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FOREMAN O22/X42 CRAFT INSTRUCTOR - $5,000 Sign-On Bonus


Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Jan 11, 2022

Job Description

Supervises, assigns, coordinates and evaluates semi-skilled and skilled trades personnel according to their skill, experience and job knowledge. Supervises and trains employees to improve quality and quantity of work performed. Recommends training to enhance skill and productivity of employees, and assists in development of training procedures. Breaks broad strategies down to practical action plans and ensures employees are trained to perform these plans. Responsible for complying with all technical aspects of the job including adherence to all drawings, procedures, etc. Responsible for manufacturing, installation, operation, testing, and process operations that have a significant financial impact on the company's performance. Supervises qualified trades staff; monitoring job and budget performance for all shifts.

Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus to Foreman new hires. Job seekers who apply after November 10, 2021 until January 31, 2022 are eligible for the sign-on bonus. The sign-on bonus is for all Foreman new hires, current Newport News Shipbuilding employees are eligible.

Candidates selected to move forward in the hiring process will take and complete a 20-30 minute assessment.  This one-time assessment will be applied to all Newport News Shipbuilding Foreman positions for a period of 365 days.  For internal applicants, the assessment should be completed on the employee’s own time.  

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Basic Qualifications

BS/Apprentice OR High School and 6 years related Trade experience.

Preferred Qualifications

An Apprentice School X42 Pipefitter graduate is preferred with a sound knowledge of the shipyard pipefitter trade and prior nuclear experience. Must be able to supervise the work of others and communicate effectively in individual and group situations.

The candidate will be responsible for the training and evaluation of 12-15 apprentices in a production environment. The candidate must possess strong organizational skills with proficiencies in multitasking and scheduling. The candidate will be responsible for all documentation requirements in their area of responsibility.

An incumbent must possess a thorough technical knowledge of the trade in their area of responsibility and have a solid educational base, generally gained through successful completion of the Apprentice program or the equivalent in education and training. The candidate must be able to supervise the work of others, motivate and train employees, and possess strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills. Must be able to work a variable work schedule including overtime.   

Req ID: 15032 


Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265) 

Travel Required: No 

Shift: 1st 

Relocation: No relocation assistance available 

Education: High School Diploma/GED 

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 of December 1, 2021 to qualify for a position with Huntington Ingalls Industries, all external candidates must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or fit within an exemption under the law. Exceptions will be allowed for all trades positions. Please be advised that Huntington Ingalls Industries encourages all employees to be vaccinated and may require proof of full vaccination at any time as a condition of employment. If you are a current HII employee, you must follow the vaccination guidelines and requirements of the division you are applying to. 

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