WELDER (Master tradesperson 2) - 16807
Location: Newport News, VA, Virginia, United States
Company: HII's Mission Technologies division
Requisition Number: 16807
Required Travel: 0 - 10%
Employment Type: Full Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt
Hours Per Week: 40
Security Clearance: Ability to Obtain
Level of Experience: Entry Level
Who We Are
As the top ranked defense contractor on Forbes list of America's Best Large Employers, HII is committed to serving our employees, our communities, our service members, and our nation! We offer competitive benefits, education reimbursement, and professional development opportunities. Join HII Mission Technologies as a Mastertradesperson 2 and make an impact on the safety of our US Navy ships. As a Mastertradesperson at HII you will provide task support by install, operate, maintain maintenance repairs and technical support on equipment at the Newport News Shipyard!
What You Will Be Doing
Installs, operates, maintains, repairs and modifies equipment. Performs a variety of maintenance and technical support on products such as equipment, integrated systems and subsystems at customer and/or field locations. Analyzes and evaluates products and related performance. Troubleshoots and diagnoses malfunctions to eliminate problem in minimum time. Installs, upgrades and removes products ensuring coordinative engineering field change. Maintains effective customer communications and relations. May provide onsite training of customer support personnel. Applies understanding of production and processes to assignments. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. May assist in the development and use technical documents including controlled work packages, formal work processes and procedures, test documents, reports and task or trip reports. Performs duties outside of specialty in order to complete installation or work assignment.
What You Must Have
- High School education, or Trade School or equivalent, and 2 years of related experience.
- Must provide own hand tools as designated per trades specialty.
- Experienced and able to obtain SMAW welding certifications.
- Able to pass a general and specific knowledge exam on welder workmanship.
- Interpret drawings and other weld specific documentation.
- Able to follow instructions/procedures. Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade.
Bonus Points For Having
- Have high-level skills of specialty trades functions and tools.
- Provide onsite training of customer support personnel.
- Able to identify shipboard systems and component location based on ship’s structure.
- Pipe welding experience a plus but not necessary.
- Able to navigate Naval ships.
- Able to use technical documents including controlled work packages, formal work processes and procedures and capture OQE.
- prefer technical/professional certificates.
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. Travel may be required within and outside of the continental United States.
This opportunity resides with Fleet Sustainment, a business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. For 40 years, the U.S. Navy has entrusted HII to maintain and modernize the vast majority of its fleet. From small watercraft to submarines, combatants and aircraft carriers, our systems and maintenance experts help the Navy maintain a high state of readiness. And, we deploy with the most advanced technology and capability available.
HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, please visit: hii.com.
HII Is committed to cultivating an inclusive company culture to promote collaboration and enhance creativity by hiring a diverse work force. HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.