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GENERAL FUNCTION:

A Shipfitter  is responsible for the fitting, assembly and erection of metal components at various stages in the ship production process.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

• Planning, laying out and fitting metal components, such as plate stiffeners, stiffened panels, bulkheads, and frames using blueprints or templates and tools while maintaining alignment tolerances.

• Locating and marking reference lines, such as center, buttock, and frame lines.

• Alignment of parts in relation to each other, using jacks, turnbuckles, clips, wedges, and mauls.

• Setting, fitting and erecting of structural assemblies and modules within alignment tolerances.

• Installing structural foundations and outfit items such as doors, hatches, brackets, and clips.

• May tack weld panels, bulkhead, assemblies, clips and brackets.

• May roll, bend, flange, cut, and shape plates, beams, and other metal parts using shop machinery, such as iron workers, plate rolls, presses, and press brakes.

• Ability to follow instructions, written and/or verbal, with little or no supervision.

• Performing other related job duties as assigned in a safe and efficient manner; also, please see physical requirements.

• Other typical duties performed by a ship fitter.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

• Basic reading, writing, and math skills along with advanced blueprint reading skills.

• Capable of operating a grinder and passing a tack welding assessment test.

• Able to read a tape measure (standard and metric);

• Have working experience using a hand torch, hydraulic and ratchet jacks along with chain falls and come-a-longs.

• Working knowledge and understanding in the use of hand tools such as combination squares, framing squares, hand levels and plumb bobs used in a marine construction environment.

• Capable of utilizing various beveling and burning equipment.

• Able to layout, fit, erect, and fabricate components with little or no supervision.


JOB REQUIREMENTS

• A minimum of 4 years of demonstrated ability as a ship fitter in a ship production environment.

• Must be able to able to successfully pass the Shipfitter 1 written and practical tests.

• Must be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen.

• Must be able to pass background check.

• Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.


DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE & TRAINING:

• High school diploma or GED.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

• Standing-Is an essential job function/physical requirement.

• Walking- Is an essential job function/physical requirement.

• Turning, twisting, bending and stooping- These are essential job function/physical requirements.

• Pushing and Pulling- These are essential job function/physical requirements.

• Reaching, forward and reaching overhead- These are essential job function/physical requirements.

• Climbing- Is an essential job function/physical requirement.

• Balancing, fingering, feeling, talking, hearing and seeing-These are all considered normal physical duties/requirements and would be needed /required to work in this industrial environment is a safe and efficient manner.

• Lifting-Able to lift 50#.

• Access- Ability to enter a 24” diameter access hole and step over 24” high threshold.



ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

• 80 to 90% of the work activities are performed outdoors. Individuals will be required to work in changes of temperature, hot, cold, humid, wet and dry conditions; dust, mud, etc., along with other conditions in an industrial work environment.

Ship Fitter

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc.

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