BAE Systems Shipfitter in Norfolk, Virginia
This position does offer relocation for those that qualify.
A shipfitter contributes to all structural phases of a ship s hull construction which may include fitting, fabricating, assembly and alignment of a ship s structure
Key Responsibilities & Functional Knowledge
This list is representative of the key areas of responsibility and functional knowledge required of a shipfitter in the Plate shop. A mechanic must demonstrate a developing knowledge of the skills, functional knowledge and abilities required to perform tasks in these and related areas of responsibility.
Developing knowledge means that the mechanic understands how to perform tasks in these categories (including, but not limited to, the specific tasks identified below) and is able to complete them with minimal assistance. This also means that the mechanic has the necessary level of knowledge of the equipment, protective gear, and machinery required to complete these tasks. In some cases, as specified, the third class mechanic is expected to assist, rather than completing the task independently.
Complete basic cutting plate jobs
Possess basic knowledge of burning
Possess basic of using hook up torch/light torch
Make up Plating
Align and fit plates
Ensure strong backing for the plate
Ensure the edges and surfaces were prepared properly
Use wedge and dog to secure the alignment
Know the following types of plating material: steel, copper nickel, aluminum, stainless steel
Read, understand, and interpret basic blueprints to preform task required
Review sketches or drawings and be able to perform layouts.
Tack Welding via the welding school
Begin to learn how to grind by training
Preferred tack welding certification
Preferred SMAW and FCAW or FCA certifications
Lay Out Access Cuts and Inserts
Read and interpret basic sketches to complete a layout
Perform layout (inserts/TAOs and ripouts)
Create temporary access cuts to take something out of a ship or facilitate another trade to get into another compartment or a tank
Assess finished access cutting and beveling to ensure that the layout is being executed properly
Inspect a tank and document its current status
Assist with Testing (Tank/Rutter/Bilge Keel/Air Test Kegs/Air Test High Hats)
Basic knowledge of tank testing
Know the ISO procedures and policy on testing based on the ship type
Blank the tank and install the blanks in accordance with the ISO procedure
Know where to test
Set up a test rig
Install a prefabricated foundation
Accurately pinpoint the installation location by reading sketches and drawings
Level foundation based on requirements
Know framing square and leveling tools
Set the foundation either perpendicular or parallel to the baseline
Portable Plasma Arc
Understand the basics of cutting ferrous and nonferrous metals
Basic rip out and installation
Know the plasma arc machine and its uses through on the job training/reading manuals
Possess basic fabrication skills
Set up and perform shipfitting tasks as assigned
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
Education Minimum: High School Diploma/GED
Minimum Relevant Experience: 3-5 yrs.
Practical Theory Requirements
A mechanic must demonstrate a developing understanding of naval vessel compartments, number systems and related vessel terminology for the CG, DDG, and LHD ships.
Must be able to read, write and comprehend simple instructions
Must be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram form
Must be able to calculate and understand units of measure, including fractions and decimals
Must know how to measure using a scale and tape measure
Must be able to wear standard PPE and use basic ship fitting tool list
This job description does not include all activities, duties or responsibilities required for this position. The key duties, responsibilities and requirements identified in this description are subject to modification by the Company (in consultation with the Union, as appropriate) at any time
Must be able to obtain a government access badge.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
Minimum Education: High School Diploma/GED
Minimum Relevant Experience: 5-8 yrs.
Preferred But Not Required:
Ultrasonic Impact Testing Treatment (UIT Treatment) - certification
Carbon steel certification
Passing grade on breaking test
Certification in shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), also known as manual metal arc welding (MMA or MMAW), flux shielded arc welding or informally as stick welding (manual arc welding process that uses a consumable electrode covered with a flux to lay the weld)
Certification in flux-cored arc welding (FCAW or FCA) (a semi-automatic or automatic arc welding process)
This position is covered under a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), which will determine your wages.
Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life including health and financial well-being. Benefits for Union employees are governed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), so your benefits may differ from those described here. Generally, employees are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, which may include military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.
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