Posted by: Newport News Shipbuilding (a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries) on Sep 01, 2021
Newport News , VA
Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is offering a $1000 sign-on bonus to experienced Fitter 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.
Fitters are often called the "carpenters" of shipbuilding or "Artists of Steel". Fitters read, interpret, plan and execute from drawings and procedures. Fitters 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. Fitters must have strong math skills and a good mechanical aptitude. Fitters build in-place all interior structures, hatches, doors, bulkheads, etc., to complete all the steel work in the ship. Fitters 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 fitter will apply their skills in the shops, platens, dry-docks and onboard ships in support of new construction, ship repair and ship overhauls.
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.
High school graduate or equivalent preferred.
Req ID: 8465
Department: X11 FITTERS
Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265)
Travel Required: No
Relocation: No relocation assistance available
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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