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Fabrication Technician I

Position Title: Fabrication Technician I 

Work Location: Chesapeake, VA - In Office
FLSA Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Summary of duties – Fabrication Technician I possess a basic understanding of Fabrication processes to include, but not limited to, the safe use of common hand tools, basic understanding of measuring devices, and can read blueprints. Tasks are accomplished as assigned by the Fabrication Shop Supervisor or under the supervision of a senior Fabrication team member and in accordance with company work instructions. Periodically required to lift/move equipment up to and including 50 pounds. Additional duties and/or responsibilities of other positions may also be assigned for which qualifications are met.     

Specific description of duties:

  • Responsible for transporting material/tools within Fabrication Shop; standing fire watch; painting; blasting; safe operation of machines for cutting, bending, rolling, shaping; and assisting in metal preparation/fit up for welding.
  • Also must be familiar with basic fabrication equipment to include but not limited to:
    • Vertical Saw
    • Horizontal Saw
    • Iron Worker
    • Manual Press Brake
    • Hydraulic Press Brake
    • Blasting Cabinet
    • Forklift
    • Pneumatic and Electric hand tools
    • Drill press
  • Overtime is routinely required but not guaranteed
  • Perform any other assignments or tasks as needed or requested by management to assist in accomplishing the organization’s mission, objectives and goals.

Education / Specialized training

  • HS diploma or GED may be required depending on varying contract stipulations.
  • Associates degree or trade school certificate preferred, but not required (in related field), or 12 months related experience.

Security Clearance

  • Clearance up to secret level may be required.

Certification / Licenses (as required for the task being performed)

  • Fire watch certification
  • Possession of a valid State Drivers License is required

Physical/Environmental Job Requirements

Physical requirements include the following:

  • Lifting/moving up to and including 50 pounds
  • Standing for long periods of time

In performing these duties, you may be required to work outdoors.  You will experience temperature variations, extremely loud noises, and other physical hazards.   

Company Overview:

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 sex/gender, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, military or Veteran status, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, age (40 and above), ancestry or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. U.S. citizenship is required for most positions. 

If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment with us, please email or call:  757-460-8800.

To Apply: Visit and click on Careers>Job Openings 

All applications are active for 90 calendar days.  After 90 days you must re-apply to still be considered for this position.

Category: Sheet Metal Worker

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

Sheet Metal Workers plan, lay-out, fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal parts, equipment and products such as air-conditioning, heating, ventilation, and pollution control duct systems. They also work with fiberglass and plastic materials. Although some workers specialize in fabrication, installation, or maintenance, most do all three jobs. The sheet metal worker uses such hand tools as scribes, tri-squares, protractors, calipers, tape measures and scales(rulers). He/she will also operate various fabricating machines such as power shears, press brakes, forming rolls, and notchers. Sheet metal workers lay-out and bend prescribed allowances on said sheet metal, make angle-bends and notching of parts. The more senior Sheet Metal Workers will also be able to weld using electric and/or gas fed devices. Before assembling completed sheet metal, sheet metal workers check each part for accuracy using measuring instruments such as calipers and tape measures, and if necessary, finish the product by using hand rotary, tri-squares, or shears. After the parts have been inspected, workers fasten seams and joints together with welds (wire, gas, heli-arc and/or stick), bolts, cement, rivets, solder, specially formed sheet metal drive clips, or other connecting devices. Advanced sheet metal workers will be required to use various drafting skills, read blueprints, possess knowledge of, and be able to interpret plans and specifications, and also have a general ability to use advanced math such as trigonometry and geometry.
A career as a Sheet Metal Worker typically requires a high school diploma, and anywhere from a few months to one year of experience working with the required tools and skills, particularly in a marine environment. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed.