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Sheet Metal Mechanic 1st Class

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BAE Systems is hiring Sheet metal Mechanics 1st Class to support the Norfolk Ship Repair facility. Position Summary Sheet metal mechanics are responsible for creating and installing building parts made of sheet metal Key Responsibilities & Functional Knowledge This list is representative of the key areas of responsibility and functional knowledge required of a first class mechanic in the Sheet Metal shop. A first class mechanic must demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the skills, functional knowledge and abilities required to perform tasks in these and related areas of responsibility. Advanced knowledge means that the mechanic understands how to perform tasks in these categories (including, but not limited to, the specific tasks identified below) and is able to complete them independently and teach others how to complete the tasks. This also means that the mechanic has the necessary level of knowledge of the equipment, protective gear, and machinery required to complete these tasks. A first class mechanic also is expected to strategize independently and problem-solve as appropriate. • General o Identify various sheet metal types and sizes by sight and feel o Measure appropriate size of sheet metal o Read and understand more advanced drawings, sketches and written requirements o Complete Habitability work o Ripout and installation of birthing spaces, heads, living spaces and galley work o Know various materials to include galvanized steel, aluminum, stainless steel, etc. o Operate and use trade hand and power tools (saber saws, reciprocating saws, drill motors – 3/8ths and ½ inch, grinders, unisheers, ribbit guns, etc) o Remove and contain the PCB chemical in gasket material • Ventilation Fabrication o Read sketches o Form a fit with the material and assemble several fits to complete the sketch o Lay and assemble sheet of material in the Vulcan burning machine • Ventilation Removal and Installation o Remove and install using sketches and blueprints and hand and power tools • Fabrication o Fabricate most sheet metal items, vent, flashing, pans, boxes, etc. o Fabricate miscellaneous items (such as bulkhead panels, boxes) o Fabricate stainless steel • Equipment Operation and Setup (must have read and understood equipment booklets) o Rollers o Hand brakes and power brakes o Sheers (sump and power sheers) o Vulcans (operation and material cutting based on designated sketches) *Use of Vulcan machine based on demonstrated skill and business need

Category: Sheet Metal Worker

NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.

Sheet Metal Workers plan, lay-out, fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal parts, equipment and products such as air-conditioning, heating, ventilation, and pollution control duct systems. They also work with fiberglass and plastic materials. Although some workers specialize in fabrication, installation, or maintenance, most do all three jobs. The sheet metal worker uses such hand tools as scribes, tri-squares, protractors, calipers, tape measures and scales(rulers). He/she will also operate various fabricating machines such as power shears, press brakes, forming rolls, and notchers. Sheet metal workers lay-out and bend prescribed allowances on said sheet metal, make angle-bends and notching of parts. The more senior Sheet Metal Workers will also be able to weld using electric and/or gas fed devices. Before assembling completed sheet metal, sheet metal workers check each part for accuracy using measuring instruments such as calipers and tape measures, and if necessary, finish the product by using hand rotary, tri-squares, or shears. After the parts have been inspected, workers fasten seams and joints together with welds (wire, gas, heli-arc and/or stick), bolts, cement, rivets, solder, specially formed sheet metal drive clips, or other connecting devices. Advanced sheet metal workers will be required to use various drafting skills, read blueprints, possess knowledge of, and be able to interpret plans and specifications, and also have a general ability to use advanced math such as trigonometry and geometry.
A career as a Sheet Metal Worker typically requires a high school diploma, and anywhere from a few months to one year of experience working with the required tools and skills, particularly in a marine environment. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed.