Shipfitter


Job Description


Are you looking for a career that will provide you with great Benefits and a chance to grow in your craft? BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Jacksonville Florida Location is seeking to hire Shipfitters from entry level to experienced.

The selected candidate will perform shipfitting duties in all stages of repair and modernization of US Naval & Commercial Vessels. Responsibilities to include tacking and fitting of bulkheads, railings, foundations, deck plating and other structural members. Assembles, cuts and grinds metal structural parts to include, bulkheads, strongbacks, turnbuckles, comelongs. Aligns parts in relation to each other. Performs layout work according to blueprints or reference lines. Marks location of holes to be drilled, drives wedges and installs temporary fasteners to hold parts in place for welding or riveting. May perform pre-fabrication work inside shop. Performs related tasks as assigned, some of which may become essential to the position.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
The selected candidate must be able to exercise and exhibit the following competencies:

  • Ability to comprehend instructions, drawings, and general correspondence.
  • Comprehensive understanding of ship repair terminology and ship compartment location nomenclature.
  • Compliant to wear (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.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Defense Biometric Identification System, "DBIDS" Access Card..


  • Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
    Marine Maritime or Heavy Industrial Experience desired.

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