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Title - Materials Engineer
Work Location
Naval Base Ventura County
Port Hueneme, CA
Contact and Hiring Manager
Peter Fanning
Capital Improvements Division, C-10 
Phone: (805) 982-3564
The U.S. Navy is looking to hire an entry-level Materials Engineer for a position in the Capital Improvements, Shore Facilities Division of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command - Engineering & Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) in Port Hueneme, California. U.S. Citizenship is required.
The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) was established in 2012. We are a command of more than 1,200 dedicated men and women who are experts in facilities engineering, technology solutions, and life-cycle management of expeditionary equipment for the Navy, Marine Corps, federal agencies, and other Department of Defense (DOD) supported commands. On Dec. 12, 2017, NAVFAC EXWC was authorized as the DOD’s newest Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory.
The function of the Shore Facilities Division is to provide a broad range of state-of-the-art engineering consulting services in Naval facilities applications. The Materials Engineer will evaluate/investigate physical and chemical properties of materials and develop methodology, processes and specifications for utilization, corrosion control, and maintenance of Naval assets worldwide. Position involves the development and application of corrosion control technologies using specialized instrumentation, equipment, and techniques Additional responsibilities include research and development, testing and evaluation of materials, failure analysis, risk/economic studies, and maintenance functions at Navy installations.
Duties Include: 
  • Develops, tests, and evaluates new or improved technologies, systems, and processes for design, construction, assessment, maintenance, and corrosion control.
  • Reviews detailed designs for corrosion prevention systems, cost estimates and proposals; assists in the evaluation of proposals and the selection of contractors; serves as project manager for corrosionrelated capital improvement projects.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data from cathodic protection systems to determine requirements for maintenance, repair and/or replacement.
  • Diagnoses, troubleshoots, adjusts and repairs cathodic protection systems and associated test equipment.
  • Applies relevant principles and techniques to evaluate and solve corrosion problems of varying difficulty
  • Manages and administers contracted cathodic protection construction projects.
  • Provides condition assessments functions for material components
  • Conducts materials forensic failure analysis and develops/creates development and testing plans
  • Prepares fiscal plans, schedules, and reports
  • Performs project management, technical analysis, engineering expertise, condition assessment, process development
  • Solves complex technical problems to develop new approaches to testing of materials, processes, and systems

NAVFAC EXWC offers innovative, exciting and meaningful careers linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and support the warfighter. The Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. The comprehensive benefits package includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, a 401K-type retirement plan, and an Employee Assistance Program. More information can be found at: Candidates applying must be US citizens.

Ventura County is located approximately 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. The near perfect Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 74 degrees and a wonderful quality of life are a few of the reasons many of the 830,000 residents call Ventura County "home". The County of Ventura offers numerous year-round activities ranging from walking on the beach to enjoying a concert in a park, sailing to the Channel Islands or hiking in the Los Padres National Forest. Ventura County is home to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the San Buenaventura Mission, art galleries, and a state-of-the-art Civic Arts Plaza. With its mild climate, geographical diversity including beaches and pristine and rugged wilderness, year-round recreational and cultural opportunities and proximity to major metropolitan amenities, Ventura County is a great place to live and work!

Interested applicants should email their resume to


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