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Company: North American Shipbuilding

Daisy Vizier

800 Industrial Park Road

Larose, LA 70373

Department: Production

Position Summary

Welds short beads at points specified by fitter or fitter foreman, along overlapping or adjoining edges to hold work piece in place for final welding.

Working Conditions

Scheduled days cover Monday thru Friday. Weekends and holidays as required. May be required to work at remote locations other than at shipyard facility. Works in all kinds of weather. Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. Subject to electrical and mechanical hazards, ultraviolet light, vibration, noise, working on scaffolding and ladders at height, working over water, and working alone and in confined spaces. Subject to very dramatic temperature changes such as when entering or exiting a tank. Also present in the work environment are fumes, smoke, dust, gases, chemicals, and hydrocarbons. Protective clothing, hearing and eye protection, hardhats, safety shoes or boots, and respiratory protection, are all to be worn accordingly.

Essential Job Functions (listing most important first)

  1. Assists fitter or fitter-welder to position, align, and fit together plates, structural shapes, piping, and weldments preparatory to assembly into fabricated products.
  2. Holds, positions, and reads tape measure to assist in layout.
  3. Uses hammers, wedges, pry bars, and come a longs to align parts. Positions and turns clamps.
  4. Grinds or chips rough edges, surplus weld, rust or scale, using portable grinder or air chipper.
  5. Sets up welding leads from welding machine to the proximity of where work is to be performed.
  6. Selects proper electrode or electrode wire.
  7. Tack welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, diagonal, and overhead positions. Manually guides electrode along weld line as specified by fitter. Examines weld for proper bead size and characteristics.
  8. May mark reference lines or locations that are to be cut or drilled.
  9. May use cutting torch to cut materials or scrap.
  10. Cleans up area, picks up scrap, sweep, and returns all unused materials and supplies.
  11. May be required to perform roustabout work when necessary.
  12. Assist fitter in installing packing, gaskets, liners, bearings, doors, hatches, brackets, shafts, wheels, rudders, coolers, anodes, and other structural accessories. May use hand or power tools.
  13. May operate overhead cranes and company vehicles.

Essential Job Requirements

Education and Vocation

  • Must be able to pass company specified performance or standards test. May be able to read and write alphabetically and numerically.
  • Vocational education; high school, commercial or on-the-job training, or technical school. Must be able to provide verifiable references of past experience or training.

Physical Requirements

Repetitive sequences that require balancing, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger manipulation, grasping, feeling, seeing, hearing, speaking, and, an acute sense of smell.

The U. S. Dept. of Labor classifies this job as heavy work, exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for medium work.

Limitations and Disclaimer

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

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