Marine Electrician Trainee

Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News, VA
External Job Description

The Deck Electrician Trainee Program is a joint partnership between Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Workforce Development and several local Virginia Community Colleges. The trainee program provides a candidate with the unique opportunity to build a career in shipbuilding. We encourage you to join our team of legacy skilled craftsman and apply today.

Classes are held at Thomas Nelson Community College.

The program is designed to prepare trainees to perform the basic deck electrician skills necessary to work safely in a shipyard industrial environment. Trainees will learn and practice basic electrical skills including: understanding electrical terminology /principles, workplace safety, electrical safety, hand and power tools, wire ways, cable preparation, and electrical and equipment hook-ups.

All candidates are required to complete a Newport News Shipbuilding job application. Selected candidates will be scheduled to complete work keys testing, and an interview. Offers of employment will be given to those candidates selected to participate in this program. The offer will include several contingencies including drug screen, physical and background check. Once the candidate has cleared the drug screen and physical they will be accepted in to the program.

The training program will be for 2 weeks from 7 am to 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday. If selected to participate in this training program, then the candidate will need to complete the college's enrollment process and pay a $250 tuition fee to the community college where the training will take place. With the completion of the training program, along with meeting all other contingencies previously mentioned, the candidate will be given a start to work date through Newport News Shipbuilding. Once the employee starts to work, they will be reimbursed the $250 (subject to tax withholding) by Newport News Shipbuilding.

Basic Qualifications

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 assigned shift.

Entry level candidates must pass the work keys test and take the location information and reading test. Click here for details regarding Work Keys testing.

Deck Electricians take the locating information and applied mathematics tests.

Preferred Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent preferred

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