Trades Assistant (R-5)

Position Specifics: Must have knowledge and experience using hand tools and the ability to obtain and maintain base access/credentials. Must have a valid drivers license. Must provide own basic hand tools.

Assists workers in the skilled maintenance trades. Performs specific or general duties of lesser skill, such as supplying or holding materials and tools; cleaning working area, machine, and equipment; and performing other unskilled tasks as directed. Tasks vary. Position may perform specialized machine operations. Performs maintenance and minor repairs to various machines under supervision. May make local pick up and deliveries of supplies and company equipment and material, paint, lag, surface preparation and minor facilities maintenance. Check and return tools from tool room. Assists in receipt and inventory of material, tools and equipment.

Must be able to lift, carry and transport heavy equipment and boxes. The exact weight requirements will be determined by the specific job, but no less than 30 lbs. Able to work on and climb ladders, work in extreme temperature environments, aboard ships, in shipyards, under industrial conditions and in confined spaces. Able to perform other duties as required which may involve high heat, humidity, noise and dirty conditions, working aloft or over the sides of vessels. May ride ships at sea for extended periods. May require wearing a respirator. Most work is performed aboard ships or in industrial conditions. Travel may be required within and outside of the continental United States.

  • US Citizenship Required for this Position
  • Minimum Education: High School Diploma/GED
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience in a shipyard environment desired. Trade school a plus

Thank you for your interest in this employment opportunity. Should you wish to pursue this, we will need to have you complete our Orientation, which will acclimate you to our One-Stop Center services, and will get you registered with us- your first step to success. Orientations can be completed online at www.opp-inc.org/orientation as well as in our Resource Room located in the Opportunity Inc.One-Stop Workforce Center, 861 Glenrock Road, Suite 100 in Norfolk, Virginia, just behind Military Circle Mall.

For your convince, you can also complete the orientation online at our Suffolk office on Mondays at 1PM (157 N.Main Street Suffolk, Virginia 757-514-7737) or our Franklin office (located at the Paul D Camp Community College Regional Workforce Development Center  100 N. College Drive) 

Once your Orientation and Survey are completed, please come in to complete your intake process- intakes are held Monday through Friday in our Norfolk office from 8:30AM-3:30PM. Once this is completed, please ask to speak with Business Services, and please have your resume available for review. 

If you are already enrolled, please contact your Career Developer, reference the Job Order number (Job Code Number), and ask that they refer you for the position. In either case, please have a resume available to target the position in which you are interested.

Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you at Orientation!

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