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1st and 2nd Class Fitter- Steel America at Colonna's Ship Yard

1st and 2nd Class Fitter- Steel America

Colonna's Ship Yard Norfolk, VA Full-Time
$20.00 - $30.00/Hour
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Steel America is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Fabrication Shop.

We are pleased to accept resumes for Ship Fitter - 1st and 2nd Class. We have both 1st and 2nd shift available. Additional incentive available, based on experience, for 2nd shift.

This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA.

Responsibilities

-Template creation
-Working with presses, floor shaping, forming plates, shaping from templates, marking symbols, doors, hatches and scuttles, rolls, presses and blacksmith shop
-Laying out blueprints and outfitting items
-Laying out blueprints, checking and fitting materials, tack welding of various sub-assemblies peculiar to the panel line and shell area such as decks, bulkheads, side shells
-Working on ship ways with the erection of units and installation of structural items
-Installation of structural outfit items, doors, ladders, foundations
-Effective sequencing of assembly and fitting
-Correct use of heating torches in plate heat straightening and shrinkage
-Ability to use hand and power tools
-Shop and field fabrication
-Adherence to industry codes, regulations, and specifications
-Comprehend blueprints, sketches, and templates
-Tack welding
-Install simple systems without templates and blueprints
-Bulkhead and deck inserting
-Riveted and deck inserting
-Read and understand the Chemist and Competent Persons report and determine if job sites, particularly those involving combustible material, are safe for personnel and hot work
-Other duties as assigned
-Understand and act upon instruction
-Work independently to complete responsibilities

Qualifications

--High school diploma or equivalent
-3 or more years' experience in shipyard repair work.
-Technical training preferred
-Willing and capable of working on government and commercial vessels
-Enter and move through manholes to reach and work internally confined spaces

Compensation & Benefits

Position compensation is based on experience.

Our benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401K
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Legal Services
  • Annual performance evaluations
  • On-site Human Resources
  • On-site gym
  • Free and close proximity parking
  • Employee perks/gifts and more

    EEO

    All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.

    Colonna’s Shipyard and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

    EOE / M / F / DISABILITY / VET

    Respect
    Pride
    Truth
    Family
    These are our VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry.

    • Template creation
    • Working with presses, floor shaping, forming plates, shaping from templates, marking symbols, doors, hatches and scuttles, rolls, presses and blacksmith shop
    • Laying out blueprints, checking and fitting materials, tack welding of small assemblies, aluminum and steel foundations and outfitting items
    • Laying out blueprints, checking and fitting materials, tack welding of various sub-assemblies peculiar to the panel line and shell area such as: decks, bulkheads, side shells.
    • Installation of structural outfit items, doors, ladders, foundations
    • Effective sequencing of assembly and fitting
    • Correct use of heating torches in plate heat straightening and shrinkage
    • Ability to use hand and power tools
    • Shop and field fabrication
    • Adherence to industry codes, regulations and specifications
    • Comprehend blueprints, sketches, and templates
    • Tack welding
    • Install simple systems without templates and blueprints
    • Riveted joint repairs
    • Read and understand the Chemist and Competent Persons reports and determine if job sites, particularly those involving combustible material, are safe for personnel and hot work
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment- hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe boots/shoes and, when necessary, respirator
    • Work independently to complete responsibilities
    • Must have regular, reliable attendance

    TOOL REQUIREMENTS

    Face shield & stinger

    Crescent wrenches

    Gloves & flashlight

    Welding gauges

    Alan wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

    Wire brush

    Chipping hammer

    Quiver (electrode)

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Minimum of seven years of Fitting experience

    Technical training preferred

    Knowledge of and ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with the Fitting trade

    Must be able to work effectively with others

    Comprehend blueprints, sketches, and templates.

    Enter and move through manholes to reach and work internally confined spaces.

    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENT

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must perform the essential job duties satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the safety or health of employee or others. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    FIRST CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Complete lay-outs using drawings and/or templates and/or by picking up and developing the geometry required from lofting floor
    • Physical assembly in prefabrication and erection on the building site of individual structural elements or prefabricated panels and three dimensional sub-assemblies
    • Sequencing of assembly and fitting
    • Proficiency in use of tools and equipment such as: come-alongs, hydraulic jacks, wedges, dogs, speed wrenches, spiders, planes, saws, chainfalls, band-saws, turn buckles, grinders, sheers, press brakes, plate rollers, bending machines, operation of fork lift to perform functions inherent to the job
    • Some minor rigging ability not normally requiring the use of overhead cranes
    • Print reading ability
    • Tack welding with stick and semi-automatic welding equipment
    • Advanced level experience with the use of cutting torches and heat torches in plate heat- straightening and shrinkage
    • Ability to provide instructions to other Fitters
    • Some working knowledge with stainless steel and aluminum
    • Advanced knowledge and full qualification with the following:

    Brackets, Angle stiffeners, Alignment, Collars, Liners, Doublers (slot weld), Forming & Flame Shrinking, Distortion Prevention/Correction, Templating & Targeting, Lay-out & Scribing, Non-tight member inserts, Bulkhead & deck inserts, Edge preparations (butt, corner, tee lap, and edge joints; single & double: square, bevel, “V”, “J”, “U”, and flare), Shell plating inserts & renewal, Shell plating (multi-strake renewals), Tack welding (steel- SMAW & FCAW), Tack welding (aluminum- GMAW), Fracture excavation techniques,

    Water & oil stops, Joint considerations- transition and stress, Final cutting & beveling (hand torch), rat holes, scallops & compensation, shop and field fabrication for steel and aluminum,

    Recommended Skills

    • Assembly And Installation
    • Blueprinting
    • Cladding (Construction)
    • Confined Spaces
    • Construction Toolkits
    • Drawing
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