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SHT Mechanic

Portsmouth, VA 23702

Posted: 06/18/2024 Job Number: AD329136618 Pay Rate: $20-26 / hour

Job Description

Removal and installation of hull treatment and non-metallic coatings on United States Navy nuclear-powered submarines. Position requires a willingness to learn, dependability, and the ability to think critically.


  • Ensure work is done safely and meets quality standards.
  • Ability to perform carpentry-type duties to include use of manual tools, power tools, and building of containments.
  • Read and interpret documents as necessary, such as operating and maintenance manuals, safety rules and regulations, procedure manuals, etc.
  • May prepare molds and templates for fabrication of hull treatment.
  • Maintain a clean work environment where coatings work is being performed.
  • Demonstrate comprehension of complex shapes and the ability to understand symmetrical gaps both parallel and perpendicular to the ships surface shape.
  • Mixing of different types of solvent and adhesive materials.
  • Use of troweling tools and adhesives, and work with equipment specific to hull treatment installations
  • Understanding fairness and flushness with regards to surface preparation.
  • Follow all company rules and policies.
  • Provide a great level of attention to detail and focus on the given task.
  • May be required to perform additional duties as deemed necessary by the Superintendent.
  • Must be willing to comply with clean shaven standards needed to wear half/full face respirator.
  • Must be able to pass a thorough background investigation to obtain access into a shipyard environment.


  • Commercial Carpentry
  • Ceramic or Composite Tile Installation
  • Shipyard, Manufacturing, or Industrial Experience


  • Must be able to work cooperatively and productively with other employees and shipyard personnel.
  • Identify and measure material.
  • Calculate basic figures.
  • Carry out instructions furnished in oral, written, or diagram form.
  • Problem solve, organize, and prioritize work.
  • Must be able to perform required duties efficiently and independently.


Shipyard Environment: 

  • Regularly required to walk; 
  • Frequently required to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, balance, or crawl, occasionally required to sit
  • Required to reach with hands and arms, use hands to feel, grip, or handle
  • Regularly required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, required use of vision to see up close, distance, and peripherally, as well as depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Shift work is involved most of the time. 
  • Travel may be required. Mandatory overtime will be required.
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