Expand our reach & mission

Superior Marine Solutions is currently searching for well-qualified individuals to help expand our reach and mission. We offer our employees a competitive compensation, vacation and benefits package, as well as a comfortable and progressive work environment with national opportunities. Please scroll down to see our current job openings for both East Coast and West Coast Field Service Teams.

Job #03212017-CA2

We are currently seeking experienced 1st Class Electrical Engineering Technicians to join the team in our National City, CA Field Office.  1st Class electricians test, manufacture, troubleshoot, repair, red-line drawings and make design recommendations for electrical and electronic equipment, generally as team leads or individual troubleshooters who work autonomously.  Technicians perform a wide variety of different tasks depending on the needs of the company.

The 1st Class Electrician may be expected, at times, to work non-traditional and overtime hours in accordance with the demands of a particular project and may be required, at times, to travel to customer sites outside of the Field Service Office area.  Physical requirements may include but are not limited to:  kneeling, crouching, stooping, climbing, working in confined spaces, exposure to hot/cold temperatures for extended periods, lifting, pushing and pulling.

Education & Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent with Navy ‘A’ / ‘C’ school(s) or completion of some form of vocational, maritime, or electrical journeyman training program  AND a minimum of six (6) years of technical experience as an Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Knowledge of U.S. Navy: 60/400Hz electrical systems, electronic systems, tag-out and WAF programs/procedures
  • Basic understanding of ISO Quality Assurance practices
  • Knowledge of maritime safety practices
  • Able to troubleshoot, disassemble, and inspect electrical equipment
  • Able to clean electrical equipment and parts and using steam cleaning and solvents, reassemble, and operationally test equipment
  • Knowledge of electrical systems such as switchboards, switchgear, distribution panels, controls, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of shore power systems and components, AESS System and Load Bank Testing
  • Ability to interpret circuit diagrams for internal and external connections of electrical equipment such as controllers, circuit breakers, transformers and multiple alarms on multiphase circuits
  • Capable of cable run fabrication and wire way fabrication
  • Knowledge of trade mathematics and formulas in order to calculate voltage, amperes and resistance requirements and to determine size and types of material, such as controls, switches, distribution panels, fuses, etc.
  • Fully versed in the use of all types of electrical measuring instruments, and of various electronic measuring devices, such as voltmeters, ammeters, ohmeters, power analyzers, and megohmmeters.
  • Ability to plan and make working diagrams and circuits
  • Able to disassemble, reassemble, and operationally test equipment with no supervision, or lead others, and in accordance with required safety and technical procedures
  • Monitor and control costs within own work
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance – SECRET 

Job #07122016-VA1R

We are currently seeking an experienced Production Planner/Estimator to join the team in our Norfolk, VA office.  The Planner/ Estimator is responsible for all facets of production planning for shipboard installations and repairs, shop fabrication and manufacturing for all office locations. This position works closely with all departments to determine the amount of material and manpower needed to conduct Production work efforts, as well as bid and proposal submissions, within prescribed margins. The Planner/ Estimator may be expected, at times, to work non-traditional and overtime hours in accordance with the demands of a particular project and may be required, at times, to travel to customer sites outside of the Field Service Office area.  Physical requirements may include but are not limited to:  kneeling, crouching, stooping, climbing and working in confined spaces.  The successful candidate will:

  • Analyze blueprints, specifications, proposals and other documentation to prepare time, cost and labor estimates.
  • Prepare estimates for selecting vendors or subcontractors and determining cost effectiveness.
  • Review data to determine material labor requirements and prepare itemized lists.
  • Provide expert engineering advise on assigned areas and develop, evaluate, and assess acquisition policy and processes for programs assigned.
  • Prepares time cost and labor estimates for products, projects and services.
  • Receive and review specifications for marine repair, fabrication and overhaul tasks.
  • Compute cost factors used for preparing estimates for management and determining cost effectiveness.
  • Develop master schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation for fabrication and manufacturing.
  • Expedite operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.
  • Oversee the development opportunities to increase job skills and capabilities.
  • Pursue professional development opportunities to increase job skills.
  • Compile a detailed schedule of activities, including pre-fabrication, fabrication, assembly, integration and test.
  • Assist in the preparation of fabrication and assembly work packages for sub-contractors, in close liaison with Production and Purchasing.
  • Develop a detailed production plan taking into account the available facilities and resources, clearly broken down by work packages and detailing the proposed fabrication and assembly sequencing.
  • Calculate and present the requirements in detail needed to deliver the production plan, covering labor, equipment and materials and then gaining plan acceptance from the relevant departmental managers.
  • Report detailed progress monthly against all the elements of the production plan, using earned value analysis, highlighting trends and concerns, and proposing actions to mitigate these concerns.
  • Revise the production plan when required due to design changes, labor or material shortages, or other interruptions by collaborating with management and other key stakeholders and then clearly and precisely reporting the impact of these changes to the production.

Education & Qualifications:

  • 7-10+ years of government experience in the planning and execution of shipboard installation, ship repair, and fabrication/manufacturing
  • Minimum of high school diploma AND some college, trade, military or industrial school
  • Graduate of Shipyard Apprentice Trade School a plus
  • Proven hands-on experience in producing and maintaining production plans in a ship repair environment, with an understanding of composite structure fabrication techniques preferred
  • Strong knowledge of NAVSEA Standard Items, NAVSEA 9090-310E and other NAVSEA Quality Programs
  • Proficient with MS Project, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Access
  • Must have excellent communication, problem resolution and strategic planning skills
  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance – SECRET

How to apply

If interested in one of our available positions, please forward your resume and a cover letter noting the specific job identification number to jobs@superiormsllc.com, or fax to 757-673-4741. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. US citizenship and a valid driver’s license are required for most positions. SMS participates in E-Verify. Please click here for more information.

SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants receive the same consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, disabled veteran status, or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.

Superior Marine Solutions, LLC is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities and disabled veterans. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email jobs@superiormsllc.com or call 757-966-1144. SMS will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.