Shipyard Production Engineer

Website Serco

Job Highlights

Title Shipyard Production Engineer
Type Full Time
Experience 10 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Marinette, WI, United States
Company Serco

Company Profile

Serco is one of the world’s largest providers of public services to Governments. It operates in five sectors of public service provision i.e. Health, Transport, Justice & Immigration, Defense, and Citizens Services.

Job Profile

The company is hiring a Shipyard Production Engineer who will direct a dynamic team of SMEs, including welding/fabrication, piping, machinery, HVAC, drawing changes, scheduling/planning, and additional SMEs as the Navy’s support needs arise. (These could include testing, combat systems, electrical, outfitting, and aviation or others as needed.)

Education Level

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Naval Architecture, Marine or Mechanical Engineering; or substitute 10 years of ship production support, including any U.S. Navy shipbuilding or repair oversight experience.

Work Experience

  • 8 to 10 years of experience
  • Experience in quality control, surveying, and accuracy control in a shipbuilding environment.
  • Experience working in a shipyard production environment and a supervisory role.


  • Conduct daily walk-throughs of the various shops fabricating deck panels, bulkheads, and other structural components or sub-assemblies to validate general compliance with drawings and specification requirements, including alignment of scantlings IWO module connection points.
  • Confirm standard accuracy control processes are followed for jig and fixture installations, temporarily blocking modules or submodules.
  • Confirm standard etching or markings are applied to provide necessary information for shopfitters and welders to position and orient structural members, including frame, buttock, waterlines, and molded lines and also verify weld types and sizes are provided.
  • Develop and submit monthly reports of all completed activities to the lead production engineer.
  • Develop and submit weekly reports of activities, including conditions found by the onsite production team and any anomalies or concerns observed during shipyard walk-throughs to the lead Production Support Manager.
  • Monitor piping, electrical, outfitting, care and protection of materials and equipment, preventative maintenance, and fire prevention work activities for compliance with requirements and progress to schedule.
  • Observe material handling, rigging, and transport practices for safe methods and processes and report any issues/concerns.
  • Observe the overall fabrication and welding work quality and report any conditions found.
  • Participate in scheduled meetings with SUPSHIP, shipyard personnel, and subcontractors, providing inputs when needed.
  • Provide support to the local Supship team as needed and also respond to emergent requests for information or data from PMS 515P (FFG Production Team, Washington Navy Yard).
  • Review shipyard-submitted master schedules and related CDRLs for anomalies such as missing activities, misaligned or missing predecessor/successor activities, and any other schedule items that would indicate reportable discrepancies or omissions.


  • Ability to lead and manage a diverse group of individuals to form a synergistic team and to handle a fast-paced environment with a variety of technical and management challenges.
  • Excellent oral and technical report-writing skills.
  • Must be able to obtain an active DoD Secret clearance post-employment.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Up to 10% travel is required for this position.

Desired Qualifications

  • 5 to 10 years of heavy steel fabrication and welding experience.
  • Experience in AutoCAD, 3D modeling (Navisworks, Ship Constructor), numerical control programming, lofting, and nesting.
  • Experience in heavy lift, module roll-over, and transport operations.
  • Experience in ship blocking, launching, and dry-dock operations.


Medical Benefits-

  • Medical plan options
  • Dental and vision plan options
  • Health savings accounts or health reimbursement accounts
  • Flexible spending accounts

Lifestyle Benefits-

  • 401(k) company matching and pension plans
  • Supplemental life insurance options
  • Supplemental US Insurance
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Purchased paid time off
  • Wellbeing programs and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employee Perks-

  • Tuition reimbursement and professional development programs
  • Flexible working programs
  • Employee discount program
  • Automobile buying program
  • Back-up care and childcare support
  • Employee reward and recognition programs

Employer’s Statement

Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, and vets).

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