1st Class Structural Welder (Local Only)

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1st Class Structural Welder (Local Only)

Jacksonville, Florida




Job Description

This position is responsible for accomplishing, with minimal supervision, production welding on a ship or in a shop to support structural repairs and modernization of marine vessels including US Naval Vessels, Military Sealift Command, and commercial ships. The qualifications and general capabilities listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability desired by the shipyard. 

Candidate Requirements:

  • Must have at least 3 years of welding experience in a shipyard, on Navy vessels.
  • Must be able to comprehend instructions, drawings, and general correspondence.
  • Must have a working knowledge of ship repair terminology and ship compartment naming convention. 
  • Must be physically and medically capable to wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the job as prescribed under OSHA standards. PPE includes hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) 
  • Must be able to effectively confer job related information to the supervisor. 
  • Must understand SMAW, FCAW, and GMAW. 
  • Must be able to certify in all positions: 
    • SMAW Full Penetration weld with permanent backing (ceramic and metal) 
    • FCAW Full Penetration weld with permanent backing (ceramic and metal) 
    • GMAW Full Penetration weld with permanent backing (ceramic and metal) 
  • Must be able to interpret drawings, specifications, and Navy/MSC/ABS standards manuals. 
  • Must possess a working knowledge of welding equipment and work processes used in marine welding. 
  • Must be able to operate and care for welding equipment, portable power tools, and hand tools used to accomplish assigned work. 
  • Be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. 
  • Must understand the US customary and metric measurement system. 
  • Communicate with and provide direction to the welding helper and fire watch as needed to complete the assigned tasks. 
  • Communicate explicitly with the Fire Watch and do not commence hot work until the area is ready in accordance with fire prevention protocol. . 
  • Arrive at the designated work site at the assigned time and end the shift as directed by the schedule and your supervisor. 
  • Work shifts and overtime as assigned. 
  • Be accountable for completion of daily work assignments. 
  • Comply with OSHA standards.
  • Keep your work area clean and safe at all times, especially at the end of the shift. 
  • Provide quality work and Objective Quality Evidence (OQE) as required by the work specifications or assigned by the supervisor. 
  • Comply with the Company’s “Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy” which expects that all relationships among persons in the workplace will be businesslike and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. 
  • Carry out written or oral instructions. Confer with the supervisor to resolve unexpected events related to your assigned task. 
  • Must be DBIDs eligible.
  • Must have OSHA 10 and fire watch training.
  • Must be open to working all shifts as required by job demands.
  • Must pass pre-mployment drug screen and 10 year background check.

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