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Ship Fitter Helper (42267)

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Job Description

  • This position is responsible for assisting with steel and aluminum structural work in all stages of repair and modernization of marine vessels including US Naval Vessels, Military Sealift Command, and commercial ships and barges while under the supervision of a supervisor and/or journeyman / 1st Class shipfitter.
  • The position requires a basic understanding of structural repair procedures and a strong aptitude and ability to follow directions.
  • The individual must possess knowledge of ship terminology, measurements, and the ability to read job specifications and drawings.
  • The qualifications and general capabilities listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability desired by the shipyard.


  • Ability to comprehend instructions and general correspondence.
  • Working understanding of ship repair terminology and ship compartment location nomenclature.
  • Be physically and medically capable of wearing all required personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the job as prescribed under OSHA standards. PPE includes hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.)
  • Ability to effectively communicate issues encountered during the job that are in conflict with the directions provided by the supervisor or journeyman / 1st class fitter.
  • Ability to read and interpret structural drawings, including weld symbols.
  • Basic understanding of hand and power tools used by shipfitters including but not limited to mauls, grinders, circular and reciprocating saws, and hand and magnetic drill.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals using US customary measurement system.
  • Up to one (1) year of experience in a heavy industry.


  • Must comply with OSHA standards and BAE best safety practices.
  • Arrive at the designated work site at the assigned time and end the shift as directed by the schedule and your supervisor.
  • Work shifts and overtime as assigned.
  • Keeping the work area clean and safe at all times, especially at the end of the shift.
  • Understand relevant work processes, operation of equipment, before commencing work.
  • Complete daily work assignments and provide status of unfinished work to the journeyman or supervisor
  •  Comply with the Company’s “Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy” which expects that all relationships among persons in the workplace will be businesslike and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment.
  • Carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Resolve unexpected events related to your assigned task in a professional manner with the journeyman and supervisor.

Work Tasks Include:

  • Prepare the work area for hot work as directed by the supervisor or journeyman.
  • Assist with the construction of templates and the fabrication of other structures
  • Grind and otherwise prepare steel and aluminum for installation or succeeding task as directed by the supervisor or journeyman.
  • Run and remove lines and leads as directed and in accordance with OSHA and BAE safety standards.
  • Inform the journeyman and supervisor of unsafe conditions, especially fire hazards.


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