Huntington Ingalls Industries FITTER in Newport News, Virginia


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X11: Fitters

External Job Description:

Fitters are often called the “CARPENTERS” of shipbuilding or “ARTISTS OF STEEL”.

• Fitters read, interpret, plan and execute from drawings and procedures.

• Fitters measure, cut, grind, fit, align and tack weld parts as small as your finger nail to the large sub-assemblies and super lifts that form the structural body of the ship.

• Fitters build in-place all interior structures, hatches, doors, bulkheads, etc., to complete all the steel work in the ship.

• A fitter will apply their skills in the shops, platens, dry-docks and onboard ships in support of new construction, ship repair and ship overhauls.

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Fitter/Fabricator – (Experienced Carpentry, Construction, Steel Fab)

Basic Qualifications:

$1500 Bonus - Available for 5 or more years of experience.

• REQUIRED - Minimum of 3 years of Experience (Fitter, Carpentry, Construction, Sheet Metal, Welding, HVAC, Mechanical etc.) to be considered

• Must be able to pass a Physical Agility Test

• Must be able to learn to read, interpret and utilize blueprints

• Must be able to use a variety of tools and measuring devices during this process

• Must be able to learn to cut, grind, shape, fit and tack weld steel plates

• This is a construction environment involving extreme heights, confined spaces, physical labor and various weather conditions within a shipyard environment

• MUST be able to work ALL assigned shift hours as production needs dictate

• Must be able to wear a respirator





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Company Statement:

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 Shipbuilding 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 provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

Relocation Assistance:

No relocation assistance available

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Newport News-Virginia-United States

US Citizenship Required for this Position:


EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled Welcome. U.S. citizenship required for most positions.

Preferred Qualifications:

$1500 Bonus - Available for 5 or more years of experience.

High school graduate preferred.

Must be available to work all shifts.