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BLASTER ENTRY LEVEL - $500 SIGN-ON BONUS

Location: 

Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Jun 16, 2022

Job Description

Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is offering a $500 sign-on bonus to entry-level TRADE new hires. In addition, NNS is offering $1000 in relocation to entry-level TRADE new hires that live 50 miles or greater from Newport News, VA. Job seekers who apply until June 1, 2022 are eligible for the sign-on and relocation bonus. Newport News Shipbuilding offers competitive pay, weekly paychecks, paid time off, paid holidays, medical benefits including an on-site health center, 401K company match, employee discounts, and more. The sign-on bonus is for external new hires. Current Newport News Shipbuilding employees are ineligible for the sign-on bonus.

The candidate will learn the process of surface preparation by operating blast equipment used to create a profile on a steel structure which will allow the coating treatment to adhere properly to the metal surfaces. The candidate will be trained in the use, care and safe operation of blast equipment furnished by the company. Candidates must be able to learn and perform safely, blast operations in tanks and voids as well as working heights such as staging.scaffolding and lifting equipment (JLG and scissors lift equipment).

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must able to work at extreme heights or small confined spaces. Must be able to kneel, squat, crawl, bend, stoop, and climb. Must be able to lift 40 lbs and must take and pass a respirator fit test. Must be able to work assigned shift as production needs. Must be able to pass Physical Agility Test.  Must be able to work indoors/outdoors year round in all weather conditions.

Preferred Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent preferred
  • Req ID: 17945 
  • Department: X33 SURF PREP & TREAT DE 
  • Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265) 
  • Travel Required: No 
  • Shift: Multiple 
  • Relocation: No relocation assistance available 
  • Education: None 
  • Virtual/Telework Opportunity: No - Not eligible for telework 
  • US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 
  • Clearance Type: No - Clearance Not Required to Start  
     

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EEO Statement:

HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

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