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SACSS Pipefitter

Join General Dynamics IT and be a part of a team that solve some of the world's most complex technical challenges. The Navy Ship and Air Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Combat, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Systems Support (SACSS) team is seeking a Pipefitter to join their team in Chesapeake, VA. Our work on the SACSS program involves performing pier-side ship modernization services that enable the Navy to keep its current vessels operational while it simultaneously adds additional vessels to the fleet. The Pipefitter is responsible for fitting pipe consisting of various materials such as steel, galvanized, copper, copper-nickel and stainless along with the appropriate valves and fittings. Utilizing various tools and equipment in accordance with drawings, arrangements, and blueprints. The job involves working at different heights, confined spaces, and different weather conditions. Applies basic pipefitting processes to join, surface, fabricate, repair, or replace piping systems (e.g., steel, cuni). Works from blueprints, engineering sketches, charts, or work orders. Uses measuring tools and related equipment to target and fit piping. Sil-brazes cuni pipe. Inspects completed work for conformance to specifications. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced welders. Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures. Participates in special projects, as required. Physical Requirements: You must be able to work at extreme heights or small confined spaces. Must be able to kneel, squat, crawl, bend, stoop, and climb. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. Must be able to work indoors/outdoors year-round in all weather conditions. Must be able to work assigned shift as production needs. Basic Qualifications: HSD or GED Technical or Vocational training preferred. U.S. Citizen and able to pass a background check to gain access to Navy repair facilities. Experience as a marine pipefitter; experience installing marine/maritime piping systems. Must be versed with multiple materials of pipe (Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel, Copper, RIGID etc.). Knowledge of pipefitter equipment and power tools; possess tools of the trade and the ability to bring them to job sites. Must be able to comprehend instructions, drawings, and general correspondence. Must have a comprehensive knowledge of ship construction. Must be physically and medically capable to wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the job as prescribed under OSHA standards. WHAT CAN GDIT OFFER YOU? Excellent customizable health benefits (Medical, Dental and Vision) 401K with company match Educational Assistance and eLearning Flexible work week Internal mobility team dedicated to employee advancement. Rewards and Recognition programs Innovative and collaborative environment encouraging of highly motivated critical thinking. #hireshipyardcareersgdit

Category: Pipefitter

NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.

Pipefitters are typically tasked with installing and maintaining high and low pressure pipe systems, supports, and related equipment aboard waterborne or Naval vessels. A pipefitter is often required to lay out and fabricate full-scale pipe systems (including fire or sprinkler systems) prior to installation using blueprints and templates. Pipefitters must be familiar with the use of basic shop tools and machinery such as grinders, power and hand cutters, presses, bending machines, die and pipe threading machines. Pipefitters also must be familiar with various pipe joining techniques such as soldering, welding, and brazing.
Most pipefitter 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, or experience is typically required.