• Aluminum Welder - Main Yard

    Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    1 month ago(12/21/2018 11:50 AM)
  • Overview

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

    We are pleased to accept resumes for Aluminum Welder's.

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


    We are seeking Aluminum Welder for both 1st Shift (7am-330pm) and 2nd Shift (330pm- 12a).



    • Weld together metal components of products, as specified by layout, blueprints, diagram, work order, welding producers, or oral instructions, using electric arc-welding equipment
    • Prepare all material surfaces to be welded, ensuring that there is no loose or think scale, slag, rust, moisture, grease, or other foreign matter
    • Weld completion in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions
    • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment o fuse metal segments, using processes such as gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, flux-cored arc, plasma arc, shielded metal arc, resistance welding, and submerged arc welding
    • Manually apply filler rod to supply weld metal
    • Clean or degrease weld joint or work piece, using wire brush, portable grinder, or chemical bath. May repair broken or cracked parts and fill holes
    • Set up and operate welding equipment and select proper electrodes according to metals to be joined or as instructed
    • Preform grinding and joint preparation for NDT processes
    • Burning, washing, edge prepping using hand and automated equipment
    • Flux cored inner shield and dual shield welding along with oxy-acetylene torching, air-arc, weld-wire gas, stick and pipe flange
    • Construct or repair metal products by joining parts either manual (using a variety of welding methods including electric arc, MIG and TIG welding or oxy-acetylene welding) or by machine
    • Read and understand the Chemist and Competent Persons reports and determine if job sites, particularly those involving combustible material, are safe for personnel and hot work
    • Preforms grinding and joint preparation for NDT processes
    • Mark or tag material with proper job number, piece marks, and other identifying marks as required
    • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe boots/shoes and, when necessary, respirator
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Understand and act upon instructions
    • Work independently to complete responsibilities
    • Must have regular, reliable attendance




    • 5 or more years' experience in military shipyard repair work (preferred)
    • Willing and capable of working on government and commercial vessels
    • Able to read blueprints
    • Must pass a GMAW Aluminum weld test (Two day procedure)
    • Welding aluminum 5000-6000 series
    • Must weld aluminum experience is a plus



    Compensation & Benefits

    Position compensation is based on experience.


    Our benefits include: 
    • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
    • 401K, company match
    • 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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