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Trades and Technicians Careers

At Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF), we need your expertise if you have shipboard experience as a mechanic, engineering technician or physical science technician.  

PHNSY & IMF hires helpers and intermediate workers in a variety of skills. To be eligible for these positions, you must have work experience in the trade you apply for.


                U.S. Citizen

                18 years of age

                Registered for Selective Service (males born after December 31, 1959)

                Pass a physical examination

                Be cleared for and maintain a security clearance


VARIOUS POSITIONS AVAILABLE:  Entry level positions / Full-time, permanent positions


Typical Helper positions include, but are not limited to:

                Equipment Cleaner



                Marine Machinery Mechanic

                Air Conditioning Mechanic


                Electrical Worker



Helper, WG-5, $20.56 per hour

Intermediate Worker, WG-7, $24.17 per hour

Intermediate Worker, WG-8, $25.98 per hour


Job Descriptions:

Helpers perform common trade-specific tasks.   Assist journey and intermediate-level workers with simpler, more routine duties as directed, with minimum supervision.   Must follow oral and written instructions safely and accurately.  Much of the work is hands-on.  No trade-specific experience is required, but is highly desirable.

Intermediate Workers perform work in trade-specific occupations. Tasks are at the limited journey level and require experience in the occupation beyond that which was learned in a trade school.  Require knowledge of tools and equipment relative to the trade.  Typical assignments include repair and maintenance of equipment.   Must be able to read blueprints, job orders, sketches, and must follow verbal instructions from journeyworkers and supervisors.  Works both independently and as part of a multi-trades team, under general supervision.


Most tasks require bending, crawling, stooping, working in confined areas, and/or climbing moderate to extreme heights.  Must be able to lift and/or carry at least 45 pounds.  May be exposed to high noise, dusty conditions, tripping hazards, eye-hazardous areas, fumes and mists.  Required to don protective clothing and to use protective equipment as needed.  Must complete all required training. 

BENEFITS INCLUDE:  Paid leave, holidays, health insurance, life insurance, retirement (pension) and savings plans.

Former Federal employees who previously attained career status; former Federal employees with veterans' preference who previously attained career-conditional status as a civilian employee in any Federal agency; OR former Federal career-conditional employees (without veterans' preference) who separated from Government service within the past three years are eligible to be reinstated. Supporting documentation is required: Copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50.


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