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Our skilled trades workers, across a variety of vocations and crafts, do the hands-on work that builds and maintains our ships and combat systems. Whether it is welding paneling for a new submarine or operating the cranes that load carriers, we always need talented trade workers who get the job done safely and efficiently. Civilians trained in skilled trades and manual labor have an incredible opportunity to take their vocations and careers to the next level with NAVSEA – working on naval ships and systems unavailable to the public and receiving the finest hands-on training available.

  • Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic
  • Boilermaker
  • Crane Operator
  • Electrician
  • Electronics Mechanic
  • Electroplater
  • Engine & Pump Operator
  • Equipment Mechanic
  • Fabric Worker
  • Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic
  • Insulator
  • Machinist
  • Marine Machinery Mechanic
  • Painter
  • Pipefitter
  • Rigger
  • Scaffold Builder
  • Sheet Metal Mechanic
  • Ship Fitter
  • Shipwright
  • Small Craft & Marine Equipment Operator
  • Tool Room Mechanic
  • Welder
  • Woodworker


Several NAVSEA locations offer apprenticeships in these career fields, combining classroom instruction with hands-on training to sharpen your skills and lay the foundation for a life-long career.

Search NAVSEA job openings to find the perfect job for you. You can also join our Talent Network to submit your resume, and we’ll keep it on file in case an opportunity comes up!

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