Shipyard Mechanic - 16255

Date: Nov 15, 2023

Location: Virginia Beach, VA, Washington, United States

Company: HII's Mission Technologies division

​Requisition Number: 16255 

Required Travel: 51 - 75% 

Employment Type: Full Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Anticipated Salary Range: $54,080.00 - $62,400.00 

Security Clearance: Ability to Obtain 

Level of Experience: Senior 

Who We Are

At HII we build and maintain U.S. Navy readiness every day! We are currently seeking mechanical shipboard alteration installers for fleet modernization.


The selected Marine Mechanic will be supporting our Systems Integrations department working on active class submarines and surface ships installing, repairing, and troubleshooting systems on Navy and other marine vessels. Assisting with alterations and installations 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 or out of the country 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.

What You Will Do

  • Applies comprehensive understanding of production and processes toward completion of assignments.

  • Responsible for interfacing with customers, managing subcontractors and ability to provide work direction to others.

  • 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.

  • Performs duties outside of specialty in order to complete installation or work assignment.

What You Must Have

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance and base access/credentials (DBIDS).

  • Must have direct experience with mechanical applications on industrial equipment.

  • Must be capable and have knowledge of using various mechanical industrial tools such as precision measuring instruments, minor rigging equipment, portable power units and mechanical fastening devices.

  • High School education, or Trade School equivalent, and 6 years of related experience. 

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

Bonus Points For....

  • Experience installing and assembling electronic equipment cabinets associated with C5ISR is preferred.

  • Prior AIT experience on submarines is 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’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


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.


HII is committed to cultivating an inclusive company culture to promote collaboration and enhance creativity by hiring a diverse work force. HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.