Job Description

The Shipfitter must possess knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to assemble, modify, lay out, fabricate, repair and install plates, shapes and/or pipe to be used to form a part of a structural assembly in connection with ship alteration and repair. The following is a list of typical work that a Shipfitter might be asked to perform:Lays out work from written and verbal instructions. Employs appropriate trade methods to ensure watertight integrity on hulls of metal ships.Manufactures and installs interior and exterior structural items.Repairs and/or removes and replaces damaged ship structures and fittings. Understandsand utilizes appropriate trade methods to create structural weldments and fittings.Manufactures and installs parts and assemblies from templates.Prepares surfaces for welding, burning, riveting and lays out for holes to be drilled utilizing miscellaneous hand, electric, and pneumatic tools. Measures with variousprecision instruments as required.Coordinates and arranges for the work of several trades in connection with performingwork from information received from technical work documents, blueprints, specifications, written and/or oral instructions.The physical demands listed below are those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform functions of the job.Prolonged standing.Use hands to manipulate tools and materialsExtended reachingClimb stairs and laddersKneel, crouch, and crawlAble to lift/push/pull 50lbs frequentlyAble to work at heightsAble to withstand extremely hot or cold temperaturesAble to work inside or outsideAble to enter confined spaces to complete job tasks

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