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Marine Coating Trainee

Location: 

Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date: 
Job Description

The 2020 Marine Coatings Trainee Program is a joint partnership between Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Workforce Development and several local Virginia Community Colleges. This trainee program provides a candidate with the unique opportunity to build a career in shipbuilding. We encourage you to join our team of legacy skilled craftsman and apply today.

The purpose of this program is to prepare a trainee to perform solvent, hand tool and power tool cleaning, and apply paint using various brushes and rollers to the safety and quality standards required in a marine environment.

All candidates are required to complete a Newport News Shipbuilding job application. Offers of employment will be given to those candidates selected to participate in this program. The offer will include several contingencies including drug screen, physical and background check. Once the candidate has cleared the drug screen and physical they will be accepted in to the program.

This training program will be for 2 weeks at Tidewater Community College in Suffolk, Virginia from 7 am to 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday. If selected to participate in this training program, then the candidate will need to complete the college’s enrollment process and pay a $250 tuition fee to Tidewater Community College where the training will take place. With the completion of the training program, along with meeting all other contingencies previously mentioned, the candidate will be a hired as a Marine Painter and given a start to work date through Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. Once the employee starts to work, they will be reimbursed the $250 (subject to tax withholding).

 

Basic Qualifications
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 Work Keys testing requirements and Physical Agility Test.
Preferred Qualifications
High school graduate or equivalent preferred

Req ID: 2978 

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  

 

Company Statement:

Huntington Ingalls Industries employs more than 42,000 people throughout the United States and around the world.  We are America’s largest military shipbuilder and one of the largest defense contractors for unmanned systems, nuclear and environmental services and fleet sustainment.  Our employees build, engineer and innovate complex products and solutions for our customers on a daily basis - we do the Hard Stuff, Done Right.  Each year we hire thousands of business, engineering, IT professionals and tradespersons to accomplish our mission. Why not become part of something bigger than yourself, find your purpose, and join HII today.

EEO Statement:

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