Chesapeake/Newport News

Tidewater Staffing is seeking qualified Shipfitters!

Shipfitters fabricate and layout metal for building and repairing ships. They work for private companies as well naval shipyards. A shipfitter can be tasked with building, maintaining, and repairing small boats such as towboats and tugboats, as well as container ships, icebreakers, and ocean liners. Military shipfitters work on aircraft carriers, tankers, and submarines.

  • $20 per hour up to $27 per hour depending on experience

Job Requirements Include:

  • Must be able to accurately read blueprints
  • Must be able to cut, roll, bend, flange and shape metal parts using shop machinery
  • Must have the ability to burn, wash, and cut with a torch. Lay Outs and Rip Outs
  • Must be able to tack weld
  • Must have 2+ years of experience
  • DBIDS and TWIC eligible
  • Understand shipyard operation and safety protocol
  • Fitting, setting, and installing fabricated maritime structures
  • Cutting and welding with a variety of processes
  • Metal forming, bending, finishing, and rigging
  • Ability to weld, repair, design, and layout plate or pipe materials
  • Ability to work in shop/field environments and sometimes heights

Essential Skills

    • Highly motivated and self-directed
    • Flexible and able to work in a team environment or independently
    • Physically fit and manual dexterity
    • Comfortable working with heights
    • Mechanically inclined, able to interpret blueprints, and apply math concepts

Work Environment

Shipfitters work in naval or shipyard environments; nearly all opportunities exist along the coastal regions.

Company Information

Tidewater Staffing Offers:

  • Weekly Pay
  • Full-Time Employment
  • Insurance Benefits
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Temp-to-Hire Job Opportunities
  • Free Training Programs
  • Direct Deposit | Money Network Cards
Tidewater Staffing is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

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