• Structural Ship Fitter - 1st and 2nd Class - 1st and 2nd shift - immediate need

    Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
    Posted Date 7 months ago(9/28/2017 11:06 AM)
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  • Overview

    Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Structural Department.

    We are pleased to accept resumes for Ship Fitter - 1st and 2nd Class. We have both 1st and 2nd shift available. Additional incentive available, based on experience, for 2nd shift.

    This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA.


    • Template creation
    • Working with presses, floor shaping, forming plates, shaping from templates, marking symbols, doors, hatches and scuttles, rolls, presses and blacksmith shop
    • Laying out blueprints and outfitting items
    • Laying out blueprints, checking and fitting materials, tack welding of various sub-assemblies peculiar to the panel line and shell area such as decks, bulkheads, side shells
    • Working on ship ways with the erection of units and installation of structural items
    • Installation of structural outfit items, doors, ladders, foundations
    • Effective sequencing of assembly and fitting
    • Correct use of heating torches in plate heat straightening and shrinkage
    • Ability to use hand and power tools
    • Shop and field fabrication
    • Adherence to industry codes, regulations, and specifications
    • Comprehend blueprints, sketches, and templates
    • Tack welding
    • Install simple systems without templates and blueprints
    • Bulkhead and deck inserting
    • Riveted and deck inserting
    • Read and understand the Chemist and Competent Persons report and determine if job sites, particularly those involving combustible material, are safe for personnel and hot work
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Understand and act upon instruction
    • Work independently to complete responsibilities


    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • 5 or more years' experience in shipyard repair work.
    • Technical training preferred
    • Willing and capable of working on government and commercial vessels
    • Enter and move through manholes to reach and work internally confined spaces


    Our core values respect, pride, truth and family are not just words, they are the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. And our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in our industry. You could be the next among us.

    Please apply with resume for immediate consideration.


    Compensation & Benefits

    Position compensation is based on experience.


    Our benefits include:
    • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
    • 401K
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Legal Services
    • Annual performance evaluations
    • On-site Human Resources
    • On-site gym
    • Free and close proximity parking
    • Employee perks/gifts and more



    • Respect
    • Pride
    • Truth
    • Family

    These are our VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry.

    All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.
    Colonna’s Shipyard and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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