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General assembly of steel and aluminum ships through welding using electric, gas, arc and other welding equipment. Determines proper equipment to be used and inspects, tests and repairs work pieces accordingly.
A First-Class Shipfitter, also referred to as a Journeyman Shipfitter (Boilermaker), is responsible for various tools and equipment used in the fabrication, assembling and erection of metal components at the various stages in constructing a marine vessel.
Shipfitters will be required to work various shifts depending upon the number of ships under construction at any one point in time. Shipyard production areas involve working at different heights, confined spaces, all weather conditions. Fincantieri Marine Group stresses the practice of working safely in all situations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.
Lays out, positions, and secures parts and assemblies according to specifications, using straightedge, plum bob, auto level, transit, go-no-go gauge, combination square, calipers, and ruler.
Cuts work piece, using powered saws, gas torch, oxi-fuel, and plasma torch. Installs or repairs decks, bulkheads, and tank linings.
Observes tests on welded surfaces, such as hydrostatic, x-ray, and dimension tolerance to evaluate weld quality and conformance to specifications.
Prepare and inspects grooves, angles, or gap allowances, using micrometer, caliper, and precision measuring instruments.
Removes rough spots from work piece, using portable grinder, hand file, or scraper. Welds components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.
Heats, forms, and dresses metal parts, using hand tools, torch, or arc welding equipment. Ignites torch and adjusts valves, amperage, or voltage to obtain desired flame or arc.
Analyzes engineering drawings and specifications to plan layout, assembly, and welding operations. Develops templates and other work aids to hold and align parts.
Determines required equipment and welding method, applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques.
No supervisory responsibilities.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must pass the requirements tack certs of MIL-STD-T9074-AQ-GIB-010/248, Para. 220.127.116.11(a) Welder workmanship Training with a 75% or higher.
Pass all tack welding (Seam) certs under MIL-STD-T9074-AQ-GIB-010/248.
SKILL, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Minimum of 5 years of trade experience laying out, positioning, aligning, and fitting parts of structural metal products with the use of regular supervision and while always adhering to industry safety standards.
Must be a U.S. citizen
Math, reading and comprehension skills
Read and interpret blueprints utilizing both metric and standard measurements
Knowledge of the layout, fit-up and fabrication of steel plate and beam.
Experience with various trade specific tools such as: hand torch, hydraulic and ratchet jacks, levels, grinders, squares, metric and standard tape measures and plumb equipment.
Flux core tacking (Seam), GMAW tacking (5XXX Aluminum Seam), and GTAW (Seam) tacking carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum (S9074-AQ-GIB-010/248) with the understanding of MIL-STD-1689.
Positions, aligns, fits, and welds parts to form complete units or subunits, following blueprints and layout specifications, and using jigs, welding torches, and hand tools
Verifies conformance of work-pieces to specifications, using squares, rulers, and measuring tapes
Tack-welds fitted parts together
Lays out and examines metal stock or work-pieces to be processed to ensure that specifications are met
Aligns and fits parts according to specifications, using jacks, turnbuckles, wedges, drift pins, pry bars, and hammers
Locates and marks work-piece bending and cutting lines, allowing for stock thickness, machine and welding shrinkage, and other component specifications
Positions or tightens braces, jacks, clamps, ropes, or bolt straps, or bolt parts in position for welding or riveting
Studies engineering drawings and blueprints to determine materials requirements and task sequences
Moves parts into position, manually or with hoists or cranes
Sets up and operates fabricating machines, such as brakes, rolls, shears, flame cutters, grinders, and drill presses, to bend, cut, form, punch, drill, or otherwise form and assemble metal components
Must be highly experience setting up, troubleshooting, and utilizing weld machines.
Must be highly experience laying out and measuring utilizing the metric system.
Must be highly experience working with blueprints.
Must be highly experience working with hand tools.
Must be highly experience working with overhead cranes to include safe rigging of equipment to be lifted.
Effectiveness of use for temporary attachments
Workmanship in tack welding (seams) and fillets
Workmanship in fitting operations
Understanding of metal fabrication processes
Ability to solve job issues without need for Supervisory guidance or approval
Embodiment of Companys safety culture
Model work ethic
Takes initiative to address issues of materials, equipment, job scope information, and/or tooling
Measures, templates, cuts, grinds components for foundations and other structural members
Efficient use of material to prevent waste
Advanced use of cutting equipment (Plasma Cutter and Oxy/Fuel Torch)
Advanced reading, interpreting of blueprints (successful identification of material types, parts, references, applicable views/details)
Advanced use of temporary attachments
Advanced understanding of weld joint design (full and partial penetration welds, chamfers, and bevels)
Advanced skill in installation and removal of fasteners and rivets
Correctly identifies base material types and thicknesses
Advanced level tack welder in common shipboard positions (overhead, vertical, horizontal, Seam)
Intermediate tack welding in uncommon/ limited access positions (mirror, confined, heavy interferences)
Expert to Advanced understanding of fitting operations (coping, straightening, carbon arcing)
Advanced knowledge of Erect and Set principles (identification/use of extra material, set to lines, etc.)
Advanced understanding of material fabrication (Advanced build sequence, cutting erect modules for accuracy)
Recognizes tooling needs (Which tool to use for which application)
Able to solve job issues without need for Supervisory approval
Ability to read fit up/alignments measuring devices (rulers/tape, levels, bobs, squares, etc.)
Advanced use of power tools (grinders, reciprocating saws, drills etc.)
Advanced use of hand tools (hammers, punches, clamps, etc.)
Correct set up of tools prior to use (running lines, drop tests, etc.)
Knowledge of power tool safety, (correctly identifying kick direction and pinch points)
Advanced use of positioning equipment (dogs/wedges, rams, saddles)
Advanced knowledge of shipbuilding standards (009-12, Weld, Fabricate, and Inspect; accomplish With MIL-STD-1689)
Advanced knowledge of inspection standards (009-25 Structural Boundary Test; accomplish, 009-06 Maintaining Protection and Cleanliness from Non-Radioactive Operations; accomplish)
Adheres to fire safety principles (hot work tickets, positioning firewatches, 35 rule, etc.)
Ability to instruct others to navigate onboard vessels to find work areas/backsides of work areas
Advanced knowledge of industry safety standards/training
Adheres to industry safety standards
Requires occasional supervision to accomplish work
Datum lines and offsets
Action Oriented Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
Drives Results Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
Optimizes Work Processes (Quality & Continuous Improvement) Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
Ownership and Accountability
Team Work and Collaboration
Sense of Urgency
Must have good work ethic and be motivated
NSC believes it is our responsibility to ensure that each of us works safely and productively, goes home healthy, and considers the environment in their actions, each and every day. Management is committed to providing a safe and healthy work setting, and protecting the environment as a key tenet of our culture and a primary mission. All employees are required to adhere to ISO and OHSAS policies established by NSC and shall have high values for safety awareness and be mindful of environmental impacts associated with each job task.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently to walk, use stairs, ladders, and man-lifts. Use hands to handle materials, tools to adequately tighten fittings; reach with hands and arms; stoop and kneel; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally enter and fit into tight spaces.
May be required to demonstrate any or all requirements.
At least two times a day carry a 50lb bucket of tools and supplies to and from job site, including but not limited to, walking up to 500', climbing ladders / stairs, and crawling through 34" inner bottoms and through an 18"x24" lightening hole.
Approximately two times a day pull 50lbs tools and equipment 50' up the side of the boat by using the hand of hand technique.
Frequently utilize Grinder / Torch / Welder, including in confined space, by lifting 14lbs from the floor, carrying 50', and pushing up to 20lbs of force overhead, while kneeling and lying in different positions including 34" inner bottoms.
At least once a day position welding feeders at the job site by lifting 50lbs from the floor, carrying for up to 100', up a flight of stairs, through 18"x24" lightening hole and over 36" frames.
Occasionally pull hoses to job site including climbing over framing with tooling to access job site by lifting 10lbs from the floor, stepping over 36" frames, walking 3', crawling through lightening holes, and walking 25' to site.
Occasionally utilize Chain Jack, Porta Pull, and Porta Power to position components for welding by lifting 48lbs from floor, hooking on a 72" pad eye, and pushing / pulling up to 150lbs of force.
Regularly utilize various sized hammers by lifting 5lbs from the floor, utilizing in an overhead position or squatting / kneeling with both hands at a 20lb grip.
Occasionally lift from the floor and carry 65lb strong backs and 12x12 blocks 15' and place on the floor.
Approximately once a day carry a lightening hole cut out by lifting 43lbs and carrying up to 20'.
Approximately three times a day take steel plate from the deck to the repair site by lifting 60lbs of steel and carrying it 100' including up / down stairs, over 36" framing, and through 18"x27" lightening holes.
Fairing the bilge for bolting clips by lifting 22lbs and reaching over a 48" ledge.
Utilize small tools to manipulate small parts for installation and/or repair by gripping / pinching with 10lbs of force.
Must be able to work at heights.
Must be able to work in inclement weather conditions.
Must be available to work all shifts and overtime as required.
Must be able to work in confined and enclosed spaces.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The working environment in the shipyard varies from a normal office conditions to working outside where precipitation, wind, extreme cold, and extreme heat and high humidity are not unusual. When working inside of vessels the environment may be smoky, hot or cold, and have low levels of illumination may be present. There are heavy equipment and power tools operating almost at every location. Depending on the type of work available, reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job requirements. Personnel can expect to work in a variety of spaces from confined areas accessible only by manholes to high platforms accessible only by scaffolding or ladders. Work may also be accomplished using mechanical lifts as working platforms.
The noise level in the shipyard environment is usually loud, especially inside of vessels. The noise encountered in the shop is generally low to moderate. The wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment is mandatory. There is always the potential of falling objects and personnel are occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts during work. Appropriate PPE must always be worn.