Job Overview


The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

This position prepares incumbents for marine industrial careers at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.  Helper Trainee vacancies will be filled in many different trades such as Shipfitter, Welder, Machinist, Marine Machinery Mechanic, Pipefitter, Shipwright, Electrician, Painter and several others.

This position has a Full-Time Seasonal work schedule. A full-time seasonal work schedule provides permanent employment during periods of heavy workload. Incumbent is subject to placement in non-pay status at the end of peak work periods and recalled when workload increases.


The duties of this position include but are not limited to:

* Work assignments are selected to provide orientation and training in aspects of marine trade work.

* Assists skilled and semi-skilled trades workers by performing the simpler duties of the trade.

* Obtains tools, plans, and materials.

*Assists others in performing trade tasks such as disassembly, repair, and assembly of components; preparation, coating or removal of materials from surfaces; removal, fitting, and installation of piping; and lifting, handling, storing and disposing of materials.