Huntington Ingalls Industries MECH TECH A 2 in Newport News, Virginia


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External Job Description:

Newport News Industrial (NNI) is hiring for experienced Blasters.

Positions will support NNI's operations for 2nd and 3rd shifts at our Newport News locations (Jefferson Avenue / Enterprise Drive). Candidates must be able to work any shift.

Candidates will be required to load blasting equipment and will also perform shop clean-up duties daily.

Candidates must have experience utilizing abrasive blasting equipment to remove scale and/or coatings from steel and other metals to aid in cleaning and surface preparation for further manufacturing processes.

Respirator qualification will be required. Candidate must be able to lift up to 35 lbs. and climb ladders and stairs as well as work in a confined environment.

Prepares surfaces for painting by performing various operations such as washing, stripping and masking. Cleans interior and exterior as required and performs basic brush, dip and spray stripper operations. Mixes and applies chemicals such as cleaners, brighteners and solvent for use and performs the application of the conversion coat to details, assemblies and the entire structure.

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NNI - MECH TECH A 2 (Blaster 2)

Basic Qualifications:

2 years of related experience with High School diploma/GED and/or certification in assigned area preferred.

May be required to physically access tight, low or high spaces, involving climbing, kneeling, stooping, standing, etc. Depending on area assigned, the job may involve exposure to extreme weather/temperature and other environmental conditions encountered in manufacturing, including noise, fumes, chemicals, moving and energized machines and systems, etc.

Must be able to work variable schedule including weekends and overtime.





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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 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 and Environmental, and Oil and Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

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No relocation assistance available

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Newport News-Virginia-United States

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EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled Welcome. U.S. citizenship required for most positions.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with a C7 Certification preferred.