Fitters For Fabrication Shop

Job ID
Posted Date
2 months ago(4/7/2023 8:42 AM)
Steel America
Regular Full-Time


Steel America is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Fabrication Shop.


We are pleased to accept resumes for Shop Fitters!


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


Both 1st and 2nd shift available.



• 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
• 3 or more years' experience in shipyard repair work.
• Technical training preferred

• Experience working in fabrication shop a plus
• Willing and capable of working on government and commercial

• 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.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.



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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