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PIPE FITTER TRAINEE - $500 SIGN-ON BONUS

Location: 

Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Sep 12, 2021

Job Description

Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is offering a $500 sign-on bonus to pipe fitter trainee new hires. Job seekers who apply after August 16, 2021 until December 31, 2021 are eligible for the sign-on 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.

Pipe fitters are responsible for installing these complex systems together on the ship and in the shop: more than 23 miles of pipe are installed on a submarine, and more than 230 miles of pipe are installed on a carrier. As a pipe fitter, you will learn to read blueprints, fabricate, install, inspect, and test the many piping systems onboard a ship. In your first few weeks at the company you will attend a Fundamentals of Piping Fitting class where you will receive important information needed for you to perform you job. During your career you will also receive other training need to enhance your knowledge of the job.

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 Pipe Fitter Trainee program is offered at Thomas Nelson Community College (Hampton, 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/

A $2500 sign-on bonus offered to candidates with an active security clearance.

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 indooors/outdoors year round in all weather conditions. Must be able to work assigned shift as production needs. Must be able to pass Physical Agility Test.

Preferred Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent preferred

Req ID: 8492 

Department: X42 PIPE 

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  
 

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EEO Statement:

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

 

As a condition of employment with Newport News Shipbuilding, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID 19 or fit within an exemption under the law.  Accordingly, employment is conditioned on providing proof of vaccination or having an approved exemption prior to starting employment.