Shipfitter II

Delphinus Engineering | Chula Vista, CA

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Posted Date 3/12/2024
Description EOE Statement
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Title: Shipfitter II

Salary: $23.00 - $28.00 per hour

Benefits: All eligible full time employees will receive Paid Annual Leave (PAL) starting at 23 days per year and raising by one day per year following one full calendar year of employment (January through December). They will also be offered health benefits and will be automatically enrolled in employer paid short and long term disability and life insurance.

All full time and part time employees have access to participate in the Delphinus Engineering 401(k) which includes company match of 25% up to 10% deferred.

Location: San Diego, CA.

Summary: Shipfitters are responsible for the layout, fabrication and installation of structural parts such as plates, bulkheads and frames. Shipfitters brace structures in position for welding. Shipfitters prepare templates for fabrication of nonstandard parts.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Helps fabricate template for bending / shaping ship structures, frames, bulkheads and braces
  • Assists with measurements, layout and cutting of templates
  • Completes pre and post weld checks
  • Performs chipping, beveling, grinding and cleaning of surfaces to be welded using power and hand tools.
  • Perform housekeeping efforts to maintain cleanliness of the worksite
  • Delivers materials as required
  • Performs duties as Fire Watch
  • Participates in special projects as required.
  • Employee may be required to travel for work to other locations

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills: Must possess basic computer skills to enter data into different databases.

  • Must be US Citizen.
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • This position requires 1-5 years of experience in the shipfitting trade.
  • Must be able to access all work locations, including government and private shipyards and/or vessels; must be able to obtain and retain Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) card.
  • Apprentice school or trade school not required, but preferred.
Certificates and Licenses:

Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background check and obtain and maintain a security badge for all military installations and civilian shipyards as needed.

  • General Hand Tools
Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:
  • Must be able to read and understand material safety data sheets (MDS).
  • Able to follow safety procedures.
Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required on a regular basis to stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and/or hear. Frequently the employee is required to carry objects that might weigh up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is working on a ship. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts or working in a confined space. The employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Chula Vista, CA

About the Organization
Founded in 1994 as a small, diversified professional services company, Delphinus today employs more than 650 professional and technical personnel supporting a customer base that spans the Defense and Federal markets.

As a successful graduate of the Small Business Administration's 8(a) program, we have evolved into a leading provider of expert services in our core competencies of Cyber Operations and Security, Marine Engineering and Design, Marine Services, and Business Management. Headquartered in Eddystone, Pennsylvania, we have primary offices in Norfolk, Virginia; San Diego, California; and Bremerton, Washington, with liaison facilities in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Pearl Harbor, HI.

Delphinus' business model is based on the values established by our leadership and shared by all Delphinus employees:

• Focusing on Our Customers and Promoting Partnership
• Treating People with Respect and Dignity
• Ensuring Integrity in Our Business Practices
• Engaging Our Industry Partners
• Honoring Commitments
• Achieving Excellence

This position is currently accepting applications.
Salary25.50 Hour
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