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Fitter Experienced - 3-5 YEARS EXPERIENCE - $2500 SIGN-ON BONUS

Newport News, Virginia
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date: Sep 1, 2022
Job Description

Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is offering a $2500.00 sign-on bonus to Experienced Shipfitter (Fitter) new hires, with 3-5 years of experience. In addition, NNS is offering $2500 in relocation to experienced TRADE new hires that live 50 miles or greater from Newport News, VA. Job seekers who apply until December 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.

Shipfitters (Fitters) are often called the "carpenters" of shipbuilding or "Artists of Steel". Shipfitters read, interpret, plan and execute from drawings and procedures. Shipfitters measure, cut, grind, fit, align and tack weld parts as small your finger nail to the large sub-assemblies and super lifts that form the structural body of the ship. Shipfitters must have strong math skills and a good mechanical aptitude. Shipfitters build in-place all interior structures, hatches, doors, bulkheads, etc., to complete all the steel work in the ship. Shipfitters are expected to climb and work in high areas or crawl and work in cramped confine spaces and perform tasks with all kinds of working conditions in-between. A Shipfitter will apply their skills in the shops, platens, dry-docks and onboard ships in support of new construction, ship repair and ship overhauls.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must have 3 or more years of FITTING/FABRICATION expereince

Must be 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.

Req ID: 25745
Department: X11 FITTERS
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

Who We Are - About HII

EEO Statement:

HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.
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  • Job Reference: 707463155-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.
  • Location: Newport News, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Permanent