Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility provides a four-year, accredited, co-operative education opportunity. Apprentices attend classes at the Shipyard’s Apprentice School and on campus at Olympic College. They earn an Associate in Technical Arts (ATA) Degree and a Journeyman Certificate for their chosen trade.
Various Trade Descriptions
Student Trainees (Apprentices) are paid while attending classes during regular working hours Monday through Friday, every two weeks. The two weeks following the school weeks, are full On-the-Job Training (OJT) workweeks. Student Trainees (Apprentices) work OJT full time at PSNS & IMF during breaks between quarters.
First Year Classes
Second Year Classes
Third Year Classes
||Math 103 (Electrical)|
||Math 099 (Electrical Trades)
||Tec-D 109 (Non-Electrical)|
||Sick Leave |
||Life Insurance |
|Retirement Investment Plan
||10 Paid Holidays |
||Regular Raises |
||Full Time Employment |
|On-the-Job Training (OJT)
Pay and Rate Increases
|It is managements’ intention to progress apprentices to a journeyman level (WG-10), however based on workload and/or individual demonstrated performance they reserve the option of releasing participants at any phase of the program.|
|WG-01 $15.11/hr - Approx. 6 months|
|WG-03 $17.71/hr - Approx. 6 months|
|WG-05 $20.36/hr - Upon successful completion of first year|
|WG-05 $20.36/hr - Normally 2 years with step increases|
|WG-08 $24.29/hr - Normally 1 year with step increases|
|Upon successful completion of the Apprentice Program|
|Please note that wage rates are approximate.|
Annual Leave (Personal or Vacation Leave) is accrued biweekly at the rate of 4 hours for the first three years of government service. After three years of government service, annual leave is accrued at the rate of 6 hours. After 15 years of government service, annual leave is accrued at the rate of 8 hours.
Sick leave is accrued biweekly at the rate of 4 hours. Accumulation of sick leave is unlimited.
The Apprentice Association is an organization of and for people in the Apprentice Program. Some of the functions are to provide a forum for apprentices to address issues and improve the program, get involved in community service projects, and obtain management experience by serving on a variety of committees. Meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month in the Shipyard Auditorium, Building 850, 5th flloor at 0720. Meetings typically last an hour.
Recreation Teams - The Apprentice Association sponsors various teams (basketball, softball, etc...), giving apprentices an opportunity to get better acquainted outside of work.
Relay for Life - The Apprentice Association participates as a Bronze Level sponsor in this annual event which is held at Central Kitsap High School. They also provide walkers for the full 24 hour event.
Coffee Mug Sales - The Apprentice Association has yearly coffee mug design contest and sells the winning mug to raise funds for the association. Designs are normally taken in February and voted on the beginning of summer. Mugs are available for purchase at the Apprentice School or through any apprentice.
Interested in Student Trainee (Apprentice/Helper) positions?
Applications for these positions will be accepted between January 25, 2012 and February 24, 2012.
Although applications will not be accepted until the opening date of the announcment, there are actions that can be completed prior to the opening dates.
- Ensure resume is current.
- A current college transcript and/or college placement assessment. Results must be within a two year timeframe. Arrangments to take a placement assessment can be made by contacting your local college. Schedule early to ensure results come back prior to application date.
- Student Trainee positions (Apprentice/Helper) require submitting a Supplement Form. (The form will be available here soon).
Please continue to check this website for detailed information on how to apply!
The U.S. Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer