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First Class Shipfitter

Newport News, VA 23600

Posted: 04/08/2024 Industry: Ship Repair / Shipyard Job Number: MM249211320 Pay Rate: $26.00 / hour

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Shipfitter in Newport News!  Job Duties entail but are not limited to:
  • Read blueprints and diagrams in order to fabricate metal parts, such as hulls, bulkheads, and frames, and they also mark reference lines on parts and lay out positions for future welding and riveting of parts
  • Align parts in relation to each other using jacks, turnbuckles, wedges, mauls, and clips
  • Have an in-depth understanding of doors, hatches, brackets, and clips and be able to install them onto ships, and the molding of nonstandard parts for fabrication is also necessary
  • Must be proficient in the fabrication of parts, as well as welding and riveting, and moderate physical ability is necessary to lift at least fifty pounds
  • Set up, use torches, and hand/power tools to fabricate metal structural parts; modify, repair, and re-install damaged metal parts
  • Interpret blueprints to lay out parts, mark them, align, and assemble
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience working as a Shipfitter
  • Must be eligible to obtain DBID
  • OSHA 
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must pass background check
  • Should be able to work with minimal or no supervision as well as in a team environment
  • Must have a high school diploma and relevant prior experience.
  • Monday-Friday 6am-2:45pm
  • $26/hour
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