Careers at Ockerman

Interested in joining our team?  Ockerman Automation is currently looking for a Director of Workforce Development, Business Development, Designers, Marine Engineers, Structural Engineers, Naval Architects, Electrical Engineers, Programmers, AR/VR Managers, Purchasing Agent, and Internships.  Contact us at info@ock-inc.com to learn more or upload a resume below.

Designers

Marine Mechanical Designer at Ockerman Automation Consulting, Inc.

Newport News, VA 23606

Keywords: marine, mechanical, designer, drafting, CAD, technician

SUMMARY

Ockerman Automation Consulting, Inc in Newport News, VA (OAC) is an electrical engineering consulting group specializing in the design and application of Advanced Energy Storage, Hybrid electric propulsion, and shipboard control systems. At Ockerman, we are looking for an experienced CAD technician. Confidentiality, excellent interpersonal skills, professionalism, and the ability to work as a team are all important qualifications for this position, as well as the ability to work in a dynamic environment. If you are ready to be a part of a team of enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals….APPLY TODAY!  EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs 2D & 3D modeling, drafting, and drawing tasks using Parametric and 2D CAD software.
  • Work under the direction of senior engineering management staff, and or her designate to support the CAD needs of various projects.
  • Familiarity with vessel systems to include mechanical, structural, civil and electrical components to allow considerations of those aspects into a project or area design.
  • Interpret vendor/fabricator shop drawings and interact with vendors to determine and source components for given projects.
  • Produce professional drawings in compliance with accepted drawing standards when provided technical input and guidance.
  • Assist in minor duties in the engineering fabrication shop during prototype fabrication.
  • Prepare or revise engineering drawings in accordance with the marked-up prints, sketches, or verbal instructions provided by senior staff.
  • Create multiple view drawings with appropriate details and section views, dimensions, and tolerances per department drafting standards.
  • Perform basic weight and moment calculations for all removed and added items.
  • Assist engineers in documenting boundaries for system alterations onboard vessels.
  • Responsible for physically measuring and documenting equipment sizes, locations and orientations and generating scaled electronic depictions of equipment layout as well as any interfacing systems (structure, mechanical, power, network).
  • Correctly develop plan, section, and elevation views for drawings to adequately capture details
  • In addition to computer drafting, some manual drafting may be required.
  • Assist in providing part details, nesting plans, and CNC coding.
  • Make drawing changes to existing components and facilitate the release of ECN (Engineering Change Notice) to production.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of Associates Degree in related field plus 4 years work experience using 2D and 3D CAD software in marine or aerospace industry supporting electrical power and integration design.
  • Proficiency using 2D and 3D CAD software such as Auto CAD, CATIA, SolidWorks, Rhino, ShipConstructor, and Inventor.

 

Job Type: Full-time

Naval Architects

Ockerman Automation Consulting, Inc. – Naval Architect

Ockerman Automation Consulting, Inc. (OAC) is a recognized industry leader for providing innovative, customized design solutions in key areas such as new build and conversions of hybrid and electric vessels. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated engineers, developers, technical staff, programmers, analysts, and program managers for defense and commercial markets, OAC has a career opportunity for a Naval Architect. The candidate will provide engineering and technical support in studying, analyzing, and evaluating engineering problems and developing technical solutions for hybrid and electric vessels.  OAC is looking to obtain a Naval Architect within our Newport News, VA location.

 

Duties and Responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):

On a full-time basis, the Naval Architect would design, develop, and evaluate the construction and design of commercial surface vessels, unmanned vessels and combatant craft in the areas of hydrodynamics, system design, concept development, and integration analysis. The Naval Architect would conduct hull form and hydrodynamic performance assessment, including analyzing the development of hull form geometry and lines plans, hydrostatics and curves of form, resistance and powering estimates, and propulsor design and performance.

 

Duties to include appendage design, maneuvering analyses, seakeeping analyses, analysis of the development of model test plans, and observing and analyzing data from model tests or full-scale trials. Lead and perform architectural and engineering work for the form, strength, stability, performance, and seakeeping characteristics of new vessels or plans to alter existing vessels, and recommend and implement design changes, as necessary. Conduct hydrostatic, weight, and stability analyses, including center of gravity, buoyancy estimates, and trim, including intact and damaged stability analyses.

 

Conduct and analyze structural design, developing hull girder bending moments and structural configurations and scantlings in accordance with appropriate rules or design standards, development of superstructure, mast, and local support structure to withstand primary and secondary loads.

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering or PE License in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years of engineering experience involving, vessel feasibility, concept, preliminary and contract design, design integration, stability analysis, structural analysis, hydrodynamic and sea keeping analysis and vessel arrangements.

Qualifications:

  • S. Citizenship required and the ability to obtain and maintain a US DoD Security clearance throughout employment.
  • Computer competency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, Power Point), and Microsoft Project.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • The ability to prioritize and plan tasks and use time efficiently in a dynamic environment while maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Assist with creation of 3D models, engineering drawings, and bills of materials.
  • Attend various meetings in person, by phone, and using web services.
  • Create concept level, preliminary design level, detail design level, and production level drawings, calculations, analyses, reports, and technical memoranda.
  • Supports facilities with technical and product process development.
  • Analyze data in order to determine feasibility of proposals.
  • Prepare plans, estimates, design and construction schedules, and contract specifications, including any special provisions.
  • Formalize and present designs for approval.
  • Estimate costs.
  • Work with design engineers, field engineers, and technicians to ensure requirements, deliverables, budgets and dates are met.
  • Experience with the following preferred, but not required:
    • Rhino
    • Inventor
    • Ship Constructor
    • FEA package(s)
    • GHS or similar
    • NAVCAD or similar
  • Requires a good working knowledge of ABS Rules, USCG Rules and other Classification Societies Rules and Guidance.

 

OAC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration

Structural Engineer

Ockerman Automation Consulting, Inc. – Structural Engineer

Ockerman Automation Consulting, Inc. (OAC) is a recognized industry leader for providing innovative, customized design solutions in key areas such as new build and conversions of hybrid and electric vessels. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated engineers, developers, technical staff, programmers, analysts, and program managers for defense and commercial markets, OAC has a career opportunity for a Structural Engineer. The candidate will provide engineering and technical support in studying, analyzing, and evaluating engineering problems and developing technical solutions for hybrid and electric vessels.  OAC is looking to obtain a Structural Engineer within our Newport News, VA location.

 

Duties and Responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):

  • On a full-time basis, the Structural Engineer would lead and perform engineering work for the structural design of new craft or plans to alter existing craft, and recommend and implement design changes, as necessary.
  • Develop and analyze structure for both composite, aluminum, and steel vessels in accordance with appropriate rules​, design standards and first principle calculations.
  • Work with designers to develop hull scantlings and structural detail drawings.
  • Perform hull girder bending moments checks.
  • Calculate expected loads based on the vessel design speed and sea state.
  • Design lift fittings and develop hoisting drawings.
  • Composite structure design and analysis will include carbon fiber and Kevlar, in addition to fiberglass.
  • Work with team to determine best approach for hull lamination processes whether vacuum bagged, pre-preg, or hand-layup on a project basis.
  • Design superstructure, mast, and local support structure to withstand primary and secondary loads.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Mechanical, Ocean, Aerospace, or PE License in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years of engineering experience involving, craft feasibility, concept, preliminary and contract design, design integration, structural analysis, and vessel arrangements.

Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizenship required and the ability to obtain and maintain a US DoD Security clearance throughout employment.
  • Planing craft and small vessel design experience preferred.
  • Requires a good working knowledge of ABS high Speed Rules, ISO, ABYC, USCG Rules and other Classification Societies Rules and Guidance.
  • Computer competency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, Power Point), and Microsoft Project.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • The ability to prioritize and plan tasks and use time efficiently in a dynamic environment while maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Assist with creation of 3D models, engineering drawings, and bills of materials.
  • Attend various meetings in person, by phone, and using web services.
  • Create concept level, preliminary design level, detail design level, and production level drawings, calculations, analyses, reports, and technical memoranda.
  • Supports facilities with technical and product process development.
  • Analyze data in order to determine feasibility of proposals.
  • Prepare plans, estimates, design and construction schedules, and contract specifications, including any special provisions.
  • Formalize and present designs for approval.
  • Estimate costs.
  • Work with design engineers, field engineers, and technicians to ensure requirements, deliverables, budgets and dates are met.
  • Experience with the following preferred, but not required:
    • Rhino
    • Inventor
    • Ship Constructor
    • FEA package(s)
    • GHS or similar
    • NAVCAD or similar

 

OAC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration

Senior Augmented/Virtual Reality Developer/Program Manager

Ockerman Automation Consulting, Inc. (OAC) is a recognized industry leader for providing innovative, customized design solutions in key areas such as new build and conversions of hybrid and electric vessels. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated engineers, developers, technical staff, programmers, analysts, and program managers for defense and commercial markets, OAC has a career opportunity for a Senior Augmented/Virtual Reality Developer/Program Manager. The candidate will oversee, manage and implement projects from conception to delivery while working in an interdisciplinary capacity with Engineers, Naval Architects, Designers and additional programmers. OAC is looking to obtain a Senior AR/VR Developer/Program Manager within our Newport News, VA location.

Duties and Responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):

  • Coordinate with design teams comprised of Engineers, Naval Architects, Technical Designers and Developers.
  • Provide leadership to additional developers and programmers.
  • Develop creative and novel tools to implement into VR.
  • Ensure timeliness of project milestones, demonstrations and product delivery.
  • Attend meetings in person, by phone or over a provided web service.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, engineering or relevant field
  • 5+ years professional experience developing 3D/games/experiences in Unity and similar software
  • 5+ years’ experience in C#
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in project management

Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a US DoD Security clearance throughout employment
  • Computer competency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, Power Point, etc.)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience collaborating and integrating with other developers and interdisciplinary positions.
  • Experience/familiarity with the following (preferred):
    • Rhino
    • Solidworks
    • AutoCAD/Inventor

Please upload a current resume and cover letter (optional) detailing your strengths and where you see yourself best fitting into the OAC Team.

OAC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.

Bookkeeper/Accountant

Job Description – Bookkeeper/Accountant

SUMMARY
Ockerman Automation Consulting, Inc Newport News, VA (OAC) is an electrical engineering consulting group specializing in the design and application of shipboard control systems. At Ockerman, we are looking for an experienced Bookkeeper to assist in managing our day-to-day accounting and finance requirements. Confidentiality, excellent organizational skills, accuracy and the ability to work as a team are all important qualifications for this position, as well as good customer/vendor relations. If you are ready to be a part of a team of enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals APPLY TODAY! EOE AA M/FNet/Disability

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Balance and maintain accurate ledgers–day to day payables.
• Assistance in oversight of petty cash bank accounts.
• Pay vendor invoices and track bank account balances.
• Develop monthly financial statements, including cash flow, profit and loss statements and balance sheets.
• Prepares work papers, financial statements, and various reports for internal accounting and auditing.
• Monitor office expenses and tally and enter cash receipts.
• Coordinate bank deposits and report financial results on a regular basis.
• Assist with written correspondence to venders and customers as needed.
• Continually and proactively review company ledgers for accuracy and discrepancies.
• Provide monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial reports.
• Assist and be versatile with other projects that need to be done to create a productive, efficient, and pleasant work place
• Tax return preparation experience is a plus.
• Ensure that receivables are collected promptly and resolving outstanding issues.
• Open and resolve disputes on charge-backs
• Full ownership of the AIR department.
• Process payroll, prepare 941 s etc.
• Calculate timesheets to submit to payroll.

SKILLS
• 5+ years experience working in accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, payroll, and reporting in small/medium sized companies.
• Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
• Discreet, able to handle confidential and proprietary information appropriately.
• Ability to interact with individuals from diverse levels within a corporation and to provide excellent customer service
• Strong organizational and administrative skills with a focus on detail.
• Initiative, and ability to anticipate issues proactively.
• Must have working knowledge of Excel, Word, and various accounting software (Sage, Quickbooks, Xero, etc.)
• Accounts payable/Accounts receivable

Job Type: Full-time

Education: Associates degree in Accounting (Preferred) or similar discipline– commensurate experience may be considered

Internships

Ockerman Automation Consulting, Inc. (OAC) is a recognized industry leader for providing innovative, customized design solutions in key areas such as new build and conversions of hybrid and electric vessels. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated engineers, developers, technical staff, programmers, analysts, and program managers for defense and commercial markets, OAC has career opportunities for various internships.

OAC is seeking to fill internship positions in:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Marine Design
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Data Analytics
  • AR/VR Developers
  • Programmers

Interns will have the opportunity to work alongside our skilled design team and gain firsthand experience in their desired fields.

Please apply or inquire below by uploading a current resume and cover letter describing your field of interest and strengths that make you a good fit with the OAC Team.

OAC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.

Purchasing Agent

Purchasing Agent

Ockerman Automation Consulting, Inc. (OAC) is a recognized industry leader for providing innovative, customized design solutions in key areas such as new build and conversions of hybrid and electric vessels. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated engineers, developers, technical staff, programmers, analysts, and program managers for defense and commercial markets, OAC has a career opportunity for a Purchasing Agent.

Job Description:

The purchasing agent is responsible for the purchasing, receiving and coordination of multiple, complex components and parts. This role will ensure quality, compliance and competitive pricing to meet or exceed our vendor performance metrics.

Essential Functions:

  • Interviews and confers with vendors to obtain price, availability, delivery information and to determine vendor qualifications
  • Communicates with project managers to determine product/parts needs, and lead times
  • Monitors purchase order delivery status and prioritizes or expedites orders based on project needs
  • Monitors office and shop inventory levels and issues purchase orders as needed
  • Builds strong business relationships with vendors and maintains regular communication with them
  • Is responsible for the company shipping/receiving and P.O. archive, ensuring records are properly organized, stored and available
  • Check shipments to ensure products/parts are received in good order and receive delivered items against purchase order
  • Initiates claims for damaged and defective parts with vendors and communicates expected claims and credits with accounting
  • Prepares part/products for shipping and coordinates pick-up with transportation vendor
  • Continuously evaluates vendors product quality, availability, pricing, terms of sales, delivery and damage, and tracks vendor performance metrics for quarterly review per the company ISO policy
  • Assist accounting with resolving invoice discrepancies
  • Is responsible for maintaining the workshop shipping and receiving area, ensuring shipping and receiving supplies are kept in stock and the area is well maintained and kept clean, tidy and organized.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years’ experience in purchasing, procurement or supply chain management
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Quickbooks

Core Competencies:

  • Process-oriented with strong analytical skills and problem-solving capabilities
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to completion of tasks on a timely basis
  • Able to work with all personality types
  • Strong follow-up skills
  • Proofing and editing skills
  • Positive attitude and reliable work history

Director, Workforce Development

Director, Workforce Development

Ockerman Automation Consulting, Inc. (OAC) is a recognized industry leader for providing innovative, customized design solutions in key areas such as new build and conversions of hybrid and electric vessels. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated engineers, developers, technical staff, programmers, analysts, and program managers for defense and commercial markets, OAC has a career opportunity for a Director, Workforce Development.

Job Description:

Maintain, develop and establish engineering guidance for innovative technologies for electrification of marine transportation which provides solutions that preserve our environment.  Document training methodology for the next generation of a broad spectrum of engineering professions supporting maritime industries based on experience from design and testing of vessels demonstrating applications of evolving technology.