Newport News, Virginia

Job Description A division of Huntington Ingalls Industries

Who We Are

Come join HII! Where hard stuff is done right!

We have an exciting opportunity to join our growing team! As a Welder at HII you will provide task support by being managing the machines that manufacture and repair metal structures, tools, and equipment at the Newport News Shipyard!

What You Will Do

  • Interpret blueprints, drawings, and measurements to plan layouts.
  • Weld small and large components such as copper plumbing, beams, and pipelines.
  • Use specialized machinery for industrial welding and oversee machines that perform the same job.
  • Maintain and repair all machinery.
  • Assess welded surfaces, structures and components to identify errors.
  • Follow and enforce strict safety regulations such as wearing heat-resistant gloves, protective masks, and safety shoes.
  • Monitor machinery for appropriate usage and temperature.
  • Weld components in flat, vertical, and overhead positions.
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What You Must Have

  • High School education, or Trade School or equivalent, and 6 years of related experience.
  • Prefer technical/professional certifications.
  • Must provide own hand tools as designated per trades specialty.
  • Must be experienced and able to obtain SMAW and GTAW welding certifications within designated time frame.
  • Must be able to pass a general and specific knowledge exam on welder workmanship.
  • Must be able to accurately fit-up and install components and foundations.
  • Must be able to read and interpret straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers.
  • Must be able to interpret drawings and other weld specific documentation.
  • Ensures shop safety and housekeeping are followed.
  • Ensures all materials and equipment are properly and safely stored, protected, and maintained.
  • Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade.

Bonus Points For Having!

Pipe welding experience

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 supports national security missions around the globe with unmanned systems, nuclear and environmental services, and defense and federal solutions. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit: [ Link Removed ] .

Federal Executive Order 14042 requires that covered contractor employees who work on, or in connection with, covered Federal contracts or at covered contractor workplaces may be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and comply with other requirements. Covered contractor employees also must comply with agency COVID-19 workplace safety requirements while in Federal workplaces. Applicant agrees to comply with said requirements to the extent they apply to the applied-for position.

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

Newport News, Virginia

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 mission-critical national security solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs about 44,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

  • Builder of the most complex ships in the world for 135 years at Newport News, and 82 years at Ingalls.
  • Sole builder of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, the world’s largest warships, and one of two builders constructing nuclear-powered submarines.
  • Exclusive provider of refueling services for nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, at the forefront of new ship technologies, specialized manufacturing capabilities and nuclear facility management.
  • Largest industrial employer in Virginia and Mississippi, and an employer in Louisiana and Alabama.
  • Largest supplier of U.S. Navy surface combatants—has built more than 70 percent of Navy fleet of warships.
  • Builder-of-record for Aegis DDG 51 class of guided missile destroyers.
  • Builder of record for the LHA 6 class large-deck amphibious ships and the sole builder of the Navy’s newest fleet of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class amphibious assault ships.
  • Builder-of-record for the flagship of the U.S. Coast Guard – the National Security Cutter.
  • Provider of mission critical and practical solutions to a wide variety of government and commercial customers worldwide through Technical Solutions.
  • Provider of advanced unmanned maritime solutions for defense, marine research and commercial applications
  • Next-generation enterprise IT and C51SR
  • Management and operations of Department of Energy nuclear sites
  • Fleet sustainment
  • Employs more than 6,800 engineers and designers.

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