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CODE 900 PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT
'We Are' Code 900 Production
Our Mission - We are NNSY, continuously driving to excellence and
delivering service to the Fleet safely with the right quality on schedule and
Our Vision - Norfolk Naval Shipyard is
recognized as a world class organization in executing our mission, developing
our people, and aggressively improving performance at a state of the are
Our Values - Character and Competence
Naval Shipyard has openings for most trades within the Production Department.
Information about each trade in the production department is listed below. Additional information may be obtained by
reviewing the other links on this page or via the email address below.
THE NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD ADVANTAGE
Norfolk Naval Shipyard offers
excellent benefits and opportunities. Some of these include those listed below.
- Job Stability:
Norfolk Naval Shipyard is the East Coast’s largest federal facility for
ship, aircraft carrier, and submarine overhauls, maintenance and
modernization. Norfolk Naval Shipyard supports the largest concentration
of Fleet ships in the world.
- Promotion Opportunities: Engineers are promoted in a timely manner and are
appropriately rewarded for good performance with incentives and permanent
Norfolk Naval Shipyard participates in comprehensive group life and health insurance programs with a wide variety of options that greatly
reduce out-of-pocket expenses.
- Leave: In
addition to 10 paid federal holidays, new employees earn 13 vacation days
a year which increases to 20 days after three years and to 26 days after
fifteen years. Also, employees earn thirteen sick days per year.
New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS). FERS participants may contribute any dollar
amount of percentage (1 to 100) of their basic pay. However, your annual
dollar amount cannot exceed the Internal Revenue Code. The Government automatically contributes 1 percent to
your Thrift Savings Program
(TSP) account and will further match participant contributions up to 4
percent of your basic salary, bringing the maximum Government contribution
- Career Mobility:
Career opportunities exist around the globe for employees of Norfolk Naval
TRADES WITHIN THE PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT
Boilermaker: Fabricates, assembles, and installs repairs, and test boilers and boiler components. Work performed will be both in the shop and aboard ships from blueprints, sketches, specifications, layout templates and process instructions.
Electrician: Fabricates, installs, modifies, and repairs shipboard electrical systems, controls, instrumentation and rewind motors.
Electronics Mechanic: Installs, modifies, fabricates and repairs
electrical/electronic systems, controls and instrumentation. Uses
blueprints, technical manuals and test procedures in accordance with specified
guidelines. Works on complex systems such navigation systems, fire
control systems, radar and sonar equipment and satellite communications
Fabric Worker: Fabricate, repair, and install fabric articles such as
awnings, sails, boat canopies, weather and protective cloths, fenders, bumpers,
various types of covers, and other ship and boat materials.
Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic: Determines cause of mechanical
operation problem, trace and locate defects, and make repairs to diesel,
gasoline, and other types of internal combustion engines; automatic and
non-automatic transmissions; heavy duty drive line systems; and hydraulic
utility systems and controls.
Insulator: Work involves insulating surfaces of pipes, ducts,
valves, fittings, flanges, boilers, tanks, turbines, evaporators, refrigerating
units, and similar structures.
Machinist: Manufacture and repair parts and items of equipment
which require the use of various types of standard and special machine tools
and their attachments to machine metals, metal alloys, and other materials.
Marine Machinery Mechanic: Dismantle, repair, relocate, modify,
maintain, align, overhaul and install a wide variety of marine machinery,
equipment and systems such as propulsion machinery, lifeboat davits, anchor
handling gear, and missile tube equipment located aboard submarines, ships and
other floating craft.
Painter: Performs various types of preparations and applications to ships' surfaces and equipment; apply paint and other protective coatings. This work is accomplished using solvents, acids, detergents, power and hand tools and electronic controlled automatic plate blasting equipment.
Pipefitter: Installs, maintains, and fabricates various piping
systems and equipment necessary to carry out the overhaul and repair of naval
vessels and to support shipboard hotel services and engineering systems. The
piping systems include water (salt and fresh), steam (high and low pressure),
compressed air, fuel, and sanitation systems.
Rigger: Use chainfalls, blocks and tackles, winches, cranes, and other
mechanical devices to safely move items, ranging from a few pounds to those
weighing several hundred tons, usually from or to areas within ships or
Sheet Metal Mechanic: Constructs and installs metal products to include
ventilation, furniture (desks, tables, bunks, lockers, cabinets, bins, etc.),
bulkheads, ladders, handrails, and equipment foundations, Interprets
blueprints, develops patters, and use computer programs designed to develop
Shipfitter: Develops, lays out, bolts, assembles and erects
ferrous, nonferrous metals and plastic plate. Manufactures and installs
interior and exterior items on vessels such as bulwarks, catapult structures,
doors, foundations, hatches, railings and tanks. Prepares surfaces for
welding, burning or riveting.
Shipwright: Builds and lays out keel and bilge blocks as supporting
cradles for dry-docking submarines and surface ships. Installs and repairs wood
bulkheads, doors, sash, paneling, ladders, super-structure decks and gratings,
wooden decks and panels of wood substitutes.
Welder: Involves welding metals and alloys. Uses Electric, gas, and
other welding processes such as electron Beam welding, and the skill to apply
these processes in manufacturing, repairing, modifying, rebuilding, and
assembling various types of metal and alloy parts, equipment, systems and
structures such as buildings, aircraft and ships.
REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Norfolk Naval Shipyard Production
Department Recruiting and New Hire Coordinator
Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Code 900, Bldg. M32
Portsmouth, VA 23709-5000
When positions are available, jobs
are announced through the Office of Personal Management. Locate the job
announcement then follow the directions for applying. You may submit your
resume online through USA Jobs.
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