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Student Shipfitter

Date: Jul 10, 2019

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com


Shift:                         ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance



Student position encompasses 8 to 10 weeks of hands on training in specified trade. Does fitting, measuring, and tack welding large sub-assemblies that form the hull, etc. Burning, (cutting steel with a torch). Build in place all interior structures, hatches, doors, bulkheads, etc. Installing foundations and small components. Must be able to work in a team environment with other crafts such as Riggers, Layout, Transportation, etc.

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 assemble, cut, grind metal structural parts to include plates, bulkheads, strong backs, turnbuckles, come-along. Aligns parts in relation to each other. Tacks and welds foundation and structural members. Performs lay out work according to blueprints or reference lines. Marks location of holes to be drilled, drives wedges and installs temporary fasteners to hold part in place for welding or riveting. Performs other related tasks as assigned, some of which may become essential to the position.


Experience (type and preferred # of years)

• 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.


Unique/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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