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This announcement is established to fill vacancies for the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and IMF Apprentice Program, which begins on January 26, 2015. 

The Apprentice Program provides a 4-year, combined work/study program, which prepares you for a career in an industrial trade through on-the-job training and formal classroom instruction.  The program requires that you complete classes from a local community college and complete required hours of work in the trade assigned.  Upon graduation from the Apprentice Program, you will earn an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from an accredited educational institution and receive a certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor certifying your apprenticeship completion.  As an apprentice, you will attend classes during regular work hours and your tuition will be paid by the Shipyard.  Your advancement in the Apprentice Program will be dependent upon successful completion of both the formal education and apprenticeship training in the assigned trade.  These positions have promotion potential to the journey-level mechanic positions at the WG-9, WG-10, or WG-11 level (depending on the trade).


As an Apprentice in a training capacity, you will receive instruction under the program guidelines of the Apprenticeship Program.  Your duties will include, but are not limited to:

·         Receiving and performing shop assignments in the rudiments of trade tasks, technical shop subjects, and tools, equipment and materials of the trade

·         Performing very elementary trade tasks under supervision of a shop instructor or artisan

·         Performing other tasks incidental to the mastery of trade fundamentals

Final determination of the number of position in specific trades will be determined by the Shipyard based on projected attrition and future staffing needs.  You will be applying for the Apprentice program and not a specific trade.  The Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and IMF management reserves the right to place you in a specific trade. 

Click here for additional information about the Apprentice program and trade descriptions.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No