Marine Port Engineer NECC/Engineering Technician III

Norfolk, Virginia, United States





CDI Corporation (CDI) is a $600 million privately held company founded in 1950. We deliver engineering services to blue-chip clients with operations in markets around the world


CDI Marine Company is a division of CDI Government Services and a leader in providing our clients with high quality, cost effective engineering, design and logistics services in the marine industry. For additional opportunities please visit us at


•     CDI Marine Company was awarded the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Governor’s Award in 2016.


• named CDI as one of the Most Trustworthy Companies in the United States in 2012.


•      CDI Corporation is an EEO/An Affirmative Action M/F/D/V Employer


  • Support to Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) for maintenance and repair of assigned US Navy craft and boats, specifically long-term asset readiness, coordination of modernization BOATALTs and LARs accomplishment, and development of yearly POM inputs
  • Provide overseas expeditionary maintenance team support for Navy Expeditionary Combat Craft (NECC) and industrial oversight for US Navy small boats.


  • Provide advanced planning of major overhauls and modifications supporting modernization and design/material upgrades (a.k.a. BOATALTs, LARs, ECPs).
  • Support Echelon III NECC N43 TYCOM Maintenance Requests
  • Identify Boat I&D Maintenance and repair requirements with Echelon IV N43 and report tasking to TYPE DESK.
  • Develop and manage (CMAV) overhaul and modernization schedules.
  • Develop SOW/IGE in support of ROH & CMAVs for NECC boats.
  • Identify Overhaul and (2-Kilo) repair requirements with Echelon V N43.
  • Identify modernization requirements with Planning Yard/Type Desk and Echelon IV N43s.
  • Attend Maintenance Meetings
  • Assist Echelon IV & V in obtaining I&D Level support
  • Increase the service life and capability of forward deployed NECC boats and combatant craft within the constraints of NECC mission requirements and budgetary controls.
  • Coordinate schedule of execution for planned and emergency depot, intermediate and operation repair, and maintenance level availabilities.
  • Perform Expeditionary Maintenance Technician Duties when not conducting Port Engineering Duties.
  • Conduct planned and corrective maintenance procedures and troubleshoot equipment/system failures to the root cause.
  • Perform individual observation of equipment material condition to develop the required SOW and IGE.
  • Conduct an assessment and the validation of the units’ CSMP.
  • Review and process all Condition Found Reports (CFRs), IGCEs, Contact Change Requests (CCRs) and make recommendations to the Type Desk.
  • Initiate and coordinate all inspections during CMAV and ROH to ensure all repairs and maintenance are in accordance with the CMP and SOW.
  • Recommend work to the various maintenance availabilities considering fiscal adherence to the maintenance and modification budget plan, the Units operational schedule, current RMC’s workloads, and material readiness requirements.
  • Evaluate all proposed work scope, increases or reductions, and required actions.  Make recommendations to the Type Desk and to defer or add work to SOW.
  • Initiate the establishment of maintenance availabilities using guidelines established by the FFM.



  • Working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of craft and boat repair, including dock and sea trials, non-destructive testing and other principles, practices and techniques unique to the marine industry.
  • Working knowledge of US Navy repair standards, policies and procedures and process to execute maintenance actions. Working knowledge of commercial and military standards. 
  • Working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and applicability to craft and boat repair contracts. A working knowledge of US Navy Instructions and logistics tools is beneficial.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in-order-to present and defend technical recommendations, facilitate consensus, prepare memoranda and position papers, present briefings, and advise management officials.
  • Understand proper use of office equipment (computers, scanners fax machines, etc.) as well as Microsoft office applications. 
  • Thorough knowledge of NECC craft and boats highly preferred.
  • Secret Clearance Required.
  • Must be willing to live abroad for at least one year and travel to other locations within the AOR.



  • MTU Diesel engine operation, diagnostic, and troubleshooting experience.
  • Hamilton Jet Modular Electronics Control System (MECS) operation and troubleshooting experience.
  • Navy Small boat electronics, communications, and navigation equipment operation and troubleshooting experience.
  • MK VI Platform Experience.


  • This position requires US citizenship and will be subject to a security investigation, must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain, and maintain a security clearance issued by the US Government. In addition to the security clearance, this position may require an additional background screening for base access.


  • Must be able climb ladders and access small onboard spaces for the purpose of identifying needed hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E) repairs. 
  • Walking, standing, and sitting for extended periods of time are required. 
  • CARRYING and LIFTING.  Ability to transport and lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Employee is required to access remote areas of multi-level vessels.
  • Must comply with Company’s Driver Safety Policy when assigned to operate company and/or rental vehicles.
  • Passport.

Type: Permanent

Reference ID: 4592