Project Test Coordinator - AAT in Danville, VA at Austal

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Danville, VA

Job Description

Austal USA Advanced Technologies: Innovative on Land, Exceptional at Sea.

Every day the team at Austal USA Advanced Technologies is tasked with developing solutions to address some of the US Navy’s most challenging problems. The team at Austal USA Advanced Technologies works to design and build the future of the US Navy’s fleet as the prime contractor on a program to integrate additive manufacturing and manufacturing automation into the US Navy submarine industrial base. Austal USA Advanced Technologies operates an Additive Manufacturing research and development facility in Charlottesville, VA and leads the Navy’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Danville, VA.

Austal USA has over 4,000 team members across the US and is among the nation’s fastest-growing shipbuilders, with over 13 programs under contract. In addition to Austal USA’s tri-hull Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship, catamaran-style Expeditionary Fast Transport ship, and the Navy’s most advanced Unmanned Surface Vessel, Austal USA has recently won contracts to build the US Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter, US Navy’s Next Generation Emergency Medical Ship, and the US Navy TAGOS submarine hunting steel-hulled vessels among other awards. Austal USA is also building critical modules for the new Columbia Class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines. 

REPORTS TO: Operations Manager


Director of Advanced Technologies

Program Managers


  • Managing the evaluation, recommendation and implementation of testing procedures on various components.
  • Writing complex test procedures, protocols, and plans to qualify components for service.
  • Reviewing test results to assess ability of products to meet performance criteria and NAVSEA specifications.
  • Supporting Root Cause Analysis efforts.
  • Organizing and leading meetings between the customer and contractor regarding testing programs.
  • Acting as an advisor to the test engineering team regarding tasks and operations, and liaising to other engineering functions and government.
  • Developing technical responses for requests for information. 
  • Updating and maintaining test activity logs.


  • Two years related work experience preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational / planning, communication (oral and written), and interpersonal skills are required.
  • A person of high ethical standards who understands the importance and requirements for compliance.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and to work collaboratively with other functional groups.
  • Ability to communicate technical material effectively.
  • Ability to work with limited direction in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in the use of standard office computer software including Microsoft Windows and MS Office.
  • Eligibility for a Secret Security Clearance from DoD.

TOOLS: MS Office, Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, Project Management software


  • N/A

LIAISES WITH: All other departments within the company, subcontractors, external customers, regulatory agencies, and suppliers.


  • Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be eligible for employment with Austal USA:
    • 18 years of age or older at time of application.
    • Able to provide proof of US Person Status.
    • Willing to submit to a drug screen.
    • Willing to submit to a background check.
    • No felony convictions of Theft/Deception or Violent crimes within seven years from disposition date.
    • No felony convictions of Drug crimes within three years from disposition date.

Equal Employment Commitment

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion.