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Alion Science and Technology

Trades Assistant - 4284

Newport News, VA

Job Description
Who We Are

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team at Huntington Ingalls Technical Solutions! As a Trades Assisstant at HII you will provide task support by assisting workers in the skilled maintenance trade and perform maintenance and minor repairs to various machines under supervison at the Newport News Shipyard!

What You Will Do

  • Assists workers in the skilled maintenance trades.
  • Performs specific or general duties of lesser skill, such as supplying or holding materials and tools; cleaning working area, machine, and equipment; and performing other unskilled tasks as directed.
  • May perform specialized machine operations.
  • Performs maintenance and minor repairs to various machines under supervision.
  • May make local pick up and deliveries of supplies and company equipment and material, paint, lag, surface preparation and minor facilities maintenance.
  • Check and return tools from tool room.
  • Assists in receipt and inventory of material, tools and equipment.

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What You Must Have
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have a valid drivers license and must provide own hand tools.
  • Trade School desired.
  • Must provide basic hand tools


Bonus Points For Having!
  • Prior Shipboard experience
  • Reliable transporation


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.

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 tsd.huntingtoningalls.com.

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: www.huntingtoningalls.com .

A new Federal Executive Order requires that employees of Federal contractors and subcontractors be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Accordingly, as a condition of employment with Technical Solutions, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption prior to starting employment.

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

Job ID: Alion-BWsNhf1gBk44
Employment Type: Other