Job Title: Marine Sheet Metal Mechanic
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Job type: Full time
General Description / Language to Use for Job Postings:
The Sheet Metal Mechanic is the skilled technician which fabricates, assembles, installs and repairs sheet metal products and equipment, such as vent ducting, compartment partitions, stowage, and counter spaces. Work may involve modifying existing structures, fabricating new, bending straightening sheet metal and shaping materials to conform to installations. The Sheet Metal Mechanic works in a shipyard environment with exposure to heights, confined spaces, and extreme weather conditions, and ensures that the work they do is in accordance with relevant codes and standards.
Reports to: Team Leader
• Must have a thorough knowledge of reading and understanding of arrangement and construction blueprints.
• Must have the ability to accomplish installation, modification, alteration, repair
• Must have the ability to develop and transpose from drawing to installation in naval ships in accordance with drawings, ML-STDs, and fabrication documents.
• Must have the ability to layout, fabricate and install ventilation, vent duct, sheet metal bulkheads, doors, partitions, panels, furniture and other habitability items in naval ships.
• Must have the ability to work to close tolerances in a variety of physical positions.
• Must be able to lift and move 50 pounds.
Minimum Educational Qualifications:
• High school degree or equivalent GED and completed, in this trade, a shipyard apprenticeship program or a supplemental technical/vocational training beyond high school or on the job training in the shipboard industry.
Minimum Previous Experience:
• Minimum of (2) years’ of shipboard sheet metal working experience
• Be at journeyman level of trade competence
• Sheet metal mechanics should provide a working knowledge of material selection, trade mathematics, interpreting blueprint, technical instructions, and manuals.
• Must have experience using various tools and equipment such as: electric drills, grinders, rivet guns, press brakes, hand brakes, power rollers, hand rollers and punch press.
• Possess knowledge of assembly and installation of shipboard furniture and habitability related equipment (i.e. used in galleys, offices, berthing compartments and laundries equipment.
Minimum Additional Training:
• Must pass an occupational physical and respirator fit test
• Must pass pre-employment drug screen
• 10 hour OSHA training
• 1st Class Sheet Metal Mechanic experience
• ARCON Stud Horse
• Fillet/Tack Weld Experience
Must be a US citizen
Must be able to access government installations
Must be able to walk, crawl, climb ladders and climb stairs without restriction
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.