Job Overview



The NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD in Portsmouth, Virginia is one of the largest shipyards in the world specializing in repairing, overhauling and modernizing ships and submarines.  It is the oldest and largest industrial facility that belongs to the U.S. Navy, and it's also the most multifaceted.

This job announcement will be used to establish and maintain a standing register that will be used to fill vacancies on an as needed basis at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

Applicants applying under this announcement will be considered for full-time and/or seasonal (on-call) career/career-conditional employment. This register is being amended to reflect a change to the how to apply section on 03/21/2013. Applicants who previously applied do not need to reapply because of this change.


  • Installs, maintains, and fabricates various piping systems and equipment necessary to carry out the overhaul and repair of naval vessels and to support shipboard hotel services and engineering systems. The piping systems include water (salt and fresh), steam (high and low pressure), compressed air, fuel, and sanitation systems.
  • Works from blueprints, sketches, job orders, etc.
  • Prepares surfaces for cutting, welding, and brazing.
  • Perform work related to nuclear material.