MARINE PAINTER ENTRY-LEVEL FOR 2024 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS OR GRADUATES - SIGN-ON BONUS
Huntington Ingalls

Newport News, Virginia


Req ID: 35616
Team: X33 SURF PREP & TREAT DE
Entity: Newport News Shipbuilding

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Full-Time
Shift: Multiple
Relocation: No relocation assistance 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

This Job Listing is for recent or upcoming 2024 High School Graduates. Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of HII, is offering a $1000 sign-on bonus to Trade Trainee hires. In addition, Newport News Shipbuilding is offering $ 1,000 in relocation bonus to Entry Level Trade new hires that live 50 miles or greater from Newport News, VA. Job seekers who apply until August 1, 2024, are eligible for the sign-on bonus and relocation bonus. 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.

The Marine Painter will be trained to SSP-3 and SSPC-SP-11 standards using power tools. A candidate must be able to learn the proper method for applying coatings while maintaining desired MIL thickness. A candidate will be required to work in a physically demanding environment including confined spaces and heights. A candidate must be able to use power tools, hand tools, or chemicals to accomplish cleaning of surfaces prior to applying coating systems. Nearly every component or structural element aboard ship requires specific coatings, this is why the painter is responsible for selecting and applying a wide variety of marine coating systems. Coatings protect the steel and other surfaces from rust and corrosion, protect the underwater portion from the attachment of marine life, and enhance the general appearance of the ship. The painter prepares the surface, masks unpainted areas, sandblast surfaces, selects the methods of coating application and provides suitable curing conditions. In addition to modern paint techniques, the painter may work with power coating, non-skid, and other special hull treatments. The painter must interpret paint schedules, calculate surface areas, estimate the number of materials required, test the grade, viscosity and fineness of the paint, and perform final quality inspections.

X33 Marine Painter Trade Video: https://youtu.be/H6rfjVGeG94?si=-CyfOJrAUfS0_s7M

Must Have

Candidates must be 18 years of age or older and legally eligible to work in the U.S.

Candidates must be able to:

  • Climb ladders and work at extreme heights.
  • Work in small, tight, or confined spaces.
  • Kneel, squat, crawl, bend, stoop, and climb on a daily basis.
  • Lift heavy objects weighing 40 lbs. or more
  • Work while repeatedly reaching overhead.
  • Work indoors or outdoors year-round in all weather conditions.
  • Work in areas with radiation.
  • Take and pass a respirator fit test.
  • Work assigned shift as production needs.
  • Take and pass a Physical Agility Test.
Nice to Have

High school graduate or equivalent preferred

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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