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Steel America- Ship Fitter 1st Class

Steel America is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Fabrication Department. We are pleased to accept resumes for 1st Class Fitters for positions at Newport News Shipyard. This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA. RESPONSIBILITIES: Comprehend blueprints, 3d models, sketches and templates. Laying out blueprints, checking and fitting materials, tack welding various sub-assemblies peculiar to the panel line and shell area such as deck, bulkheads, and side shells. Also; checking and fitting materials, tack welding and welding of small assemblies, steel foundations, and outfitting components. Effective and efficient sequencing of assembly and fitting/welding. Correct use of heating torches in plate heat straightening and shrinkage. Tack weld with Carbon, Stainless Steel, and Aluminum. Ability to use hand and power tools. Shop and field fabrication preferred. Strict adherence to industry codes, regulations and specifications. Tack and finish welding. Read and understand the Chemist and Competent Persons reports and determine if job sites, particularly those involving combustible materials, are safe for personnel and hot work. Will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment- hard hat/face shield/welding shield, ear protection, safety glasses, steel toe boots/shoes and, when necessary, respirator. Work both independently and with a team to complete responsibilities. Must have regular, reliable attendance. Use of piano wire and chalk lines for layout. QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent Minimum of (5) years of experience with fabrication based fitting and welding Technical training preferred Knowledge of and ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with fitting and welding Must be able to work effectively within a team and individual setting Enter and move through manholes and to reach work internally confined spaces Must be a steady, reliable worker Must be able pass weld and tack tests in positions 2, 3 and 4. Must have working knowledge with the following codes, regulations and specifications: AWS Codes including D1.1 at a minimum. COMPENSTAION AND BENEFITS: Position compensation is based on experience. Our benefits include: • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance • 401K, company match • Paid Time Off (PTO) • Legal Services • Annual performance evaluations • On-site Human Resources • On-site gym • Free and close proximity parking • Employee perks/gifts and more All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration. Colonna’s Shipyard and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE / M / F / DISABILITY / VET Respect Pride Truth Family These are our VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry.

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

Colonna's Shipyard
400 East Indian River Road

Phone: 757 545 2414 ext 231

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Colonna's Shipyard
400 East Indian River Road
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