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Marine Insulator / Mechanic 2 - Master tradesperson 2 - 19384

Marine Insulator / Mechanic 2 - Master tradesperson 2 - 19384

  • Location: Chesapeake, VA, Virginia, United States
  • Company: HII's Mission Technologies division
  • Requisition Number: 19384
  • Required Travel: 51 - 75%
  • Employment Type: Full Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt
  • Security Clearance: Ability to Obtain
  • Level of Experience: Mid

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.

Meet HII’s Mission Technologies Division
Our team of more than 7,000 professionals worldwide delivers all-domain expertise and advanced technologies in service of mission partners across the globe. Mission Technologies is leading the next evolution of national defense – the data evolution - by accelerating a breadth of national security solutions for government and commercial customers. Our capabilities range from C5ISR, AI and Big Data, cyber operations and synthetic training environments to fleet sustainment, environmental remediation and the largest family of unmanned underwater vehicles in every class. Find the role that’s right for you. Apply today. We look forward to meeting you.

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Come Join HII Where Hard Stuff Is Done Right!
When a U.S. Navy ship needs repairs, they call us.

As the top ranked defense contractor on Forbes list of America's Best Large Employers, HII Mission Technologies 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 Marine Services Operations (MSO) in Chesapeake, VA as we keep the most powerful Navy the world has known afloat and ready to serve. MSO trades teams provide expert solutions on shipboard alterations and installations for fleet modernization. The selected Outside Machinist/Mechanic: Third Class candidate will support MSO, working closely with our skilled trades teams, on various surface ships, utilizing various tools of the trade, removing, installing and upgrading industrial systems and equipment. Selected candidate will be required to travel to shipyards and military bases located around the country and abroad, for durations up to 75% of the time when not assigned to a local task. Per Diem provided, based on location, when on travel. Travel and lodging expenses are covered by the company.

Weekend and/or overtime hours may be required depending on contract awards and support required as per trade/skill set.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Display levels of quality, integrity, safety, respect, engagement and performance consistent with company values.
  • Support trades team by working on active class surface ships to assist with alterations and installations for fleet modernization.
  • Assist to meet standards on various contracts such as Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command and Naval Surface Warfare Center.
  • Receive certification to safely take paint and insulation samples and prepare and submit for quantitative laboratory testing.
  • Apply insulation, lagging materials, paint and top coatings to various structures and piping aboard naval vessels.
  • Install, operate, maintain, repair and modify equipment and structure.
  • Assist in a variety of installation, maintenance and technical support on products such as shipboard systems, integrated systems and related equipment at company, customer and/or field locations.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose malfunctions to eliminate problems in minimum time.
  • Maintain effective customer communications and relations. May provide onsite training of customer support personnel.
  • Apply understanding of production and processes to assignments.
  • Perform a variety of simple and complicated tasks related to shipboard maintenance.
  • 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.
  • Perform duties outside of specialty in order to complete installation or work assignment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must have a High School diploma or equivalent, and 2 years of related naval shipboard insulating experience.
  • Must be able to obtain medical clearance to wear a half-face respirator.
  • Candidate must be willing, with appropriate training and PPE, to work around and with Suspected Asbestos Containing materials and materials potentially containing high level of heavy metals.
  • Must be able to attend and pass classes for certification to safely take paint and insulation samples and prepare and submit for quantitative laboratory testing.
  • Must have experience with the safe and proper application of insulation, insulating media and materials aboard surface ships including foam backed board, fiberglass backed hull board and pipe insulation and lagging.
  • Must have experience working outside of trade specific requirements as team projects require, assisting team members, on various structural and mechanical systems and associated equipment using various hand tools, power tools and measurement devices, towards task completion.
  • Must have the ability to read, interpret and follow blueprints, technical drawings and/or technical manuals.
  • Must have knowledge of safety and quality control steps and procedures.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance, and maintain clearance level throughout employment.
  • Must be able to obtain base access credentials within 60 days of start date, and maintain credentials throughout employment.
  • Must be able to travel between 50% - 75% when not assigned to local tasking.
  • Must be able to provide hand tools per trades designation.

Preferred Requirements

  • Candidates with experience completing OQE, especially Chain of Custody documentation, are highly preferred.
  • Candidates capable of providing basic insulating training to less experienced individuals are highly preferred.
  • Candidates who have graduated from and/or completed a vocational school, apprenticeship program or a skilled trades certificate program are preferred.
  • Current or active DoD clearance a plus.
  • OSHA 10 Maritime Certification a plus.

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. Travel may be required within and outside of the continental United States.

HII is more than a job - it’s an opportunity to build a new future. We offer competitive benefits such as best-in-class medical, dental and vision plan choices; wellness resources; employee assistance programs; Savings Plan Options (401(k)); financial planning tools, life insurance; employee discounts; paid holidays and paid time off; tuition reimbursement; as well as early childhood and post-secondary education scholarships.

We build the world’s most powerful, survivable naval ships and defense technology solutions that safeguard our seas, sky, land, space and cyber. Our diverse workforce includes skilled tradespeople; artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML) experts; engineers; technologists; scientists; logistics experts; and business administration professionals.

Recognized as one of America’s top large company employers, we are a values and ethics driven organization that puts people’s safety and well-being first. Regardless of your role or where you serve, at HII, you’ll find a supportive and welcoming environment, competitive benefits, and valuable educational and training programs for continual career growth at every stage of your career.

Together we are working to ensure a future where everyone can be free and thrive.
Today’s challenges are bigger than ever, and the nation needs the best of us. It’s why we’re focused on hiring, developing and nurturing our diversity. We believe that diversity among our workforce strengthens the organization, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas and enriches the work lives of all our employees.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

Do You Need Assistance?
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. Additionally, you may also call 1-844-849-8463 for assistance. Press #3 for HII Mission Technologies.

Category: Marine Insulator

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

Marine Insulators apply insulation and covering to piping/machinery for water systems, AC, refrigeration, and steam machinery, bulkheads and overheads. This allows ship systems to function at peak capacity while keeping ship personnel remain comfortable and safe from exposure to extreme heat or cold. Marine Insulators become skilled with hand-tools such as knives, wire cutters, saws, and tape measures. They are responsible for handling and applying rubber, fiberglass hullboard, pipe sections made of fiberglass or calcium silicate, fiberglass tape/cloth, adhesives and Tempmatt.
Marine Insulator positions typically require a high school diploma.
Marine Insulator careers typically require the ability to :
- Demonstrate high-quality craftsmanship
- Pass a drug test
- Obtain a security clearance
- Be reliable and punctual

Previous experience is preferred and sometimes required.