Outside Machinist

Outside Machinist – VSRA Pre-Hire Program*
Associated Credential: Certificate for Marine Outside Machinist

August 19 – 30, 2019 Instructor: H. Gibson
September 9 – 20, 2019 Instructor: E. Wilkerson
September 30 – October 11, 2019 Instructor: E. Wilkerson
October 21 – November 1, 2019 Instructor: E. Wilkerson
November 11 – 22, 2019 Instructor: H. Gibson

Days/Times: Mondays – Fridays, 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Tuition: $2,000
WCG Price: $667
Hobbs Suffolk Campus
271 Kenyon Road
Suffolk, VA 23434


  • Please wear steel-toe shoes to class and bring a notebook. Pencils are provided.
  • Lunch can be brought in a small cooler (no refrigeration available) or students may leave Campus to buy their lunch.

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.

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.

*Students for this class will be screened and selected by the Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) for this class.

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