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This position is responsible for accomplishing, with minimal supervision, production welding on a ship or in a shop to support structural repairs, construction, and modernization of marine vessels including US Naval Vessels, Military Sealift Command, and commercial ships and barges. Attachment of metal work pieces using welding or tack welding processes, preparation of welding equipment and work pieces according to specifications. The qualifications and general capabilities listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability desired by the shipyard.
Education and Experience:
• Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
• Must have a minimum of five (5) years of welding experience and/or training along with a general knowledge of blueprints and hand tools.
Qualifications, Duties, and Responsibilities:
1. Must be able to comprehend instructions, drawings, and general correspondence.
2. Must have a working knowledge of ship terminology and ship compartment naming convention.
3. Welds or tack welds metal parts together, using spot welding gun or hand, electric, or gas welding equipment.
4. Connects hoses from torch to tanks of oxygen and fuel gas, and turns valves to release mixture.
5. Ignites torch and regulates flow of gas and air to obtain desired temperature, size, and color of flame.
6. Preheats work pieces preparatory to welding or bending, using torch.
7. Examines work piece for defects and measures work piece with straightedge or template to ensure conformance with specifications.
8. Climbs ladders or works on scaffolds to assemble structures.
9. Signals crane operator to move large work pieces.
10. Dismantles metal assemblies or cuts scrap metal, using thermal-cutting equipment such as flame-cutting torch or plasma-arc equipment. Positions and secures parts, using hoist, crane, wire and banding machine, or hand tools.
11. Selects, positions, and secures torch, cutting tips, or welding rod, according to type, thickness, area, and desired temperature of metal.
12. Guides and directs flame or electrodes on or across work piece to straighten, bend, melt, or build up Fuses parts together, seals tension points, and adds metal to build up parts.
13. Must understand SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, and GTAW theory.
14. Must be able to certify on all joints and in all positions: SMAW, FCAW, GMAW including SXXX and 6XXX Aluminum, GTAW including SXXX and 6XXX Aluminum.
15. Must be able to interpret drawings, specifications, and Navy/MSC/ABS standards manuals.
16. Must possess a working knowledge of welding equipment and work processes used in marine welding.
17. Must be able to operate and care for welding equipment, portable power tools, and hand tools used to accomplish assigned work.
18. Be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
19. Must understand the US customary and metric measurement system.
20. Must be physically and medically capable to wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the job as prescribed under OSHA PPE includes hard hat, safety glasses, leather steel toe boots, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.
• Must be 18 years of age or older.
• Must be a U.S. person.
• Must be able to work at heights.
• Must be able to work in confined and enclosed spaces.
• Must be able to work in inclement weather conditions.
• Must be available to work all 3 shifts, and weekends, as required.
• Must be able to lift 50lbs.