1st & 2nd Class Shipfitter and Pipe Welder - Per Diem

C.A. Jones, Inc. | Norfolk, VA

Posted Date 5/22/2020

C.A. Jones is seeking for 1st and 2nd class shipfitters and 1st & 2nd class pipe welders for naval projects currently underway Norfolk & Newport News, VA. Welders will be required to obtain weld certifications in stick and flux core processes (must certify in all positions). Shipfitters will be required to pass torch testing.


  • Lays out and fabricates metal structural parts, such as plates, bulkheads, and frames, and braces them in position within hull of ship for riveting or welding.
  • Lays out position of parts on metal, working from blueprints or templates and using scribe and hand tools.
  • Locates and marks reference lines, such as center, buttock, and frame lines.
  • Positions parts in hull of ship, assisted by RIGGER.
  • Aligns parts in relation to each other, using jacks, turnbuckles, clips, wedges, and mauls.
  • Marks location of holes to be drilled and installs temporary fasteners to hold part in place for welding or riveting.
  • Installs packing, gaskets, liners, and structural accessories and members, such as doors, hatches, brackets, and clips.
  • May prepare molds and templates for fabrication of nonstandard parts.
  • May tack weld clips and brackets in place prior to permanent welding.
  • May roll, bend, flange, cut, and shape plates, beams, and other heavy metal parts, using shop machinery, such as plate rolls, presses, bending brakes, and joggle machines.

Job Requirements

  • Must have a least 3 years shipyard experience.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen.

Position Requirements

  • Must be able to work at heights.
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather conditions.
  • Must be available to work all 3 shifts as required.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.
  • Must be able to work in confined and enclosed spaces.

Education And Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen


  • Must have experience setting up, troubleshooting, and utilizing weld machines.
  • Must have experience laying out and measuring utilizing the metric system.
  • Must have experience working with blueprints.
  • Must have experience working with hand tools.
  • Must have experience working with overhead cranes to include safe rigging of equipment to be lifted.

We Offer

Competitive Wages (Qualified non-locals will be eligible to receive an hourly rate plus per diem)

Holiday Bonuses

Vacation Bonuses

Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance



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