SHEET METAL WORKER EXPERIENCED (FABRICATION) - $1500 SIGN-ON BONUS 1 at Huntington Ingalls

Posted in Other 1 day ago.

Location: Newport News, Virginia





Job Description:

Req ID: 36624
Team: X32 SHEET METAL DEPT
Entity: Newport News Shipbuilding

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes


Shift: Multiple
Relocation: Relocation assistance will be available
Virtual/Telework Opportunity: No - Not eligible for telework

Travel Requirement: No

Clearance Required: No - Clearance Not Required to Start



Meet HII's Newport News Shipbuilding

With more than 25,000 employees - including third-, fourth- and even fifth-generation shipbuilders - HII's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division is the largest industrial employer in Virginia. We're the sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy nuclear aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy nuclear submarines. Our diverse and innovative team of professionals ranges from skilled trades to project managers, engineers and software developers to solution architects, technical subject matter experts, and system users. Anchored in our rich, 135-year history, we collaborate together at the forefront of technology, manufacturing, and integration of the most powerful and survivable naval ships in the world. Want to be part of the team? Apply today! We look forward to meeting you.




The Role




Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is offering a $1500 sign-on bonus to experienced TRADE new hires. In addition, NNS is offering $1000 in relocation to experienced TRADE new hires that live 50 miles or greater from Newport News, VA. Newport News Shipbuilding offers competitive pay, weekly paychecks, paid time off, paid holidays, medical benefits including an on-site health center, 401K company match, employee discounts, and more. The sign-on bonus is for external new hires. Current Newport News Shipbuilding employees are ineligible for the sign-on bonus.


As an Experienced Sheet Metal Worker (Fabrication) you will plan, lay out, fabricate, assemble, install and repair sheet metal parts, equipment and products utilizing knowledge of working characteristics of metallic materials, machining and layout techniques, using hand tools, power tools, machines and equipment. You will perform work governed by detailed technical work documents and procedural guidelines to fabricate sheet metal components for Aircraft Carriers, Submarines and other Surface Ships. These sheet metal components include, but are not limited to ventilation systems, metal joiner bulkheads and framing, furniture, cabinetry, lockers, ladders and handrails, foundations, and weapons components. The tools of the trade include a variety of hand tools and power tools/equipment to include drills, rivet guns, grinders, miter saws, band saws, nibblers, plasma arc cutters, rollers, shears, press brakes and CNC fabricators.



  • Select gauge and type of sheet metal, such as CRES, steel or aluminum according to drawing material specifications.
  • Lay out and mark dimensions and reference lines on material using scribers, dividers, squares and rulers, applying knowledge of shop mathematics and layout techniques to develop and trace patterns of product or parts or using templates.
  • Set up and operate fabricating machines such as shears, brakes, presses, forming rolls and routers to cut, bend, block and form or straighten materials.
  • Trim, file, grind, deburr, buff and smooth surfaces using hand tools, power tools and equipment.
  • Install assemblies in supportive framework according to drawings, using hand tools, power tools and lifting and handling devices.
  • Inspect assemblies and installation for conformance to specifications.
  • Utilize SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW welding techniques to weld components and assemblies.
  • Repair and maintain sheet metal products.
  • Operate computer aided CNC equipment to facilitate production.


Must Have




Candidates must able to work at extreme heights or small confined spaces.

Must be able to kneel, squat, crawl, bend, stoop, and climb.

Must be able to lift 40 lbs and must take and pass a respirator fit test.

Must be able to work indoors/outdoors year round in all weather conditions.

Must be able to work assigned shift as production needs.

Must be able to pass Physical Agility Test.


Qualified candidates must have at least one (1) of the two (2) below in order to be considered for this position:

(A) Two (2) or more years experience in Sheetmetal/Fabrication, Carpentry, Construction, Mechanical/Automotive Repair, Welding/Hull Tech, or similar experience.
(B) Successfully completed a technical/vocational program in HVAC, Welding, Carpentry, Construction or a similar program and/or have completed related military training



Why HII

We build the world's most powerful, survivable naval ships and defense technology solutions that safeguard our seas, sky, land, space and cyber. HII's diverse workforce includes skilled tradespeople; artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML) experts; engineers; technologists; scientists; logistics experts; and business administration professionals.


Recognized as one of America's top large company employers, we are a values and ethics driven organization that puts people's safety and well-being first. Regardless of your role or where you serve, at HII, you'll find a supportive and welcoming environment, competitive benefits, and valuable educational and training programs for continual career growth at every stage of your career.


Working at HII is more than a job - it's an opportunity to build a future. We offer comprehensive benefits including: medical, prescription drug, dental and vision plan choices, on-site health centers, tele-medicine, wellness resources, employee assistance programs, savings plan options (401K), financial education and planning tools, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, early childhood and post-secondary education scholarships, and more. Some benefits may vary depending on your specific division or work location.



Together we are working to ensure a future where everyone can be free and thrive.


Today's challenges are bigger than ever, and the nation needs the best of us. It's why we're focused on hiring, developing and nurturing our diversity. We believe that diversity among our workforce strengthens the organization, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas and enriches the work lives of all our employees.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.



Do You Need Assistance?

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to buildyourcareer@hii-co.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.


Additionally, you may also call 1-844-849-8463 for assistance. Press #2 for Newport News Shipbuilding.
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