The Ingalls Shipfitter is the truest picture of a Shipbuilding Craftsman. They are the artisans who cut, grind, bend and fit together the raw steel to create the shape of our battle tested ships. Does that sound like an interesting way to make a great living? Then a rewarding career as a Shipfitter at Ingalls Shipbuilding, “America’s Shipyard” and Mississippi’s largest private employer is waiting for you.
Since 1938, Ingalls workforce has done their part in helping our nation by constructing nearly 70 percent of our US Navy’s fleet of ships. If you possess the talent, skill, ability or even the willingness to learn, perhaps you have what it takes to become a valued team member.
An Ingalls Shipfitter, also referred to as a Journeyman Shipfitter or a Boilermaker, is responsible for various tools and equipment used in the fabrication, assembling and erection of metal components at the various stages in constructing a marine vessel. Ingalls shipyard production areas at times involve working at different heights, confined spaces, different weather conditions as well as multiple shifts 24 hours a day. As with most every position in the shipyard, a Shipfitter may be required to work either day or night dependent upon the number of ships under construction at any one point in time. Ingalls stresses the practice of working safely in all situations, with safety procedures meeting, and most times, exceeding industry standards.
We are looking for individuals with prior experience in carpentry, construction, welding, structural fitting, or automotive body repair interested in a career at Ingalls Shipbuilding as a ship fitter. Also if you have completed a community college or high school carpentry, construction, fitting or welding programs we would like to talk to you.
Knowledge of setting and erecting units; knowledge of the use of Datum Lines, familiar with fit up and alignment tolerances; advanced blue print reading skills; 3-5 years of marine, shipbuilding or construction experience. Tech Master Certification, High School Graduate or Equivalent.
Req ID: 4850
Department: 07 Shipfitters
Entity: Huntington Ingalls Industries
Travel Required: No
Relocation: No relocation assistance available
Virtual/Telework Opportunity: No-Teleworking is not available for this position
US Citizenship Required for this Position: No
Clearance Type: No – Clearance Not Required to Start
Huntington Ingalls Industries employs more than 42,000 people throughout the United States and around the world. We are America’s largest military shipbuilder and one of the largest defense contractors for unmanned systems, nuclear and environmental services and fleet sustainment. Our employees build, engineer and innovate complex products and solutions for our customers on a daily basis – we do the Hard Stuff, Done Right. Each year we hire thousands of business, engineering, IT professionals and tradespersons to accomplish our mission. Why not become part of something bigger than yourself, find your purpose, and join HII today.
Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.