With the AOPS contract, an estimated 1,000+ jobs will be sustained at the peak of production, bringing total employment at Irving Shipbuilding to approximately 1,600 at this phase of the program. The company will continue recalling employees from its seniority lists as AOPS construction progresses. It is expected that the largest trade requirements will be welding, metal fabrication, and ironwork. Electrical and pipefitting trade requirements will increase as the first ship reaches later stages of production. It is expected that the largest future requirements for AOPS staff positions will be in planning, production management, and supervision areas.
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