Steam Plant Machinery Controls Engineer

Posted Date 6 days ago(9/20/2022 9:43 AM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Full Time
Portal Location : Location


Noblis MSD’s mission is to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCPD) in their missions to enable research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition, engineering, systems integration, in-service and fleet engineering with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings.  Noblis MSD is seeking a Machinery Controls Engineer to support U.S. Navy to provide support to steam propulsion boiler and auxiliary systems.


The  Engineer will have a background in machinery controls to support Steam Propulsion Boiler and Auxiliary Systems Automation Projects. Roles and responsibilities may include:

  1. Support testing and troubleshooting efforts (lab-based and shipboard) for steam plant and auxiliary machinery control systems consisting of Fairmount Automation and Rockwell Automation Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
  2. Build and develop test stands in land-based test lab for ship-based installations
  3. Develop, review, update, and execute test plans/procedures.
  4. Participate in shipboard grooms for steam control machinery
  5. Evaluate technical information received from the Fleet (Fleet messages, advisories, etc.).
  6. Develop, review, update technical documentation including SEP documents.
  7. Provide engineering support for design, repair, installation, modification, maintenance, and operation of systems.
  8. Develop engineering change proposals including drawings, cost estimates and installation/maintenance procedures
  9. Oversee shock, vibration, and Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI) testing.


The Machinery Controls Engineer will have:

  • Steam plant controls experience
  • Prior Navy Steam Plant Machinery Controls or SGPI training desired but not necessary
  • Familiarity with SEP - Systems Engineering Process
  • Test procedure writing and development experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to read and understand technical documentation
  • Ability to troubleshoot challenging technical issues
  • Willing to travel up to 25% 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors or equvilant; Masters desired
  • Minimum (7) years direct work experience
  • In lieu of an engineering degree 2+ years of prior Navy Shipboard Systems experience and Navy Steam Plant Machinery Controls training will be considered

Client Engagement

· Learn about and support Noblis’ client engagement, corporate values, and corporate strategic priorities, including providing input to proposal writers.
· Build a productive relationship with your client and understand their structure and goals.
· Participate in the proposal process by providing input to proposal writers.


With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. Noblis seeks an environment free from COVID-19 and prefers all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Attestation of vaccination status will be required for employment with Noblis.  Unvaccinated employees may be subject to additional health and safety requirements to include any federal, state and/or client restrictions.


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI, Noblis MSD and Noblis + Mikros Systems tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us


Why work at a Noblis company?

Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace.


Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.


Noblis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Noblis will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact

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