Assembles, cuts, and grinds metal structural parts to include plates, bulkheads, strong backs, turnbuckles, and come-along. Aligns parts in relation to each other. Tacks and welds foundation and structural members. Performs layout work according to blueprints or reference lines. Marks location of holes to be drilled drives wedges and installs temporary fasteners to hold the part in place for welding. Performs other related tasks as assigned.
Minimum two years of on the job experience demonstrated knowledge of blueprint reading, ship terminology, and different metals required. Good burning, welding and craftsmanship skills. Mechanical ability preferred. T-1 welding certificate required for FCAW (flux core), SMAW (stick) optional but highly recommended. Ability to pass a hands-on assessment test conducted by NASSCO. Must be able to work at heights, in confined spaces, and on any assigned shift. Must comprehend written and verbal instructions (in English). Must be able to hear warning signals, read and comprehend safety instructions, regulations and warnings.