The GBS Group, an engineering services and consulting firm, is seeking a Marine Electrician/Electrical Technician I to support our growing technology business in Virginia Beach, VA. The GBS Group designs and delivers high technology services and solutions to most advanced naval and maritime ships, as well as to special purpose platforms and assets. Our Headquarters is located within 10 miles of the Virginia Beach resort area and downtown Norfolk’s Waterside District and includes a 24x7 Operational Support Center monitoring all client installations in North America as well as a world class lab with configurations of all client hardware and software systems.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Work with Government Service personnel and engineers from different companies supporting shipboard electrical systems troubleshooting and installations.
Inspect and survey existing ships.
Read and interpret original design drawings, technical manuals, and equipment specifications for incorporation into new designs.
Identify and solve problems as related to ship systems design and equipment installation.
Installations and modifications aboard government and commercial ships such as pre-fabrication and installation of consoles, panels, and various electrical equipment.
Candidates must possess the following professional experience and qualifications.
0-3 years’ experience and knowledge of ship board electrical installations including medium and high voltage electrical systems, networks, and electro-mechanical systems. Some direct supervision would be required
Familiarity with 600V 60 HZ, 450V 60 HZ, 120V 60 HZ, 120V 400 HZ and 450V 400 HZ Systems as well as AC to DC transformer systems.
Perform maintenance, testing, and troubleshooting of high voltage equipment, including energized and de-energized. Install new systems and make modifications to existing systems.
Work on or aboard US Navy, US Coast Guard or MSC shipboard electrical systems to include electrical power generation and distribution, alarms, and command and control systems.
Familiar with use of multi-meters, voltmeters, voltage testers, ammeters, ohmmeters, and other electrical testing tools and devices.
Commitment to safety and quality and be familiar with “tag out” safety protocols and lock out devices.
Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance and passport.
Possess strong analytical skills, demonstrated problem-solving capability, and ability to generate well written engineering and technical reports.
Ability to communicate effectively with leadership and team members
Preference given to US Navy/USCG Electrician’s Mates, IC men (Nuclear Trained or Conventional) or Gas Turbine Systems Technician - Electrical (GSE).
Electrical Apprenticeship graduate and/or possess one of the following: Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology Degree, High Voltage Safety certification, Fiber Optic installation and connector fabrication certification, Current Thermographic level 1 certification.
Ability to travel 20%
The GBS Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We pledge equal access to employment, facilities, and programs, regardless of race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Category: Marine Electrician
NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.
Marine Electricians are typically responsible for assembling, installing, testing, and maintaining electrical wiring and equipment, as well as inspecting electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, or necessary repairs. Marine Electricians may also prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring or equipment while ensuring compliance with safety codes
Typically a High school diploma or GED is required, along with technical or post-secondary electrician's degree and license.
Typically, employers require:
- Minimum of five years verifiable work experience in the ship repair industry
- Basic trade specific knowledge, such as n understanding of power tools and their usage
- Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in the testing and repair of electrical components
- Reliability and dependability
- Ability to obtain a security clearance