VT Group is seeking to hire qualified shipboard Welders/Fitters (1-4) based in Virginia Beach, VA.
Welds metal components together with brazing and a variety of arc and gas welding equipment to fabricate or repair products such as equipment foundations, electrical enclosures, platforms by performing the following duties.
Must be able to read and interpret blue prints, for layout of equipment to be installed. Measures, marks and scribes layout on metals.
Has knowledge to weld metal components together with SMAW, S/S SMAW, GMAW, and BRAZING. Pipe fitting and TIG welding is a plus. Use a variety of arc and gas welding equipment to fabricate or repair products such as foundations, cable collars, cable/pipe/vent hangers, cable tube penetrations, studs, etc.
Performs related tasks such as thermal cutting (PLASMA or TORCH) and grinding. Repairs broken or cracked parts, fills holes, and increases size of metal parts. Positions and clamps together components of fabricated metal products preparatory to welding.
Education and/or Experience:HS plus ten years of related experience or AS plus six years of experience in related field, or BS degree with three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:Must pass precertification company welding test.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Must be able to travel as required.
EOE M/F/V/D – Drug Free Workplace All recruiting methods will be performed within VT Milcom’s EEO and AAP policies and guidelines.
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.