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FITTER TRAINEE- FOR 2022 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS OR GRADUATES (Carpentry, Construction, Steel)

Location: 

Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Jun 20, 2022

Job Description

This Job Listing is for recent or upcoming 2022 High School Graduates. Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is offering a $1000 sign-on bonus to TRADE Trainee hires. In addition, NNS is offering $1500 in relocation to TRADE Trainee new hires that live 50 miles or greater from Newport News, VA. Job seekers who apply until August 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.

 

 

Newport News Shipbuilding has partnered with the Virginia Ship Repair Association and local Virginia community colleges and maritime training facilities to offer several course-to-hire Marine Trades Training (MTT) programs for individuals interested in learning a trade and working full-time for Newport News Shipbuilding. Courses are offered once a month with 8-10 students per class. The Fitter Trainee program is offered at Paul D. Camp Community College (Suffolk, VA),  Thomas Nelson Community College (Hampton, VA) and Tidewater Community College (Portsmouth, VA). This is a 3-week (UNPAID) program (120 hours), 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Monday thru Friday).

To learn more about the Marine Trades Training (MTT) programs, please visit: https://huntingtoningalls.com/hii-careers/newport-news-shipbuilding-marine-trainee-programs/

Fitters are often called “carpenters of steel.” Fitters weld ship ceilings, floors, hulls and walls. Experience in carpentry, construction and mechanics lends itself to a career as a Fitter.

 

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Basic Qualifications

Candidates must be 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 Ablities test

Preferred Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent preferred.

  • Req ID: 19025 
  • Department: X11 FITTERS 
  • Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265) 
  • Travel Required: No 
  • Shift: Multiple 
  • Relocation: Relocation assistance will be 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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