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Applying to NSWC Crane

To be eligible for a position at NSWC Crane, you'll need to assemble an application package for us consisting of 3 items. Please submit the following following documents to the correct announcement on

  1. RESUME - Please generate this in a standard word processor format (MS Word, Word Perfect, etc.) or as an ASCII text file to insure that we will be able to read it properly. Be sure to include the job announcement number you are applying for (see item #3 below) on your resume. This is important!
  2. TRANSCRIPT - Some form of transcript is mandatory for you to be considered! It need not be an "official" transcript at this point (although that would be appreciated). Copies or "unofficial" transcripts showing all of your courses and grades are acceptable. Transcripts sent in a standard format such as Word, HTML or (non-scanned) PDF are appreciated.
  3. ANNOUNCEMENT RELATED PAPERWORK - Visit USA Jobs for  current NSWC Crane vacancy announcements. Decide which announcement(s) you wish to apply for and read the announcement thoroughly. Prepare and turn in all paperwork required by the announcement. There are documents that only apply to certain individuals, so you may find you have no additional paperwork to prepare.
  4. We also encourage you to watch the below YouTube video on how to find and apply for a job in USAJOBS. To watch a YouTube video Click Here

NOTE: Recent graduates and college seniors - send resumes directly to

Be sure to include all the items listed above to insure you application is given full consideration!

NSWC Crane offers excellent benefits and travel opportunities. Some of these benefits include:

  • Job stability - NSWC Crane hosts many important Navy programs, and while no military site is completely immune to government cutbacks, NSWC Crane is positioned very well for the future.
  • Flexibility in work schedule - NSWC Crane offers its employees flexi-time which allows flexible work schedules, accumulation of credit hours (for example, one week you could work an extra hour Monday to Thursday, and then leave four hours early on Friday) and other benefits to allow for the employees' varying work schedule needs.
  • Travel opportunities - Some travel will usually be required in your job, and often you will have a big say on how frequently you will go on travel. This is a great opportunity to see other parts of the country (and sometimes the world) while working with top professionals in other locations.
  • Potential promotion opportunities - NSWC Crane employees are usually promoted in a timely manner since they are recognized and appropriately rewarded for good performance with promotions, bonuses and permanent pay increases. The new personnel demonstration project will serve to enhance your ability to be compensated appropriately.
  • Insurance - NSWC Crane Participates in group life and health insurance programs. This will greatly reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. Such a large group of people involved in these programs keeps the costs reasonable. You can choose from a large number of health insurance plans, HMOs and PPOs to find the insurance that meets your needs.
  • Leave - In addition to 10 paid federal holidays, new employees earn 13 vacation days a year, increasing to 20 days after 3 years and to 26 days a year after 15 years. Also, employees earn an additional 13 sick days per year.
  • Retirement - New NSWC Crane employees are enrolled in the FERS program (Federal Employees Retirement System). This includes the
  • Thrift Savings Plan which allows employees to contribute a portion of their income into their retirement fund (pre-tax), and the government will match the first 5%!
  • Mentor Program - NSWC Crane has developed a robust Mentoring Program which provides the opportunity for the promotion of a culture of personal growth and professional development. The program supports participants through the use of various resources and tools, e.g., Mentoring Circles, brown-bag lunches, blogs, training development opportunities and an extensive resource wiki.
  • Transportation Incentive Program (TIP) - The Department of the Navy (DON) has implemented a TIP for DON employees to help reduce their daily contribution to traffic congestion and air pollution. DON members are eligible for transit benefits up to $230.00 per month for specific pre-approved commuter mass transit transportation costs not to exceed actual expenses.
  • Credit Union - Your banking has never been easier, with the NSWC Federal Credit Union conveniently located both on base and at several local locations. Direct deposit of NSWC Crane paychecks, VISA cards, home and car loans, online banking with bill payment and more!

Here is an estimate of the specialties of the current 1335 NSWC Crane science and engineering employees:

  • 738 (56%) - Electrical Engineering
  • 55 (4%) - Computer Science/Computer Engineering
  • 327 (24%) - Mechanical Engineering
  • 14 (1%) - Mathematics
  • 39 (3%) - Physics
  • 52 (4%) - Other S&E
  • 16 (1%) - Operations Research
  • 28 (2%) - General Engineering
  • 18 (1%) - Industrial Engineering
  • 48 (4%) - Chemistry/Chemical Engineering

Estimated number of total NSWC Crane employees (3,078) holding various degrees:

  • 728 (24%) - No Degree
  • 387 (13%) - Associates
  • 1323 (44%) - Bachelors
  • 491 (16%) - Masters
  • 67 (2%) - Doctorate/PhD

The Navy Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Division(MWR) administers a varied program of recreation, social and community support activities on U.S. Navy facilities and their families with sports, physical fitness activities, child development and youth programs, and a variety of food and beverage services. Their mission is to provide quality support and recreational services that contribute to the retention, readiness, mental, physical and emotional well-being of our Sailors and the civilian personnel who support the war fighter. The MWR at Crane sponsors the Gym, Marina, Pool, Lake Greenwood, Cafeteria, Club Lakeview and Conference Center, Cabins, and Campgrounds.

Additional Activities Include:

  • Aerobics
  • Bicycling
  • Softball League
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Basketball League
  • Volleyball
  • Hapkido
  • Zumba