BREMERTON, Wash. — Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility plans to hire 365 employees in various shipyard trades, according to government employment web site USA Jobs.
“This position prepares incumbents for marine industrial careers at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. Helper Trainee vacancies will be filled in many different trades such as Shipfitter, Welder, Machinist, Marine Machinery Mechanic, Pipefitter, Shipwright, Electrician, Painter and several others.
This position has a Full-Time Seasonal work schedule. A full-time seasonal work schedule provides permanent employment during periods of heavy workload. Incumbent is subject to placement in non-pay status at the end of peak work periods and recalled when workload increases.”
Jobs pay $15.65 to $18.23 per hour. Applications must be completed by 8:59 p.m. PT on Friday, Jan. 8.
The Kitsap Sun reports about 85-percent of incoming apprentices began as helpers. Those who work full-time at the shipyard can attend classes on their on time to get ahead.
To apply, you must be 18-years-old, a U.S. citizen and able to pass physical and security standards.
The paper reports this is the fourth big recruitment effort as the shipyard tries to keep up with its workload.