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1st Class Shipfitters

Large shipyards in the Virginia area are in need of 1st Class Shipfitters!!! ACCEPTING LOCALS ONLY! Employee should be expert in laying out and fabricating metal structural parts, such as plates, bulkheads, and frames, and bracing them in position within hull of ship for riveting or welding: mostly working from blueprints/ templates and using hand tools. Must have DBIDS Minimum of 3-5 years experience required. Required PPE: Steel toed boots, respirator, hard hat, and safety glasses · Should know how to locate reference lines. · Read and Comprehend blueprints, sketches, and templates. · Needs to be able to tack weld with stick. · ABS & AWS joint design. · Needs to be energetic, on point and reliable. · General understanding of weld acceptance criteria. · Must pass pre employment drug screen. · Be able to use jacks, turnbuckles, clips, wedges, and mauls. · Needs to be able to pass testing that includes 2F 3F & 4F. · Should be able to work effectively without templates and blueprints. · Prepare molds and templates for fabrication of nonstandard parts. · Tack weld clips and brackets in place prior to permanent welding. · Roll, bend, flange, cut, and shape plates, beams, and other heavy metal parts, using shop machinery, such as plate rolls, presses, bending brakes, and joggle machines. Please call our Recruiters at 985-872-5530

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

Nationwide Skilled Trades
705 South Military Hwy
Suite B
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone: 985-872-5530

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705 South Military Hwy
Suite B
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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