Portsmouth Dockyard to hold job fair in Manchester


Portsmouth Dockyard has announced that it will hold a jobs fair on Tuesday April 12, from noon to 5pm, at the Falls Event Center on Front Street in Manchester.

The exhibit will showcase opportunities at the Navy’s Center of Excellence for Submarine Overhaul, Repair and Modernization, including production trades such as painter/blaster, machinist, mechanic, pipe fitter, plastic fabricator, ship fitter, service electrician and sheet metal mechanic.

In addition to employment opportunities in the trades, the shipyard recruits physical science technicians, material shippers and non-destructive testing positions. Representatives from key government departments will be on hand to meet attendees and answer questions.

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“The Navy looks to Portsmouth for quality work on time and on budget,” said Andy Roy, the shipyard’s production resource manager. “To meet this demand, we need to grow our workforce with experienced candidates.”

How to apply for jobs at Portsmouth Dockyard

Applicants should bring several copies of their curriculum vitae. Additionally, they may be submitted by email to [email protected] Before completing the full hiring process, all applicants must pass a background check, an employment eligibility exam, and in some cases, a physical exam and drug test. The shipyard is looking to fill approximately 700 positions by the end of the calendar year with dedicated people to help PNS continue to deliver excellence to the Navy and the nation.

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Resumes will be accepted for select entry-level positions and an information booth will be available to learn more about the Apprenticeship Program, PNS’ primary method of hiring entry-level candidates.

Federal employment benefits at the shipyard include health and life insurance, pension matching contributions, 11 paid vacations per year, and a vacation and sick leave package. Most positions featured at the job fair also have signing bonuses available.

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