Serco Inc.

Able Bodied Seaman

Recruiting Location : Location
US-CA-Port Hueneme
Position Type
Security Clearance
No - Teleworking not available for this position

Position Description

If you love high profile and challenging projects supporting the US Navy - Serco has a great opportunity for you!  Serco Inc. is looking for a highly motivated individual with a technical/engineering background as an Able Body Seaman who has experience working with Unmanned Experimental Systems (UXV) to join our Maritime Engineering, Technology and Sustainment (METS) team supporting Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Port Hueneme. This position supports a broad portfolio of Autonomous Maritime System (AMS) programs in the Ventura County Naval Base Port Hueneme geographic region onboard a fast-growing local team.


This position is contingent upon your ability to maintain your Secret level DoD Clearance. 


The Able Body Seaman assists in Vessel navigation, cargo handling and other Deck operations.  He is responsible for employing, maintaining, and repairing deck department equipment.  Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Reports to Program manger under supervision of the Vessel Officers. This position will be onsite in Port Hueneme, CA.


In this role, you will:

  • Assist in navigation of the vessel
  • Provide cargo handling and other Deck operations,
  • Will perform scheduled and corrective maintenance in the Deck Department
  • Conduct routine and corrective maintenance of Deck Department equipment, automated control systems, and other auxiliary systems.
  • Assist with integration, testing, field installation, and troubleshooting of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic equipment and systems. 
  • Provide sound and seasoned technical judgement that follows company policies and procedures in meeting customer obligations.
  • Assist with at-sea UXVsing of UXVs and associated payload, including test plan development, test execution, and post-test analysis.
  • Ability to problem solve during high stress environments such as field testing in austere conditions.
  • Travel and at-sea watch standing will be required.


To be successful in the role, you will need:

  • High School Diploma with 1+ years’ experience as an Able Body Seaman or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, training, or work/military experience.
  • USCG AB Unlimited Certification 
  • An active Secret Level DoD clearance is required to be considered.
  • A current valid U.S. passport is required.
  • Experience in maritime operations to include unmanned surface vessels, and unmanned underwater vehicles is desired.
  • Proficient in the use of common hand and power-driven tools.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work as a team player in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision under a variety of conditions.
  • Minimum 25% travel CONUS/OCONUS

**Serco Inc. is using this posting for the purpose of responding to a proposal. We are seeking qualified candidates in the event of a contract award. This position is not currently funded/active.  Should Serco be awarded the contract, and you meet the qualifications of the position, you will be considered in the selection process.**

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 over 9,000 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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If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: or call the HR Service Desk at 800-628-6458, option 1. Please note, due to EEOC/OFCCP compliance, Serco is unable to accept resumes by email.


Serco does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies without being a contracted approved vendor. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Serco and will not be obligated to pay a placement or contract fee. If you are interested in becoming an approved vendor at Serco, please email


COVID-19 Regulations: Serco complies with all applicable COVID-19 requirements. This may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that Serco deems appropriate, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).


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