Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Job Description:

Req ID: 36793
Entity: Newport News Shipbuilding

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Shift: 1st
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

The selected individual will install and/or repair electrical construction type jobs that will meet or exceed the requirements set forth by the current National Electric Code and Code Compliance section of the City of Newport News, Virginia. Candidate will be expected to place high priorities on safety and quality-workmanship and be willing to obtain a thorough knowledge and understanding of the current edition of the National Electric Code. Individuals will attend High Voltage Training and participate in high voltage preventative maintenance programs.

In addition, the selected individual will troubleshoot/repair electrical circuits, calibrate equipment, interpret schematics, install conduit, install electrical equipment, and pull wire of all various sizes. Other duties include rebuilding equipment, installing electronic controls, lighting maintenance and performing preventative maintenance. This job may also perform crane electrical maintenance. Candidate should have completed basic electrical theory classes or possess a journeyman electrician's license. Candidate should have a good driving record and be willing to become a qualified equipment operator (JLG, forklift, scissor-lift, etc.).

Must Have

Individual must be able to lift minimum of 40 lbs and perform manual labor in an outdoor environment.

Candidate must be able to work overtime and weekends as required by plant operations.

This position requires the ability to understand oral and written instructions.

Must be able to work assigned shift as production needs

Nice to Have

Prefer candidate to have a high school education or the equivalent, in addition to some level of classroom training in electrical theory.

Prefer candidate to have completed basic electrical theory classes and possess a Journeyman's or Master's Electrician's license. Trade-school graduate preferred, but previous on-the-job training will be considered in lieu of an associate's degree or an apprenticeship in the electrical construction trade. Knowledge in low voltage substation maintenance, generators, and automatic transfer switches is desirable.

Prefer candidate to have a good driving record and be willing to become a qualified equipment operator (JLG, forklift, scissor-lift, etc.). 3 years of maintenance electrician experience is preferred.

Trade school graduate preferred, but previous on-the-job training will be considered in lieu of electrical theory courses. High school graduate or equivalent preferred


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 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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