• Fabrication Fitter, 1st Class

    Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    6 months ago(6 months ago)
    Steel America
  • Overview

    Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Steel America division.

    We are pleased to accept resumes for Fabrication Fitters 1st shift.

    This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within the Hampton Roads area.


    • 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


    • 2 + years fitting experience
    • Successful completion of TACK Welding test
    • 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, including ability to gain access to government facilities with a successful background check completion.
    • Enter and move through manholes to reach and work internally confined spaces


    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



    All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.


    Colonna’s Shipyard and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    • 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.


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