Shipfitter 2nd Class

04 July 2023

REQ #: 12411

Essential Roles and Responsibilities for Shipfitter 2nd Class:

  • Repairs, modifies, installs, and dismantles various shipboard hulls, bulkheads, or decks. Designs and fabricates fixtures and jigs
  • Reports directly to the Assistant Foreman/Supervisor/Production Lead
  • Understands and follows PPE Policy
  • Lays out material utilizing drawings and blueprints prior to performing cutting/fitting operations
  • Maintains good housekeeping practices, turning off machines when not in use, disposing of waste properly, sweeping the area, etc.
  • Ensures all tools listed on the “Required Tools List” are available for use within 30 days of employment
  • Acknowledging that all requirements of the Quality Assurance Manual are followed when invoked by QA Workbook
  • Identifies and notifies Supervisor of unsatisfactory conditions during the production operation
  • Fabricates and installs fixtures, jigs, supports and targets to ensure proper alignment during welding processes as directed by the Supervisor/Lead Mechanic
  • Possesses basic computer skills
  • Assumes responsibility for Contractor (CFM) and Government (GFM) furnished materials
  • Ability to use lay-out tools such as tool scales, squares, combination squares, trammel points
  • Understands fitting of structural components using dogs, wedges, strong-backs, etc.
  • Strict adherence to safety, quality standards, good housekeeping habits, high level of critical thinking/reading
  • Travel and overtime are required
  • Work outside specific trade skill as required


  • Work Experience: Minimum 3+ years of Shipfitter experience
  • Understands and performs the setup, and operation of various portable tools and hand tools used in the trade including plasma cutting machines and oxy/fuel torches
  • Has knowledge of the following: shipboard plate (hull, deck, bulkhead) systems (repair/installation practices, procedures, alignments, and material requirements), blueprint reading and interpretation, MILSPEC requirements
  • Must be able to fit structural components to tolerance requirements
  • Tack and Fillet Weld qualifications preferred (FCAW/SMAW)
  • Must have the ability to gain access to military bases and various government facilities

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