Workers inspecting, welding, and performing work

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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is the best place to display your talents whether you are an entry level or an experienced trades worker.

Position Details
  • Requirements
    • ♦ U.S. Citizen

    • ♦ 18 years of age

    • ♦ High School Diploma or GED Equivalent

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

    • ♦ Ability to pass a physical examination

    • ♦ Ability to acquire and maintain security clearance

    • ♦ 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

    • ♦ Most tasks require bending, crawling, stooping, working in confined areas, and/or climbing moderate to extreme heights

Apprentice Program

     The Apprentice Program at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard consists of a four-year full academic program that features academic and trade theory training combined with on-the-job learning under the guidance of qualified trade journeymen and women.

Worker Skills Progression Program (WSPP)

     The Worker Skills Progression Program is a formal apprenticeship which focuses on trade related curriculum, trade skills training and on-the-job learning administered over a five-year period.

Coating & Coverings
Lifting and Handling
Electrical & Electronic