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Master Shipboard Welder - 2030

Date: Nov 9, 2020

Location: Chesapeake, VA, US, 23320

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

The selected candidate will be supporting our Marine Services Division working on the deck plates preforming a number of welding processes and related duties on shipboard structures to assist with alterations and installs 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 the country and internationally 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. There is potential to work up to 20 hours overtime a week.

*Candidate must be able to demonstrate pipe welding ability on needed processes through qualification testing and pass with a satisfactory grade from our Quality Assurance Team for continued employment. 

Essential Job Responsibilities
Master understanding of production and processes. Responsible for interfacing with customers, managing subcontractors and ability to provide work direction to others. May provide direction and lead others. May manage one or more multiple jobs. Completes comprehension of specialty trades functions and tools. Performs a variety of complicated and non-routine tasks. Develops and uses technical documents including controlled work packages, formal work processes and procedures, test documents, reports and task or trip reports. Schedules, reports and briefs customers and senior management. May perform quality inspections on finished product. Performs duties outside of specialty in order to complete installation or work assignment.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Must have High School education, or Trade School or equivalent, and 6 years of related experience. 
  • Must have welding experience onboard marine vessels.
  • Must have experience with some or all of the following welding processes; shielded metal arc welding (SMAW/Stick), gas metal arc welding (GMAW/MIG), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW/TIG) and/or flux-cored arc welding (FCAW/FCA).
  • Must be able to read and interrupt blueprints.
  • Must have current or prior welding qualification certificates applicable with NAVSEA Technical Publication S9074-AQ-GIB-010/248 – Requirement for welding and brazing procedure and performance qualification.
  • Must be able to travel up to 75% percent of the year.
  • Must be able obtain/maintain base access credentials and a DoD secret security clearance.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must provide own hand tools as designated per trades specialty.
Preferred Requirements
  • Experience in installation, maintenance and repair of high energy piping systems onboard marine vessels highly desired.
  • Experience performing pip welding requirements to 6G preferred.
  • Experience welding in and out of positions on various pipe configurations using SMAW and GTAW welding processes preferred.
  • Holding valid passport 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.



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

Nearest Major Market: Hampton Roads