Trades Helper 1 -6947 in Norfolk at HII-TSD

Date Posted: 9/18/2022

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Job Description

 Requisition Number: 6947 

Required Travel: 51 - 75% 

Employment Type: Full Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Security Clearance: Ability to Obtain 

Level of Experience: Entry Level 

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 trades persons provide expert solutions on shipboard alterations & installation for fleet modernization in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach Virginia area. The selected candidate will support the SI team working on active class submarines, surface ships and shore facilities using various tools 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

What You Will Do

Under direction, perform a variety of general manual labor tasks including, but not limited to, lifting and moving materials, loading and unloading vehicles, fire watching 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. Participates in special projects as required. 

SI's trades teams travel to shipyards and military bases located around and 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. *TL

What You Must Have

  • Must have a H.S. Diploma or T. school or equivalent (GED) and a minimum of one year of associated industrial experience.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOD secret clearance and must be able to obtain and maintain a DBIDS/CAC badge for base access/credentials.

  • Must have experience working in a team environment.

  • Must be able to travel 50%-75% of the time.

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

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

Preferred Requirements

  • BIG PLUS....Knowledge and/or experience in a trades specialty in the following areas  mechanical, electrical, electronic, welding, HVAC, and fitting.
  • Candidates with prior marine and/or industrial experience highly desired.
  • Candidates who are currently enrolled or a graduate from and/or completed vocational school or skilled trade certificate programs are preferred.
  • Possession of an active DOD secret clearance is a plus.
  • Prior fire-watch training and/or experienced desired.
  • Candidates with experience reading and using precision measuring tools (i.e. micrometers, slide calipers, indicators, voltage meters, and gages) are preferred.
  • Candidates with the ability to read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, and/or technical manuals preferred.
  • OSHA 10 maritime Certification is a plus.
  • Candidates possessing a current U.S. Travel passport are preferred.
  • Possession of an active U.S. 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. Most work is performed aboard ships or in industrial conditions. 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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