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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Feb 21, 2023

Job Description

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. Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of HII, is offering a $1500 sign-on bonus to Machinist new hires, with a minimum 3 years experience. In addition, NNS is offering $1000 in relocation to experienced Machinist new hires that live 50 miles or greater from Newport News, VA. The sign-on bonus is for external new hires only. Current Newport News Shipbuilding employees are ineligible.

Machinists operate various machines (manual and/or CNC) such as; lathes, mills, vertical machining centers, horizontal boring mills, etc. Machinists troubleshoot operations and take appropriate actions to correct. The machinists perform quality inspections, verifying dimensions of work piece are in accordance with drawing specifications. Machinists are assigned responsibility for installing, grooming and testing the ship’s major mechanical components and systems. Work occurs on commercial or naval ships in various stages of new construction, overhaul or repair. Examples of ship’s components work on are steam turbines, reduction gears, propellers, reactor components, catapults, weapons systems, periscopes and can be as diverse as laundry, food service or refrigeration equipment. Machinist operate a wide variety of tools and machinery. The tools range from wrenches and screwdrivers to complex and sophisticated equipment such as saws, drill presses, optical equipment, mills, portable machines, boring equipment, precision grinders, instruments and lathes.

Sign-On Bonus: $1500

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This specific job listing is at an off-site location: Oakland Industrial Park 



Basic Qualifications

The candidate must be able to understand written instructions and strong math skills are essential. This is a construction environment involving extreme heights, confined spaces, physical labor and various weather conditions within a shipyard environment. Entry level candidates must pass Work keys testing requirements.



Preferred Qualifications

Prior Mechanical experience such as Automotive Repair, Plant Maintenance, Machinery Installation/Repair is a plus. Successful completion of a technical/vocational program in Machining, Diesel Technology, Automotive, HVAC, Mechanical.

Qualified candidates must have three (3) or more years experience as a machinist, machinist mate, mechanic/automotive repairman, engine man, heavy equipment repairman or similar experience. Machinists take the locating information and applied mathematics tests."  

All of the following are a definite plus:

  • Machinist will set up, program, edit , troubleshoot own machines
  • CNC machinist experience in programming, setup , modifying programs, knowledge of vast tooling  ( Kennametal , Iscar, sandvik ,mitsubitishi )
  • High speed drilling, milling and turning
  • Fryer conversational controls
  • Fanuc controls
  • Gibbs cam programming software
  • CNC Horizontal milling
  • CNC Lathe
  • Manuel horizontal mill
  • Manuel lathe
  • Basic hand tools
  • Req ID: 30098 
  • Department: X65 SFA Mechanical 
  • Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265) 
  • Travel Required: Yes, 10%-25% of the time 
  • Shift: Multiple 
  • Relocation: No relocation assistance available 
  • Education: High School Diploma/GED 
  • 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 


Working at HII is more than a job - it’s an opportunity to build a future. We offer comprehensive benefits including: medical, prescription drug, dental and vision plan choices, on-site health centers, tele-medicine, wellness resources, employee assistance programs, savings plan options (401K), financial education and planning tools, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, early childhood and post-secondary education scholarships, and more. Some benefits may vary depending on your specific division or work location.


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

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