Huntington Ingalls Industries Ship Safety Watch in Newport News, Virginia


Job Title:

Ship Safety Watch

Department/Cost Center:

X43: Machinery Install

External Job Description:

The Ship Safety Watch will be responsible to:

  • Verify integrity of hull openings, i.e. hull valves shut and red tagged.

  • Check oxygen (O2) levels throughout the ship to verify proper occupancy levels.

  • Act as the ship’s Fire Warden.

  • Routinely check bilge levels and other relevant parameters, as assigned.

  • Perform hourly tours of the ship in the manner directed.

  • Ride the ship during ship movements until re-secured pierside.

In addition, this position will be performed within the Machinist Installation department. Other responsibilities will include using a wide variety of tools and machinery. The tools range from wrenches and screwdrivers to complex and

sophisticated equipment such as saws, drill presses, optical equipment, mills, portable machines, boring equipment, precision grinders, instruments and lathes.

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Marketing Title:

Ship Safety Watch

Basic Qualifications:

The candidate MUST have five (5) years experience testing and conducting watch standing operations on SUBMARINE ship systems, or have equivalent experience on submarines, carrier nuclear/propulsion, or A-gang experience. The selected candidate must have knowledge of hydraulics, high air pressure, low air pressure, and Naval propulsion plant systems.





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Company Statement:

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 Shipbuilding 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 & Environmental, and Oil & 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:



Newport News-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:

High school graduate or equivalent preferred.

Additional work hours will be required during operational testing evolutions.