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BLASTER EXPERIENCED - $1000 SIGN-ON BONUS

Location: 

Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Dec 3, 2021

Job Description

Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is offering a $1000 sign-on bonus to experienced Blaster new hires. Job seekers who apply after August 16, 2021 until December 31, 2021 are eligible for the sign-on 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).

$2,000 sign-on bonus/retention bonus for candidates with at least 1 year or more of Blasting Experience
$3,500 sign-on bonus/retention bonus for candidates with at least 1 year or more of Blasting Experience and C-7 certification
$5,000 sign-on bonus/retention bonus for candidates with at least 1 year or more of Blasting Experience and C-7 certification and an active Security Clearance

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must have 1 year or more of Blast Experience.

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: 10076 

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-Teleworking is not available for this position 

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 

Clearance Type: No - Clearance Not Required to Start  
 

Who We Are - About HII 

 

EEO Statement:

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

 

As a condition of employment with Newport News Shipbuilding, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID 19 or fit within an exemption under the law.  Accordingly, employment is conditioned on providing proof of vaccination or having an approved exemption prior to starting employment. 

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