Company: Mills Marine & Ship Repair, LLC

POSITION: Ship Fitter (Looking for 1st Class & Advance Ship Fitters)

Job Locations: Primarily Huntington Ingalls Shipyard Newport News, VA And
Secondary locations: Norfolk & Chesapeake Virginia

Experience Requirements: Four years commercial/naval experience as a first class Shipfitter. Experience must be documented on “Advance Shipfitter Summary Sheet.”

Required Skills:

1. Tack Welding-Multi-pass (NAVSEA Technical Publication 39074-AQ-GIB-010/248)
2. Burning-Oxygen/Propane Burning Torch.
3. Heating-Oxygen/Propane Heating Torch
4. Ability to comprehend complex structural assembly drawings, blueprints, and sketches to
include weld symbols, material types, datum and reference lines.
5. Ability to comprehend fractional dimensions as with the use of a ruler.
6. Ability to layoff piece parts for fabrication and assembly.
7. Ability to assemble structural piece parts in accordance with specifications in a quality
Optional Skills:
1. Rigger/Material Handling
2. Optical instruments experience (Level, Transit)
3. Shipwright / Erect & Set experience.
4. Tank Testing
5. Air Carbon Arc Gouing
6. Mobile equipment operation (JLG, Scissor Lift, Transit)
Tack Welding Qualification:
All Shipfitters will be required to pass a Multi-pass Tack Welder Test accordance to the following:
A. Using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Process
B. With MIL-10718-M (A-5A) Filler Metal of MIL-E 22200/1
C. In both the Vertical Up (3F) and Overhead (4F) positions.
D. With a 3-Pass, 3/8″ Fillet instead of the Single-pass Fillet
Each pass shall have at least one stop and start within the weld length.


  • Must pass a 7 year Background check, Drug Test * H.S. Diploma or G.E.D. * 4-5 Years verifiable recent work history


In addition to competitive pay, we provide a benefits package that is among the best in the industry. Our comprehensive benefits encourage our employees and their families to build a lifelong relationship with Mills. Benefits are subject to employment eligibility.


  • Health, dental, vision insurance
  • Company paid life and accidental insurance
  • Offer additional voluntary life/disability group insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid accrued vacation time
  • Legal Resource & ID Theft benefits
  • SCA (Service Contract Act) fringe benefit

Retirement plan with Employer Match

Mills Marine & Ship Repair is an EOE and affirmative action employer. Applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, disability, or parenthood.
Mills Marine is a Certified V3 Employer for Veterans (Virginia Values Veterans)

Job Types: Full-time, Contract


  • relevant: 4 years (Required)
  • Tack Welding-Multi-pass, Burning-Oxygen/Propane Torch: 4 years (Required)
  • Ability to assemble structural piece parts in specifications: 4 years (Required)
  • Ability to comprehend complex structural assembly drawings,: 4 years (Required)


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off

Pay Frequency:

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Outcome-oriented — results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Stable — traditional, stable, strong processes
  • People-oriented — supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented — cooperative and collaborative

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply