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 full time position that will require travel 75% of the time with overtime opportunities. The candidate will primarily assist trades personnel engaged in shipboard alteration and installation for fleet modernization in various contracts such as Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command and Naval Surface Warfare Center. This is an opportunity to gain on the job experience in the fleet modernization field. Looking for dependable and determined candidates that are willing to be trained.

Position Specifics:

-Must be able to obtain and maintain a Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) ID card and a Secret security clearance.

-Must be able to travel 75% of the time

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

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 (Alteration Installation Team)

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, 75% 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:

Upcoming or recent trades, industrial or high school graduates preferred. Experience in a trades category is a plus.