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Shipfitter - Advanced

Newport News, VA 23600

Posted: 03/21/2024 Job Number: LB5418716626 Pay Rate: $45.00 / hour

Job Description


  • Must have 4 years commercial/naval experience as a first class Shipfitter. 
  • Multi-Pass Tack Welding. 
  • Burning-Oxygen/Propane Burning Torch, Heating-Oxygen/Propane Heating Torch.
  • Comprehend complex structural assembly drawings, blueprints, and sketches to include weld symbols, material types, datum and reference lines.
  • Understand fractional dimensions as with the use of a ruler, layoff piece parts for fabrication and assembly, assemble structural piece parts in accordance with specifications in a quality manner, use Molded Lines and Ship Reference Lines to execute required work. 
  • Use vibratory tools:
    • Grinders
    • needle guns
    • Air Carbon Arc Gouging. 
  • Ability to Erect, Set and Makeup Complex-shaped Shell Plates, Decks, Bulkheads, Longitudinals, trunks
  • Install and Replace Hull Inserts and Penetrations
  • Must be able to climb up and down vertical ladders, bend, squat, kneel, work in confined spaces & around moving equipment.

Pay starting at $45.00/hour

Per diem available to those eligible  

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