Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Portsmouth, Virginia

"We are America's Shipyard"

We are Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), continuously driving to excellence and delivering service to the fleet safely with the right quality on schedule and within budget. NNSY is recognized as a world class organization in executing our mission, developing our people, and aggressively improving performance at a state of the art facility.

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Now Hiring Production Skill Trades

Norfolk Naval Shipyard is now hiring production skill trades, including experienced pipefitters, marine machinery mechanics, shipwrights/scaffold builders, and riggers. Are you a skilled mechanic looking for a career? Please send your resume to FLTHRO_NNSY@navy.miltoday.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens and be able to pass government security investigations.

Federal employment benefits at the shipyard include health and life insurance, matching retirement plan contributions, 10 paid holidays annually, 13 vacation days annually (advancing to 26), and 13 sick days annually.

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Classification & Qualifications for Blue Collar Positions

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Welcomes New Journeymen at Apprentice Graduation
The NNSY Apprentice Program Class of 2019 valedictorian was Matthew N. Waters, a Shop 38 marine machinery mechanic. The 29-year-old Western Branch High School graduate completed the program with a 3.914 GPA. “These graduates possess unrelenting perseverance and commitment to quality and excellence to serve America’s Shipyard,” said Waters. “It’s often a marathon that teaches you a lot about the finish line. Without the hurdles I’ve encountered, I wouldn’t be here today. Use your obstacles to make you stronger and smarter. Embrace the chaos, conquer your fears, and become the best version of yourself. Take pride is what you do, don’t take it for granted, don’t ever compromise your integrity, strive for your goals, and selflessly serve America’s Fleet.”
Nov. 13, 2019 - Friends and family gathered Nov. 12 at Chrysler Hall to celebrate the achievements of the graduates

Eye on Innovation: Exoskeleton Technology Fits NNSY with Suits Straight Out of the Avengers
Ergonomics Program Manager James Musgrove fits a Code 900F employee with the Levitate Airframe exoskeleton suit.
Nov. 12, 2019 - Have you ever imagined yourself as the titular character Iron Man - having a metal suit to aid you

Norfolk Naval Shipyard completes moored training ship conversion of USS La Jolla
Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) successfully completed the conversion of USS La Jolla (SSN 701) into a Moored Training Ship Nov. 7.    
La Jolla is the first of two next-generation training ships converted at NNSY to become land-based platforms for training nuclear Sailors at the Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) in Charleston, South Carolina.
Nov. 12, 2019 - Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) successfully completed the conversion of USS La Jolla (SSN 701) into a
Coler Me Awesome
Start Date/Time:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:00 AM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Norfolk Naval Shipard Colore Me Awesome Family Run
St. Juliens Creek Annex
1801 Victory Blvd. Portsmouth

Same day registration begins at 8 a.m. 
Owned by Troy Miller On Thursday, May 16, 2019