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Junior Tradesperson - 4786

Date: May 17, 2022

Location: Bremerton, WA, US, 98312

Company: HII's Mission Technologies division

Requisition Number: 4786 

Required Travel: 11 - 25%

Employment Type: Full Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Security Clearance: No Clearance 

Level of Experience: Intern 

Employee Referral Bonus Amount: ERP Amount: $1,000

Who We Are

When a U.S. Navy ship needs repairs, they call us. Join our team as we keep the most powerful Navy the world has known afloat and ready to serve! The Junior Tradesperson will support contracted skilled trades work on our Elevator Support Unit (ESU). You will help us with installations and alterations to Weapon Elevators, Aircraft Elevators, and their associated systems on U.S. Navy ships. Travel within and outside of the continental United States may be required.

What You Will Do

  • The selected candidate will support ESU by performing a variety of skilled trades, maintenance and technical tasks on aircraft carrier elevators, weapons elevators, cargo handling systems, and vertical stores conveyors

  • Under direction, performs routine work technical trades duties to include support of technical repairs and installations. 

  • Selected candidate will work closely with higher level employee in specialized assignments.

  • May train/assist other employees/navy personal on shipboard systems and day-to-day operation.

  • Work includes daily activities of physical labor in an industrial and shipboard environment.  

  • Performs semi-skilled and unskilled laboring duties related to the installation, maintenance and repair of a wide variety of systems and equipment.

  • Position may perform specialized machine operations.

  • Performs maintenance and minor repairs to various machines under supervision.

What You Must Have

  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent and 1 year of related experience.

  • Must have knowledge and/or experience in a trades specialty (i.e. mechanical, electrical, welding, HVAC, fitting).

  • Must have experience working in a team environment.

  • Must have ability to follow safety protocols and procedures.

  • Must be able to obtain base access credentials within 60 days of hire and maintain them throughout employment.

  • This position requires up to 25-50% business travel.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Must be able to provide own hand tools as designated per trades specialty.

Bonus Points For...

  • Experience with shipboard mechanical/electrical systems is highly desired

  • Candidate who are currently enrolled or have graduated from and/or completed a vocational school or skilled trades certificate program within the last two years are preferred.

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, technical manuals and/or related technical documents preferred.

  • Knowledge/ability of using various mechanical industrial tools such as precision measuring instruments, minor rigging equipment, portable power units and mechanical fastening devices or equivalent a plus.

  • Knowledge and/or prior experience calibrating and making minor repairs on tools/equipment a plus.

  • Knowledge of qualify control steps & procedures 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. Most work is performed aboard ships or in industrial conditions. Travel may be required within and outside of the continental United States.

HII’s Mission Technologies division develops integrated solutions that enable today’s connected, all-domain force. Capabilities include C5ISR systems and operations; the application of AI and machine learning to battlefield decisions; defensive and offensive cyberspace strategies and EW; unmanned, autonomous systems; LVC solutions; platform modernization; and critical nuclear operations. Together, HII's domain expertise and advanced technologies support mission partners anywhere around the globe. For more information, visit tsd.huntingtoningalls.com.

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.

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


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