Test and Evaluation Engineer II in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

Job Description

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. 

Reports To: Test and Evaluation Supervisor

Supervises: N/A


Maintain Test metrics for all test procedures on assigned hull. Interface with all crafts to get test updates identifying issues so management can resolve. Work with scheduling department on assigned hull to ensure schedule is updated when required. Assist in identifying requirements to meet the ships milestones documenting any areas of concern. Review all completed test procedures to ensure all documentation meets the requirements of the procedure and submit these completed tests to the customer for final review. Assist in writing test procedure revisions identifying requirements and ensuring the test procedure meets the requirements. Maintain a database of calibrated equipment for assigned hull.

  • Support meetings between customer and contractor regarding testing
  • Support Program Test Team Meetings
  • Update and supply data to maintain Test Metrics
  • Assist the Trials Coordinator for all sea trial events
  • Be cognizant of cost and schedule relative to the programs assigned


  • Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in the field of writing, scheduling shipboard test and finalizing test reports or 8 years of experience in shipboard testing, engineering support of test, or ship operation such as Navy, Coast Guard or Merchant Mariner.
  • Ability to plan and develop testing strategies based on extensive experience and judgement.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required.
  • Familiar with commonly used shipboard concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand ship construction drawings, schematics, build specifications and equipment technical manuals.
  • Must possess an in-depth and extensive understanding of shipboard equipment operation.
  • Previous INSURV experience a major plus for this position
  • Ability to lead and Instruct others during operational events.

DIRECTION EXERCISED: Full authority to direct T&E personnel to perform duties/tasking as required to fully implement the testing requirements for the vessel.



  • Test and Activation Manager
  • Production
  • Engineering disciplines
  • Supply Chain Management
  • SOSB representatives
  • Navy Program Office


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
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain required Security Clearance.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to tour all vessels and work sites.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit. 

Specific physical requirements include the following:

  • Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel.
  • Perform prolonged standing.
  • Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis.
  • Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis.
  • Lift/push/pull 50lbs to 75lbs on an occasional basis.
  • Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis.
  • Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps).
  • Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or man lifts.
  • Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, overhead).
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles.
  • Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment.
  • Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toes shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards.
  • Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures.
  • Ability to enter 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time.
  • Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands.
  • Able to utilize adequate visual skills.
  • Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down.
  • Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters whole performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.


Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.