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SHIPWRIGHT- $500 Sign-On Bonus


Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Jan 12, 2022

Job Description

Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is offering a $500 sign-on bonus to entry-level TRADE new hires. In addition, NNS is offering $1000 in relocation to entry-level TRADE new hires that live 50 miles or greater from Newport News, VA. Job seekers who apply until March 31, 2022 are eligible for the sign-on and relocation 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.



Linesmen Shipwrights are responsible for establishing critical lines and profiles for most steps that are taken in building units in the shops, platens, or shipboard. They use survey equipment such as levels, transits and Total Station equipment.

Basic Qualifications

High School graduate preferred.

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 have basic Computer Skills.
• Must have Strong Math Knowledge and Skills.
• Must be able to work ALL assigned shift hours 
as production needs dictate.
• Must be able to learn to read, interpret and utilize blueprints and drawings.
• Must be able to use a variety of tools and measuring devices during this process. 
• Must be able to work in an industrial  construction environment involving extreme heights, confined spaces, physical labor and various weather conditions within a shipyard environment.
• Must be able to successfully pass Physical Agility Test. 
• Must be willing to be completely clean shaven (other than a mustache) on a daily basis, in order to be respirator qualified.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in surveying using levels, transits and Total Station is Preferred. 
• Technical Drawing Skills are a plus.
• Experience using excel/word is needed.
• Experience using AutoCAD/Katia/or any   other 3D computer programs is helpful.
• Geometry/Trig knowledge is extremely helpful.

Req ID: 14165 

Department: X11 FITTERS 

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  

Who We Are - About HII 


EEO Statement:

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


As of December 1, 2021 to qualify for a position with Huntington Ingalls Industries, all external candidates must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or fit within an exemption under the law. Exceptions will be allowed for all trades positions. Please be advised that Huntington Ingalls Industries encourages all employees to be vaccinated and may require proof of full vaccination at any time as a condition of employment. If you are a current HII employee, you must follow the vaccination guidelines and requirements of the division you are applying to. 

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