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WELDER/STRUCTURE TRAINEE - $500 SIGN-ON BONUS

Location: 

Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Aug 17, 2022

Job Description

Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is offering a $500 sign-on bonus to welder trainee hires. In addition, NNS is offering $1500 in relocation to welder trainee new hires that live 50 miles or greater from Newport News, VA. Job seekers who apply until September 1, 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.

 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 Welder Trainee program is offered at Paul D. Camp Community College (Suffolk, VA),  Thomas Nelson Community College (Hampton, VA) and Tidewater Community College (Portsmouth, VA). This is a 3-week (UNPAID) program (120 hours), 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Monday thru Friday).

 As a welder, you will first be qualified through the shipyards state of the art welding school. After completion of welding school, you will use a wide range of welding filler metals and welding processes to perform structural and/or pipe welds in all phases of ship construction. Welders perform tack, fillet, and full penetration welding on steel foundations and structural and pipe joints in production on aircraft carriers and submarines. This will be done using various welding processes including SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding), FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding), GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), and GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding).

To learn more about the Marine Trades Training (MTT) programs, 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.

  • Req ID: 22944 
  • Department: X18 WELDERS 
  • Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265) 
  • Travel Required: No 
  • Shift: Multiple 
  • Relocation: No relocation assistance available 
  • Education: None 
  • Virtual/Telework Opportunity: No - Not eligible for telework 
  • US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 
  • Clearance Type: No - Clearance Not Required to Start  
     

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EEO Statement:

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

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