NSR BAE Systems Inc. has Multiple Apprenticeship Opportunities
BAE Systems’ Norfolk Ship Repair Apprentice Program, is a training program that includes on-the-job training (OJT) and classroom instruction. Apprentices will participate in a four-year curriculum through the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) and Tidewater Community College (TCC) for job related classes. Through on-the-job training, NCCER job-specific courses, and classroom instruction at TCC, Apprentices will graduate as First-Class mechanics in their trades at the end of the program.
Apprentices perform shipboard work in support of repair and modernization of US Naval and commercial vessels. Apprenticeships will be offered in the following trades:
Shipfitter – Works with structural steel for the fabrication/repair/removal/installation of components such as foundations, decks, bulkheads, etc. onboard vessels. Works with electric, hydraulic and pneumatic shop equipment and power tools. Performs burning, welding and grinding.
Welder – Performs cutting and joining of marine materials using numerous advanced/complex welding and thermal processes onboard vessels. Works with electric, hydraulic and pneumatic shop equipment and power tools. Performs burning, welding and grinding. Previous welding experience in high school VOTEC or other trade training institute is preferred.
Inside Machinist – Performs work in Machining, Valves and Pumps using various machines such as lathes, mills, drill presses, grinders, vertical machining centers, horizontal boring mills, etc. Works with blueprints or written specifications to calculate operations. Uses Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) cutting machines and precision measuring tools. Performs troubleshooting of operations and takes appropriate actions to correct. Performs quality inspections, verifying dimensions of work piece are in accordance with drawing specifications. Previous machining experience in high school VOTEC or other trade training institute is preferred.
Outside Machinist – Performs repair, removal and installation of mechanical components on shipboard systems such as diesel engines, deck equipment propulsion shafting, valves, etc. Works with measuring devices and trade hand tools. Reads and interprets blueprints. Works with electric, hydraulic and pneumatic shop equipment. Performs work in Valve Overhaul, Reach Rods/Valve Operators, Pump Overhaul and Alignments, Deck Machinery, Rudders, Shafting, Line Shaft Barings, Propellers, Controllable Pitch Propeller System and Grinding. Previous machining experience in high school VOTEC or other trade training institute is preferred.
Marine Electrician – Performs repair, removal, troubleshooting and installation of electrical components on shipboard systems such as wiring, controllers, motors, panels, switchboards, etc. Determines relevant drawings required for a job by locating and cross-referencing with resources. Lays out jobs, determines cable paths to equipment, and identifies locations of equipment and wiring by preparing simple sketches and diagrams. Works with electric, hydraulic and pneumatic shop equipment and power tools. Installs circuits and electrical equipment. Reads blueprints, specifications, and engineering drawings. Previous work experience, high school VOTEC or other trade training specific to trade is preferred.
Marine Pipefitter – Performs fabrication, repair, removal, and installation of piping components on shipboard systems such as fuel oil, potable water, CHT, hydraulics, etc. Works with electric, hydraulic and pneumatic shop equipment and power tools. Performs burning, brazing, welding and grinding. Reads and interprets advanced blueprints. Knowledge of Swedge Lock, Lokring, Band Saw, Plasma Machine, and Flex Hoses preferred.
Sheetmetal Mechanic – Performs fabrication, repair, removal and installation of Ventilation systems, Habitability spaces such as Berthing which contain bunks, lockers, desk, tables and any type of furniture. Joiner bulkheads and overhead sheathing, Galley and mess deck equipment onboard vessels and in the shop. Works with all types of sheetmetal materials such as Galvanize, aluminum and stainless steel! Works with Power equipment such as Brakes, Shears and Rollers, uses hand tools such as hammers, wrenches, snips, punches and dividers. Works with electric, battery and pneumatic power tools such as drills, grinders and saws, rivet guns, learns how to tack weld.
Carpenter – Performs work in shaping and laminating wood to form parts of ship, using steam chambers, clamps, glue, and jigs. Repairs structural woodwork and replaces defective parts and equipment, using hand tools and power tools. Shapes irregular parts and trims excess material from bulkhead and furnishings to ensure fit meets specifications. Constructs floors, doors, partitions, etc. using woodworking machines, hand tools, and power tools. Reads and interprets blueprints. Must demonstrate an understanding of working with equipment, working with Nomex panel, installation of various materials and drydock block and crate building.
Rigger – Performs removal and installation of equipment, materials, structural components and other vessel components onboard vessels utilizing portal cranes, chainfalls, anchor chains, and advanced/complex rigging practices. Works with electric, hydraulic, pneumatic, and manual shop equipment and power tools. Operates forklifts and other heavy equipment. Performs burning, welding and grinding.
Dockperson -Performs work operating and maintaining dock machinery to include: pumps, motors, valves, winches and capstans. Support production trades on ships and dry-docks as needed. Operates forklifts and aerial lifts, as well as inspect, service, and maintain dry-docks including maintenance documentation to include work orders, work schedules and historical record keeping. Hook-up/disconnect drydock and ships temporary services to prepare the ship for docking and undocking. Assists with mooring of ships and barges. Performs using safe rigging practices. Interpret blueprints, schematic drawings, and dock layouts.
For more information about the BAE Systems Apprentice Program, please watch this video: BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair Apprentice Program – YouTube
Candidates will need to apply at www.baesystems.jobs and upload their resume into their application profile. Please also complete the questionnaire at the end of the application that will ask you to select your top three (3) trades of interest. High School Graduate or GED Certificate must be submitted via email to the Apprenticeship Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, July 12th.
- · Must be 18 years of age.
- · Successful candidates must be able to:
- – Work outdoors (heat, cold, rain, etc.)
- – Work in confined and/or enclosed spaces
- – Wear required personal protective equipment (hard, safety shoe, safety glasses, respiratory protection, etc.)
- – Work overtime as required (daily and weekends)
Reliable transportation to/from work including off-site work as required
Must have a clean background check and be able to obtain access at defense installations including NOB
Candidates are required to take the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) administered by Tidewater Community College (TCC). The test must have been taken within the past year. Information on preparing and taking the test can be obtained by visiting www.tcc.edu/student-services/academic-success/testing-services/placement-testing Placement test are done by appointment only and can take weeks to get an appointment. Placement testing is offered only at the Chesapeake campus for this position. It is critical that you prepare prior to testing. Placement scores are the primary selection criteria for interviews. Candidates are required to test into MTH 111 Basic Technical Mathematics and ENG 115 Technical Writing.
Candidates must submit their Virginia Placement Test results via email to the Apprenticeship Program Coordinator at email@example.com no later than Monday, July 12th. If a qualifying placement test is not received by the cutoff date, you will not be considered for an interview.
If you are a current student at TCC or other Virginia Community College, please upload your current unofficial transcripts with your resume.
For more information email, firstname.lastname@example.org or watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=groy9JG0Wm8
Applications are only accepted online at email@example.com search apprentice. Applications will close on June 13, 2021.
Hiring Contact: Tobey Anne Allen
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