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Advanced Shipfitters

CTR Group is seeking Advanced Shipfitters for a Shipyard in Newport News, VA. Pay Rate: $45.00 per Hour plus Per Diem for non-local candidates. Experience: Four years of commercial/naval experience as a first class Shipfitter. Required Skills: 1. Burning-Oxygen/Propane Burning Torch. 2. Heating-Oxygen/Propane Heating Torch. 3. Ability to comprehend complex drawings, blueprints, sketches to include weld symbols, material types, reference lines. 4. Ability to comprehend fractional dimensions as with the use of a ruler. 5. Ability to layoff piece parts for fabrication and assembly. 6. Ability to assemble structural piece parts in accordance with specifications in a quality manner. 7. Experience working in a physically demanding environment 8. Use vibratory tools (grinders and needle guns). Optional Skills: 1. Rigger/Material Handling 2. Optical instrument experience (Level, Transit) 3. Shipwright / Erect & Set experience. 4. Tank Testing 5. Air Carbon Arc Gouging 6. Mobile equipment operation Tack Welding Qualification: All Shipfitters will be required to pass a Burning Torch Qualification Test upon reporting for the first day of work. CTR Group has been a leader in its industry for over 30 years and is rated highly on Google, Indeed and Facebook for being a great company to work for. If you enjoy being a part of a great team, apply today and check out our website for more information. ​CTR Group is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are selected based on qualifications and defined requirements of the job, not on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other protected status. Further, CTR Group encourages United States' Veterans and persons with disabilities to apply for positions for which they are qualified.

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.