Weight Engineer position

Discussion in 'Services & Employment' started by lmuse, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. lmuse
    Joined: Jan 2009
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    Location: Mobile, AL

    lmuse Junior Member

    Need a Weight Engineer and a Weight Engineering Manager in DC area - The Weight Engineer is responsible for the timely and accurate estimation and preparation of all mass properties estimates and reports. He or she must have excellent organizational skills, be proficient in MS-Excel, and have experience with database management. The Weight Engineer Manager supervises a small team of direct reports, and is also responsible for coordinating and quality checking of weight estimates conducted by other departments before acceptance into the weight estimate database.

    Responsibilities:

    Coordinate weight take off efforts conducted by system lead engineers from all departments
    Quality assurance of all mass properties estimates developed by project weight engineering staff and system lead engineers from all departments
    Data management of changes to the mass properties estimate. This includes several items such as:
    Historical logging of all changes incorporated into the working database or specific weight reports (such as drawing revisions, revision notices, etc…)Participation in the Configuration Control Board, and the accurate and timely reporting of mass properties impacts from proposed design changes at these meetings
    Real time logging of all pending changes to the working database (such as drawing revisions, revision notices, field change notices, updated Vendor Furnished Information, etc…)
    Real time logging of status of Vendor Furnished Information (VFI) (requested, received, revision level)
    Real time logging of status of scale weighed mater
    Active monitoring of the design of the ship to identify poor weight control practices
    Active monitoring of the production of the ship to identify poor weight control practices
    Preparation and presentation of alternative design and build materials, arrangement, and/or practices to control weight growth
    Hiring and supervision of project weight engineers to assist in meeting all of these responsibilities
    Manage ship inclining experiments (planning, preparation, execution, and reporting)

    Qualifications:

    U.S. Citizen able to gain security clearance
    Current SECRET clearance desirable - but not required
    High School Diploma
    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering highly desired - but not mandatory if LOTS of experience
    At least 15 years of experience in weight engineering, at least 5 of which has been spent in the marine field
    U.S. Navy or International Navy surface combatant weight engineering experience highly desired
    Proficient in MS-Excel
    Experience with MS-Access
    Experience with SDWE highly desirable
     
  2. jehardiman
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    jehardiman Senior Member

    Mobile, AL, huh....?

    LOL...:)

    Deepwater, DDX, LPD-17...lots of warning bells going off!

    There is not a stick long enough for that ball of tar.

    Is management going to give him a Really BIG stick? Otherwise the position is sheer hell. Been there, done that, got the stab wounds in the back.
     
  3. lmuse
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    lmuse Junior Member

    Mobile is a great place!! This position is actually located in DC, our office is in Mobile. I am having a hard time finding a Weight Engineer. A position you might want to think about?!
     
  4. lmuse
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    lmuse Junior Member

  5. Ike
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    Ike Senior Member

    Holy crap! This is what I started out doing in the 1970's at Lockheed's shipbuilding division in Seattle. Worked on LPD's, DDG's, DE's and WAGB's. This was long before the computations all became computerized. Thank God I'm Retired. Sorry but no thanks.

    Good Luck
     

  6. lmuse
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    lmuse Junior Member

    What about a 6 month contract?!
     
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