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Ship/Submarine Engineering Technician 4 - San Diego, CA

Location: San Diego, CA

Req. Number: 6123


M.C. Dean is Building Intelligence™. We design, build, operate, and maintain cyber-physical solutions for the nation’s most recognizable mission-critical facilities, secure environments, complex infrastructure, and global enterprises.

Our success relies on great people delivering innovative projects and solutions for Fortune 100 companies and the most recognized agencies in government, defense, and security.

Join our more than 4,500 employees worldwide who engineer and deploy automated, secure, and resilient power and technology systems; and deliver the management platforms essential for long-term system sustainability. Together we are creating the integrated systems and technologies that shape the built and cyber-physical world.

We offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • A competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • Paid-time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Military Reserve pay offset
  • Paid maternity leave


The M.C. Dean, Inc. Maritime Division works at shipyards around the world from our regional offices in Chesapeake, VA, and San Diego, CA.  Become a key member of our Alteration Installation Teams, supporting C4ISR system installations on ships and submarines.  Join the top team on the waterfront, working for unrivaled compensation and benefits.

Minimum Education: (one of the following)

  • Completion of formal two-year or more contractor apprenticeship program in a related field that includes at least six months of formal classroom training that addresses structural design, and fabrication of metal objects.
  • Completion of four (4) years of U.S. military service with one of the following technical ratings:   a) Mechanist Mate, Structural Mechanic, Machinery Repair, or Steel Worker
  • An associate degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical or Structural Engineering Technology

Experience:    5+ Years

  • At least five (5) years of experience in mechanical or structural assembly, repair, and layouts with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in mechanical and structural planning including shipboard mechanical and structural requirements rated to electronic installations  such as antenna supports, equipment foundations, bulkhead and hull penetrations of cable and waveguide. Experience should include designing shipboard air conditions, venting and cooling systems, conducting and following layout surveys, analyzing test results, preparing, reviewing and modifying schematics, and developing data summary reports.

Skills and Proficiencies:

  • Have superior skills in complex mechanical, sub-assembly, rack and chassis assembly
  • Have superior leadership abilities
  • Consistently demonstrate superior workmanship in a mission-critical environment

Safety and Physical Requirements: (have or obtain the following certifications)

  • Occupation Safety Haz-Mat
  • Shipyard Competent Person
  • Aloft/Climbing / Climbing Shipyard Stairs and Ladders
  • Working in Confined Spaces
  • Training and the Ability to Safely Lift and Move Objects of 50 LBS
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Security and Work Locations:

  • Work is primarily in San Diego, CA and Norfolk, VA but you may travel for extended periods to other shipyards in the USA and to other Navy ports outside the USA
  • You will work at government facilities.  You must be a US Citizenship eligible for clearance.
  • You must pass a background investigation
  • You must have a valid driver's license

Other Responsibilities:

  • Work overtime upon management request
  • Maintain and safeguard company equipment and tools
  • Maintain and safeguard inventory
  • Organize and schedule jobs to an on-time completion
Physical Ability Requirements:
  • Lifts at least 100 pounds at one time and 60 pounds for an extended period of time.
  • Relocates a 12 foot stepladder without assistance.
  • Works at various heights up to 60 feet and can climb and maintain balance on scaffolds, aerial lifts,  catwalks and all types of ladders.
  • Walks, climbs, lifts, squats, crawls, kneels, pushes, pulls and reaches overhead on a routine and repetitive basis.
  • Possess good vision (may be corrected vision), the ability to see in color, and the ability to hear and communicate in English.
  • May use a standard ladder without exceeding the weight limit while carrying tools.

Applicants for this position may be required to prove that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine or demonstrate that they have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

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