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Shock Engineer

Shock Engineer

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Gryphon, headquartered in Washington, DC, is a premier engineering services firm with expertise in Systems Integration, C4ISR, T&E and Integrated Logistics with a focus on Cyber Security for Control Systems for all Navy platforms and systems. Gryphon provides the skills necessary to manage the development and operations of these mission critical systems. For over 15 years, the Company has designed, integrated, maintained, and upgraded state-of-the-art systems for the Department of Defense. Gryphon also provides many of its government clients with the systems analysis, integration, and program management skills necessary to manage the development and operations of their mission critical systems. Gryphon Technologies is the federal government’s partner working in support of mission critical systems. We are proud of our ability to help shape tomorrow, while ensuring today’s U.S. and coalition forces can carry out their critical missions and tasks.


Gryphon Technologies, LC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Females, Disabled, & Veterans are encouraged to apply.


Serve as a general engineer in the Carrier Engineering Team to manage technical support with regards to shock qualified equipment on In-Service Aircraft Carriers.


Specifically, the candidate will assist in technical reviews and assessments in the following areas:

  1. Component qualification efforts: Evaluation of current In-Service Aircraft Carriers documentation of shock qualified items including equipment from all Participating Acquisition Resource Managers (PARMs). Review of Objective Quality Evidence (OQE) tied to shock qualification efforts to ensure requirements are met;
  2. Pre & Post Ship Shock Certification inspections: Support Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWC-PD) shock inspections of in-service ships;
  3. Shock Certification Letter: Assist in answering questions raised by the certification letter and to recommend corrective courses of action, if required;
  4. Support ongoing process improvement efforts: Assist in improving the collection of shock qualification data including streamlining processes with regard to shock qualification data management and working with other stakeholders as a team to improve shock database functionality and accessibility;
  5. Serve as the NAVSEA 05V1 lead and On-Site Representative (OSR) for shock qualification efforts;
  6. Function as the technical point of contact for all In-Service Carrier shock qualification issues with all PARMs, Technical Warrant Holders (TWHs), and In-Service Engineering Agents (ISEAs);
  7. Review/support the assessment of items for functionality, mission essentiality, shipboard location, redundancy, and other mitigating actions in case of a shock event;
  8. Technically adjudicate shock deficiencies generated from multiple sources and develop options for corrective courses of action;
  9. Work with all stakeholders to review OQE on all shock qualified items for adequacy;
  10. Support shipboard shock inspections with technical information;
  11. Work with NSWC-PD to ensure shock databases accurately reflect CVN components;
  12. Support ongoing process improvement efforts to streamline shock certification processes and improve the shock database;
  13. Support Navy Modernization efforts by providing technical guidance on shock qualification of equipment through the Modernization Readiness Assessment (MRA) process;
  14. Provide technical support necessary to “burn down” unqualified items on In-Service Aircraft Carriers;
  15. Support quarterly meetings with all PARMs to review their shock deficiency correction plan (SDCP) database reduction efforts; and
  16. Support development of presentations on shock qualification efforts at each semi-annual Planning Yard Program Review (PYPR). Prepare and provide presentations, correspondene and white papers.


A minimum of three years related experience in naval shock requirements is required. BS degree in Engineering or Maritime equivalent from an accredited college, university or Maritime Academy is required. Three years of experience in Navy ship systems, including mechanical/electrical system design, repair, installation, modification, operation, maintenance and testing of Navy equipment or systems is required. Experience with aircraft carrier shock is desired.


One must have good written communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, analytical, mathematical, and organizational skills. Ability to follow directions is a must. Applicants must be able to work well alone and as part of a team. A Security Clearance or the ability to obtain one will be required. U.S. Citizenship required.