Panorama of professions

Trade, marketing

The share of products purchased by Naval Group represents more than 50% of our turnover. The buyers are an essential link in the Group's performance, negotiating the best prices with suppliers, anticipating and monitoring the quality of the Articles and condition, ensuring that the delivery lead times are met and that the equipment and services are compliant.

A word from Alain Lamouille, Director of Pooled Purchasing
"Key players in the performance of the Group, the Purchasing teams participate in cost optimization and risk management. Pay less while making better buys and reducing consumption, this is the equation which our teams have to resolve. The buyer's job is diverse, from sourcing to national and international negotiations, to project coordination and management, with the same goal: find the best match between Naval Group' specific requirements and our suppliers' offer."

A few examples of jobs:
  • Purchasing manager
  • Purchasing, tender or program manager
  • Purchase agreement manager

Trade, marketing

Metalwork is the shaping of metal parts to give them their form. Sheets, plates, sections, tubes...whatever the form, a craftsman's precision is required for this manual work in compliance with quality, safety and environmental requirements. Today, Naval Group has generalized the use of 3D, and numeric and computer control, especially for the marking, modelling and assembling of parts.

 


A word from Stéphane Mercel, Fluid Mechanics Manager on the Naval Group Lorient site
"After carefully reading the drawings, I perform the work entrusted to me by carrying out the marking, cutting and shaping operations. I alternate between team work for large projects and solo work. A good metalworker must acquire manual skills and a good sense of shape and volume with a three-dimensional vision."

A few examples of jobs:
  • Metalwork production manager
  • Metalworker/Pipe fitter

Trade, marketing

Several years may go by between prospecting and the final signature on completion of negotiations, in the highly competitive naval defence and energies market where the key is to establish a long-term relationship, most often with local partners. It is the Naval Group' sales representative's responsibility to know the needs and decision-making procedures of the authorities with which they have dealings, the marketing manager's responsibility to highlight the unique advantages of our high-tech solutions and finally, the tender director's responsibility to produce the synthesis of our tender to be presented to the customer. A team effort that requires constant dialog between the marketing, engineering, legal and financial teams.


A word from Stéphanie Giroud, Competitive Environment and Export Support Manager

"At Naval Group, my role is to facilitate the transmission of our tenders to our international customers. For this, there are two steps: to understand their specific needs in terms of the strategic missions of their country as accurately as possible and to then transform these needs into the most appropriate and unique product range. As part of its international development, Naval Group offers the tender, business and marketing teams ambitious career prospects, requiring an ability to listen to customer needs, a sense of team spirit, unquestionable interpersonal skills and discretion when approaching navies and shipyards. Our local presence strategy makes human relations all the more crucial: to build a partnership relationship over times requires women and men who are passionate about their job and attentive to the competitive, geopolitical and technological environment."


A few examples of jobs:
  • Tender director/manager
  • Industrial cooperation and off-sets manager

Hull, framework and steel

Communication plays a key role in developing and preserving the image of the Group and its products and services in the public eye of internal and external groups: elected officials, customers, industrial partners or candidates. Within Naval Group, communication accompanies the organizational processes and business strategy. The publication of consistent messages permits each of the 13,000 employees to understand the Group's general situation, because at Naval Group, we believe that our employees are the best ambassadors of our brand.

A word from Ludovic Colin, Communication Manager for the Naval Group Ruelle site
"In an environment subject to commercial and political constraints, Naval Group' communication is all the more strategic in that it must preserve the reputation of the Group by controlling the messages from Management or the Group's spokespersons. Educating our public about maritime and defence issues, increasing our international visibility and improving the promotion of our social and environmental commitments form part of our core missions."

A few examples of jobs:
  • Communication manager
  • Communication officer

Hull, framework and steel

Naval Group is extremely vigilant about compliance with quality, essential for our customers' satisfaction. The Inspection, Measurement and Test specialty is the kingpin for ensuring a high level of technical expertise when carrying out non-destructive inspections, physical and chemical quality analyses and tests of navel facilities and equipment. Over and above its own work, Naval Group ensures that the subcontracted operations are subject to the most rigorous inspection, with the same demanding level expected from its service providers.

A word from Thierry Henry,

"On joining this specialty, I acquired a great deal of knowledge: not only from the specialty field (inspection and measurement equipment and processes, general chemistry, analytics, mineral and organic chemistry, metrology, material technology) but also from the ship environment. In fact, specializing in inspections, measurements and tests makes me feel really involved in the overall construction of a ship, a real satisfaction!"

A few examples of jobs:
  • Chemistry - composites technician
  • Metallurgy technician
  • Inspections and measurements manager

Hull, framework and steel

Producing the structure of military ships and submarines is the very essence of being a shipbuilder. The first sheet metal plate of a ship that is cut out marks the start of production. The hull worker transforms the study and design work into reality to ensure its stability, leak tightness and optimized hydrodynamic shapes. He works in the workshop where the sheet metal plates are prefabricated and in the shipyard where the elements are assembled and the hull lapped. The trade follows the life cycle of the ship up to its repair and modification to ensure even better safety and performance conditions.

"To see the result of our work with the naked eye is the greatest satisfaction our job can give. Shaping the hull of a ship seems to me to be almost the most important job in shipbuilding. This specialty requires a high degree of versatility, from marking to assembly, via forming, planning and grinding. This is an exercise in extreme precision, determination and self-confidence. Movements must be controlled, meticulous, precise and qualified."

A few examples of jobs:
Hull production manager
Shipwright and sheet-metal worker
Forming/planning worker

Electronics

Naval Group employs more than 13,000 people in France on its 11 sites located in the Var, Charente, Pays de la Loire, Brittany, Normandy and Ile-de-France regions and has subsidiaries and sales offices in 15 countries worldwide. To ensure its position as world leader in the naval defence market while maintaining its role as a major player in employment, innovation and economic growth in local areas, the Naval Group executive managers play a team game with a view to mobilizing each person's experience and know-how in the maritime world. Managing a site is teamwork to serve a single strategy, that of the Group.

A word from Dominique Sennedot, Director of the Naval Group Brest site
"Early on in my career, I specialized in combat systems. In 2004, I instigated a turning point by taking charge of the projection and command ship program, a position that subsequently led to my appointment as director of the largest Naval Group site, at Brest, with nearly 3,000 employees and two-thirds of its activity in deterrence. Managing a site like Brest is to involve women and men on a daily basis, both to give meaning to their work and to work towards the Group's strategy: industrial and technological excellence to support the French deterrence policy, internationalization and development in the marine renewable energies. "

A few examples of jobs:
  • Group or Entity Director
  • Management and industrial strategy manager
  • Project developer

Electronics

The design of the electrical network on-board a military ship or submarine involves integrating, in a confined environment, a large number of electrical equipment items, whether they be new-built or subject to through life support. From setting facilities to work to corrective maintenance and power electronics, the electricity sector has numerous application fields.

A word from Didier Huet, Electrician on the Naval Group Toulon site
"An electrician at Naval Group has numerous career opportunities: making cabinets, switchboards, speed variators, or manufacturing exterior equipment for submarines in the workshop, wiring/making terminal connections during on-board integration, setting facilities to work, maintenance, operating infrastructure HV/LV networks, maintenance of industrial equipment... The diversity of these positions requires adaptability to new equipment, versatility, autonomy and resourcefulness. "

A few examples of jobs:
  • Ship electrician
  • Electrical technician

Electronics

Today, electronic systems are increasingly integrated, grouping combat management systems, ship control systems, communication systems (transceivers, interphony, telephony, networks), under-water detection systems, weapon systems and maritime surveillance systems. The electronics specialty ensures the integration and maintenance of the various equipment and systems for ships and submarines.

A word from Philippe Revest, Electrical Technician on the Naval Group Toulon site
"As an electrical technician specialized in maintenance, I am on-board 80% of my time. My main job is to troubleshoot the electronic systems which equip the ships, except for the weapon systems, and to organize the appropriate maintenance operations with the integration of new technologies. I have been able to access areas which are practically out of bounds to ordinary mortals, such as the nuclear-powered attack submarine off Toulon, that is 36 hours on-board to adjust an instrument used to define the speed of the ship. The electronics sector at Naval Group offers experiences which are difficult to compare with elsewhere."

A few examples of jobs:
  • PF integrator and installation & maintenance technician
  • Combat systems integrator and maintenance technician

Health Safety & Environment

The Naval Group engineering study teams are responsible for designing the systems of tomorrow and their logistic support elements, from elementary technologies and facilities right up to the whole warship or sea- or shore- based facilities. They are responsible for their performance in the design and test phases, up to their delivery to the customer. The mostly integrated systems embrace naval defence and energy (civil nuclear energy and marine renewable energy).

A word from Stéphane Vallet, Combat System Manager for surface ships
"Engineering studies group many very specific skills in the fields of naval architecture, complex system design, acoustic discretion and recognition, modelling and simulation, fluid system technologies, energy-propulsion systems, structural design analysis, hydrodynamics and torpedo performance simulation.»

A few examples of jobs:
  • Engineering management manager
  • Naval architect
  • System functional integrator
  • Arrangement study leader

Health Safety & Environment

The Naval Group finance teams provide management with a true image and measurement of the economic performance of the Group's activities. Since 2003, Naval Group has carried out a structural transformation of its finance function, moving from an accountant's vision to a corporate financial system with real co-management by the Administrative and Financial Department. An impetus which has given rise to challenges and diversity within projects and entities and in the work to improve the Group's processes.

A word from Sophie Boun, Group Consolidation Manager
"The Finance function within an industrial group such as Naval Group is complex and requires the work of specialists in taxation, insurance, cash flow, management audits and the consolidation of subsidiary and Group accounts.»

A few examples of jobs:
  • Industrial management auditor/Financial engineering manager
  • Financial expert

Health Safety & Environment

Respect for the health and safety of its personnel in a preserved industrial environment is a major priority for Naval Group. Risk control along with knowledge of the regulations in force, the setting up of a management system consistent with international standards and local support for management are essential for ensuring a strict and homogeneous application of the rules on all the Group sites.

A word from Laurent Poitou, Group Health & Safety at Work Director
"Knowing and deploying the health and environmental standards in force is part of our corporate responsibility and our culture of zero tolerance with respect to accidents. In an industrial risk environment such as naval construction, a certain number of employees have to work at heights, carry out lifting and handling operations, move mobile equipment around or isolate energies. The specificity of our core trade requires actions to ensure the application of standards along with prevention and training measures for all the personnel on site."

A few examples of jobs:
  • Prevention/environment manager

Project management

For over 50 years Naval Group, system designer-developer-integrator, has been implementing maritime surveillance and combat systems, the nerve centre of military ships and submarines. The combat systems analyse all the information from radars, sonars and communication equipment to facilitate decisions such as whether to use weapons or not. This is a function which requires expertise in numerous areas - system engineering, software engineering, hardware engineering, networks, security, support and management - in order to carry out their development and maintenance and prepare the future of naval defence.

A word from Céline Bigot, Software Development Manager for the GOWIND® Combat Management Systems on the Naval Group Bagneux site.
"We are at the heart of the digitalization of military operations. The systems part at Naval Group adapts to technological changes so that we are always at the forefront of innovation, in partnership with the leading European scientific labs and innovative companies. It requires knowledge of real-time information processing naval systems, system architectures and data exchange networks, interactive and collaborative systems and the integration of heterogeneous complex systems on the platform. This is the heart of Naval Group' high-tech activity."

A few examples of jobs:
  • Configuration management engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Product IT work package manager

Project management

The construction and maintenance of infrastructures (naval base, industrial machine, quay, etc.) and the maintenance of ships and submarines requires the daily presence of specialists from multiple sectors to guarantee the highest level of availability at sea, the performance levels expected by our customers and the conformity of the industrial equipment. Naval Group draws on specialists in civil engineering, mechanical engineering and industrial electricity and electronics to offer its customers turnkey services, from the construction of the ship to its accommodation in port infrastructures.

A word from Olivier Morice, Industrial Resources Department Manager on the Naval Group Lorient site.
"The maintenance and marine infrastructure activity works for everyone. Versatility is a must and the technical profiles are varied at all levels. Our job is fully integrated in the Group's strategy and constitutes an increasingly significant part of Naval Group' turnover: offer navies a set of services which assure them of the Group's long-term commitment, be capable of supplying maintenance, modernization, spare part and technical assistance services in shipbuilding yards."

A few examples of jobs:
  • Maintenance electro-mechanical technician

Project management

The Naval Group activity is characterized by a great diversity of projects, whether they are major such as new serial construction, the management of the transfer of technology to build submarines, or less complex projects such as the manufacture of equipment or the technical shutdowns of smaller vessels. Project management consists in organizing all the activities and processes which contribute to a product being made or a service carried out, in compliance with quality, leadtimes, costs and the technical performance required by the customer. The aim is to move forward as a team in a given time period around a shared goal.

A word from Marc Le Maux, Performance Manager, Program Management

"At Naval Group, once a contract is signed, we talk about a program. And this is probably the most exciting activity! A program structures the activity of hundreds of people for a given period, it has its own rhythm, its own organization and its own industrial milestones which have to be complied with as for other stages in its life cycle. Working on a program requires agility and rigor. To set this to music we need a team which is welded around program supervision, program coordination, program management (scheduling, risk management, document management, etc.) and contract management. It is a musical composition."

A few examples of jobs:
  • Program Director
  • Scheduler
  • Sales contract manager

Paint and composites

Whether carrying out a refit, repairing a failure or resolving an anomaly, the mechanic is the cornerstone in ship repairs, an essential technician for maintenance, removal and reassembly work. Responsible for the routine maintenance of machines, Naval Group mechanics troubleshoot failures, repair them and carry out preventive maintenance.

A word from Philippe Le Nestour, Mechanical Fitter on the Naval Group Brest site
"Nearly 700 people, including 430 mechanical fitters are concerned by mechanical assemblies at Naval Group. This specialty is best learned on the ground, particularly by means of on-the-job training. I have had the opportunity of working on vertical missile launchers and on guns as well as on the torpedo launching system. The weapon mechanical systems represent a very specific, even strategic expertise for Naval Group and its customers. My current mission is to carry out assembly and integration work on the FREMM frigates with machining of the seating plane, resin chocking and casting and the assembly of facilities, and this, according to very specific procedures. The watch word for all our work: rigor and accuracy!"

A few examples of jobs:
  • Mechanics/fluids production manager
  • Optical fitter
  • Fluids hydraulic specialist

Paint and composites

Nuclear power is firmly rooted in the history of the Group since the design of the Redoutable, the first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine 50 years ago. This specialization covers a vast sphere of activities, from studies to the operation and through life support of the onboard nuclear facilities and nuclear reactors, via the design and production engineering of complex systems for nuclear power. With always the same priority: to continuously guarantee the protection of personnel and the environment by our control of safety.

A word from Philippe Quéau, Nuclear Safety Engineer
"Manager of the Safety and Radiation Protection Studies Department, nuclear power system engineer, head of a secret regulated nuclear facility (INBS): these are some of the positions that have helped me acquire the necessary experience for a nuclear safety engineer. The Brest – Île Longue centre has specificity in that it covers a wide area of activities, from onboard reactors to deterrent weapon systems. As both expert and inspector, I must provide proof of Naval Group' openness and rigor at each step in major work or operations and guarantee that in a crisis, each person perfectly carries out their role."

A few examples of jobs:
  • Nuclear prevention engineer
  • Nuclear inspection engineer

Paint and composites

In an environment with as many constraints as the marine environment, knowledge and expertise in materials, arrangement and paints is primordial for ensuring the longevity of ships, submarines and other sea platforms, and the comfort of a hundred or so sailors, while respecting weight and space requirements. From the hull to the seatings, there are very few metals which do not meet the anticorrosion standards. The technology of materials such as composites and special coatings along with the technique for using them are essential for insulating structures and interior outfittings.

A word from Aude Kérivin, Painter on the Naval Group Brest site

"In addition to expertise in the trade, expertise in paints and composites means that you can acquire related skills in production management and supervision of sub-contracted activities. The maintenance activity at Brest involves examining the skin and finding solutions to correct it. I then submit a work proposal to our customer and draw up articles and conditions before issuing an invitation to tender. Then a work schedule has to be drawn up and the progress of the work monitored. It is really a very rich and varied job. For a technical shutdown on the scale of that of the French navy aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, the paint work was a major job. More than 19,000 m² of skin and 5,000 m² of flight deck were stripped and then painted!!

A few examples of jobs:

Wood and lightweight material shipwright and arrangement worker
  • Plastic material and composite molder
  • Painter and material treatment operator

Quality - Progress

At the intersection between studies and production, the steering, preparation and management function allows personnel, be they engineers, technicians or workers, to finalize production methods and processes, detailed studies and production engineering for building and maintaining ships and other Naval Group products. The actors in this specialty underpin the correct sequencing of the production activities, they anticipate its needs and are in contact with the designers.

A word from Audrey Ribière, Task Work Package Manager on the Naval Group Brest site

"Coordination is the key to the Task Work Package Manager's job on the Naval Group Brest site dedicated to the through life support of ships and submarines. Technical shutdowns are short and you need to know how to manage the co-activity in order to not fall behind, i.e. the simultaneous presence of various trades in the same work space. The equipment handled is often very specific, and can be over 30 years old which requires special knowledge. When you do this job you quickly become addicted to shipbuilding and ship maintenance."

A few examples of jobs:
  • Production management manager
  • Industrial performance manager
  • Industrial sub-contracting manager
  • Production engineering and detailed studies manager
  • Hull/structure method/prod. engineering/detailed studies technician
  • Ship/shipyard manager
  • Production work coordinator

Quality - Progress

Install a component of less than 500 mg onto a torpedo, assemble the propellant part of a M51 missile which contains more than 45 tons of propellant on Ile Longue, test the gas generators, qualify the 100 mm guns, develop the new heavyweight torpedo and anti-torpedo acoustic decoys are just some of the missions of a Naval Group pyrotechnical specialist. Pyrotechnics cover a variety of fields which each have the same essential requirement: safety through strict compliance with the applicable regulations.

"Joining this specialty is like joining a family of around 200 specialists at Naval Group who share a particular and sometimes esoteric language, that of powder blenders. The Naval Group pyrotechnical specialists are involved in all the through life support work which is sometimes carried out in a pyrotechnical environment when the ammunition is not or is only partially removed from the ship. They also work on the design tasks related to the storage and handling of ammunition onboard ships and submarines."

A few examples of jobs:
  • Pyrotechnics agent

Quality - Progress

The design and construction as well as the maintenance of our products require operational excellence at each stage of the life cycle. The construction of conformity, quality control, supplier control, control of upstream requirements, compliance with milestones, modifications to the quality system and the associated progress plans require mobilized professionals to ultimately, ensure customer satisfaction.

A word from Paul Lanat , Production Quality Manager at Saint Tropez

"To carry out Quality missions, you must be convinced that every problem has a solution and help find it by leading dedicated groups. I firmly believe in interpersonal skills, which in addition to controlling the quality reference systems, means we can envisage solutions by working together with a better efficiency. Control is - and will always remain - at the heart of our activity: dimensional measurements of the parts on their arrival using 3D machines, electrical tests, checks during the final assembly phase, etc.
But we go further. Being a quality controller means analyzing the incidents that have been recorded and demonstrating leadership by assuming, objectively and in compliance with requirements, your right of veto at the service of Naval Group."

A few examples of jobs:
  • Quality manager
  • Tender/program quality controller
  • Product/service quality controller

General support

The HR teams accompany staff in the development of their individual performance, to serve a group, Naval Group, in a changing environment: internationalization, setting up of new activities, development of social regulations and growing requirements for competitiveness. Parallel to our job specializations (personnel administrative management, training, labour relations, forward-looking employment and skill management, recruitment, mobility and the HR information system), we maintain close links within each of our entities.

A few examples of jobs:
  • HR coordination and management manager
  • Local HR manager
  • Development of human potential manager

General support

Assembling and, if applicable, heating fabricated structures are operations requiring high-precision techniques which are vital for the ship construction and repair activity. Naval Group implements procedures which are constantly evolving, from manual welding to semi-automatic, mechanized, automated and robotic welding. This is a job which continuously interfaces with the other fabrication trades and constitutes a vital link in the construction of the conformity in real time.

A word from Olivier Menez, Welder on the Naval Group Brest site
"Welding is an operation which is both comprehensive and very accurate, associating metallurgy, thermodynamics, the strength of materials and electricity. A large majority of our welds are subject to ultrasonic testing or an X-ray inspection. There is no room for error. The sheet metal plates which we assemble are for the fabrication of a submarine or surface ship, complex and high-tech products. To do my job you need to pass a qualification every year as Naval Group has a welding reference system with test criteria and validity periods which are stricter than the European standard. "
The Naval Group Welding Training Centres present on each Naval Group production site, train and deliver welder qualifications for work on submarines, ships, nuclear reactors and more recently, marine renewable energy facilities. The Brest Welding Training Centre, the only centre which can qualify welders working on sheet metal plates fabricated under Naval Group licence for the construction of submarine hulls, runs welder qualification certification courses for Naval Group personnel and welders from companies in the region.

A few examples of jobs:
  • Preheating worker
  • Hull welder
  • Piping welder

General support

Maintenance and regulatory inspection of work equipment and infrastructures, administration of areas, transportation of personnel and equipment, management of metrology equipment and tool stocks, investment, management of building programs, procurement of supplies, along with the protection of information and the guaranteeing of the security of systems and networks ... the tasks of the general support teams on the Naval Group sites group a very wide panel of activities with as an imperative: to serve personnel and ensure their satisfaction and to guarantee the availability and conformity of the industrial tool and the protection of the Group's security rules.

A word from Jean-Marie Simon, Administrator on the Naval Group Brest site
"An industrial site is like an ants' nest. It never stops. To ensure that traffic keeps moving and operations stay fluid, it takes a team you can rely on, every day. Especially as at Naval Group certain areas have restricted access and require security clearance to enter them. Our job requires good knowledge of the operational activities and processes of the Group. The teams from the Site Management Department, although discrete, ensure that work runs smoothly for the internal personnel and contribute towards the Group's corporate image externally. In contact with these different groups, the teams can take the site's pulse! "

Corporate information system

Production support ensures that shipyards function correctly whether involved in new construction or through life support work by ensuring the implementation of energy, fluid, scaffolding, and infrastructure facilities and the cleaning of the shipyard. Handling and lifting operations, underwater work, dock manoeuvres (stocks, drydocking/floating off of floating vehicles) form part of the everyday life of the Naval Group industrial sites. They must be carried out in compliance with employee health and safety standards.

A word from Yann Grignoux, Handler on the Naval Group Brest site

"As handler, you need to have a sense of space when for example you are marking out an area, planning for the number of pulley blocks to be used to lift a load and locating the loading areas. Unlike other activities, space is often very limited in a submarine and you have to constantly take into account that pipes are everywhere, the floors slippery, the parts large and that there is always a coactivity. I have a number of authorizations, for example a heavy-goods vehicle licence, and notably an aerial platform operator permit and a handler qualification recognized by the profession, including a handler qualification for the military nuclear systems. I work with very different products, from assembling blades for the tidal turbines to assembling blocks for the Moroccan FREMM frigates, that's why it is good to be a handler at Naval Group!"

A few examples of jobs:
  • Network operation & shipyard support manager
  • Temporary networks operator
  • Diver and deep sea diver
  • Transportation and handling manager
  • Handler
  • Handling equipment and hoisting gear operator

Corporate information system

An essential link in the procurement of equipment for the Group, the Supply Chain ensures both the flows and product availability processes, from design to the final customer. The Supply Chain, guaranteeing the availability in the stores, of purchased and subcontracted products along with removed from ship items and tools, ensures the quality of the flows from product storage to counter delivery and coordinates the transport on and off sites for internal work and finished products.

A word from Serge Guével, Supply Chain Manager on the Naval Group Brest site

"The Naval Group Supply Chain has a dual specificity. It is a prototype rather than a serial production Supply Chain and a "Design to Order" Supply Chain where design only starts after the order has been placed. This practically unique model makes this function, more than in any other industrial group, a professional challenge."

A few examples of jobs:
  • Supply chain manager
  • Supply chain team member

Corporate information system

The information systems contribute to leading change in a group such as Naval Group which, since 2003, has been continuously developing and reinforcing its applications and infrastructures to provide ever greater performance for the benefit of its internal customers and an appropriate response to the internationalization and globalization challenges. The ISD is the department most called upon by Group personnel, in daily contact with the IT applications and resources made available to them, in a rapidly changing environment, particularly with respect to cyber defence; a weighty responsibility for the teams who ensure the efficiency and security of the service for all the trades.

A word from Michèle Fouchard, Group Chief Information Officer
"The Naval Group IT teams are engaged in transformation actions to accompany the strategy of the Naval Group group. We have to respond for example to two essential needs that may seem to be contradictory: ensure the security of information at a level which corresponds to defence industry requirements and support the Group's international development. These are major stakes and the contribution of our functional and technical analysts/consultants, our architects, our heads of project and our application and operation managers is essential. Our skills clearly go beyond mere technical knowledge: knowing how to control external services, developing communication and marketing channels and working in bitmap mode have become imperatives. At Naval Group, the ISD support function is all that is noble: it works hand in hand with the Trades and Management of the group, and it builds and strengthens the foundations required to secure and control information."

A few examples of jobs:
  • Company IS architect
  • Trade analyst
  • Development and integration manager

Machining

At Naval Group, metallurgy is a science and technique which constitutes the foundation of our core trade. All kinds of metal are machined to produce parts by the removal of material. The machining techniques specialist intervenes upstream of production to apply the most effective manufacturing process and must master the machines in compliance with the most stringent safety rules.

A word from Mikael Danilet, Machiner on the Naval Group Cherbourg site
"Naval Group has an incredible industrial tool. Depending on the part to be machined, for example a torpedo launching tube or a shaftline propeller, we have to choose the most appropriate cutting tools (lathe, milling machine or boring machine) to carry out the machining program with the utmost rigor. The parts and equipment are located at key points in the submarine or ship, there is no room for error. But a duty to pass on know-how. Machining is a specialty practiced by few, it is learnt though knowledge passed down from previous generations."

A few examples of jobs:
  • Machining unit manager
  • Machining supervisor
  • Machining worker