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From all of us at Virginia Ship Repair Association, Happy Holidays!
12/24/2022

From all of us at Virginia Ship Repair Association, Happy Holidays!

Marine InsulatorNOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particul...
12/19/2022

Marine Insulator
NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.

Marine Insulators apply insulation and covering to piping/machinery for water systems, AC, refrigeration, and steam machinery, bulkheads and overheads. This allows ship systems to function at peak capacity while keeping ship personnel remain comfortable and safe from exposure to extreme heat or cold. Marine Insulators become skilled with hand-tools such as knives, wire cutters, saws, and tape measures. They are responsible for handling and applying rubber, fiberglass hullboard, pipe sections made of fiberglass or calcium silicate, fiberglass tape/cloth, adhesives and Tempmatt.

Marine Insulator positions typically require a high school diploma.

Marine Insulator careers typically require the ability to :
- Demonstrate high-quality craftsmanship
- Pass a drug test
- Obtain a security clearance
- Be reliable and punctual

Previous experience is preferred and sometimes required.

Search our job board at:
www.ShipRepairJobs.com

Find information on training at:
www.ShipRepairTraining.com

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We would like to recognize our Runners-Up Tradespersons of the Year! Great job guys!
12/15/2022

We would like to recognize our Runners-Up Tradespersons of the Year! Great job guys!

12/13/2022
Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

The Hampton Roads Planning District is a great source for information on regional initiatives, and a great way to track regional efforts. We ask that you please follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/hrpdcva

The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC), one of 21 Planning District Commissions in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a regional organization representing the sixteen local governments in southeastern Virginia.

Thank you to all our VSRA volunteers! Fantastic job ladies and gentlemen, we couldn't do it without you!
12/06/2022

Thank you to all our VSRA volunteers! Fantastic job ladies and gentlemen, we couldn't do it without you!

2022 Five Star Family Recognition Luncheon.Congratulations to the Burton, Robertson, Ergus, Gassenmeyer, and Clapsaddle ...
12/02/2022

2022 Five Star Family Recognition Luncheon.
Congratulations to the
Burton, Robertson, Ergus, Gassenmeyer, and Clapsaddle Families!
We at Virginia Ship Repair salute your service to our country and communities.

Congratulations to our 2022 Tradespersons of the Year!
11/30/2022

Congratulations to our 2022 Tradespersons of the Year!

Entry Level Shipyard LaborNOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of ...
11/28/2022

Entry Level Shipyard Labor
NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.

The path to a career often begins with a position as a Firewatch, Trade Helper or Apprentice. Apprentice programs are rigorous, and workers are often more successful if they begin in an entry-level position first to obtain some key critical skills and knowledge such as:
- Learning the words and terms used in shipyards that aren't used in other workplaces
- Learning about basic tools and their proper use
- Learning about the variety of trades jobs available so the worker can choose a position best suited to their interests

These occupations usually require a high school diploma & drug screening.
Job Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized program may be associated with these occupations.



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www.ShipRepairJobs.com

From the Staff at VSRA, Happy Thanksgiving!
11/23/2022

From the Staff at VSRA, Happy Thanksgiving!

Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) has partnered with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council (HRWC) on an exciting new...
11/21/2022

Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) has partnered with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council (HRWC) on an exciting new program to provide Marine Trade Training and career opportunities in Welding. For more information on how to begin your training and new career in the Ship Repair industry visit www.ShipRepairTraining.com or www.TheWorkforceCouncil.org

Congratulations to our 2022 Tradesperson of the Year!Jr Tradesperson John Howard Jr of BAE NSR, and Sr Tradesperson Scot...
11/15/2022

Congratulations to our 2022 Tradesperson of the Year!
Jr Tradesperson John Howard Jr of BAE NSR, and Sr Tradesperson Scott Perkins of General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk. Congratulations to our Runners Up, Christopher "CJ' McAndrews of Tecnico Corporation and Joseph Rodriguez of General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk. Job Well Done to all the Nominees!!

11/11/2022
11/10/2022
Shipyard Riggers assemble and install rigging gear such as cables, ropes, pulleys and winches to lift, lower, move or po...
11/09/2022

Shipyard Riggers assemble and install rigging gear such as cables, ropes, pulleys and winches to lift, lower, move or position machinery, structural steel and other heavy objects. They use weight handling equipment such as fork trucks, cranes, wire ropes (all types), end fittings, slings, winches, chain falls, boat slings, boat davits, and horizontal and verticals pad-eyes. The experienced Rigger will normally be able to perform all the following tasks: examine objects to be moved, estimate their size, shape and weight and decide on the type of equipment necessary; erect a temporary jib or derrick if required, and install cables, pulleys and other tackle; choose or make slinging equipment and attach it to the load; erect cranes and mobile crane booms, increase the height of tower cranes by bolting component parts in place, and rigging cables; splice ropes and cables to make slings and tackle; erect structural steel for buildings under construction; erect panels used on facades; and inspect, maintain and repair equipment of trade.

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10/25/2022
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Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) has partnered with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council (HRWC) on an exciting new...
10/20/2022

Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) has partnered with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council (HRWC) on an exciting new program to provide Marine Trade Training and career opportunities in Welding. For more information on how to begin your training and new career in the Ship Repair industry visit www.ShipRepairTraining.com or www.TheWorkforceCouncil.org

Welder applies appropriate welding processes to join, surface, fabricate, or repair parts of metal or other weldable mat...
10/14/2022

Welder applies appropriate welding processes to join, surface, fabricate, or repair parts of metal or other weldable materials for production. Lays out and marks position pieces on parts or subassemblies using rule, square, scribe or templates. Fits by hand or position pieces to be welded into jigs, holding fixtures, guides, and steps using measuring instruments and / or hand tools. May perform fitting, welding, and silver brazing on shipboard piping systems on all types of metals. Must possess knowledge and experience in the set up and operation of machines and tools to include: mig welder, tig welder, plasma arc cutter, gas cutter, carbon arc cutter, bandsaw, drill press etc. to cut and weld parts to specifications. Uses hand tools such as grinders, needle guns, clamps, fixtures, calipers, scribes, combination squares etc. Basic knowledge of weld theory to include the following processes: SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and / or Silver Brazing. Some basic knowledge of ferrous / non ferrous metals and the ability to read / interpret blueprints required. May be assigned the duties and responsibilities of other positions for which qualifications are met.

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www.ShipRepairTraining.com

Happy Birthday to our U.S. NAVY! "On Watch 24/7 for 247 Years" which highlights our Navy's enduring ability to remain fu...
10/13/2022

Happy Birthday to our U.S. NAVY! "On Watch 24/7 for 247 Years" which highlights our Navy's enduring ability to remain fully ready to respond to and effectively deter emergent treats.

Shipyard Riggers assemble and install rigging gear such as cables, ropes, pulleys and winches to lift, lower, move or po...
10/06/2022

Shipyard Riggers assemble and install rigging gear such as cables, ropes, pulleys and winches to lift, lower, move or position machinery, structural steel and other heavy objects. They use weight handling equipment such as fork trucks, cranes, wire ropes (all types), end fittings, slings, winches, chain falls, boat slings, boat davits, and horizontal and verticals pad-eyes. The experienced Rigger will normally be able to perform all the following tasks: examine objects to be moved, estimate their size, shape and weight and decide on the type of equipment necessary; erect a temporary jib or derrick if required, and install cables, pulleys and other tackle; choose or make slinging equipment and attach it to the load; erect cranes and mobile crane booms, increase the height of tower cranes by bolting component parts in place, and rigging cables; splice ropes and cables to make slings and tackle; erect structural steel for buildings under construction; erect panels used on facades; and inspect, maintain and repair equipment of trade.
www.ShipRepairJobs.com
www.ShipRepairTraining.com

09/30/2022
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsrYHF25bIk

The Maritime Academy of Hampton High School is a specialized program designed to expose students to a wide rage of careers in the maritime industry and prepare them for 21st century careers in the industry.
This student, Dravon Johnson, who is in Mr. Dunn's Technical Drawing class shares his simple Ship Design. Learning is to design is the first step. Mr. Johnson represents the next generation of Ship Repairers. Fine job young man, keep up the good work!


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www.ShipRepairJobs.com

Prospective Marine Trade Training Students must meet the following minimum criteria:Drug Free: Applicants will be subjec...
09/26/2022

Prospective Marine Trade Training Students must meet the following minimum criteria:
Drug Free: Applicants will be subject to a drug screening prior to enrolling in any MTT course.
Background Check: Applicants may also be asked to submit to a background check prior to entering the MTT program. Students exiting the program will need to qualify for security access in order to work in the Ship Repair & Shipbuilding industry.
At least 18-years old: Due to safety requirements, students must be at least 18 to enter the program.
Reliable Transportation: Attendance is mandatory throughout the program, so participants will need access to reliable transportation to get to and from class on time every day.
Citizenship: Due to government restrictions, this course is only open to United States Citizens
Learn more about what it takes to get started at www.ShiprRpairTraining.com
www.ShipRepairJobs.com

Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) has partnered with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council (HRWC) on an exciting new...
09/15/2022

Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) has partnered with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council (HRWC) on an exciting new program to provide Marine Trade Training and career opportunities in Welding. For more information on how to begin your training and new career in the Ship Repair industry visit www.ShipRepairTraining.com or www.TheWorkforceCouncil.org

This Sunday, September 11th marks 21 years since the 9-11 Terror Attacks.The USS NEW YORK-LPD 21 was built with over 7-t...
09/09/2022

This Sunday, September 11th marks 21 years since the 9-11 Terror Attacks.

The USS NEW YORK-LPD 21 was built with over 7-tons of Steel that was forged into the hull of this warship from the rubble of the 9-11 Twin Towers.

Marine Welders are skilled laborers who use a variety of equipment and methods to permanently join together various meta...
09/03/2022

Marine Welders are skilled laborers who use a variety of equipment and methods to permanently join together various metal parts. Marine Welders will typically perform manual welding procedures using Shielded Metal Arc welding (SMAW) or Oxy-Acetylene torches, or use semiautomatic systems such as wire feeder machines. Marine Welders must be able to set up and use this equipment in a variety of positions (such as flat, vertical, horizontal, and overhead). Marine Welding methods include Arc, Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), Submerged Arc, Carbon Arc, and Gas (Oxy-Acetylene). Certified Marine Welders must be able to perform pre- and post-heating, induction heating, surface hardening, stress relieving, and welding inspections. Skilled welders will also perform soldering and brazing operations. Standard metals that Marine Welders join together include all types of steels, aluminum, copper, monel, copper-nickel, bronzes, and cast iron. Each level of skilled Marine Welder (3rd, 2nd, 1st) will require Quality Assurance (QA) certifications.

The USS NEW YORK-LPD 21 was built with over 7-tons of Steel that was forged into the hull of this warship from the rubbl...
09/02/2022

The USS NEW YORK-LPD 21 was built with over 7-tons of Steel that was forged into the hull of this warship from the rubble of the 9-11 Twin Towers.
Can you imagine the pride in standing at the pier watching it leave the knowing you had a hand in making this ship come to fruition? You don’t have to imagine that if you worked in the because you are !
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www.ShipRepairJobs.com

 are skilled laborers who use a variety of equipment and methods to permanently join together various metal parts.  will...
08/19/2022

are skilled laborers who use a variety of equipment and methods to permanently join together various metal parts. will typically perform manual welding procedures using Shielded Metal Arc welding (SMAW) or Oxy-Acetylene torches, or use semiautomatic systems such as wire feeder machines.
www.ShipRepairTraining.com
www.ShipRepairJobs.com

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Norfolk, VA
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Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
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It was an honor to speak to the Virginia Ship Repair Association today about state workforce legislation and to meet so many of their members! The Virginia Ship Repair Association is comprised of 309 member ship repair businesses that employ over 60,000 workers in Hampton Roads. Thank you for your help keeping our port open by supporting our shipping industry and your work keeping our country safe and secure by supporting our Navy and Coast Guard.
Race results from Virginia Ship Repair Association Race Night are now official.
Race results🏁:https://bit.ly/3zvRgrc
The Original Larry's Hard Lemonade Brewing Co Larry's Backyard is SOLD OUT for tonight!

Don't worry though! Regular tickets for tonight's Virginia Ship Repair Association Race Night are still available online and at the gate.
Did you see the Virginia Ship Repair Association interview with Senior Tradesperson of the Year award winner, Danual Pearce of Colonna's Shipyard, Inc? If not, you can read the full interview here. Congratulations Danual Pearce! Thanks for being a part of the Colonna's family

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We had the privilege of providing Virginia Ship Repair Association another Club Eats Delivered order this week! 16 beautifully packaged meals for their staff and board members.

We can provide you and your office individual boxed lunches or bulk catering platters. From salads, sandwiches, soups, fruit and cheese, chips, cookies, and much more. Delivery available to certain office locations. Call Sydney for your next office catering needs! 757-625-7602

This month we shine the spotlight on the two recipients of the Virginia Ship Repair Association's Tradesperson of the Year award—Heng Hy and Danual Pearce—representing the best of the best in ship repair. We spoke with Heng and Danual about getting into the industry, continued education, and advice for someone just starting out in ship repair: https://buff.ly/3aXo6Hp

Interested in a career in the Ship Repair and Shipbuilding industry? The Hampton Roads Workforce Council has partnered with Virginia Ship Repair Association to provide FREE and fast-track training to residents of Newport News who have been affected by COVID-19! Check out the flyer below for more information!

To enroll, contact Christina Brooks at [email protected] or 757-314-2370.
Did you know October is Cybersecurity Awareness month? Check out this Virginia Ship Repair Association Cybersecurity Committee newsletter on how to ! http://ow.ly/fgfb50BSIva
Virginia Ship Repair Association Race Night is just a few days away with EIGHT divisions hitting the track for one wild night of action.

🎟Get your tickets now: https://bit.ly/3c3avNE

📅Race day schedule: https://bit.ly/3hxwNbn
Christian Murillo wrote a great article featured in the Virginia Ship Repair Associations newsletter reminding employers and employees the importance of knowing how to prevent heat stress related illness. He gives a short definition of the signs to look out for, how the body reacts to the illness, and how to assess a heat-stress related incident. For more heat stress safety info, visit https://lnkd.in/eSHNw5p
A from Bill Crow, President of the Virginia Ship Repair Association
The Virginia Ship Repair Association put out a great article about Stress Management. During these changing times with Covid-19 it has made stress more prevalent than ever. Whether we are stressing about our health or our jobs, we are stressing! This article provides great tips from Dr. Cynthia Dorr on how to stay on top of it and manage the stress through this pandemic. For more stories like this, visit https://lnkd.in/eSHNw5p

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