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SHEET METAL WORKER (TRAINEE)

Location: 

Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date: 
Job Description

As a Sheet Metal Worker, you will first be qualified through the shipyards state of the art welding school. The Sheetmetal Department is a highly versatile team of craftsmen that are responsible for fabricating, assembling and installing a wide variety of Components on Aircraft Carriers, Submarines and other Surface Ships. These Sheet Metal components include, but are not limited to ventilation systems, metal joiner bulkheads and framing, furniture, cabinetry, lockers, ladders and handrails, foundations, weapons spaces and wet spaces. As a sheet metal worker you will perform work governed by detailed technical work documents and procedural guidelines. The tools of the trade include a variety of hand tools and power tools/equipment to include drills, rivet guns, grinders, miter saws, band saws, nibblers, plasma arc cutters, rollers, shears, press brakes and CNC fabricators. The Sheet Metal Department will provide formal and on the job training (basic sheet metal/tack welding) as well as any job specific training requirements.

 

The Marine Sheet Metal 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 work in fabricating or assembling sheet metal products in a shop environment and/or installing a wide variety of sheet metal components on Aircraft Carriers, Submarines and other Surface Ships. You will learn to work with a variety of hand tools and power tools; including, but not limited to: grinders, miter saws, band saws, nibblers, plasma arc cutters, shears, rollers, drills or drill presses, rivet guns, , press brakes and CNC fabricators.

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 Portsmouth, 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 Sheet Metal Worker 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).

As a Sheet Metal Worker, you will also attend and be qualified through the shipyards state of the art welding school.
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 Physical Agility Test.
Preferred Qualifications
High school graduate or equivalent preferred

Req ID: 2592 

Department: X32 SHEET METAL DEPT 

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.