription drug, dental and vision plan choices, on-site health centers, tele-medicine, wellness resources, employee assistance programs, savings plan options (401K), financial education and planning tools, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, early childhood and post-secondary education scholarships, and more. Some benefits may vary depending on your specific division or work location.

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. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

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 e-mail address.

Additionally, you may also call 1-844-849-8463 for assistance. Press #2 for Newport News Shipbuilding.