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Trades Assistant (Shipboard Alteration Installer Asst.) - 1097

Trades Assistant (Shipboard Alteration Installer Asst.) - 1097 Location: Virginia Beach, VA, US, 23462 Company: HII's TSD 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 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. Job Description Seeking shipboard alteration installers for fleet modernization. The selected candidate will be supporting our Systems Integrations department working on active class submarines and surface ships using various mechanical tools to install and remove industrial equipment to assist with alterations and installations for fleet modernization on various contracts such as Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command and Naval Surface Warfare Center. Selected candidate will be required to travel to shipyards and military bases located around or out of the country when not assigned to a local task. Per diem available based on location when on travel, travel and lodging expenses are covered by the company. Essential Job Responsibilities Assists workers in the skilled maintenance trades. Performs specific or general duties of lesser skill, such as supplying or holding materials and tools; cleaning working area, machine, and equipment; and performing other unskilled tasks as directed. Tasks vary. Position may perform specialized machine operations. Performs maintenance and minor repairs to various machines under supervision. May make local pick up and deliveries of supplies and company equipment and material, paint, lag, surface preparation and minor facilities maintenance. Check and return tools from tool room. Assists in receipt and inventory of material, tools and equipment. Minimum Qualifications •Must have experience with basic mechanic tools •Must be able to provide own hand tools. •Must have experience working in a team environment. •Must be able to travel, averaging 50-75%, to shipyards and military bases located around or out of the country when not assigned to a local task. Per Diem paid per day based on travel assignment. •Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Clearance. •Must be able to obtain and maintain a DBIDS/CAC badge for base access/credentials within 60 days of start date. •Must have a valid driver’s license. •High School Diploma or equivalent. Preferred Requirements •Prior firewatch training or experience preferred. •Knowledge and/or experience in a related trades specialty desired (i.e. mechanical, electrical, welding, HVAC, fitting). •Candidates who are enrolled or have graduated from and/or completed a vocational school or skilled trade’s certificate program within the last two years desired. Physical Requirements 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. Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

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HII Technical Solutions
5200 W. Mercury Blvd,
Suite 250
Newport News, VA 23605
Phone: (757) 896-5556

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