Serco Inc.

Marine Electrician IV Chesapeake, VA HOR

Recruiting Location : Location
Position Type
Security Clearance

Position Description



As the, Marine Electrician IV Chesapeake, VA HOR, you will work on a team supporting cabling, equipment, and C5ISR system installations.  You will join, fabricate, and assemble various electromechanical and electronic assemblies by applying appropriate safety techniques and the work is performed onboard U.S. Naval Ships and military installations. Home of Record is in Chesapeake, VA.


You will play a critical role in ensuring that successful and safe work is performed onboard U.S. Naval Ships and our Military installations which is vital to our Mission to protect and serve our Military.

As the, Marine Electrician IV, Chesapeake, VA HOR, you will perform the following typical tasks:


  • Perform non-routine and complex assignments involving responsibility for planning and conducting a complete project of relatively limited scope or a portion of a larger and more diverse project.
  • Select and adapt plans, techniques, designs, or layouts.
  • Contact personnel in related activities to resolve problems and coordinate the work; reviews, analyzes, and integrates the technical work of others.
  • Supervisor or professional engineer outlines objectives, requirements, and design approaches; completed work is reviewed for technical adequacy and satisfaction of requirements.
  • Train and be assisted by lower level technicians.
  • Perform at this level one or a combination of such typical duties as: Designs, develops, and constructs major units, devices, or equipment; conducts tests or experiments; analyzes results and redesigns or modifies equipment to improve performance; and reports results.  From general guidelines and specifications (e.g., size or weight requirements), develops designs for equipment without critical performance requirements which are difficult to satisfy such as engine parts, research instruments, or special purpose circuitry.
  • Analyze technical data to determine applicability to design problems; selects from several possible design layouts; calculates design data; and prepares layouts, detailed specifications, parts lists, estimates, procedures, etc.
  • Check and analyze drawings or equipment to determine adequacy of drawings and design.
  • Plan or assist in planning tests to evaluate equipment performance.
  • Determine test requirements, equipment modification, and test procedures; conducts tests using all types of instruments; analyzes and evaluates test results, and prepares reports on findings and recommendation
  • Perform assignments that are not completely standardized or prescribed.
  • Select or adapts standard procedures or equipment, using fully applicable precedents.
  • Receive initial instructions, equipment requirements, and advice from supervisor or engineer as needed; performs recurring work independently; work is reviewed for technical adequacy or conformity with instructions.
  • Perform at this level one or a combination of such typical duties as: Constructs components, subunits, or simple models or adapts standard equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and correct malfunctions.  
  • Follow specific layout and scientific diagrams to construct and package simple devices and subunits of equipment.   
  • Conduct various tests or experiments which may require minor modifications in test setups or procedures as well as subjective judgments in measurement; selects, sets up, and operates standard test equipment and records test data.  
  • Extract and compile a variety of engineering data from field notes, manuals, lab reports, etc.; processes data, identifying errors or inconsistencies; selects methods of data presentation.  
  • Assist in design modification by compiling data related to design, specifications, and materials which are pertinent to specific items of equipment or component parts.
  • Develop information concerning previous operational failures and modifications.
  • Use judgment and initiative to recognize inconsistencies or gaps in data and seek sources to clarify information.
  • Perform simple or routine tasks or tests such as tensile or hardness tests; operates and adjusts simple test equipment; records test data.
  • Gather and maintains specified records of engineering data such as tests, drawings, etc.; performs computations by substituting numbers in specified formulas; plots data and draws simple curves and graphs.
  • Rely on your experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and you will typically report to a supervisor.
  • You will rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals in a safe work environment.



Requirements, Qualifications, Certifications 


To be successful in this roll, you will have:


  • Requires a High School diploma or equivalent and 8-10 years of Shipboard installation experience as a Marine Electrician.
  • Applicant must be willing to work second or thirds shift as needed and willing to work more than 40 hours work weeks.
  • Applicants must successfully undergo a background investigation
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret level security clearance
  • This position supports a U.S. Government Contract whose terms require Serco to staff it only with U.S. Citizens.
  • Have an OSHA 10 certification or able to obtain the certification
  • Must be willing to Travel and be willing to travel to various work sites such Maine & Wisconsin
  • Must be able to have the ability to work in areas with drafts, noise, and temperature variation.
  • Must be able to work in high heat spaces, climb shipyard dry dock stairs/ladders, work in kneeling position for layout of cable runs under false decking, lift up to 50 pounds with 80% of work requiring carrying, pushing, and/or pulling up to 40 pounds for majority of shift while being in a standing, crouching, or walking position. Attention to safety critical.
  • Applicant must be willing to travel to various work sites such as Virginia Beach VA, Bremerton WA, Everett WA, Pearl Harbor HI, Mayport FL, and Yokosuka Japan.
  • Applicant must be familiar with NAVSEA, standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of electrical repair, fabrication, and installation. 
  • Applicant must be familiar with and able to use Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel)
  • Applicant must be able to get respirator qualified and wear proper PPE throughout their work shift.
  • Must have the ability to obtain access to shipyard and NAVSTA & DBIDS.
  • Applicants must successfully undergo a background investigation and drug screening.
  • Must be willing to Travel up to 50%.

Preferred Experience: 

  • 1 to 2 years of Experience Traveling for work
  • Secret Clearance
  • A valid US Passport
  • Certified in “Multi-pin” Connectors IAW MIL-STD-20035A (SA)


If you are interested in supporting and working with our team across the globe on a passionate, talented, and diverse Serco team- then submit your application now for immediate consideration.  It only takes a few minutes and could change your career!


                                                       Military Veterans and Spouses encouraged to apply!


Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has approximately 8,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).


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