Sheet Metal Mechanic

Job Details

Sheet Metal Mechanic

Newport News, Virginia




Job Description


Sheet Metal Mechanic

  • Perform, with minimal supervision, sheet metal repairs and installation on maritime vessels such as Navy Ships, Military Sealift Command ships, and commercial vessels.
  • Repairs and installation include shipboard and shop tasks required to plan, layout, fabrication, and assemble various sheet metal structures throughout the ship.
  • Perform operational tests on equipment that will be reinstalled and document results.
  • Measure, lay out, and mark structures to be removed using drawings, specifications, shop sketches, or direction from the structural supervisor.
  • Remove existing structures, furniture, and ventilation ducting as required by the drawings or specifications, or as directed by the supervisor.
  • Construct templates and fabricate replacement pieces.
  • Trim, file, grind, deburr, and buff surfaces with hand tools and power tools.
  • Weld, solder, bolt, rivet, screw, clip, caulk or otherwise bond components.
  • Install berthing equipment; galley equipment; ventilation ducting (heating and cooling); and joiner doors in accordance with drawings, specifications, and sketches.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Must have 3 years of recent experience working in a shipyard as a 1st class sheet metal mechanic.
  • Must be able to pass all administered tests prior to being hired for the position.
  • Must have experience repairing and installing shipboard habitability spaces including berthing equipment, galley equipment, ventilation ducting (heating and cooling), and joiner doors in accordance with drawings, specifications, and sketches.
  • Must have experience using hand and power tools and understand the operation of fabricating machines such as shears, brakes, presses, forming rolls and routers.
  • Must have experience tack welding using SMAW or GMAW.
  • Must possess a good general knowledge of ship repair procedures and test requirements.
  • Must have a comprehensive understanding of ship terminology, blueprint reading, measurements, and the ability to interpret job specifications and drawings.
  • Must be physically and medically capable to wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the job as prescribed under OSHA standards. PPE may include hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.

Must be a US Citizen



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