Gryphon Technologies

  • Engineering Technician II – Electrical Designer

    Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/8/2019 7:54 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Gryphon Technologies, Inc. (Gryphon) 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, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.




    • Provide detailed design and engineering support for small boats.
    • Familiarity with all ship and boat systems (Power and Lighting Distribution, Interior Communications and Electronics)
    • Perform as a designer capable of scoping material to suit design requirements.
    • Conduct engineering calculations (i.e. voltage drop, over current protection device sizing, circuit analysis, fault current analysis and coordination studies
    • Prepare materials for, and conduct, periodic design reviews and execute engineering design, analysis and development activities consistent with customer quality, cost and schedule requirements.
    • Perform as a designer or drafting advisor for major phases of marine electrical and electronic design.
    • Conduct engineering design studies, analyze requirements, select standard engineering or construction techniques, procedures and specifications and designate material requirements.
    • Develop basic technical, design or planning data.
    • Make preliminary layouts and sketches and present technical, design and planning proposals including test requirements and specification definitions.
    • Work independently providing waterfront support, detailed design and engineering support to the CDI-Marine project engineer.
    • Familiar with engineering and design principles relating to marine electrical and electronic systems.
    • Provide design and drafting support to Ship Systems in all areas of electrical and electronic design.
    • Develop 3D models and extraction for 2D drawing development.
    • Thorough knowledge of accepted design methods and concepts, and must be familiar with engineering, design or other principles.
    • Identify requirements and prepare detail designs based on contract requirements and applicable specifications.
    • Perform ship-checks and prepare marked-up drawings and/or sketches to reflect design conditions or requirements.
    • Assimilate, review and analyze a variety of ship engineering data to determine requirements to meet engineering objectives.
    • Plan and conduct assigned projects of relatively limited scope or a portion of a larger and more diverse project.
    • Calculate design data and prepare layouts, detailed specifications and parts lists.
    • Work from outlines of objectives, requirements and design approaches received from more senior design personnel or management.
    • Perform work with a minimum of supervisory assistance and in compliance with prior engineering determination.
    • Develop Liaison Action Records and Boat Alteration Records.
    • Check engineering drawings and associated parts lists for function, fit, drafting quality, tolerances, producability and ease of installation and to assure that interfaces are correct and interfacing activities have been referenced.
    • Investigate construction and service factors, such as ease of production, availability of material, equipment standardization, interchangeability, serviceability, replaceability, strength-weight efficiency, cost effectiveness, contractual specification requirements and test criteria. 




    • Associate degree in drafting and design, or the equivalent in specialized training.
    • Experienced designer with seven (7) to ten (10) years of maritime electrical and electronic design experience and/or similar military experience in electrical and electronic systems.
    • Must be experienced in electrical and electronic equipment, components, and systems arrangements and layouts, including cable routing and preparation of electrical functional block diagram; single line diagram; logic diagram; and elementary, schematic, interconnection diagrams.
    • Working knowledge of military and commercial standards or previous design experience in a defense or military support environment.
    • Must be knowledgeable of shipboard systems in general.
    • Must have AutoCAD experience. 


    • Experience in Solidworks preferred


    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. An active Secret Security Clearance will be required. U.S. Citizenship required.


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