Direct Hiring Authority

Military Sealift Command is actively recruiting for Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics Engineers and has issued a direct hiring authority to fill these positions. Download the Job Opportunity Announcement for position requirements and application submission instructions.

Mechanical/Marine Engineering

MSC has a number of technical areas in which mechanical engineers are employed. The top three areas are design engineering, port engineering, and maintenance engineering. Mechanical engineers at MSC also perform work as on-site construction representatives, engineering test and inspection, safety, environmental management and energy conservation engineers.

Design Engineers perform ship system and subsystem machinery design, alterations and modifications development for various mechanical and technical issues related to ship design and operation to include the following:

  • Ship checking requirements
  • Interpreting ship's drawings and equipment technical manuals
  • Performing a wide range of technical and engineering studies, economic analyses, and failure investigation
  • Performing complex design calculations for new and modified ship systems

Port Engineers perform various ship maintenance and repair support functions including:

  • Participating in the development and implementation of ship life cycle plans
  • Writing statements of work for industrial assistance type maintenance and repair
  • Preparing independent government estimates
  • Collaborating with ship's force to identify repair requirements

Maintenance Engineers perform various tasks supporting maintenance management system and data development, including:

  • Performing a wide range of technical and engineering studies
  • Economic analyses
  • Failure investigation for preventive and predictive maintenance
  • Collaborating with ship's force to identify maintenance repair requirements
  • Supporting shipyard availabilities with analysis and recommendations for preventive and predictive maintenance management in the areas of propulsion, shafting, auxiliary, and HVAC shipboard systems
  • Interpreting ship's drawings and equipment technical manuals for preventive and predictive maintenance

Mechanical engineering duties:

  • Engineering management systems
  • Maintenance engineering
  • Shipboard Automated Maintenance Management (SAMM) system
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Condition monitoring
  • Vibration analysis
  • Lube oil analysis
  • Combustion analysis
  • Ships Deck and Engine maintenance requirements/analysis
  • Port engineering administration
  • Maintenance applications, data and analysis

Electrical/Electronics Engineer

MSC employees engineers in a number of different technical areas. The top three areas are design engineering, port engineering and maintenance engineering. Electrical engineers are responsible for managing technical aspects of shipboard engineering requirements of generating, distribution and controlling electrical power, and lighting and communication circuits. Electrical engineers prepare electrical load analysis, fault current analysis, coordination of protective devices for proposed alterations for assured safe and reliable electrical plant operation. This responsibility takes the form of contract designs, in-house designs, trouble shooting and First Article Testing in accordance with applicable regulatory agencies. Electrical and electronic engineers make surveys, inspection trips and attend sea trials and/or ship checks before, during, and after alterations. Electronic engineers are responsible for design, maintenance and configuration control for shipboard electrical systems, navigation and machinery control electronics, IC systems.

Minimum Requirements

To learn more about requirements specific to this position, visit USAJobs. In all cases, to be eligible for a career with MSC, you must be a U.S. citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.