Outside Machinist

Those interested in the Outside Machinist Pre-Hire Program must apply online for the “Outside Machinist Trainee” position with Newport News Shipbuilding at https://sjobs.brassring.com/, or visit www.huntingtoningalls.com/careers, click on the Trades/Crafts jobs and search for “Outside Machinist Trainee”.

November 26 – December 7, 2018
(no classes on 11/22 and 11/23 Thanksgiving Holiday)

Days/Times: Mondays-Fridays, 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Tuition: $250**

Location: PDCCC Hobbs Suffolk Campus,
271 Kenyon Road, Suffolk, VA 23434

*Student must also attend OSHA 10 training class conducted by the Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) as part of completion of this course. Dates to be determined by VSRA.

**Candidates are selected by VSRA and the candidates may be eligible for our PDCCC Workforce Development $250 Scholarship! Please print, complete the Scholarship application and provide a copy of high school diploma or GED and email to workforce@pdc.edu.

The outside machinist trainee program is a joint partnership between Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Workforce Development and Paul D. Camp Community College. The trainee program provides a candidate with the unique opportunity to build a career in shipbuilding. We encourage you to join our team of legacy skilled craftsman and apply today.

The course is 2 weeks (80 hours) long designed to prepare candidates to enter the outside machinist department at NNS. The course will cover safety, an introduction to a variety of tools and machinist skills, a validation of basic machinist competencies, and an evaluation of employability skills. This program is designed to be 90% hands-on, focusing on a candidate’s ability to follow verbal and written instruction, display manual dexterity consistent with the craft, accomplish specific tasks in a reasonable time, and perform all activities in a safe manner.

All candidates are required to complete a Newport News Shipbuilding job application. Candidates selected by Newport News Shipbuilding will be scheduled to complete work keys testing, and an interview. Offers of employment will be given to those candidates selected to participate in this program. The offer will include several contingencies including drug screen, physical and background check. Once the candidate has cleared the drug screen and physical they will be accepted in to the program.

The training program will be for 2 weeks from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday at the Paul D. Camp Community College Suffolk Hobbs Campus at 271 Kenyon Road in Suffolk, VA. If selected to participate in this training program, then the candidate will need to complete the college’s enrollment process and pay a $250 tuition fee to the community college where the training will take place. With the completion of the training program, along with meeting all other contingencies previously mentioned, the candidate will be given a start to work date through Newport News Shipbuilding and hired as an Outside Machinist. Once the employee starts to work, they will be reimbursed the $250 (subject to tax withholding) by Newport News Shipbuilding.

Registration Deadline for Non-credit Classes:
Participants enrolling into a non-credit class must have all registration documents and tuition fees submitted by 4:30 p.m. two (2) business days prior to class start date.

For additional information or questions, call the Workforce Office at 757.569.6050 or or send an email to workforce@pdc.edu.