• Job #8671 & 8672

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  • Wages: $28-35/hr
  • Hours: FT, Day or Swing shift
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A government DOD contractor in the ship building and repair industry and located in Kitsap County is seeking temporary, experienced Shipfitters for day and swing shifts, for 6 month contracts at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. There is the possibility these positions could go temp to hire! The Shipfitter’s regular responsibilities are varied and include: shop assemblies of parts; planning layouts, positioning and using the services of other trades such as welding as appropriate; installing and fitting parts on ship and locating positions of pieces by reference to water line, center lines, frame lines, buttock lines and other reference points; installing packing, gaskets, liners, and similar items where necessary; removing and repairing or replacing damaged parts, doors, hatches and ship structures, layout shell, deck and bulkhead plates, I-beams, channel bar, angel bar, and other structural shapes, gun rings, struts, framing and foundation structures and other parts from blueprints and mold loft templates. The Shipfitter is responsible for accomplishing work in accordance with work specifications, safety protocol, and the highest quality and in a professional manner. Regular, reliable attendance on-site is an essential function of the job. Weekend work and/or extended hours may be required.

Day shift: Job #8671
Swing shift: Job #8672

You might be a fit for the Shipfitter positions if you have:

  • Previous experience as a shipfitter in a shipyard or US Navy environment
  • Knowledge of all of the 1st and 2nd class requirements
  • The ability to safely operate a torch in all positions
  • The ability to bevel plate edges and TAOs using the correct joint design
  • The ability to complete work with little to no guidance from a supervisor
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working on ships
  • Basic knowledge of standard items and shop equipment
  • Knowledge of WAFs
  • The ability to pass a Standard Jaeger’s Test chart for near vision acuity reading J1 letters or equivalent with or without corrective aids and pass a color vision test using Ishihara’s Tests for Color Deficiency
  • The ability to pass background requirements in order to access all work locations, including government and private shipyards and/or vessels.

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