Mr. Timothy J. Connors is Chief Engineer of Submarine Maintenance Engineering Planning and Procurement (SUBMEPP) Activity. SUBMEPP is a NAVSEA Field Activity located in Kittery, ME and performs life cycle maintenance and modernization planning for the U.S. Navy nuclear submarine fleet.
Mr. Connors graduated from Dartmouth College in 1988 with a Bachelor of Art in Engineering Science. He also received a Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering in 1990 from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. Mr. Connors began his career at Bath Iron Works (BIW) in Bath, Maine, joining their engineering development program. This program involved a two year rotational assignment to various engineering divisions, as well as waterfront production, production planning and the purchasing divisions. Following completion of the engineering development program he served as a mechanical engineer in BIW’s mechanical engineering department supporting CG-47, DDG-51 and other new U.S. Navy surface ship class design development and construction.
Prior to joining SUBMEPP, he also worked as the mechanical engineering manager for a small CD and DVD machine design and development company. He oversaw 4 engineers and 3 designers designing new CD and DVD production machines for the music and film industry production facilities.
Mr. Connors came to SUBMEPP Activity in 2000 as a mechanical engineer working in the seawater engineering division, responsible for the maintenance requirements and maintenance products for specific seawater systems and components. In 2007 he was promoted to serve as the supervisor of the seawater engineering division, overseeing 9 engineers and technicians responsible for the maintenance requirements and associated products for all seawater systems and components. In 2012 he served as the supervisor of the Availability Work Package Division, overseeing 7 program managers developing and issuing all SSN depot level availability work packages for private and public shipyards. In 2013 he was promoted to Engineering Department Head. There he was responsible for overseeing approximately 40 engineers and engineering technicians responsible for the development and maintenance of all non-nuclear Intermediate and Depot level planned maintenance requirements for all classes of submarines. This involved technical responsibility for the maintenance requirements in addition to the development and management of the associated Maintenance Standards, Test Procedures and Test Pressure Diagrams associated with these maintenance requirements.
In October 2022, Mr. Connors was selected to be SUBMEPP’s Chief Engineer. As Chief Engineer, Mr. Connors provides technical oversight of all SUBMEPP programs and products for maintenance and modernization of submarines at naval and private shipyards and at other U.S. Navy submarine repair facilities.