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Aerotek Shipfitter in Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Job Overview:

Aerotek is hiring Shipfitters for Huntington Ingalls at their yard located in Newport News, VA. This will be for a 2 year contract with the largest Shipbuilder in the world!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Understand shipyard operation and safety protocol.

  • Fitting, setting, and installing fabricated maritime structures.

  • Cutting and welding with a variety of processes.

  • Metal forming, bending, finishing, and rigging.

  • Ability to weld, repair, design, and layout plate or pipe materials.

  • Ability to work in shop/field environments and sometimes heights.


  • Four years commercial/naval experience as a first class Shipfitter.

  • Metal fabrication, structural fitting experience.

  • Experience tack welding, stick welding, burning, carbon arc gouging, using torches.

Required Skills:

  1. Single Pass Tack Welding.

  2. Burning-Oxygen/Propane Burning Torch.

  3. Heating-Oxygen/Propane Heating Torch.

  4. Ability to comprehend complex drawings and blueprints.

Work Environment/Shift:

  • Shipyard environment. Newport News is the largest shipyard in the world, with the yard spanning over 5 miles long. There will be shuttles for maneuvering around the yard.

  • It get's HOT in the summer and COLD in the winter. Be prepared to work in all elements.


Experience Level:

Expert Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.