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Shipfitter

New Orleans, LA 70129

Posted: 02/17/2024 Job Number: 116768

Job Description

NSC Technologies is hiring Direct Hire Shipfitters for immediate shipyard work in New Orleans, LA.  We believe people should love what they do – in this role, you will be responsible for:
  • Performing the duties of a Structural Shipfitter daily.
  • Job duties include but are not limited to measuring, laying out, cutting, grinding, forming and drilling of assorted materials (aluminum, steel, stainless, gasket, rubber, screen, etc.).
  • Works from Engineering drawings, sketches and written and verbal instructions.
  • Reading from computer screens to retrieve work instructions, blueprints or other documents
  • Maintains records, forms and logs as required.
  • Typical tools and equipment used in the performance of duties are: MIG and TIG welders, manual hand tools, mechanical, pneumatic, cordless and electric tools including porta power, come a long, clamps, hammers and mauls, gougers, grinders, saws, band saws, drills, tapes and scales.
  • Must be capable of handling chemicals and solvents including alcohol, cleaning solvents, cutting oil, tool oil, etc.  
  • Housekeeping of shop and work area (keeping work area neat and clean) daily. 
  • Must visually inspect work to drawings and sketches for completeness and dimensional correctness. 
  • May direct the activities or tasks of helpers, as assigned.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications
  • 1 – 3 years of related aluminum/shipyard experience
  • Formal craft training to demonstrate the ability to read blueprints, engineering drawings and sketches, layout and fabricate parts and assemblies correctly. 
  • Demonstrated skills based on the results of the fabricating test.
  • Must always be safety conscious (wear proper PPE).
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Basic computer skills. 
  • Must be willing to work rotating shifts.
  • Ability to become certified as a forklift and overhead crane operator. 
  • Willingness and flexibility to work extended hours as needed to accomplish the task or work
  • Note: Level will be determined based on relevant experience, scope of role, skills, etc.
 
Education Requirements:
  • High school diploma or GED certificate
 
Similar roles may include:
  • Carpenter, construction apprentice or laborer, shop hand or technician, pipe fitter, welder, fabricator, tacker, rig hand, sheet metal installer
 
Essential Physical Demand Requirements:
Physical demands described have been validated by on-site job analysis.  They are representative of the physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully and safely perform the essential functions of this job.  The following information is a synopsis of key physical demand requirements determined from a detailed job analysis:
 
Postural:  Must have the ability to move extremities and spine throughout an enough range of motion that will permit the employee to work in a variety of postures involving a range from floor to overhead level.  Flexing and twisting of the trunk and other awkward postures are occasionally required.
Dexterity:  Must have a good dexterity and frequently use one and two hands throughout the work period for hand tools and handling materials.
Cardiorespiratory Demand:  Must have enough cardiorespiratory fitness to be able to perform medium work involving constant standing and walking, material handling and performing work in a hot, humid environment. 
General Physical Activities:  Include standing, walking, sitting, stooping, kneeling, squatting, body twisting, sense of touch, manual dexterity, speaking clearly, seeing distant/reading, reaching, hearing, depth perception, color vision, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders, climbing stairs and balancing.
Physical Demand Level - Medium:  Must be able to perform medium physical labor as classified by the United States Department of Labor.  May be required to lift up to 35 pounds for a single person lift, and up to 70 pounds team lift.
 
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