Huntington Ingalls Industries FSG Master Tradesperson 3 in Chesapeake, Virginia


Job Title:

FSG Master Tradesperson 3

Department/Cost Center:

114 - FSG MMTS - 11407 - HM&E

External Job Description:

**$1,000 Sign on bonus available upon successful completion of welding qualifications testing.

The selected candidate will be supporting our Marine Services Division working on the deck plates preforming shipboard welding processes in accordance with MIL-STD-248, 1688 and 1689 to assist with alterations and installations for fleet modernization on various contracts such as Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command and Naval Surface Warfare Center. Selected candidate will be required to travel to shipyards and military bases located around the country when not assigned to a local tasking. Per diem available based on location when on travel, travel and lodging expenses are covered by the company. There is potential to work up to 20 hours overtime a week.

Position Specifics: Candidates must have the following to qualify for this position.

• Four (4) years’ experience in the welding trade with a minimum of two (2) years’ welding experience in alteration and installation onboard marine vessels.

• Must have experience with two or more of the following welding processes; SMAW, GMAW and/or GTAW.

• Must be able to read and interrupt marine blueprints for installation material types, weld symbols and size requirements.

• Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance and base access/credentials.

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

*Candidate must be able to demonstrate welding ability on multiple processes through qualification testing and pass with a satisfactory grade from our Quality Assurance Team within 30 days of hire for continued employment.

Applies comprehensive understanding of production and processes toward completion of assignments. Responsible for interfacing with customers, managing subcontractors and ability to provide work direction to others. Performs a variety of complicated and non routine tasks. Develops and uses technical documents including controlled work packages, formal work processes and procedures, test documents, reports and task or trip reports. Schedules, reports and briefs customers and senior management. Performs duties outside of specialty in order to complete installation or work assignment.

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.

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Marketing Title:

FSG Master Tradesperson 3 (Marine Welder)

Basic Qualifications:

HS education or Trade School + 4 years of related experience. Prefer technical/professional certifications. Must provide own hand tools as designated per trades specialty.





Clearance Type:





Yes, 50% of the time

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

Minimum Education:

High School Diploma/GED


Chesapeake-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:

• Candidates with current or prior welding qualification certificates applicable with MIL-STD-248 are preferred. If qualifications completed within VSRA contractor, qualification may be transferred and no further qualification testing may be needed.

• Formal weld and/or brazing training and combination piping and plate welding qualifications are a plus.

• Prior alteration and installation experience on Naval ships and/or submarines is a plus.