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Aerotek Welder / Shipfitter in Newport News, Virginia


HII FSG is looking for a shipfitter/ welder with structural experience.

Fitters must have strong math skills and a good mechanical aptitude

Fitters build in-place all interior structures, hatches, doors, bulkheads, etc., to complete all the steel work in the ship

Fitters are expected to climb and work in high areas or crawl and work in cramped confine spaces and perform tasks with all kinds of working conditions in-between

will apply their skills in the shops, platens, dry-docks and onboard ships in support of, ship repair and ship overhauls

Performs safe and effective use of craft related tools and equipment, including but not limited to: millers, sanders, grinders, burr motors, band saws, skill saws, saws all, come along and chain falls etc.

Obtain GMAW ABS ‘B’ Class Weld Certification for aluminum applications.

Performs basic layout of plates, materials and weldments using basic engineering sketches, drawings, and diagrams with minimal supervision.

Performs shipfitting functions such as but not limited to fit up of structure, cutting, sniping, sanding, grinding, prepping, tacking and the fit up of plates with minimum supervision.

Performs fitting operations with limited supervision using standard shipfitting equipment to accomplish fabrication and ship repair duties.

Monitors working environment for compliance with quality, safety, environmental and health regulations.

Must be willing to work with and train lower-skilled workers.

Knowledge in burning basic use of torch/light torch); make up plating (align, fit) and knowledge of plating material (CuNi- Copper nickel, Aluminum, stainless steel) ; blueprint (reading, interpret) including sketching; tack welding; portable plasma arc; lay out access cuts and inserts; tank inspections/testing; certifications in SMAW, FCAW or FCA

Receives instructions, prints, and work orders for the job.

Plans details of working procedures and tools and material requirements.

Fabricates equipment by cutting, burning, and tack welding various metals.

Cleans and prepares surfaces to be welded. Sets up, assembles, and tacks weld parts.

Uses burning equipment to dismantle assemblies and to cut material to size and shape.


Weld, Structural Welding, Steel Welding, Carbon Steel, Vertical/horizontal Welding, X-ray, ship fitter, tack welding, welding, fabrication

Top Skills Details:

Weld,Structural Welding,Steel Welding,Carbon Steel,Vertical/horizontal Welding,X-ray,ship fitter,tack welding,welding,fabrication

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Ask them to walk through their fitting experience must have structural steel experience

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.