Surface Navigation Test Director
Norfolk, VA 
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W R Systems, Ltd. has a potential need for a Field Representative, Principal (SURFACE NAVCERT) for an extremely exciting and challenging position representing the Navigation Systems ISEA (In Service Engineering Activity) in the performance of Navigation Certifications (NAVCERT) and Field Change upgrades on US Navy Ships.

Position responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Conducts both dockside and at sea tests, analyzes collected data and be able to identify and resolve installation, technical and procedural problems.
  • Provides expertise to resolve Navigation system interface issues with other shipboard systems and assists with the development and updating of all required documentation and procedures.
  • Travels to sponsors' sites as a technical representative of project, conducts field tests, interprets and evaluates field data, and serves as a liaison with industrial, governmental, and other sponsors.
  • Prepares status, progress, and final reports for projects, describing the results of field experiments and/or inspections.
  • Light-off, configures, tests, troubleshoots, and operates primary systems and peripheral equipment in support of project.
  • Verify functionality of newly installed equipment and evaluate system performance under actual operating conditions.
  • Continuously develops skills with new technology and systems relevant to on-going and anticipated projects.
  • Maintains and continuously seeks improvements to test procedures and processes for maximum efficiency, safety, and quality.
  • Provides oversight and on-the-job training to lower level technicians.
  • Provides input to Project Managers for proposals and Statements of Work.

Candidates must possess the following knowledge, skills, and experience:

  • Technical Training in US Navy Navigation equipment and systems
  • Eight (8)+ years of hands-on experience with US Navy Navigation equipment and systems, to include three (3) of the following four (4) areas: Systems Requirements, Operational Requirements, Test & Evaluation, and Training.
  • Recognized expert who has demonstrated industry and public service leadership in US Navy Navigation equipment and systems.
  • Two (2)+ years of experience providing technical guidance to lower level technicians.
  • Knowledge and experience with the installation and operation of AN/WSN-7 & 7B, CDU, VMS(ECDIS-N), EM Log, DEML, DHSYL, NAVSSI and other related shipboard Combat Systems equipment.
  • Prefer proven management/leadership experience in the support of testing and evaluation of navigation systems.
  • Must possess exceptional attention to detail and coordination skills and have the confidence and communication skills to brief senior shipboard personnel on the status of all requirements and issues.
  • Experience with management of installations of electronic Tempalts, Ordalts, and Shipalts, including estimating, tracking, reporting, and directing.
  • 50% required traveling.

Active Secret Security Clearance required.

This position is contingent upon funding.

The selected candidate will support the organization's mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: high standard of quality in conduct and performance; determination to achieve excellence; ownership; accountability; competence; collaboration; innovation; focus; drive; enthusiasm; mutual trust and respect; dedication; loyalty; and good citizenship.

W R Systems, Ltd. has a proven track record of high employee retention. We have been providing engineering, science and systems innovations, support and solutions to Public and Private sector since 1983. We encourage individual growth and provide a flexible work schedule with competitive benefit package. We acknowledge individual and group achievements through awards, bonuses, and various other formal and informal methods.

W R Systems, Ltd., is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any additional factors that are protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action / Minority / Female / Vet / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Job Location
Norfolk, Virginia, United States

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Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
8 years
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