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SHIPFITTER

Location: 

Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States

Date:  Aug 29, 2021

Job Description

Position Overview

The Ingalls First-Class Shipfitter is the truest picture of a Shipbuilding Craftsman. They are the artisans who cut, grind, bend and fit together the raw steel to create the shape of our battle tested ships. Does that sound like an interesting way to make a great living? Then a rewarding career as a Shipfitter at Ingalls Shipbuilding, “America’s Shipyard” and Mississippi’s largest private employer is waiting for you.

Since 1938, Ingalls workforce has done their part in helping our nation by constructing nearly 70 percent of our US Navy’s fleet of ships. If you possess the talent, skill, ability or even the willingness to learn, perhaps you have what it takes to become a valued team member.

Job Description

An Ingalls First-Class Shipfitter, also referred to as a Journeyman Shipfitter or a Boilermaker, is responsible for various tools and equipment used in the fabrication, assembling and erection of metal components at the various stages in constructing a marine vessel. Ingalls shipyard production areas at times involve working at different heights, confined spaces, different weather conditions as well as multiple shifts 24 hours a day. As with most every position in the shipyard, a Shipfitter may be required to work either day or night dependent upon the number of ships under construction at any one point in time. Ingalls stresses the practice of working safely in all situations, with safety procedures meeting, and most times, exceeding industry standards.

Basic Qualifications

 

  •  Minimum 3-5 Yrs. trade experience
  •  Basic math, reading and comprehension skills
  •  Read and interpret blueprints utilizing both metric and standard measurements
  •  Knowledge of the layout, fit-up and fabrication of steel plate and beam.
  • Experience with various trade specific tools such as: grinder, hand torch, hydraulic and ratchet jack, chain fall and/or come-a-long, combination square, framing square, hand level and plumb bob

Preferred Qualifications

  •  6Ç Yrs. marine, shipbuilding and construction experience
  •  Knowledge of setting and erecting units with proficiency in the use of Datum Lines
  •  Familiarity with fit-up, alignment tolerances and advanced blue print reading skills

Req ID: 6644 

Travel Required: No 

Shift: Multiple 

Relocation: No relocation assistance available 

Education: None 

Virtual/Telework Opportunity: No-Teleworking is not available for this position 

US Citizenship Required for this Position: No 

Clearance Type: No - Clearance Not Required to Start  

 

Company Statement:

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 40,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

 

EEO Statement:

Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.