MK Industries is now hiring Structural Welders in Newport News, VA. Work will be performed at a facility of a major defense contractor.

Pay Rate: $27.50 -$37.00 per hour, based on experience + $116.00 per diem.

MUST have Naval Shipyard experience or be a previous employee of NNS.


Four years of experience as a first class welder. Must have either worked at NNS or naval shipyard experience as a first class Welder

Required Skills:

1.Multi-pass. All position fillet and butt welds using the following processes: SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding), GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding) and GMAW-P (Pulse Arc Welding).

2. Heating – Oxygen/Propane Heating Torch.

3. Experience working in a physically demanding environment (shipboard, sub-assemblies, ladders, staging, etc.).

4. Familiarity with OSHA regulations relative to the shipbuilding industry.

5. Air Carbon Arc Gouging.

6. Ability to properly use fillet and butt weld gauges.


  • All Welders will be required to pass all position, Multi-pass Butt Weld, Welder. *Required to pass Pulse Arc weld test*