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SHEET METAL WORKER TRAINEE - $500 SIGN-ON BONUS

Location: 

Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Sep 14, 2021

Job Description

Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is offering a $500 sign-on bonus to Sheet Metal 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

As a Sheet Metal Trainee, you will first be qualified through the shipyards state of the art welding school. The Sheet Metal 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. 

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 Sheet Metal Trainee program is offered at Tidewater Community College (Portsmouth, VA). This is a 2-week (UNPAID) program (80 hours), 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Monday thru Friday). To learn more about the Marine Trades Training (MTT) programs and how the process works, please visit: https://huntingtoningalls.com/hii-careers/newport-news-shipbuilding-marine-trainee-programs/

Watch this trainee video to learn more: Trainee Video

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: 8626 

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  
 

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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.