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Serco Navy Planner in Boston, Massachusetts

Position Description

Serco supports the Navy as prime for their Amphibious Warfare program. Located in the heart of Boston’s Seaport District, the Planning Yard team supports the Landing Craft Division in the maintenance of the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC), the configuration and engineering management of the new Landing Craft, Utility (LCU) 1700, and the planning and maintenance of the new Ship to Shore Connector (SSC).

This position is contingent upon your ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret level clearance post-employment.

In this role you will work closely with the government Planner on the scheduling, coordinating, ordering of parts, obtaining vendor quotes, and all aspects of availability (maintenance) planning for the craft.

In this role you will:

  • Act as a liaison between Serco Planning Group and Government customer.

  • Assign LCAC advanced planning maintenance availabilities for individual LCACs programmed for each Fiscal Year.

  • Enter work packages for LCU 1700, LCAC, and LCAC 100 into the Navy Maintenance Database (NMD) and Validation, Screening, and Brokering (VSB).

  • Prepare craft availability work specifications for Program Office funded availabilities.

  • Provide labor and material estimates and availability of material to support specific availability.

  • Prepare preliminary work specification packages for the fleet.

  • Complete work items to appropriate planner for work specification preparation.

  • Coordinate with On-Site Representatives throughout the fleet on all facets of availability planning.

  • Provide accurate material estimate and delivery dates for both Government Furnished Material and Contractor Furnished Material.

  • Coordinate and conduct on-site Pre-Overhaul Test and Inspection (POT&I) for planned availabilities.

  • Assist the Planning Yard in performing on-site craft inspections at the Units, which requires traversing ladders and working in small spaces.

  • Conduct research using Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) One Touch, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) EMall, HAYSTACK, and Parts

  • Logistics.

  • Develop lists of Government-Furnished Material (GFM).

  • Analyze craft repair procedures and drawings to develop craft-specific parts lists from a master parts list file using MS Excel.

  • Parts list data includes, but is not limited to, drawing numbers, part numbers, pricing, description, performance specifications, and vendor contact information.

  • Examine naval work specifications to determine which reference drawings are required for an individual craft. Assure the correctness of drawing revisions.

  • Analyze drawing Lists of Material (LOM) to create craft-specific parts lists using Excel.

  • Manipulate, sort, archive, and update large data files in Excel.

  • Contact vendors to acquire pricing and lead times for various electro-mechanical parts and components.

  • Provide material management support to Pre-Overhaul Test and Inspections

  • (POT&Is) on USN craft and liaise with work specification writers, On-Site Representatives (OSRs), technical writers, and the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Availability Planning Manager.

  • Perform additional duties as assigned.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A Bachelor's degree and 2-4 years of experience. In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 6 years of applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted based on education, or highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an Active DoD Security Clearance post-employment.

  • Experience working in the Navy Maintenance Database (NMD) and Validation, Screening, and Brokering (VSB) tools or equivalent is required.

  • Prior experience with LCAC and/or LCUs is required.

  • Experience writing maintenance work packages for maritime vessels is required.

  • Knowledge of maritime terminology is required.

  • Experience with reading and interpreting drawings/blueprints and Technical Manuals is required.

  • Proven recent use and proficiency of MS Excel and other MS programs such as Outlook, Word, Project, and PowerPoint.

  • Strong customer service and communication skills are required.

  • Can travel up to 10% of the year to support in availability planning and inspections.

Additional desired experience and skills:

  • An understanding of drawings and components of maritime construction is strongly desired.

  • Experience conducting inspections on maritime vessels is desired.

Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. In North America, Serco’s 9,000+ employees strive to make an impact every day across 100+ sites in the areas of Defense, Citizen Services, and Transportation. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state, provincial and local governments, and commercial clients. While your place may look a little different depending on your role, we know you will find yours here. Wherever you work and whatever you do, we invite you to discover your place in our world. Serco is a place you can count on and where you can make an impact because every contribution matters.

To review Serco benefits please visit: . If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: or call the HR Service Desk at 800-628-6458, option 1. Please note, due to EEOC/OFCCP compliance, Serco is unable to accept resumes by email.

Candidates may be asked to present proof of identify during the selection process. If requested, this will require presentation of a government-issued I.D. (with photo) with name and address that match the information entered on the application. Serco will not take possession of or retain/store the information provided as proof of identity. For more information on how Serco uses your information, please see ourApplicant Privacy Policy and Notice ( .

Serco does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies without being a contracted approved vendor. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Serco and will not be obligated to pay a placement or contract fee. If you are interested in becoming an approved vendor at Serco, please email .

Serco is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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ID 64410

Recruiting Location : Location US-MA-Boston

Category Navy

Position Type Full-Time

Security Clearance Secret

Telework No - Teleworking not available for this position