Newport News Shipbuilding, A Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries

25,402 18 Newport News, Virginia

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Newport News Shipbuilding is the sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy submarines. With approximately $4 billion in revenues and more than 23,000 employees, we are the largest industrial employer in Virginia and the largest shipbuilding company in the United States.

We build the most advanced ships in the world using our expertise in nuclear propulsion, naval design and manufacturing. We are currently building the new Ford-class aircraft carriers and Virginia-class fast-attack submarines, and performing Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) on Nimitz-class aircraft carriers. We provide fleet services for our ships worldwide.

Founded as the Chesapeake Dry Dock and Construction Co. in 1886, Newport News Shipbuilding has built more than 800 ships, including both naval and commercial ships. Located in Newport News, Va., our facilities span more than 550 acres, strategically positioned in one of the great harbors of the East Coast.

military culture

Training is provided to all new managers during the New Leaders Developmental Program and online courses for all Hiring Managers.

military spouse recruitment and hiring

We are a committed employer for the US Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes Hiring100K Military Spouse Program and on the Board for the Hampton Roads Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone. We also participate in the USO Military Spouse Networking Mixers and Employment Workshops.

retention support

We offer a retention support program for all military connected employees regardless of the sub groups people may belong to

orientation training and onboarding

  • New Employee Orientation
  • New Employee Training
  • On-boarding program
  • Mentorship program

military connected assistance

The purpose of LEARN is to broaden the knowledge of NNS employees through exposure to a variety of Division operations and information. LEARN is sponsored and supported by senior
management through the Human Capital Council. LEARN hosts presentations about all aspects of the shipbuilding process:
•Topics are presented by senior management in a relaxed, informal
•Topics include everything from the procurement of materials to the testing of newly built carriers and submarines.
•Presentations include light refreshments, door prizes and social time with the opportunity to meet the speakers and develop contacts throughout the company.
•Presentations are open to any employee located at
KSO or Newport News Shipbuilding.

civilian credential support

We offer tuition assistance or other financial support toward the preparation, attainment, and/or maintaining of an academic or professional certificate, degree, or another civilian credential,We offer apprenticeships, internships, or other formalized, structured training program/s to assist with the attainment of a civilian credentialWe offer Learning After the Whistle (LAW) classes at NNS.

senior leadership

Robert Kelso-Director of Fleet Support Operations
Program Director for Fleet Support at Newport News Shipbuilding.
Responsible for in-yard and off-site in service Submarine and Surface Ship repair and modernization. Responsible for safety, quality and contract performance.

Dale Baugh-Director CVN21 ILS and Sustainment
Next generation nuclear aircraft carrier program.

William McKinley-Superintendent CVN 73 RCOH
Construction Superintendent in the Aircraft Carrier Overhaul (CVNO) division responsible
for planning and production of the Propulsion area of the Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) of the CVN 68 Class Aircraft Carriers.
This work involves the coordination and synchronization of 10,000 to 12,000 work and testing items (25% of the RCOH) including managing dependencies across all areas of the $2.1B
RCOH program. Work experience reaches from Contract evaluation, Earned Value Management, Shop and Supply Chain Management scheduling and deck plate production.
Special assignments include contractual support for Request for Equitable Adjustments, and
investigation and implementation of Critical Chain Project Management in the RCOH program
including changing the management culture at Newport News and in the Government from "date driven metrics".

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