The Shipfitter must possess knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to assemble, modify, lay out, fabricate, repair and install plates, shapes and/or pipe to be used to form a part of a structural assembly in connection with ship alteration and repair. The following is a list of typical work that a Shipfitter might be asked to perform:
- Lays out work from written and verbal instructions. Employs appropriate trade methods to ensure watertight integrity on hulls of metal ships.
- Manufactures and installs interior and exterior structural items.
- Repairs and/or removes and replaces damaged ship structures and fittings. Understands and utilizes appropriate trade methods to create structural weldments and fittings. Manufactures and installs parts and assemblies from templates.
- Prepares surfaces for welding, burning, riveting and lays out for holes to be drilled utilizing miscellaneous hand, electric, and pneumatic tools. Measures with various precision instruments as required.
- Coordinates and arranges for the work of several trades in connection with performing work from information received from technical work documents, blueprints, specifications, written and/or oral instructions.
Must pass background and drug screenings
Must be U.S. Citizen
Must be 18 years of age or older