Tank Testers

Date: Sep 21, 2023

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Job Posting End Date: Until Filled

Shift:                               ALL

Security Clearance:      No Clearance




Job Summary


Performs tests in accordance with ABS or Navy specifications to the hull, service tanks, wet spaces, and deckhouses to insure structural strength and tightness.  Performs hydro testing and ballasting for ship alignment. Performs other related tasks as assigned, some of which may become essential to the position.


Qualification Standards


High school education/equivalent preferred. Must have minimum two years of experience as a tank tester.  Knowledge of a ship’s arrangement and shipbuilding processes and procedures preferred. Must be able to recognize and avoid potential hazards, which are commonly present in the employee's work area. Must have ability to work at heights, in confined spaces, in all areas of the shipyard and be available to work any shift.    Must comprehend written and verbal instructions and hear warning signals, read and comprehend safety instructions, regulations and warnings.


Essential Job Tasks


  1. Seal tanks and air test for tightness
  2. Perform hose test (air and water) for tightness
  3. Conduct hydro test for strength and tightness
  4. Operate of 700 GMP submersible pump
  5. Conduct vacuum box test
  6. Perform minimal weld and burn activities
  7. Maintain test procedure records
  8. Other tasks as may be assigned relevant to the trade


Materials, Tools Equipment, Work Aids


Works with various hand tools, power tools, welding and burning equipment test equipment, hoses and fittings. Personal protective equipment required.



Physical/Mental Involvement


Frequent lifting, carrying up to 50 lbs. Pulling, standing, balancing, walking, climbing ladders or equipment, reaching above shoulder or out in front, manual dexterity, pushing, kneeling, bending and stooping Works in all areas of the shipyard and on board ships. Hearing warning signals and reading and comprehending safety instructions. Must be able to maintain general safety awareness and avoid hazard commonly present in employee’s work area.


Marginal Job Tasks


Housekeeping in all work areas, including sweeping. May be required to attend safety, quality and/or process improvement meetings.


Environmental Factors


Exposure to fumes, odors, dust, gases, various climates and temperatures and low ventilation conditions, all of which can cause discomfort and/or respiratory difficulties. Exposure to constantly moving machines and mechanical parts and high levels of constant noise.



Payscale: $24.82 - $29.17


This pay range is a reasonable estimate of the hourly range for this role. It takes into account the wide range of factors considered in making compensation decisions; including but not limited to skill sets, experience, training, and education. General Dynamics NASSCO also provides a variety of benefits including medical & dental insurance coverage, 401(k) retirement savings plan, flexible spending accounts/HSAs, life and disability insurance, company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO), wellness coaching, and an onsite health services. 


General Dynamics NASSCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

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