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Fitter Experienced - 6-10 YEARS EXPERIENCE - $5000 SIGN-ON BONUS

Location: 

Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Aug 4, 2022

Job Description

Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is offering a  $5000 sign-on bonus to Experienced Shipfitter  (Fitter) new hires, with a minimum of 6 or more years of experience. In addition, NNS is offering $2500 in relocation to experienced TRADE new hires that live 50 miles or greater from Newport News, VA. Job seekers who apply until September 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.

Shipfitters are often called the "carpenters" of shipbuilding or "Artists of Steel". Shipfitters read, interpret, plan and execute from drawings and procedures. Shipfitters measure, cut, grind, fit, align and tack weld parts as small your finger nail to the large sub-assemblies and super lifts that form the structural body of the ship. Shipfitters must have strong math skills and a good mechanical aptitude. Shipfitters build in-place all interior structures, hatches, doors, bulkheads, etc., to complete all the steel work in the ship. Shipfitters are expected to climb and work in high areas or crawl and work in cramped confine spaces and perform tasks with all kinds of working conditions in-between. A Shipfitter will apply their skills in the shops, platens, dry-docks and onboard ships in support of new construction, ship repair and ship overhauls.

 

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Basic Qualifications

Candidates must have 6 or more years of FITTING/FABRICATION experience

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 Agility Test.

  • Req ID: 22425 
  • Department: X11 FITTERS 
  • 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  
     

Who We Are - About HII 

 

EEO Statement:

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

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