Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/7/2017 1:44 PM)
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Steel America a division of Colonna's Shipyard is actively looking for Fitters for both day and night shift .


    • Minimum of five years of heavy structural steel fitting experience
    • ABS and AWS building and joint design codes
    • Ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with the heavy structural steel fitting trade
    • Must be able to work effectively with others
    • Comprehend blueprints, sketches, and templates
    • Complete lay-outs using drawings and/or templates and/or by picking up and developing the geometry required from lofting on the floor
    • Install simple systems without templates and blueprints
    • Enter and move through manholes to reach and work internally confined spaces
    • Physical assembly in prefabrication shop area and erection on the building site of individual structural elements of prefabricated panels and three dimensional sub-assemblies
    • Some working knowledge with stainless steel and aluminum
    • Tack welding with stick and semi-automatic welding equipment and burning with an oxygen and propylene torch. Must be able to pass 2F, 3F and 4F tack test.
    • FCAW & SMAW all positions on Carbon Steels ranging from ¼” thick to 1-1/2” thick.  Open root GTAW stainless pipe from 3” diameter to 6” diameter.  Must be able to Carbon Arc / Back Gouge full penetration welds.  Must be able to properly use fillet weld gauges and pass MT& RT inspections first time.
    • Must have regular, reliable attendance. Monday thru Sunday if required and overtime during the week
    • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment: respirator, hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe boots/shoes, etc. when necessary
    • Ability to travel when required


Compensation & Benefits

Position compensation is based on experience.

Our benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life and Accidental Death Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Disability Coverage
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Legal Services
  • Annual performance evaluations
  • On-site Human Resources
  • On-site gym
  • Free and close proximity parking
  • Employee perks/gifts 


• 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. EOE / M / F / DISABILITY / VET


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