Marine Welder 2 - 7045 in Norfolk at HII-TSD

Date Posted: 9/20/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

 Requisition Number: 7045 

Required Travel: 51 - 75% 

Employment Type: Full Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Security Clearance: Ability to Obtain 

Level of Experience: Mid 

Who We Are

Are you looking to join a team of professionals for a long term secure and rewarding employment opportunity? Then join our System Integration (SI) team whose accomplishments make a positive impact supporting the U.S. Navy and national defense!  We are seeking junior shipboard alteration installer Marine Welders for fleet modernization in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach Virginia area. The selected candidate will be supporting our Systems Integrations department working on active class submarines, surface ships, and shore based communication facilities using various welding and mechanical tools to install, upgrade and remove industrial equipment to assist with alterations and installations for fleet modernization on various contracts such as Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command and Naval Surface Warfare Center.   Does that sound like an interesting way to make a great living? Then a rewarding career as a Marine Ship Pipefitter at Mission Technologies, “Mission Ready. All Domain.” and the largest private employer HII is waiting for you. *TL

*After successful completion of Welder certification training candidates will receive a 5% pay increase.

What You Will Do

Apply appropriate welding processes to join, surface, fabricate, or repair parts of metal or other weld-able materials.  Works from blueprints, engineering sketches, charts or work orders. Lays out and marks points on parts or subassemblies using rule, square, scribe or templates. Positions pieces to be welded into jigs, holding fixtures, guides and steps using measuring instruments and hand tools. May inspect completed work for conformance to specifications Make recommendations for improvements or modifications to correct problems. Provide operation/maintenance instruction to customer personnel. Assist engineering staff in determining and solving equipment design problems. Perform preventative maintenance. May provide work leadership to less-experienced technicians. Perform a variety of general manual labor tasks including, but not limited to, lifting and moving materials, loading and unloading vehicles, digging and refilling holes, and other activities in a helping or assisting mode. May perform simple repairs on machinery or minor repairs to buildings. Transports materials, tools, and equipment to and within work sites as required. Maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned. Participate in special projects as required.  

*Selected candidates 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 is available based on location when on travel and the company covers lodging expenses.

What You Must Have

  • Must have a High School education, or Trade School or equivalent, and two (2) to four (4) years of related experience.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DBIDS/CAC badge.

  • Must have experience in the stick process in all positions from 2G to 6G for Carbon steel, stainless.

  • Must have experience mirror welding.

  • Must have formal weld and/or brazing training and/or combination piping and plate welding qualifications.

  • Must be able to work from blueprints, engineering sketches, charts or work orders as well as written and verbal instruction.

  • Must be capable of using various electrical/electronic measuring instruments.

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

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

Preferred Bonus ...

  • Submarine or shipboard marine industrial experience during major ship availabilities is a plus.

  • Experience interfacing with WAF coordinators on board U.S. Naval Ships is a plus.

  • Current OSHA 10 Maritime Certificate is a plus.

  • Technical/Professional Certifications are a plus.

  • Possession of a current U.S. Travel passport 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 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. For more information, please visit:


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


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

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