Sayres & Associates
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Full Time

Sayres and Associates LLC has been providing excellence in service to the Federal Government since 2001.

Sayres is seeking a Shipboard Mechanical Main Propulsion and Support Technician SME with Secret Clearance located in Mobile, AL


  • Perform test witnessing, progressing, and technical engineering assessments of assigned mechanical main propulsion and auxiliary support systems.
  • Maintain the capability to assist other test specialists with various Naval Shipboard testing/progressing on EPF class new construction vessels.
  • Provide clear and concise reports on a daily basis and have the ability to brief complex events to upper management within the SUPSHIP and NAVSEA organizations.
  • Develop spread sheets, graphs, and power point presentations dealing with testing status and physical progressing of shipboard systems.
  • Support testing and trials events as needed, including riding the ship, during trial events to perform tasks at hand.
  • Weekend work may be required during milestone events such as trials or launch.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise on United States Naval Ships mechanical main propulsion and support systems. Systems include, main propulsion diesel engines, main reduction gears, waterjet propulsor systems, high and low pressure air systems.
  • Assists in construction oversight and review to ensure compliance with product specifications.
  • Develop, review, and provide appropriate feedback on test procedures for assigned systems.
  • Responsible for testing support, trials support, and associated problem resolution for assigned systems.
  • Provide production and engineering support for associated and related systems and equipment on the EPF class ships.

Minimum Skill Sets of Qualified Candidates

  • Bachelor's degree with Four or more years of experience in ship electrical system design and testing; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Skills in computer assisted design (CAD) software such as AutoCAD or DWG TrueView.
  • Strong MS Office skills.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills for the planning of tests/experiments and execution of system tests and ship trials.
  • Organization and time management skills.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to interact with customers, team members, vendors and contractors.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic fast paced environment.
  • Four or more years of experience in ship main propulsion system design and testing.
  • Experience working with applicable regulatory, commercial, and military standards and classification society rules.
  • Ability to obtain interim Secret clearance.

Preferred Skillsets:

  • Familiar with Ship Build Specifications, Naval Vessel and High Speed Naval craft requirements and guidelines, Naval Ship Technical Manuals, and other Military standard items used in the industry.
  • Active Secret security clearance verifiable in JPAS.

The position description is only meant to be a representative summary of the major responsibilities and accountabilities performed by the incumbents of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform position-related tasks other than those stated in this description. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

At Sayres, our employees enjoy an atmosphere conducive to realizing their potential through personal and professional development while simultaneously exceeding customers' expectations.

We offer a broad spectrum of technical, engineering and administrative services including acquisition, financial and program management; fleet synthetic training; logistics; ship construction engineering; systems engineering and integration; wargaming; test and evaluation; security, counterintelligence and policy analysis.

Sayres is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices throughout the United States and has a presence abroad.

COVID Vaccination Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere to Sayres and Associates LLC's vaccination policy. All employees must be fully vaccinated. New employees must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Please note, customer site vaccination requirements, if stricter, will take precedence over Sayres vaccination policy. Prospective employees can submit questions regarding the COVID vaccination policy to


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