ATSS Engineering has a client in Panama City, FL looking for an Aviation & Deck Test Lead.
Security Clearance Required: Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance

Job Description


This job description is a general description of the essential job functions and is not an employment contract. Position requirements, skills, and abilities included in this job description have been determined to be the minimal standards recommended for the position. The company reserves the right to increase, modify, or reduce the position requirements, skills, and abilities included in this job description. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements described should not be interpreted as an all-inclusive or comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that are associated with this job. All employees are expected to perform the duties as assigned by  supervisory/management personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose an undue hardship on Eastern Shipbuilding. The headings in this Job Description are for convenience only.


Work with the Test Manager to ensure all Operations & Deck tests and validations are fully accomplished on the program, in support of schedule, cost, and performance requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Because the company is continually growing to meet the needs of our customers, the essential duties and responsibilities may be different than described.

Regular attendance at work and the ability to work flexible hours, including overtime, weekends, and holidays.
Support the HM&E Test Manager in the execution of a robust total ship test program including, but not limited to, development of test processes and procedures for all Operations & Deck areas, including interfaces to other Shipboard Systems, including Controls. Shall develop test reports, to include shipboard operational, Dock Trials, Builders Sea Trials, and Navy INSURV acceptance trials.
Shall be able to work as Test Lead for assigned systems, and ability to lead the production team thru the installation check-out, grooming, and system operation of assigned systems. Be able to demonstrate proper operation of equipment and systems to USCG and INSURV.
Work with Production, QA, Engineering, and Test to ensure 100% corrective actions within the assigned areas, are done for taking all trial cards and deficiencies in test and QA and correcting them in hulls under construction.
Work with the Test Manager to de-conflict competing priorities during all Testing and Activation projects to deliver results within financial and schedule specifications. Support the Test Manager in production, test, launch, and trials Readiness Reviews within assigned area.
Support the Test Manager during Pre and Post Sea Trials meetings within the assigned area.
Support Test Manager in coordinating with Engineering and Project Management to ensure that the shipyard testing strategy is being followed in assigned areas.
Perform other duties as assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Travel is primarily local, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be required.

Reporting Relationship

This position will report to the HM & E Test Manager.

Job Requirements



High school diploma or GED equivalent. Three or more years’ experience shipboard testing, developing procedures, performing test validation, verifying pre-requisites, and documentation into deliverable test reports. Should be knowledgeable in operations of following systems, at a minimum, anchor windlass, capstans, boat davits, cranes, JP-5, aircraft facilities, etc. Previous ship construction and test, or USCG/USN Service, with shipboard mechanical and electrical experience, preferred. Experience developing test procedures using ABS NVR is highly desired. Must be able to quickly understand basic system operation and integration with Controls Systems. Must be able to effectively troubleshoot issues and failures. Experience with integration of a test program into Program Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), starting with design through fabrication, construction, and delivery preferred.


Intermediate-level Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook experience. Working knowledge of various web-based design and collaboration tools desired. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, Company policies/procedures, and governmental regulations. Ability to interpret contract requirements, specifications, and drawings into a comprehensive test program. Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks with strict deadlines. Ability to effectively present information, brief presentations, and respond to questions from senior management, employees, government officials, and the public. Effective written and verbal communication skills are required. Ability to forge and sustain outstanding client relationships while managing multiple workstreams. Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment and have attention to detail. Ability to work both independently and as part of the project team while exercising diplomacy and tact. Ability to rapidly obtain, sort, filter, and analyze large volumes of data for distillation into high-level reports.

Behavioral Attributes:  

Requires the ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance. Integrity, flexibility/adaptability, initiative, interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and multi-tasking. Maintain the confidential integrity of details pertaining to Eastern Shipbuilding Group.

Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee may be exposed to the risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the environment is low to moderate, such as in an office environment.

Physical Activity/Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This job will operate in multiple environments, including a professional office environment, and Shipboard during the production, outfit, test, and delivery phases of each Ship. Employees must be able to work in a ship production environment, including climbing, entering tanks and voids, etc., in all weather conditions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.