Repair, modify, install and dismantle various shipboard hulls, bulkheads or decks. Design and fabricate complex fixtures and jigs. Involves heavy lifting, frequent stooping or bending and possible working assignments in overhead structures, confined spaces or beneath machinery. Strict adherence to safety, quality standards, good housekeeping habits, high level of critical thinking/reading comprehension, and frequent travel/overtime are required.
Duties & Responsibilities
Strict adherence to corporate, federal, state and local safety regulations prior to setting up or operating any machinery.
Ensure that all OII Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) are worn and that all damaged PPE is discarded.
Read and understand OII PPE Policy.
Read and interpret blueprints to plan setup and operation of the machine shop equipment prior to commencing the operation.
Layout material prior to performing machining operations to prevent possible errors.
Machine parts to close tolerances ensuring finish requirements of the drawings are achieved.
Maintain good housekeeping practices, turning off machines when not in use, disposing of waste properly, sweeping the area, etc.
Assist the Facilities Supervisor, as directed by your Supervisor, for conducting preventive and corrective maintenance.
Ensure all tools listed on the “Production Required Tools List” are available for use within two weeks of your employment at OII.
Qualify as a Shipfitter in accordance with OII Process Instructions (PI-022).
Issue that all requirements of the OII Quality Assurance Manual are followed when invoked by Task Group Instructions (TGI), Process Instructions (PI) and/or other guidance given by management.
Follow detailed repair procedures and instructions (e.g.; QA packages steps, RECs, CWPs, FWPs, TGIs etc.) required completing the production operations.
Prepare Condition Reports to document unsatisfactory condition(s) identified during the production operation (i.e.; repair, modification, etc.).
Coordinating the efforts of other trades during an installation, modification or repair operation.
Read and understand basic terminology, blueprints, drawings and schematics to plan installation, modification or repair prior to commencing the process.
Materials are costly and the possibility of damage or spoilage is high without proper preparation.
Fabricate and install fixtures, jigs, supports and targets to ensure proper alignment during welding processes.
Determine fit-up requirements for a wide range of piping joints/systems in accordance with required technical drawings, manuals and instructions.
Install complex deck, hull and bulkhead systems IAW required technical drawings, manuals and instructions.
Design, fabricate and install complex fixtures, jigs and targets to ensure proper alignment during welding/ brazing procedures.
Determine size and material requirements for system modification or installation; particularly, high pressure, Level I and SUBSAFE systems.
Ensure and assume responsibility for Level I and SUBSAFE material controls in accordance with Process Instruction (PI-008).
High School/GED with Apprenticeship Diploma and additional vocational courses or technical school graduate; and/or military and/or civilian experience with Shipfitting practices in a repair department or shipyard. Must have the ability to obtain government base access. Knowledge and practical skills tests required.
Level-I Qualifications: Requires constant supervision/oversight and has knowledge of the trade qualifications and performs as an entry level Shipfitter. Must be able to understand and perform the basic set up, alignment, and operation of various portable tools and hand tools used in the trade including plasma cutting machines and oxy/fuel torches.
Level-II Qualifications: Requires limited supervision/oversight and is familiar with the trade qualifications and can perform most tasks required as a Shipfitter. Must be able to understand and perform the basic set up, alignment, and operation of various portable tools and hand tools used in the trade including plasma cutting machines and oxy/fuel torches. Basic knowledge of the following: shipboard plate (hull, deck, bulkhead) systems (repair/installation practices, procedures, alignments and material requirements), blue print reading and interpretation, MILSPEC and SUBSAFE requirements.
Level-III Qualifications: Requires no supervision/oversight, has experience in the trade qualifications, and can perform all work required as a Shipfitter and will provide mentoring to junior craftsman. Must be able to understand and perform the set up, alignment, and operation of various portable tools and hand tools used in the trade including plasma cutting machines and oxy/fuel torches. In depth working knowledge of the following: shipboard plate (hull, deck, bulkhead) systems (repair/installation practices, procedures, alignments and material requirements), blue print reading and interpretation, MILSPEC and SUBSAFE requirements. Ability to fabricate and install components as directed by Technical Work documents.
Specialist Qualifications: Requires no supervision and excels in all qualifications, is an expert in all tasks required as a Shipfitter and will provide mentoring to junior craftsman. Must be able to understand and perform the set up, alignment, and operation of all portable tools and hand tools used in the trade including plasma cutting machines and oxy/fuel torches. Expert in the following: shipboard plate (hull, deck, bulkhead) systems (repair/installation practices, procedures, alignments and material requirements), blue print reading and interpretation, MILSPEC and SUBSAFE requirements. Ability to fabricate and install complex components as directed by Technical Work documents. Produces quality fit-ups in difficult or adverse conditions.
Additional Specialized Qualifications/Experience:Deep Submergence Systems (SOC MCD A, B, and C), SUBSAFE Qualification. Welding qualifications (GTAW/SMAW).
This position is considered SHOP/INDOORS which is characterized as follows.
Primarily indoors during the day and occasionally at night
Frequently working on or near moving equipment and vibrating equipment
When outdoors, humidity is frequently above 90%
Noise is over 85 decibels
Light is intense/glare
Occasional exposure to open fire/flames/sparks
Frequent exposure to airborne dust, fumes, and gases
Includes exposure to contaminants
Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures
Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable
Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity to other people
Requires working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position is considered MEDIUMwork.
Oceaneering offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation, a flexible benefits package, work-life balance, and tailored career development programs that reflect its commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.
Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance
Vacation, Sick Leave & Company Paid Holidays
401(k) Retirement Plan
Insurance: Complimentary Basic Life & AD&D;
Health & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
Employee Assistance Program
Program Performance Reviews & Advancement Opportunities
Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
On-the-job Training, Skills Development & Certifications
Employee Referral Program
Corporate Sponsored Events & So Much More!
Equal Employment Opportunity
All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors.
Job Title: Shipfitter
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia
Job ID: 12300
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.
Shipfitters will layout and fabricate metal structural parts such as plates, bulkheads, and frames within the hull of a vessel for riveting or welding. Shipfitters use such tools as shears, punches, drill presses, bending rolls, bending slabs, furnaces, saws, and metal presses up to 750 tons. Also, Shipfitters will need to be proficient in the use of Oxygen Acetylene cutting procedures, and have the ability to tack weld. Typical layout work will consist of preparing plates for shearing, planning and bench planning, angles for punching and shearing, making collars, brackets for installation, furnaced plate, airports and manholes. Typical installation tasks will be deck ladders, fittings for riggings, mooring equipment ventilating equipment, oil-tight hatches, dry cargo hatches and braces, king posts and masts, engine room floor plates, engine room grating, shell castings, stern frames, anchor handling, and stem casting. Fabrication assignments may consists of plumbing a transverse bulkhead, lifting a shell frame from a vessel, construction of and/or duplicating structural parts. The Shipfitter is familiar with such equipment as hydraulic jacks and pumps, steamboat ratchets, strongbacks, yokes, dogs and wedges, pneumatic tools and chalk lines.
National Median wages (2010): $16.60 hourly, $34,530 annually
VSRA Median Wage Report: $19.07 hourly
VSRA Shipfitter Entry-level/Helper: $13.73 hourly
Most shipfitter careers require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, and/or an associate's degree. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, and/or experience is required for these occupations, particularly in the use of career-related tools and work in a marine setting.