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Norfolk, VA 23500

Posted: 01/26/2024 Job Number: MC9168280123 Pay Rate: $15-25 / hour

Job Description

  • 1st shift - 8,10 or 12 hr shifts
  • Prefer Dbids eligible
  • All safety training including firewatch
  • 1st class mechanics should have mechanics tools 


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 5 years minimum in shipboard pipefitting experience
  • Technical training preferred
  • Knowledge of and ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with the Pipefitting trade, including but not limited to; pipe benders, bandsaws, bench grinders, drill presses, pipe threaders
  • Leader’s knowledge in troubleshooting skills
  • 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.
  • Must be a steady, reliable worker
  • Must be able to comprehend and follow instruction

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs layout, fabrication, installation, testing and repair of pipe systems
  • Fits pipe and properly prepares joints for welding to meet the specific requirements of the system on which work is being done
  • Works from blueprints and makes fabrication sketches from which another mechanic could fabricate a unit of pipe
  • Lays out and figures off set bends and rolling offset bends
  • Make up flanges - Proper sequence and material required
  • Read Blueprints and drawings related to job
  • Set up and operate burning torch
  • Fabricate and design pipe hangars
  • Test piping systems with air and water
  • Conduct actions and work behaviors according to safe shipyard practices
  • Tack Weld, Silver braze, soft solder and burn
  • Install simple systems without blueprints
  • Work with all materials and sizes of pipe and tubing
  • Lay out all piping systems
  • Run pipe bending machines
  • Evaluate joint allowances and build the piping systems within required tolerances
  • Construct dimensionally correct mock-up for off-site prefabrication - Read blueprints, fabricate stands and jigs, make targets. Construct within required tolerances. Track job from material list through completion
  • Work with all types of pipe joints, welded, screwed, soldered, glued, and all types of materials; copper, CuNi, NiCu, Cres, Steel, etc.
  • Able to properly use hand tools and power tools associated with the trade
  • Train insubordinates and supervise crew as senior mechanic
  • Adherence to industry codes, specifications, and regulations
  • Understand and act upon instruction
  • 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:  

  • Assorted screwdrivers
  • Tip cleaners
  • Marker
  • Tubing cutters
  • Various pliers
  • Channel locks
  • Assorted combo  wrenches
  • Small pry bar
  • Striker
  • Center punch
  • 6” half round file
  • 14” and 18” Alum
  • Pipe wrench
  • 6” Diagonal cutters
  • Ball peen hammer
  • Mini and standard
  • Crescent wrenches
  • Socket set to 1 ¼”
  • Vise grips½” Ratchet
  • Pipe scribe 
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