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Student Sheetmetal

Date: Feb 5, 2019

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com


Shift:                         ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance





Responsible for all phases of hull construction. Student position encompasses 8 to 10 weeks of hands on training in specified trade. Does fabrication, assembly, removal, installation and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as air conditioning and heating, ventilation ducting, cabinets, shelves, and other equipment. Performs other related tasks as assigned, some of which may become essential to the position.

Actively participates in implementing and monitoring continuous improvement initiatives to improve safety,improve quality,reduce cycle time,and reduce costs.


Required Education/Training

High school education/equivalent preferred. Successful completion of NASSCO training program. Students will learn to weld in horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. Students will learn to fabricate, assemble, remove, install and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as air conditioning and heating, ventilation ducting, cabinets, shelves, and other equipment. Operates a variety of hand and power tools. Previous experience in metal works is an asset. Will learn to read blueprints and understand the layout of a ship with compartment identification. Must have ability to use hand tools and power tools safely and efficiently. Basic reading, writing, (in English) and math skills required. Layout and drafting courses helpful.



• Excellent eye hand coordination

• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. frequently

•  Ability to climb ladders and work at heights

• Able to work in confined spaces

• Ability to work independently with little supervision • Must have problem solving skills

• Must have a good understanding of math and measurements

• Must have 20/20 OR correctable vision

• Must be able to demonstrate flexibility and versatility with respect to work tasks

• Must possess observation skills, ability to respond quickly, good judgment and on-going safety awareness

• Ability to understand verbal and written instructions and to communicate effectively (in English) required.


Additional requirements

Must be able to work all shifts and at heights. Must show at least two years of continous, stable and verifiable employment. May consider NASSCO approved training program. Construction or manufacturing background preferred and have strong mechanical skills. Frequent carrying, pushing, pulling, standing, manual dexterity, reaching, seeing, hearing, occasional kneeling, reclining and finger dexterity. Maintain safety awareness and ability to follow directions.



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