Gryphon Technologies

  • Mid-level Master Specification Catalog (MSC) Planner

    Job Locations US-VA-Portsmouth
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/5/2019 3:07 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Gryphon Technologies is a premier engineering and technical services provider supporting National Security programs. Gryphon is the federal Government’s partner working in support of mission critical systems in every phase of their lifecycle. 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


    The Surface Maintenance Engineering, Planning, Program (SURFMEPP) maintains, monitors, and refines Class-wide and Individual-Ship Maintenance Plans for all non-nuclear surface ships to ensure material readiness for the projected service life, develop life-cycle strategies to address system upgrades, and fully implement the Class Maintenance Plan into each surface ship's maintenance schedule and availability planning process.   SURFMEPP is headquartered at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, VA.

    The Master Specification Catalog (MSC) Planner will support the MSC Management Officer by developing and maintaining catalog templates; implementing directed changes from the Standard Specifications for Ship Repair and Alteration Committee (SSRAC), and other tasks concerning MSC maintenance. This planner will work with other SURFMEPP subject matter experts to develop catalog templates which support Directed Maintenance Strategies being implemented across the Surface Fleet. This SME will also serve to promote the use and improvement of the MSC and encouraging standard planning methodologies by all Planning Activities. Specific duties include:

    • Working within Navy Maintenance Database (NMD) as a planner working principally within Mechanical Disciplines.
    • Be knowledgeable of the Joint Fleet Maintenance Manual (JFMM), especially Volume II (Integrated Fleet Maintenance) and Volume VII (Contracted Ship Maintenance).
    • Write work specifications/templates and estimate in accordance with 4-E of the JFMM.
    • Review work Templates for accuracy and approve/disapprove.
    • Conduct technical research in support of MSC template development, obtaining information from anyone of several Navy technical repositories [e.g. Combined Regional Technical Library (CORETL) or Technical Documentation Management Information System (TDMIS)].



    The candidate must have a High school degree, or a GED, and ten (10) years of experience in practical shipboard operations, shipboard system/equipment inspection, ship repair planning, or ship repair execution OR a bachelor's degree in a technical field of study and five (5) years of relevant experience in ship system engineering, ship repair planning, or ship repair execution.


    The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to follow direction and work within a team, proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and the ability to obtain and retain a security clearance. Experience working with ship specifications and maintenance is a requirement. Knowledge of Work Item phraseology and how to use it in developing work Templates and experience with Navy maintenance work specifications, NAVSEA standard items, cost estimating techniques and Joint Forces Maintenance Manual costing requirements are required.


    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.


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