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Senior Marine Program Specialist
Santa Fe Springs, MS
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Post Date: 05/13/19 Company: The Timken Company
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Experience: 6 months - 2 years Mailing Address:
Travel: Negligible
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Philadelphia Gear's world-class engineering and technical staff provides our extensive customer base across the globe with a full-range of power transmission solutions for the world's Energy, Infrastructure and Defense industries. Philadelphia Gear customers depend on high-quality, reliable power transmission equipment to lower the cost of operation and reduce down time, while producing at the highest levels. Philadelphia Gear is ready to meet these challenges, bringing over 100 years of experience providing gearing for various industrial applications.

Timken Gears and Services' Philadelphia Gear brand has a current opening for a Senior Marine Program Specialist position responsible for providing project management and technical direction of the installations of new main reduction gears at Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula MS, supporting the Navy and HII for the receipt inspection, storage, installation, alignment, dock trials, sea-trials, and operational acceptance by the Navy. This may entail some repair and/or replacing components of Philadelphia Gear equipment. Position may require troubleshooting equipment problems, and occasionally training of customer personnel along with a project supervisory role for larger installation or repair projects where the job scope includes shipyard or millwright services, etc.

Individual will report into Senior Marine Program Specialist and capable of fulfilling the following requirements:

Program management of highly structured gearbox designs.

Provide leadership for all phases of marine gear projects.

Build relationships with government agencies and shipyards to improve the effectiveness of the marine program.

Ensure that all supporting analysis work has been performed.

Support manufacturing and delivered ships as required.

The Program Specialist is mostly one of technical advice/support and project supervision and includes some hands-on work. Responsibilities include:

  • Meetings with Navy and HII representatives insuring that Philadelphia Gear's and Navy Ship specifications are met while minimizing risk to Philadelphia Gear and meeting shipyard's construction schedule.
  • Provide technical direction for the installation, alignment and start-up to insure proper Philadelphia Gear's Navy, and shipyard procedures are followed.
  • Provide feedback to manufacturing to implement design modifications to reduce warranty costs, manufacturing costs, and increase product operational and procedural efficiency.
  • Attends receipt of the product and supervises unloading, storage and receipt inspection of the MRG.
  • Accounts for any additional shipped lose parts and insure all parts are accounted and recorded at the shipyard.
  • Completes a visual inspection of all parts and reports back any issues found that are not within specification or have been damaged during transport.
  • Insures the product is stored and maintained per product instructions.
  • Locates causes of equipment malfunctions by visually inspecting and listening to equipment, or by using various diagnostic equipment as required.
  • Determines scope of repair and/or replacement parts by supervising the disassembling of equipment and evaluating questionable components.
  • Oversees the repair of equipment and ensures proper operation once completed.
  • Prepares incident and monthly reports for each job on a timely basis including time sheets, expense reports, and corrective action forms, etc., within proscribed timeframes.
  • May need to travel to support other Navy/shipyards on an as needed basis.
  • Additionally, at designated times during broader projects, the specialist will take a supervisory role with subcontractors PG uses to execute longer term projects.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain several safety certifications along with security passes.

Key attributes needed include: the ability to multi-task, set goals and priorities, manage projects with a high degree of accuracy and organization, meet deadlines, and interact with all levels of customers and internal support teams. Computer skills (proficient in Microsoft Office software) and strong written and verbal communication skills are also required. Applicant must be able to walk, stand, climb, lift up to 50 pounds, see and hear. Applicant must have 15+ years of experience in the areas of engineering, technical, business or manufacturing and a high school degree. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is preferred. This position also may require extended daily working hours to support customer needs, including multi-week engagements.

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.


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