Ship Fitter Tech Subject Matter Expert - 4643 in Newport News, VA at HII-TSD

Date Posted: 1/8/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who We Are

We have an exciting opportunity to join our growing team and the Newport News Shipyard! The selected candidate will support RCOH by performing a variety of skilled trades, maintenance and technical tasks on aircraft carrier elevators, cargo handling systems and associated equipment, including aircraft elevators, weapons elevators and vertical stores conveyors. Selected candidate will work closely with higher level employee in specialized assignments. May train/assist other employees/navy personal on shipboard systems and day-to-day operation.

In addition, responsibilities will include providing direction to deck plate staff and developing schedules and assigning working tasks. Ensuring maintenance contracts for services are fulfilled and appropriate documentation and records are kept. Will be responsible for the Identification of potential risk and problem areas and develop/provide recommended solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity. Work includes daily activities of physical labor in an industrial and shipboard environment. Your accomplishments will make a positive impact supporting the U.S. Navy and America’s national defense! 

What You Will Do

  • Considered subject matter expert in technical specialty.
  • May work directly with customer or customer representatives, attend meetings and deploy for special projects.
  • Ability to manage, oversee, schedule and assign tasks to one or more multiple jobs. Installs, operates, maintains, repairs and modifies equipment.
  • Performs a variety of maintenance and technical support on products such as equipment, integrated systems and subsystems, and software at customer and/or field locations.
  • Analyzes and evaluates products and related performance.
  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses malfunctions to eliminate problem in minimum time. Installs, upgrades and removes products ensuring coordinative engineering field change.
  • Maintains effective customer communications and relations.
  • May provide onsite training of customer support personnel.


What You Must Have

  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent and 8 years of related experience.

  • Ship fitter SME-  Must be able to read NAVSEA Drawings and understand Joint designs.

  • Must provide their own fitting tools

  • Must be able to use cutting Torch and Plasma

  •  Ability to SMAW weld is plus but not required.

Bonus Points For Having!

  • 12 years of related experience preferred.
  • Candidates with related technical/professional certifications are preferred.
  • Candidates with related experience work on U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers (CVN) highly desired.
  • Candidates with prior experience leading skilled trades teams in a shipboard environment preferred.
  • Candidates with an active DoD confidential clearance or higher preferred.

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.

Building on a legacy of more than a century of naval shipbuilding, Technical Solutions, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries provides mission-critical solutions to a wide variety of government and commercial customers worldwide. Comprising nearly 6,000 professionals in 45 states and 16 countries, our unique national security services portfolio includes unmanned systems, defense and federal solutions, and nuclear and environmental services. For more information, visit

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:

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.

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