OUTSIDE MACHINIST TRAINEE

Job Description

The outside machinist trainee program is a joint partnership between Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Workforce Development and several local Virginia Community Colleges. The trainee program provides a candidate with the unique opportunity to build a career in shipbuilding. We encourage you to join our team of legacy skilled craftsman and apply today.

The course is 2 weeks (80 hours) long designed to prepare candidates to enter the outside machinist department at NNS. The course will cover safety, an introduction to varies tools and machinist skills, a validation of basic machinist competencies, and an evaluation of employability skills. This program is designed to be 90% hands-on, focusing on a candidate's ability to follow verbal and written instruction, display manual dexterity consistent with the craft, accomplish specific tasks in a reasonable time, and perform all activities in a safe manner. All candidates are required to complete a Newport News Shipbuilding job application.

Selected candidates will be scheduled to complete work keys testing, and an interview. Offers of employment will be given to those candidates selected to participate in this program. The offer will include several contingencies including drug screen, physical and background check. Once the candidate has cleared the drug screen and physical they will be accepted in to the program. The training program will be for 2 weeks from 7 am to 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday.

If selected to participate in this training program, then the candidate will need to complete the college's enrollment process and pay a $250 tuition fee to the community college where the training will take place. With the completion of the training program, along with meeting all other contingencies previously mentioned, the candidate will be given a start to work date through Newport News Shipbuilding and hired as an Outside Machinist. Once the employee starts to work, they will be reimbursed the $250 (subject to tax withholding) by Newport News Shipbuilding.

$2,500 sign-on bonus for candidates with an Active Security Clearance (Confidential, Secret, or Top Secret)

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Basic Qualifications

The candidate must be able to understand written instructions and strong math skills are essential. This is a construction environment involving extreme heights, confined spaces, physical labor and various weather conditions within a shipyard environment.
$2,500 sign-on bonus for candidates with an Active Security Clearance (Confidential, Secret, or Top Secret)

Preferred Qualifications

Prior Mechanical experience such as Automotive Repair, Plant Maintenance, Machinery Installation/Repair is a plus. Successful completion of a technical/vocational program in Machining, Diesel Technology, Automotive, HVAC, Mechanical.

$2,500 sign-on bonus for candidates with an Active Security Clearance (Confidential, Secret, or Top Secret)

Req ID:7012

Department: X43 MACH INSTALL

Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265)

Travel Required:No

Shift:Multiple

Relocation:No relocation assistance available

Education:None

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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EEO Statement:

Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.