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Valkyrie Enterprises Welder Fitter in Bremerton, Washington

Welder Fitter Purpose: *The Welder Fitter will lay out, fit, and fabricate metal components to assemble structural forms such as plates, bulkheads, and frames within the hull of ship. They also mark holes to be drilled and install fasteners to hold parts in place for riveting and application of welding techniques, brazing, metallurgy, and blueprint reading. They will use drawings and specifications to plan welding operations. Performs fire watch duties and delivers materials as needed. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes and standards. Job Description: *Meet the needs and desires of all customers in a courteous and professional manner. *Require set-up and use of portable burning/heating torches for steel plates and shapes using propane, acetylene, and oxygen. *Lay out and fabricate steel and aluminum structural parts, such as plates, bulkheads, and frames, and braces them in position within hull of ship for welding. *Lay out position of parts within hull form, working from blueprints or templates and using hand tools. *Locate and mark reference lines, such as center, buttock, and frame lines. *Align parts in relation to each other, using jacks, come-a-longs, turnbuckles, clips, wedges, and mauls. *Mark locations of holes to be drilled and installs temporary fasteners to hold part in place for welding. *Install packing, gaskets, liners, and structural accessories and members, such as doors, hatches, brackets, and clips. *May tack weld clips and brackets in place prior to permanent welding. *Rig chain falls and come-a-longs. *Depending on size and weight of materials being handled, the designated rigging crew will move the material into place. *Provide a variety of skilled welding (stick welding, wire feed welding, Tig welding, carbon arc gouging) of steel and aluminum plate, shapes, and pipe in the repair of/or construction of vessels and associated equipment. *Responsibilities include initial set up, material preparation, welding, testing of welds upon completion and assisting fitters as required. *Due to most of the work being performed on various types of vessels and equipment, there is a high potential for exposure to hazardous conditions; proper precautions and safety equipment (including fall-protection equipment) must be used. *Read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and rough sketches and prepare and maintain accurate work records of the project such as timecards. *Use necessary shop equipment to complete tasks such as appropriate welding equipment, drill press, band saw, chop saw, Iron worker, horizontal milling machine, and a variety of grinders *Provides tools as per SMI welder/fitter tool list. *Able to work well with others in a team environment. and assist with other miscellaneous jobsite tasks as directed. *Due to the nature of the work, crossing of trade boundaries will be required (i.e., paint touch up will not require a painter in most cases, each person will clean up after themselves thus not requiring sweepers/cleaners, mechanics will be expected to rig their own gear vice needing rigging, etc.) *Comply with all OSHA, shipyard safety and environmental policies and procedures. *Meet scheduling and attendance requirements. *May be required to travel to jobsites away from Shipyard and utilize company vehicle. *May be required to work more than the standard work week, including weekends. Qualifications: *Must have a High school degree or a technical vocational high school degree. *Must have at least two years of shipboard experience as a shipfitter welder. *Must maintain Journeyman level of competence in their related trade skill<

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