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Senior Marine Welder (ESU) - 5848

Date: May 4, 2021

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92135

Company: HII's TSD

 A division of Huntington Ingalls Industries 


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! This position 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.


A division of Huntington Ingalls Industries

  • Defense & Federal Solutions, a business group within Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Technical Solutions division, helps solve tough national security challenges for the Department of Defense, the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies. Our expert capabilities include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and cyber; secure enterprise IT engineering and operations; military training and simulation; logistics management and integrated product support; and fleet maintenance, modernization, repair and sustainment.

What you will do


  • Provides welding support certified in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) or Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW).on Plate or Pipe

  • Uses Brazing and / or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

  • Welds components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.

  • Ensures shop safety and housekeeping are followed

  • Ensures all materials and equipment are properly and safely stored, protected, and maintained

  • Recognizes, set ups, and operates hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment.

  • Lays out, positions, aligns, and secures parts and assemblies prior to assembly, using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers.

What we are looking for

  • Minimum 6 years specific experience as a qualified Production Welder

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DBIDS badge, Security Clearance, and must be a US Citizen.

  • Must be able to read blueprints, technical manuals and/or related technical documents.

  • Ability to read, interpret, and follow detailed oral and written instructions, schematics or drawings, and to conduct activities in a safe manner

  • Must be able to calibrate, and make minor repairs on tools/equipment.

  • Ability to make decisions using sound judgment while complying with policies, procedure appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations

  • High School education, or Trade School equivalent.

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

Preferred: Bonus Points For…

  • 8+ years experience as a Production Welder preferred.

  • Production welder experience while in the Navy or working as a civilian production welder supporting Navy ship repair or new construction

  • Completion of a formal course of Vocational or Navy welding training and certification

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 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.

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

Nearest Major Market: San Diego