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NEWS | Oct. 20, 2022

PSNS & IMF to host hiring fair Oct. 27-28 at Washington State Fairgrounds

By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility hopes to hire about 1,500 new employees across a variety of skills, trades and specialties, for both entry-level and journey-level full-time Federal positions, through a hiring fair Oct. 27-28, 2022, at the Washington State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, in Puyallup, Washington.

The event will last from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days.

PSNS & IMF is seeking people with a variety of skillsets and experience levels, including applicants with no previous trade skills or experience. Those interested in applying for Federal jobs at the shipyard should bring copies of their résumé and a list of their references.

Career opportunities include jobs in:

  • Trades
  • Engineering
  • Administrative and Resource Management
  • Acquisition and Contracts
  • Financial Operations
  • Information Technology
  • Science and Technology

Attendees should be prepared for an on-the-spot interview. Tentative job offers may be made to select candidates the day of the event.

Today, PSNS & IMF employs more than 14,000 Sailors and Federal civilian personnel who accomplish the command’s mission to maintain, modernize and retire the U.S. Navy’s fleet. Located in Bremerton, the command also has detachments in Everett, Wash., San Diego, Calif. and Yokosuka, Japan, where employees may be able to work temporarily.

During the event, shipyard representatives will share information about Federal career opportunities in various trades and job fields related to U.S. Navy ship maintenance and repair. Booths will be set up with information about each represented trade, and mechanics and managers will be available to answer questions. 

Due to security restrictions at the event, large bags (such as backpacks) will not permitted inside the job fair. All hand-carried items are subject to search.

In order to be eligible for Federal employment with Department of the Navy, applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be 18 years of age or older at the time of hiring
  • Pass security and physical fitness screenings
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test (select occupations)

Among the benefits of Federal employment at the shipyard are:

  • Competitive salaries (visit for salary and wage information)
  • Health and life insurance
  • 13-26 days of paid vacation per year
  • 13 days of sick leave per year
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Retirement plan

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The PSNS & IMF Public Affairs Office will coordinate with media organizations interested in covering the event. Subject matter experts will be available for interviews before and during the event with prior coordination. Capt. Jip Mosman, commander, PSNS & IMF, will be available to speak with the media on Friday afternoon. Any news organization interested in attending the event or arranging an interview should contact the PSNS & IMF Public Affairs office at 360-476-7111 or email Ben Hutto at