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Shipfitters - 1st and 2nd shift openings.

Venture Dynamics is actively seeking Shipfitters. This position will perform shipfitting duties in all stages of repair and modernization of US Naval Vessels.

Responsibilities to include tacking and fitting of bulkheads, railings, foundations, deck plating and other structural members.

Assembles, cuts and grinds metal structural parts to include plates, bulkheads, strong backs, turnbuckles, come-alongs.

Aligns parts in relation to each other. Ability to lay out work from written and verbal instructions. Employ appropriate trade methods to ensure watertight integrity on hulls of metal ships. 

Performs layout work according to blueprints or reference lines. Marks location of holes to be drilled, drives wedges and installs temporary fasteners to hold parts in place for welding or riveting.

May perform pre-fabrication work inside shop. Performs related tasks as assigned, some of which may become essential to the position.

Requirements

• Minimum 5+ years’ experience in a shipyard environment
• Must understand the layout of a ship with compartment identification knowledge
• Must be able to read blueprints and perform layouts.  Applicants may be required to interview and Test

 

Category: Shipfitter

Information
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.
Education
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.
Qualifications
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.