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Bring Your Talents to the Fleet

NAVSEA simply cannot function without the skills and dedication of our tradesmen. Our manual workers, across a variety of vocations and crafts, do the hands-on work every day that builds and maintains our ships and combat systems. Whether it is welding together paneling for a new submarine, or operating the cranes that load carriers, we always have the need for talented trade workers that can 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. NAVSEA employs skilled workers in the following trades:

  • 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


The list does not end here either; NAVSEA activity locations are diverse in nature and require numerous types of trade workers based on specific activities performed at the site. Trades can be seasonal, temporary or full-time, based on the needs of particular NAVSEA sites.

We encourage you to browse our available positions within USAJOBS to locate opportunities suited to your particular trade and vocation.

Join NAVSEA now.    To learn more about how to find and apply for current openings at NAVSEA by job category, location, and/or salary, visit our "How to Find and Apply for Jobs at NAVSEA" page.


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All NAVSEA job openings can be found through USAJOBS. Please click the link above to find a current list of available positions, by career field and location.