Work with us! We’re looking for experienced and qualified Shipfitters to join the Advanced Integrated Technologies (AIT) team!
Shipfitter Job Description:
Lays out and fabricates metal structural parts, such as plates, bulkheads, and frames, and braces them in position within hull of the ship for riveting or welding: Lays out position of parts on metal, working from blueprints or templates and using scribe and hand tools. Locates and marks reference lines, such as center, buttock, and frame lines. Positions parts in the hull of the ship, assisted by RIGGER (ship-boat mfg.). Aligns parts in relation to each other, using jacks, turnbuckles, clips, wedges, and mauls. Marks location of holes to be drilled and installs temporary fasteners to hold the part in place for welding or riveting. Installs packing, gaskets, liners, and structural accessories and members, such as doors, hatches, brackets, and clips. May prepare molds and templates for the fabrication of nonstandard parts. May tack weld clips and brackets in place prior to permanent welding. May roll, bend, flange, cut, and shape plates, beams, and other heavy metal parts, using shop machineries, such as plate rolls, presses, bending brakes, and joggle machines.
Repair, modify, install, and dismantle various shipboard hulls, bulkheads, or decks. Design and fabricate complex fixtures and jigs. Involves heavy lifting, frequent stooping or bending, and possible working assignments in overhead structures, confined spaces, or beneath machinery. Strict adherence to safety, quality standards, good housekeeping habits, high level of critical thinking/reading comprehension, and frequent travel/overtime are required.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Strict adherence to corporate, federal, state, and local safety regulations prior to setting up or operating any machinery.
- Ensure that all OII Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) is worn and that all damaged PPE is discarded.
- Read and understand OII PPE Policy.
- Read and interpret blueprints to plan setup and operation of the machine shop equipment prior to commencing the operation.
- Layout material prior to performing machining operations to prevent possible errors.
- Machine parts to close tolerances ensuring finish requirements of the drawings are achieved.
- Maintain good housekeeping practices, turning off machines when not in use, disposing of waste properly, sweeping the area, etc.
- Assist the Facilities Supervisor, as directed by your Supervisor, for conducting preventive and corrective maintenance.
- Ensure all tools listed on the “Production Required Tools List” are available for use within two weeks of your employment at OII.
- Qualify as a Shipfitter in accordance with OII Process Instructions (PI-022).
- Issue that all requirements of the OII Quality Assurance Manual are followed when invoked by Task Group Instructions (TGI), Process Instructions (PI), and/or other guidance given by management.
- Follow detailed repair procedures and instructions (e.g.; QA packages steps, RECs, CWPs, FWPs, TGIs etc.) required completing the production operations.
- Prepare Condition Reports to document the unsatisfactory condition(s) identified during the production operation (i.e.; repair, modification, etc.).
- Coordinating the efforts of other trades during an installation, modification, or repair operation.
- Read and understand basic terminology, blueprints, drawings, and schematics to plan installation, modification, or repair prior to commencing the process.
- Materials are costly and the possibility of damage or spoilage is high without proper preparation.
- Fabricate and install fixtures, jigs, supports, and targets to ensure proper alignment during welding processes.
- Determine fit-up requirements for a wide range of piping joints/systems in accordance with required technical drawings, manuals, and instructions.
- Install complex deck, hull, and bulkhead systems IAW required technical drawings, manuals, and instructions.
- Design, fabricate, and install complex fixtures, jigs, and targets to ensure proper alignment during welding/ brazing procedures.
- Determine size and material requirements for system modification or installation; particularly, high pressure, Level I, and SUBSAFE systems.
- Ensure and assume responsibility for Level I and SUBSAFE material controls in accordance with Process Instruction (PI-008).
High School/GED with Apprenticeship Diploma and additional vocational courses or technical school graduate; and/or military and/or civilian experience with Shipfitting practices in a repair department or shipyard. Must have the ability to obtain government base access. Knowledge and practical skills tests required.
Level-I Qualifications: Requires constant supervision/oversight and has knowledge of the trade qualifications and performs as an entry level Shipfitter. Must be able to understand and perform the basic set up, alignment, and operation of various portable tools and hand tools used in the trade including plasma cutting machines and oxy/fuel torches.
Level-II Qualifications: Requires limited supervision/oversight and is familiar with the trade qualifications and can perform most tasks required as a Shipfitter. Must be able to understand and perform the basic set up, alignment, and operation of various portable tools and hand tools used in the trade including plasma cutting machines and oxy/fuel torches. Basic knowledge of the following: shipboard plate (hull, deck, bulkhead) systems (repair/installation practices, procedures, alignments and material requirements), blue print reading and interpretation, MILSPEC and SUBSAFE requirements.
Level-III Qualifications: Requires no supervision/oversight, has experience in the trade qualifications, and can perform all work required as a Shipfitter and will provide mentoring to junior craftsman. Must be able to understand and perform the set up, alignment, and operation of various portable tools and hand tools used in the trade including plasma cutting machines and oxy/fuel torches. In depth working knowledge of the following: shipboard plate (hull, deck, bulkhead) systems (repair/installation practices, procedures, alignments and material requirements), blue print reading and interpretation, MILSPEC and SUBSAFE requirements. Ability to fabricate and install components as directed by Technical Work documents.
Specialist Qualifications: Requires no supervision and excels in all qualifications, is an expert in all tasks required as a Shipfitter and will provide mentoring to junior craftsman. Must be able to understand and perform the setup, alignment, and operation of all portable tools and hand tools used in the trade including plasma cutting machines and oxy/fuel torches. Expert in the following: shipboard plate (hull, deck, bulkhead) systems (repair/installation practices, procedures, alignments, and material requirements), blueprint reading and interpretation, MILSPEC and SUBSAFE requirements. Ability to fabricate and install complex components as directed by Technical Work documents. Produces quality fit-ups in difficult or adverse conditions.
Additional Specialized Qualifications/Experience: Deep Submergence Systems (SOC MCD A, B, and C), SUBSAFE Qualification. Welding qualifications (GTAW/SMAW).
- This position is considered SHOP/INDOORS which is characterized as follows.
- Primarily indoors during the day and occasionally at night
- Frequently working on or near moving equipment and vibrating equipment
- When outdoors, humidity is frequently above 90%
- Noise is over 85 decibels
- Light is intense/glare
- Occasional exposure to open fire/flames/sparks
- Frequent exposure to airborne dust, fumes, and gases
- Includes exposure to contaminants
- Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures
- Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable
- Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity to other people
- Requires working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
AIT is an EEO employer and does not discriminate against age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.