Ingalls Shipbuilding to Host Drive-In Hiring Event in Hattiesburg

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Ingalls Shipbuilding will host a drive-in hiring event for job seekers from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28 at the Forrest County Multipurpose Center (962 Sullivan Drive).

Attendees will have the opportunity to apply for open positions and speak to Ingalls recruiters and shipbuilders in person without having to exit their vehicle. Ingalls is now hiring ship fitters, electricians, pipefitters, pipe welders and structural welders for the shipyard located in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Opportunities are available for all skill levels.

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Ingalls is the largest manufacturing employer in MS with 11,500 employees.  They are the builder-of-record for the Aegis DDG 51 class guided missile destroyers, LHA 6 class large deck amphibious ships, National Security Cutters for the U.S. Coast Guard and the sole builder of the Navy’s fleet of San Antonio (LPD 17) class amphibious assault ships.

The Ingalls-built amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) sails the Gulf of Mexico during builder’s trials held in July. Photo by Derek Fountain/HII

The Shipyard recently received a $107-million contract from the Navy to purchase materials in advance of construction of LHA 9, an America-class amphibious assault ship.  The contract is the 5th increment of long-lead-time material for the ship.

Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith praised the award of the contract.   “The talented shipbuilders at Ingalls build some of the world’s finest ships for our U.S. Navy fleet,” Wicker said. “This new award is a down payment on the construction of LHA 9, the third of a new generation of amphibious assault ships that will enhance our Sailors’ and Marines’ ability to project power around the globe.”

“Utilizing advanced appropriations funding to procure long-lead-time materials for the LHA 9 allows Ingalls shipbuilders to work undeterred in our effort to provide the Navy with the ships it needs,” said Hyde-Smith, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “I’m pleased to see this contract issued now as we begin the FY2022 process of funding future shipbuilding needs.”

The America-class amphibious assault ships are designed to deliver a Marine Expeditionary Unit using rotary lift and fixed wing aircraft, functioning in many ways like a smaller aircraft carrier.

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