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Salary: $90 893 - 118 161 per year
Employment Type: Full-time
You will serve as a ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (MATERIALS) in the Metals Lab Branch (Code 1430.2), Quality Assurance Division (Code 1430), Naval Foundry and Propeller Center (NFPC) (Code 1400) at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania a detachment of NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD.


You will serve as Senior Engineering Technician (Materials) and provides research, development and implementation of the project at hand and the processes and procedures for casting of propellers, propulsors and other NFPC products. You will evaluate the drawings and instructions to manufacture and repair nonpropeller castings made from various grades of steel, bronze, satellite, nickel copper, copper nickel. You will determine the fabrication and repair needs of fixtures, lifting and handling gear, etc., related to casting, foundry, and machining operations based on the material properties. You will mentor and provide guidance and direction to junior-level engineering technicians. You will serve as a consulting source for NFPC management, the Production Department, the Engineering Support Division, the Quality Assurance Division, and other organizations, both inside and outside of NFPC. You will work with the Materials Engineer and serves as a spokesman for metallurgical, material, welding and/or chemistry discussions and ensure the materials and equipment in place provide a product of the required quality. You will perform materials testing, including casting analysis, chemical analysis and tensile testing. You will determine and prepare alterations and modifications to existing systems and/or tooling and how to work with new materials. You will monitor the work to ensure that approved procedures are followed and to note improvements that can be made in the future


  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • You will be required to wear personal protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes continuously for the duration of the work shift.
  • This position requires that the selectee be willing and able to climb ladders and scaffolding.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of Specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Experience implementing extensive knowledge of chemistry, metallurgy, materials, welding, brazing, and/or nondestructive testing engineering principles, practices, and techniques. Experience planning and directing projects with knowledge of engineering work procedures. Experience qualifying welders and assisting in the preparation of work instructions. Experience reviewing operations performed by tradesmen and production shops. Experience with welding technical engineering principles and practices involved with propeller fabrication and repair. Experience with implementing the knowledge of Quality Assurance program requirements related to propeller fabrication and repair (Welding and Brazing) including inspection requirements, record requirements, and qualification of procedures and personnel. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series General Schedule Qualification Standards (opm.gov) Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.


  • Address NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD NNSY Portsmouth, VA 23709 US
  • Name: Department of Navy EIC
  • Email: [email protected]


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