Originally Posted by STIopener
Avg starting pay has gone down over there in the past couple years. I had a job offer over there last year and decided not to take it based on that.
Actually it's gone up every year since I've worked there. I hired in 4 years ago at $12 something an hour. Its up to $14 something an hour now. Also they pay for you to go work at other shipyards. I've been lucky enough to be sent to San Diego, Pearl Harbor, and Yokosuka Japan.
No real experience required, they WILL train you. We also have various shops to choose from. Im in code 740 (riggers), there are also welders, painters, machinest, pipe fitters, crane operators, etc. You will also have to go through a background check. Be sure to list anything negative that you think would hurt your chances of getting a job. Chances are they already know about it, they just want to see if you'll lie about it.