Shipfitter 1st Class (Local)

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Shipfitter 1st Class (Local)

Jacksonville, Florida




Job Description

This position is responsible for performing, with minimal supervision, steel and aluminum structural work in all stages of repair and modernization of marine vessels including US Naval Vessels, Military Sealift Command, and commercial ships and barges. The position requires a working knowledge of procedures, strong mechanical aptitude and ability and be able to follow directions. The individual must possess experience in the trade, knowledge of ship terminology, blueprint reading, measurements, and the ability to interpret job specifications and drawings. The qualifications and general capabilities listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability desired by the shipyard. 

Candidate Requirements:

  • Ability to comprehend instructions, drawings, and general correspondence. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of ship repair terminology and ship compartment location nomenclature. 
  • Be physically and medically capable of wearing 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.) 
  • Ability to write comprehensive Condition Found Reports (CFR) describing the material condition of the ship as it pertains to the assigned work item, and provide recommended corrective action. 
  • Ability to effectively confer job related information to the structural supervisor and small groups. 
  • Ability to read and interpret structural drawings (including weld symbols), sketches, specifications, and NavSea standard items and Navy damage control diagrams. 
  • Experience fabricating templates, squaring plates, scribing in structures, and installing perpendiculars on ships in accordance with drawings, specifications, or sketches. 
  • Experience using oxy-acetylene torch for cutting and washing. 
  • Welding experience: SMAW (S-11A) (fillet) FCAW (S-1) (fillet) GMAW (S-25) (fillet) 
  • Experience using hand and power tools safely including but not limited to mauls, grinders, circular and reciprocating saws, and hand and magnetic drill. 
  • Understand the proper use and operation of structural shop fabrication equipment, including shears, punches, and brakes. 
  • Possess a working understanding of the aluminum 5XXX process.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals using US customary measurement system. 
  • Possess a working knowledge of, and be able to take measurements using the metric system. 
  • Five (5) years of experience in a shipyard environment. 
  • Must be DBIDs eligible and have OSHA 10 and fire watch training.

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