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Fairlead is an end-to-end supplier to Defense contractors,
providing the initial concept to the fully realized design of shipboard integrated products
and systems. An ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified Veteran Owned Small Business, Fairlead
designs and manufactures machinery control systems, power distribution systems, large-scale
mechanical structures, and precision fabricated/machined components and subsystems, from
prototype to full-rate production. Fairlead also provides comprehensive ship repair and
preservation services at our facilities in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.
Fairlead’s products are part of mission critical systems in the U.S. Navy’s Nimitz and Ford-class
aircraft carriers, Virginia and Columbia-class submarines, all classes of surface combatants and
amphibious ships including Arleigh Burke Class DDGs, San Antonio Class LPDs, LHA-8, the Littoral
Combat Ship class, and many classes of support and Auxiliary ships of the Military Sealift
Command, the Maritime Administration, and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Before you can be considered for employment at Fairlead, there are a few pre-qualifying questions that you must answer. Please take a few minutes to answer the following:
Now that you’ve learned a bit about the work here, we’d like to share with you some of the
rewards and benefits of being a part of the Fairlead Family.
Fairlead strives to offer a competitive salary for all employees. Your exact compensation will
depend on factors including the job being applied to and the level of that job.
Fairlead provides the following group company benefits to eligible regular full time active
employees. Detailed information about each benefit will be covered should you progress through
this process and join the Fairlead Team.
Fairlead believes in a healthy work-life balance, and to
support this belief we have a very generous Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Time
Paid Time Off (PTO)
The Company provides Paid Time Off (PTO) for employees to use for paid personal time away
from work. PTO time may be used for vacation, sick days, personal appointments, and
Full-time employees accrue 1.39 hours of PTO per weekly paycheck. After 4 years of
full-time employment, PTO will accrue at 2.16 hours per weekly paycheck. After 10
years of full-time employment, PTO will accrue at 2.49 hours per week. PTO hours will
stop accruing after 200 hours is reached.
While the national average for employer paid holidays is 8 days, Fairlead offers 11 paid
holidays off each year, 7 scheduled with an additional 4 floating holidays.