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Structural Ship Fitter

Job Summary: A shipfitter with approximately 4+ years of experience laying out, positioning, aligning, and fitting parts of structural metal products with the use of regular supervision and while always adhering to industry safety standards. Essential Functions: - Positions, aligns, fits, and welds parts to form complete units or subunits, following blueprints and layout specifications, and using jigs, welding torches, and hand tools - Verifies conformance of work-pieces to specifications, using squares, rulers, and measuring tapes - Tack-welds fitted parts together - Lays out and examines metal stock or work-pieces to be processed to ensure that specifications are met - Aligns and fits parts according to specifications, using jacks, turnbuckles, wedges, drift pins, pry bars, and hammers - Locates and marks work-piece bending and cutting lines, allowing for stock thickness, machine and welding shrinkage, and other component specifications - Positions or tightens braces, jacks, clamps, ropes, or bolt straps, or bolt parts in position for welding or riveting - Studies engineering drawings and blueprints to determine materials requirements and task sequences - Moves parts into position, manually or with hoists or cranes - Sets up and operates fabricating machines, such as brakes, rolls, shears, flame cutters, grinders, and drill presses, to bend, cut, form, punch, drill, or otherwise form and assemble metal components - Performs other duties as assigned KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES - Measures, templates, cuts, grinds components for foundations and other structural members - Efficient use of material to prevent waste - Advanced use of cutting equipment (Plasma Cutter and Oxy/Fuel Torch) - Advanced reading, interpreting of blueprints (successful identification of material types, parts, references, applicable views/details) - Advanced use of temporary attachments - Advanced understanding of weld joint design (full and partial penetration welds, chamfers, and bevels) - Advanced skill in installation and removal of fasteners and rivets - Advanced level tack welder in common shipboard positions (overhead, vertical, horizontal) - Intermediate tack welding in uncommon/ limited access positions (mirror, confined, heavy interferences) - Expert to Advanced understanding of fitting operations (coping, straightening, carbon arcing) - Advanced knowledge of Erect and Set principles (identification/use of extra material, set to lines, etc.) - Advanced understanding of material fabrication - Recognizes tooling needs (Which tool to use for which application) - Able to solve job issues without need for Supervisory approval - Ability to read fit up/alignments measuring devices (rulers/tape, levels, bobs, squares, etc.) - Advanced use of power tools (grinders, reciprocating saws, drills etc.) - Advanced use of hand tools (hammers, punches, clamps, etc.) - Correct set up of tools prior to use (running lines, drop tests, etc.) - Knowledge of power tool safety, (correctly identifying kick direction and pinch points) - Advanced use of positioning equipment (dogs/wedges, rams, saddles) - Advanced knowledge of shipbuilding standards (009-12, W1689) - Advanced knowledge of inspection standards (009-25, 009-06) - Adheres to fire safety principles (hot work tickets, positioning firewatches, 35’ rule, etc.) - Ability to instruct others to navigate onboard vessels to find work areas/backsides of work areas - Advanced knowledge of industry safety standards/training - Adheres to industry safety standards - Requires occasional supervision to accomplish work QUALIFICATIONS: - High school diploma or GED and 4+ years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience - Ability to gain access to military installations - Must be able to pass drug test and background check Full benefits available to include: Medical/Dental/Life/STD/LTD/PTO EOE/AA/M/F/Disability/Vet

Category: Shipfitter

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.
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.

Company Information

East Coast Repair and Fabrication
5803 Curlew Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: 7574559600

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5803 Curlew Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502
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