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  '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 within budget.

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 facility.

Our Values - Character and Competence



Norfolk 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.


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 pay increases. 

  • Insurance: 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.

  • Retirement: 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 to 5%. 

  • Career Mobility: Career opportunities exist around the globe for employees of Norfolk Naval Shipyard.





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 systems.

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 submarines.

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 sketches.

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.



Norfolk Naval Shipyard Production Department Recruiting and New Hire Coordinator

Norfolk Naval Shipyard

 Code 900, Bldg. M32

 Portsmouth, VA 23709-5000

(757) 396-0560


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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