Navy yard, bases not greatly affected by hiring freeze

Ed Friedrich, Kitsap Sun , KING BREMERTON, Wash. — President Trump’s federal hiring freeze has not burdened the Kitsap Navy. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, after a pause, went right back to hiring, and hasn’t caught up to other programs. The freeze was imposed on Jan. 23 for roughly 90 days for the Office of Management and Budget and Office of Personnel Management to develop a […] Read more »

OC recognized for apprentice program at PSNS

Chris Henry , christina.henry@kitsapsun.com  – The Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — Olympic College is a finalist for a national award in recognition of its partnership with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, the college announced Wednesday. The American Association of Community Colleges singled out OC for its longstanding collaboration with PSNS on apprenticeship and helper training programs. In 2015-16 there were 811 apprentices, representing 24 […] Read more »

With hiring halted, PSNS looks for exemption from freeze

Kitsap Sun  Published 10:00 a.m. PT Jan. 31, 2017 BREMERTON — Puget Sound Naval Shipyard has suspended all hiring as the result of President Donald Trump’s federal freeze. The across-the-board freeze began at noon Jan. 22, with the exception of active-duty military personnel. Other limited exemptions would be allowed to ensure national security or public safety, according to the executive action. The nation’s four naval shipyards, unclear […] Read more »

Snapshot of Kitsap Military &  Defense Economy 

Just released! Created by Community Attributes, Inc (CAI) in partnership with KEDA and the Washington Military Alliance  this snapshot details the economic impact of  Kitsap’s Military & Defense economy. More information at: kitsapeda.org/key-industries/defense/ Click here to download. Read more »

Biz Opps: Y–Manhole / Portal Crane Structural Repairs and Steam Line Replacement

Synopsis: Added: Aug 24, 2016 2:50 pm Solicitation Number: N4425517MKTG1 Notice Type: Sources Sought Posted Date: August 24, 2016 Response Date:September 13, 2016 Classification Code:Y — Construction of structures and facilities NAICS Code: 237 — Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction/237130 — Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction The project will be located at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA. This is a Sources […] Read more »

Shipyard flush with workers, but experience hard to find

By Ed Friedrich of the Kitsap Sun Some 4,000 hopefuls flood usajobs.gov with resumés whenever Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility announces “helper” opportunities. If only candidates for higher-level jobs were so plentiful. The shipyard workforce has spiked with the influx of the trainees, from 10,898 at the beginning of 2014 to 13,428 in March, a 23 percent increase. The Navy advertised for […] Read more »

Engineers trained in WSU’s program at OC are in demand

By Rodika Tollefson, The KPBJ While there’s currently an adequate supply of mechanical engineers statewide, some counties are seeing higher demand than others — and the field is projected to grow overall. According to the Washington State Employment Security Department, in Kitsap County the demand for this job is balanced. An estimated 545 mechanical engineers were employed locally in 2013 (almost 10 percent of the […] Read more »

Shipyard innovation cuts cost, keeps workers safer

By Kitsap Sun Staff BREMERTON — The Navy has an appetite for the type of cold cuts delivered by a Puget Sound Naval Shipyard team. A 15-person team captured a Commander’s Award for Innovation from Naval Sea Systems Command for replacing torch cutting of metal with cold-cutting — a method that is much safer and greatly reduces costs. “I’m very proud of this group for […] Read more »

Biz Opps: P-401 Regional Ship Maintenance Facility, NBK Bangor, WA

Solicitation # N44255-16-R-7003 https://www.neco.navy.mil/biz_ops/search_frame.aspx?hkey=159355161   NOTE: the deadline is being extended to 5/5. This project is a Firm-Fixed Price Design-Bid-Build Construction Contract for the construction of P-401 Regional Ship Maintenance Support Facility at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, Silverdale, WA. This project will involve construction of a 20,000 square foot low-rise, steel-framed, blast-hardened regional ship maintenance facility. Building features include reinforced architectural cast-in-place concrete walls, a […] Read more »

Upcoming Government Contracting Training Opportunities

Training is everything! Upcoming workshops include Government Contracting Essentials, Advanced Workshops & Meet the Buyers events KEDA’s Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is part of the Washington State PTAC. We provide FREE and confidential business assistance and support to regional businesses in marketing and selling to federal, state and local government agencies and prime contractors.  Follow these links for more information: Kitsap PTAC Info […] Read more »