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Advanced Shipfitter/Fabricator (Multi-Pass Tack & Burn)

Pay Rate $17.34-$27.31 based on experience Four years of commercial/naval experience as a first class Shipfitter. Experience must be documented on "Advanced Shipfitter Summary Sheet" Required Skills: 1. Multi-Pass Tack Welding. 2. Burning-Oxygen/Propane Burning Torch. 3. Heating-Oxygen/Propane Heating Torch. 4. Ability to comprehend complex structural assembly drawings, blueprints, and sketches to include weld symbols, material types, datum and reference lines. 5. Ability to comprehend fractional dimensions as with the use of a ruler. 6. Ability to layoff piece parts for fabrication and assembly. 7. Ability to assemble structural piece parts in accordance with specifications in a quality manner. 8. Experience working in a physically demanding environment (shipbuilding, steel fabrication, etc.). 9. Familiarity with OSHA regulations relative to the shipbuilding industry. 10. Use vibratory tools (grinders and needle guns). 11. Air Carbon Arc Gouging. 12. Ability to use Work Packages and Drawings to plan and execute work. 13. Ability to use Molded Lines and Ship Reference Lines to execute required work. 14. Ability to Erect, Set and Makeup Complex-shaped Shell Plates. 15. Ability to Erect, Set and Makeup Decks, Bulkheads, Longitudinals, trunks, etc:, 16. Ability to Install and Replace Hull Inserts and Penetrations, Ability to Install Miscellaneous and Complex Foundations. Optional Skills: 1. Rigger/Material Handling 2. Optical instrument experience (Level, Transit) 3. Shipwright / Erect & Set experience. 4. Tank Testing 5. Mobile equipment operation (JLG, Scissor Lift, etc.) Tack Welding Qualification: All Shipfitters will be required to pass a Multi-Pass Tack Welder Qualification Test upon reporting for the first day of work. This test will be: A. Using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Process. B. With MIL-10718-M (A-5A) Filler Metal of MIL-E-22200/1. C. In both the Vertical Up (3F) and Overhead (4F) positions. The Welding School will administer the following tests: A. Multi-Pass Tack Weld consisting of: • One (1) hour practice • One (1) hour Vertical test • One (1) hour Overhead test B. Visual Inspection of Weld Level I • Six (6) hours. All Personal Protective Equipment (PPE*) is to be provided by the Leased Labor Provider Company. All Personal Protective Equipment provided by the Leased Labor Provider Company shall meet the requirements of OSHA and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

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.