Position Title: Alignment Technician
Work Location: Chesapeake, VA
FLSA Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Summary of duties – The Alignment Technician conducts alignments of various combat systems elements and acts as Subject Matter Expert in the field. Candidate will interpret drawings, sketches, CSAM, and other technical work documents to determine work scope, and accomplish CSA utilizing precision leveling equipment, jigs/fixtures and related equipment. Candidate conducts CSA with little to no supervision, provides on-the-job training to Journeymen and Apprentices, and is able to perform CSA task from inception to completion as subject matter expert.
Specific description of duties:
Conduct various types of Combat Systems Alignments, including foundation
installations, roller path inclinations, train & elevation, and benchmark sighting
on all applicable classes of surface ships.
Conduct alignments for one-, two-, three-, and four-axis elements, including
guns, directors, launchers, gyros and various other fixed elements throughout
Review upcoming Combat Systems Alignment work scopes to create alignment
plan, choose proper equipment, and rectify any issues prior to commencement.
Conduct CSA tasks with little to no supervision.
Conduct on-the-job training for Apprentices and Journeyman techs.
Ability to read and understand CSAMs.
Conduct pre-job brief with alignment team and fabrication support team.
Set-up and operate alignment equipment, including theodolites, clinometers and
other alignment equipment.
Evaluate readings, compare to tolerances, and provide correction instructions to
fabricators to ensure alignment of element is within tolerance.
Set, align and direct control welding of critical ordnance, machinery
foundations, and new/refurbished deck/platform sections.
Set and level milling machines for in-place machining.
Evaluate final alignment results and prepare reports.
Assist with training, training development, and procedure development.
Works inside or outside, specifically on the mast of ships, in areas that may be
hot, damp, cold, drafty, or poorly lighted. Incumbent is regularly exposed to the
possibility of cuts, scrapes, bruises, abrasions, falls, and injury from falling
stock. Work may require wearing protective clothing such as hard hats and
Incumbent often stands on hard surfaces for extended periods of time. Work
involves bending, stooping, and working in tiring and sometimes uncomfortable
Possession of an active State Driver’s License is required
Travel CONUS and OCONUS as needed.
Overtime may be required but not guaranteed.
Occasional travel outside the local area may be required.
Perform any other assignments or tasks as needed or requested by management
to assist in accomplishing the organization’s mission, objectives and goals.
High School Diploma or Equivalent required.
Five (5) years of experience in the Alignment field, as a current
Journeyman or Senior Technician.
Basic knowledge of ship construction/repair process and drawing
Must be familiar with SW225-A0-MMA-010/ALIGNTHEORY.
Ability to work independently and with others.
Knowledge of basic equipment maintenance and operations.
Ability to coordinate logistical efforts across multiple stakeholders.
Computer skills using Microsoft Office, Power Point and Excel.
Secret Clearance required.
U.S. Citizenship required.
Physical/Environmental Job Requirements:
• Lifting/moving up to and including 50 pounds
• Routinely climbing several flights of stairs
• Performing tasks in confined spaces
Our work is primarily onboard naval vessels that may include variables of physical
activity, i.e. stooping, climbing, walking, etc.
In performing these duties, you may be required to work outdoors. You will experience
temperature variations, extremely loud noises and other physical hazards.
Prism Maritime, LLC is a premier maritime service provider for Alteration Installation Team (AIT) and Modernization related Services in support of US Maritime and Shore-based clients. Prism Maritime is a privately held business headquartered in Chesapeake, VA, with offices in San Diego and Ventura, CA. Established in 2006, Prism Maritime currently employs over 250 professionals and maintains an ISO 9001-2015 certified Quality Management System.
Prism Maritime is an EEO/AA employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. U.S. citizenship is required for most positions.
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All applications are active for 90 calendar days. After 90 days you must re-apply to still be considered for this position.