The Welder/Shipfitter JM3 Fits & Welds fabricated steel components to assemble structural forms in the assembly and production of Navy ship repair and other marine and commercial equipment. Welder/Shipfitter JM3 must possess trade specific tools.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS / DUTIES
Operates fabrication shop and machine shop machinery and equipment.
Reads job specifications to determine machine adjustments and material requirements
Setup welding equipment
Fit and Tack parts together in preparation for welding
Remove excess slag
Perform precise fitting work on components
Blueprint reading and interpret weld symbols
Running lines and leads
Train Welder/Shipfitter JM2 on advanced welding & fitting processes
The Welder/ Shipfitter JM3 must be able to meet and successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The following physical demands are representative to the position.
The position is active and requires extensive standing, walking, sitting, bending, kneeling, stooping, crawling, climbing, and crouching. Along with such movements, employee is required to lift parts/machinery of up to 75 pounds. Additional demands are listed below:
Able to climb ladders and work off scaffolding
Able to lift, carry, and or push up to 50 – 75 lbs. throughout the shift (including overtime)
* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions
KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS
Must be certified in Welding
Ability to weld in all positions
Ability to troubleshoot major welding equipment problems
Must be able to evaluate the use of various resources and make knowledgeable decisions regarding safety and company procedures and policies
Able to read a tape measure
Pass Welder Workmanship Training (WWT)
Able to operate sawzall, 4” & 7” grinders, and various other tools
Able to use Weld Gauges
Oxy-Acy torch cutting
Flexibility (Job duties & schedule)
Work well with others in all areas where SCW&M is performing work
Follow verbal/written instructions
Able to work independently with no supervision
Welder/Shipfitter JM3 position has no supervisory responsibilities.
POSITION TYPE / HOURS OF WORK
This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week. Schedule is Monday- Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (swing shifts dependent on work load). Occasional overtime and weekend work may be required based on production needs.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Must be certified Welder
Must have a minimum of 5+ years of ship repair experience and/or skill set.
Must be able to speak and understand Basic English
Work Authorization Clearance
For E-verify and contract security purposes (including ship access lists), all employees MUST present a valid export document. Acceptable documents are U.S. Birth Certificate, Certificate of Naturalization, Passport, Passport Card and Permanent Resident Card.
Please consider that duties, responsibilities, and all other points specified in this description can change at any time with or without notice.
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.