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Welder Mastertradesperson 4 - 4557

Newport News, VA

Job Description

Who We Are

We have an awesome opportunity to become of our growing team at Huntington Ingalls Technical Solutions Division! As an experience Welder, you will be responsible performing a variety of complicated non- routine tasks, perform quality inspections on finished products, and provide work direction to others at the Newport News Shipyard!

What You Will Do

  • Master understanding of production and processes.
  • Responsible for interfacing with customers, managing subcontractors and ability to provide work direction to others.
  • Provide direction and lead others.
  • Manage one or more multiple jobs.
  • Complete comprehension of specialty trades functions and tools.
  • Perform a variety of complicated and non-routine tasks.
  • Develop and use technical documents including controlled work packages, formal work processes and procedures, test documents, reports and task or trip reports.
  • Schedule, report and brief customers and senior management.
  • Perform quality inspections on finished product.
  • Perform duties outside of specialty in order to complete installation or work assignment.

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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 able to pass a SMAW Welding test in all 3 Positions.
  • GTAW, FCAW and GMAW is a plus but not required.
  • Must be able to Read NAVSEA Drawings and understand welding symbols.
  • Must provide their own tools.
  • Must be able to do some fitting.

Bonus Points For Having!

  • SMAW X-Ray Welding Certificate / Test completed
  • Experience in Welding
  • Blueprint understanding
  • Experience in Torch burning and able to fit

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: .

A new Federal Executive Order requires that employees of Federal contractors and subcontractors be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by January 4, 2022. 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-2VyspIKcx8m0
Employment Type: Other