Jobs in Skilled Trades

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Our skilled trades workers, across a variety of vocations and crafts, do the hands-on work that 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 PSNS & IMF – working on naval ships and systems unavailable to the public and receiving the finest hands-on training available.

  • Composite/Plastic Fabricator
  • Crane Maintenance (Electrician/Mechanic)
  • Electrician
  • Electronics Mechanic
  • Electronic Industrial Control Mechanic
  • Electroplater
  • Fabric Worker
  • General Maintenance
  • Instrument Mechanic
  • Insulator
  • Machinist
  • Marine Machinery Mechanic
  • Non-Destructive Test Examiner
  • Painter
  • Pipefitter
  • Production Machinery Mechanic
  • Rigger
  • Sheetmetal Mechanic
  • Shipfitter
  • Shipwright
  • Tool Maker
  • Tool & Parts Attendant
  • Utilities System Repair/Operator
  • Welder
  • Woodcrafter


The Department of Navy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. For more information about reasonable accommodation, go to