Horizon Services, LLC - Chesapeake, VA

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806.381-046POSITIONS NOW AVAILABLE IN VA, FL, OR, SC / DAY AND NIGHT SHIFTJOB SUMMARY:The Ship Fitter fabricates, lays out, positions, aligns, and fits parts of structural metal products.Essential Functions: Positions, aligns, fits, and welds parts to form complete units or subunits, following blueprints and layout specifications, and using jigs, welding torches, and hand tools. Verifies conformance of work-pieces to specifications, using squares, rulers, and measuring tapes. Tack-welds fitted parts together. Lays out and examines metal stock or work-pieces to be processed to ensure that specifications are met. Aligns and fits parts according to specifications, using jacks, turnbuckles, wedges, drift pins, pry bars, and hammers. Locates and marks work-piece bending and cutting lines, allowing for stock thickness, machine and welding shrinkage, and other component specifications. Positions or tightens braces, jacks, clamps, ropes, or bolt straps, or bolt parts in position for welding or riveting. Studies engineering drawings and blueprints to determine materials requirements and task sequences. Moves parts into position, manually or with hoists or cranes. Sets up and operates fabricating machines, such as brakes, rolls, shears, flame cutters, grinders, and drill presses, to bend, cut, form, punch, drill, or otherwise form and assemble metal components. Steel Fabricator - shares similar skills with shipfitter 1. builds machines, structures, and equipment, by cutting, shaping and assembling components made from raw materials. 2. may have overlapping capabilities, 3. steel fabrication generally concentrates on the metal preparation, welding and assembly aspect 4. Metal fabrication is a process that involves the construction of machines and structures from various raw materials, plates, girders and stiffeners. 5. usually based on engineered drawings. 6. structural frames and componants for barges, buildings and/or heavy industrial equipment, hand rails, lifelines, ladders and stairs for ships and buildings. 7. Standard raw materials used by metal fabricators are; plate metal, formed and expanded metal, tube stock, CDSM square stock, sectional metals (I beams, W beams, C-channel...), welding wire, hardware, castings, and fittings. 8. The raw material must be cut to size. The fabricator shall be qualified some or all of the following: a. Special band saws designed for cutting metal b. Abrasive cut-off saws, also known as chop saw c. Cutting torches can cut very large sections of steel with little effort d. Burn tables are CNC cutting torches, usually natural gas powered e. Plasma and Laser burn tables are also common. Plate steel is loaded on a table and the parts are cut out as programmed. f. Hydraulic brakes with v-dies g. Wing brakes and hand powered brakes h.Tube bending machines have specially shaped dies and mandrels to bend tubular sections without kinking them. i. Rolling machines are used to form plate steel into a round section. j. English Wheel or Wheeling Machines are used to form complex double curvature shapes using sheet metal. To fabricate a product from the raw materials required, welding is the main method and focus of the steel fabrication process. The formed and machined parts will be assembled and tack welded into place then re-checked for accuracy. The fabricator then completes welding per the engineering drawings, if welding is detailed, or per his own judgment if no welding details are provided. Special precautions may be needed to prevent warping of the weldment due to heat. These may include; welding in a staggered fashion, using a stout fixture, covering the weldment in sand during cooling, and straightening operations.Straightening of warped steel weldments is done with an Oxy-acetylene torch and is somewhat of an art. Heat is selectively applied to the steel in a slow, linear sweep. The steel will have a net contraction, upon cooling, in the direction of the sweep. A highly skilled welder can remove significant warpage using this technique. Steel weldments are occasionally annealed in a low temperature oven to relieve residual stresses.
US CITIZEN AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE PHYSICALLY ABLE TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB WITHOUT ACCOMMODATION DEMONSTRATE AT LEAST 7 (more preferred) YEARS AS EITHER/OR A SHIPFITTER OR STEEL FABRICATOR IN A MARINE ENVIRONMENT. NOTE: AN INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED, HOWEVER IT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR WORK ABOARD SHIP. MUST WEAR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE - SAFTEY SHOES, SAFETY GLASSES W/TINTED LENSES, HARDHAT, RESPIRATOR, HEARING PROTECTION) EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: No specific educational requirement. Must be able to read and comprehend training. Must understand the EXTREME sensitivity of the nature of THEIR RESPECTIVE duties and responsibilities. Must be able to communicate an EMERGENCY with the nature of the emergency, type and location to workers and SHIP'S CREW PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successful perform the essential functions of the job. It is considered doubtful that reasonable accommodations may be met to enable individuals to safely perform these essential functions. This position requires that the employee regularly climb ladders or stairs, board ship, stand, walk, sit, use one or both hands, finger, feel, reach with hands and arms, climb, crawl, stoop, balance, kneel and crouch. Must be able to transport parts and tools to and from the jobsite. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment described here is representative of those that must be endured by an employee to successful perform the essential functions of the job. Accommodation for individuals with disabilities cannot be made without unreasonable expense to mitigate the natural shipboard environment. While performing the essential functions of this job the employee will be regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, high places, precarious places, extremes of inside and outside weather conditions, loud and damaging noises, fumes and vapors and airborne particulates, hot surfaces, burning gases and all manner of industrial solvents. The individual may expect physical activity in moving and lifting up to 50 lbs and should request assistance for >50 lbs.

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