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FSG Tradesperson 1 (Sandblaster) (28310BR)

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HII Fleet Support Group
5200 W. Mercury Blvd. Suite 250
Newport News, VA 23605
Phone: 757-896-5556

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5200 W. Mercury Blvd. Suite 250
Newport News, VA 23605
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FSG Tradesperson 1 (Sandblaster) HII FLEET SUPPORT GROUP (0480) Chesapeake-Virginia-United States 28310BR External Job Description This position will primarily work out of our Woodlake Fabrication Shop location in Chesapeake, VA but will also travel locally to shipyards and military bases supporting our Marine Services Operation in fabrication and fleet modernization. With the understanding that tasking may require out of town travel for short durations up to 50% of the time. This is depending on contract awards and support required as per trade/skill set. Position Specifics: Must have the following experience to qualify for this position. • Must have ability to set up, operate and maintain industrial paint spraying and sandblasting equipment. • Must have experience applying and/or removing various sand abrasives and paint coatings. • Must be able to travel locally or out of area up to 50% of the time. Current passport and out of country travel possible for tasking as required Under direction, performs routine work technical trades duties to include support of technical repairs and installations. Work from blueprints and tech manuals. Work assigned is typical of standard work assignments common to specialty trades. Applies job skills and company policies to complete a wide range of tasks that vary based on job, contract, customer requirements, specifications, etc. Performs semi-skilled and unskilled laboring duties related to the installation, maintenance and repair of a wide variety of systems and equipment. Must be able to lift, carry and transport heavy equipment and boxes. The exact weight requirements will be determined by the specific job, but no less than 30 lbs. Able to work on and climb ladders, work in extreme temperature environments, aboard ships, in shipyards, under industrial conditions and in confined spaces. Able to perform other duties as required which may involve high heat, humidity, noise and dirty conditions, working aloft or over the sides of vessels. May ride ships at sea for extended periods. May require wearing a respirator. Most work is performed aboard ships or in industrial conditions. Travel may be required within and outside of the continental United States. Department/Cost Center 115 - FSG MMTS Busn Unit - 11500 - Marine Services Ops US Citizenship Required for this Position Yes Relocation Assistance No relocation assistance available Clearance Type None Minimum Education High School Diploma/GED Shift 1st Schedule Full-time Travel Yes, 25%-50% of the time Basic Qualifications High School education or Trade School or equivalent + 1 year of related experience. Must provide own hand tools as designated per trades specialty. Preferred Qualifications • Knowledge of toxic and non-toxic painting materials and protection required when handling hazardous materials a plus. • Direct experience with mechanical applications on industrial equipment preferred. • Ability to interpret blueprints and schematics/drawings a plus. Ability to obtain and maintain a Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) ID card and at a minimum, a DoD CONFIDENTIAL security clearance a plus. Company Statement Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 40,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. EEO Statement Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled Welcome. U.S. citizenship required for most positions.

Category: Skilled and Entry Level Shipyard Labor


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NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.

The path to a shipyard career often begins with a position as a Firewatch, Trade Helper or Apprentice. Apprentice programs are rigorous and workers are often more successful if they begin in an entry-level position forst to obtain some key critical skills and knowledge such as:
- Learning the words and terms used in shipyards that aren't used in oher workplaces
- Learning about basic tools and their proper use
- Learning about the variety of trades jobs available so the worker can choose a position best suited to their interests
Education
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

Job Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Qualifications
Candidates must have 6-8 years of experience in their trade for first class tradesmen positions.

Entry-level jobs require a minimum of 6-12 months experience working in a shipyard environment.