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Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard


KEEPING THE FLEET FIT TO FIGHT. THAT’S THE MISSION OF THE PEARL HARBOR NAVAL SHIPYARD. AND THE WORKERS ARE STRIVING TO BE THE BEST. THAT MEANS HARD WORK AND STAYING INNOVATIVE. HOWARD: I’M HAPPY TO BE JOINED BY THE CAPTAIN FROM THE PEARL HARBOR NAVAL SHIPYARD, WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT NOT ONLY PROVIDES A HUGE ROLE IN HAWAII BUT IS A GLOBAL FOOTPRINT THAT STANDS FOR SO MUCH. THANKS FOR INVITING ME. HOWARD: SURE. IT IS AN HONOR JUST TO BE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SHIPYARD THAT HAS MORE THAN 6000 EMPLOYEES THAT ARE SUPPORTING OUR NATIONAL SECURITY AND GLOBAL STABILITY. YOU LOOK AT OUR POSITIONING BETWEEN THE REST — WEST COAST IN ASIA, WE ARE .04 THAT LINCHPIN. THEREFORE THE MISSION OF THE SHIPYARD IS CRITICAL. HOWARD: TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE MISSION. IT IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL. THE 6300 EMPLOYEES NOT TALKED ABOUT OR OVERHAULING SURFACE SHIPS. WE KEEP THEM FIT TO FIGHT. OUR EMPLOYEES SUPPORT THE SHIPYARD. IT MEANS TO BE OUR BEST, BOTH INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TEAMS, AS WE GET THE WORK OF THE NATION DONE. HOWARD: WHEN IT COMES TO TRAINING THESE EMPLOYEES, YOU HAVE SOME OF THE COOLEST TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGY TO GET THOSE WORKERS WHERE YOU WANT TO GET THEM TO PERMIT ABSOLUTELY. WE USE VIRTUAL REALITY IN OUR TRAINING. WE HAVE INCORPORATED VIRTUAL TRAINING IN OUR CRANE OPERATORS TRAINING, IN OUR PAINTERS AND WELDERS TRAINING. IT ACCELERATES THEIR LEARNING SO WE ARE NOT WAITING FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO TRAIN OUR EMPLOYEES. WE CAN DO THAT VIRTUALLY AND REALLY COMPRESS THE TIME FOR THEM TO GET UP TO SPEED AND HOW TO DO THE DIFFICULT WORK IN THE SHIPYARD. IT’S NOT JUST MILITARY CENTRIC, YOU HAVE ALL DIFFERENT TYPES OF PARTNERS THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY. WE PARTNER WITH ENABLE ACADEMY — WITH THE NAVAL ACADEMY. WE JUST ACCOMPLISHED OUR FIRST SENIOR DESIGN COURSE WHERE WE HAD EIGHT STUDENTS IN THE SHIPYARD DOING DESIGN THAT HELPED US WITH SAFETY ITEMS AND ITEMS THAT WE REALLY NEEDED TO IMPROVE OUR PRODUCTIVITY AND QUALITY IN THE SHIPYARD. FOUR OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS REQUESTED EMPLOYMENT AND WERE HIRED. HOWARD: WHEN YOU HIRE PEOPLE, THESE ARE VERY HIGH-PAYING, QUALITY JOBS, WHICH LEADS US TO OUR NEXT DISCUSSION, YOU ARE ABOUT TO HAVE A JOB FAIR BECAUSE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A FEW MORE GOOD MEN AND WERE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR TALENTED INDIVIDUALS TO COME INTO THE SHIPYARD. WE HAVE A FIRING — A HIRING FAIR SEPTEMBER 17 FROM 10:00 TO 3:00. YOUR VIEWERS CAN FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. LOOK US UP, PEARL HARBOR NAVAL SHIPYARD. HOWARD: YOU’RE LOOKING FOR PLUMBERS, ELECTRICAL WORKERS, ALL KINDS OF WORKERS. QUICK SWEAR LOOKING FOR FACILITY ENGINEERS, I.T. FOLKS, WE HAVE A NUMBER OF POSITIONS OPEN ACROSS THE BOARD. HOWARD: AND I WANT TO SAY HIGH-PAYING JOBS. THESE ARE GREAT JOBS WITH GREAT BENEFITS. YOU DON’T HAVE TO ENLIST, YOU WILL STILL BE A CIVILIAN, RIGHT? YES. HOWARD: WE WANT TO MAKE THAT CARE. GRAIG BURTON, WE APPRECIATED.


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