Trades Assistant


Date: Nov 25, 2022
City: San Diego, CA
Contract type: Full time

Date: Nov 23, 2022

Location: San Diego, CA, California, United States

Company: HII's Mission Technologies division

Requisition Number: 12127

Required Travel: 51 - 75%

Employment Type: Full Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40

Security Clearance: Ability to Obtain

Level of Experience: Entry Level

Who We Are

Are you looking to join a team of professionals for a long term secure and rewarding employment opportunity? Then join our System Integration (SI) team whose accomplishments make a positive impact supporting the U.S. Navy and national defense! We are seeking Trades Assistants to provide expert solutions on shipboard alterations & installation for fleet modernization in the San Diego, CA area. The selected candidate will support the SI team working on active class submarines, surface ships and shore facilities using various tools to assist with alterations and installations for fleet modernization on various contracts such as Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command and Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Assists workers in the skilled maintenance trades. Performs specific or general duties of lesser skill, such as supplying or holding materials and tools; cleaning working area, machine, and equipment; and performing other unskilled tasks as directed. Tasks vary. Position may perform specialized machine operations.Performs maintenance and minor repairs to various machines under supervision. May make local pick up and deliveries of supplies and company equipment and material, paint, lag, surface preparation and minor facilities maintenance. Check and return tools from tool room. Assists in receipt and inventory of material, tools and equipment

What You Must Have

  • Must have a H.S. Diploma or Trades school equivalent (GED) and a minimum of one year of associated industrial experience.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret clearance and a DBIDS/CAC badge for base access/credentials.

  • Must have experience working in a team environment.

  • Must be able to travel 50%-75% of the time.

  • Must provide own hand tools as designated per trades specialty.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

Bonus Points For...

  • Knowledge and/or experience in a trades specialty in the following areas mechanical, electrical, electronic, welding, HVAC, and fitting.

  • Candidates with prior marine and/or industrial experience highly desired.

  • Candidates who are currently enrolled or a graduate from and/or completed vocational school or skilled trade certificate programs are preferred.

  • Possession of an active DOD Clearance is a plus.

  • Prior fire-watch training and/or experienced desired.

  • Candidates with experience reading and using precision measuring tools (i.e. micrometers, slide calipers, indicators, voltage meters, and gages) are preferred.

  • OSHA 10 maritime Certification is a plus.

  • Candidates possessing a current U.S. Travel passport are preferred.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift, carry and transport heavy equipment and boxes. The exact weight requirements will be determined by the specific job, but no less than 30 lbs. Able to work on and climb ladders, work in extreme temperature environments, aboard ships, in shipyards, under industrial conditions and in confined spaces. Able to perform other duties as required which may involve high heat, humidity, noise and dirty conditions, working aloft or over the sides of vessels. May ride ships at sea for extended periods. May require wearing a respirator. Most work is performed aboard ships or in industrial conditions. Travel may be required within and outside of the continental United States

HII’s Mission Technologies division develops integrated solutions that enable today’s connected, all-domain force. Capabilities include C5ISR systems and operations; the application of AI and machine learning to battlefield decisions; defensive and offensive cyberspace strategies and EW; unmanned, autonomous systems; LVC solutions; platform modernization; and critical nuclear operations. Together, HII's domain expertise and advanced technologies support mission partners anywhere around the globe. For more information, visit

HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong.

HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

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