Huntington Ingalls Industries AMSEC Trades Assistant in Chesapeake, Virginia


Job Title:

AMSEC Trades Assistant

Department/Cost Center:

114 - AMSEC MMTS - 11407 - HM&E

External Job Description:

*This is a part time position that will work a flexible 24-40 hour work week with the possibility for overtime depending on workload. The position will primarily work out of our Chesapeake Fabrication Shop location supporting our Hull, Mechanical & Electrical department by assisting with skilled trades work. Opportunity to learn new skills while getting on the job experience in the fleet modernization field.

Position Specifics:

-Must be able to obtain and maintain a confidential security clearance.

-Must be able to work a flexible hourly schedule week to week.

-Must have knowledge and experience of working in a fabrication shop or workshop type environment.

-Must have knowledge and experience with using basic hand tools.

-Must be able to provide own basic hand tools.

-Must be able to travel 25% of the time.

Assists workers in the skilled maintenance trades. Performs specific or general duties of lesser skill, such as supplying or holding materials and tools; cleaning working area, machine, and equipment; and performing other unskilled tasks as directed. Tasks vary. Position may perform specialized machine operations. Performs maintenance and minor repairs to various machines under supervision. May make local pick up and deliveries of supplies and company equipment and material, paint, lag, surface preparation and minor facilities maintenance. Check and return tools from tool room. Assists in receipt and inventory of material, tools and equipment.

Must be able to lift, carry and transport heavy equipment and boxes. The exact weight requirements will be determined by the specific job, but no less than 30 lbs. Able to work on and climb ladders, work in extreme temperature environments, aboard ships, in shipyards, under industrial conditions and in confined spaces. Able to perform other duties as required which may involve high heat, humidity, noise and dirty conditions, working aloft or over the sides of vessels. May ride ships at sea for extended periods. May require wearing a respirator. Most work is performed aboard ships or in industrial conditions. Travel may be required within and outside of the continental United States.

Auto req ID:


Marketing Title:

AMSEC Trades Assistant (Fabrication Shop Part Time)

Basic Qualifications:

High School Diploma or equivalent. Must have a valid drivers license and must provide own hand tools. Trade School desired.


AMSEC (0480)



Clearance Type:





Yes, 25% of the time

Company Statement:

AMSEC is a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII). 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.

Relocation Assistance:

No relocation assistance available

Minimum Education:

High School Diploma/GED


Chesapeake-Virginia-United States

US Citizenship Required for this Position:


EEO Statement:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with equipment such as fabrication machines, hand press, drill press and power saws is a plus.

Vocational school is a plus.