Job Description

Shipfitter (Tack & Burn)Four years commercial/naval experience as a first class Shipfitter.

Required Skills:
  *   Single Pass Tack Welding.
  *   Burning-Oxygen/Propane Burning Torch.
  *   Heating-Oxygen/Propane Heating Torch.
  *   Ability to comprehend complex structural assembly drawings, blueprints, and sketches to include weld symbols, material types, datum and reference lines.
  *   Ability to comprehend fractional dimensions as with the use of a ruler.
  *   Ability to layoff piece parts for fabrication and assembly.
  *   Ability to assemble structural piece parts in accordance with specifications in a quality manner.
  *   Experience working in a physically demanding environment (shipbuilding, steel fabrication, etc.).
  *   Familiarity with OSHA regulations relative to the shipbuilding industry.
  *   Use vibratory tools (grinders and needle guns).

Optional Skills:
  *   Rigger/Material Handling
  *   Optical instrument experience (Level, Transit)
  *   Shipwright / Erect & Set experience.
  *   Tank Testing
  *   Air Carbon Arc Gouging
  *   Mobile equipment operation (JLG, Scissor Lift, etc.)

Tack Welding Qualification:
All Shipfitters will be required to pass a Single Pass Tack Welder Qualification Test upon reporting for the first day of work. This test will be:
  *   Using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Process.
  *   With MIL-10718-M (A-5A) Filler Metal of MIL-E-22200/1.
  *   In both the Vertical Up (3F) and Overhead (4F) positions.

The Welding School will administer the following tests:
A. Single Pass Tack Weld consisting of:
  *   One (1) hour practice
  *   One (1) hour Vertical test
  *   One (1) hour Overhead test
B. Visual Inspection of Weld Level I
  *   Six (6) hours.

Prior to performing work at Newport News all Shipfitters must successfully pass, without training, the above tests at the Newport News welding school.

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