Tradesmen International, Inc. Ship Fitter in HAMPTON, Virginia


If you are a Ship Fitter and want to be a part of the nation’s elite marine skilled workforce, this is your chance to advance your career.


Four years of commercial/naval experience as a first class Shipfitter. Experience must be documented on "Advanced Shipfitter Summary Sheet" prior to arrival at NNS.

Required Skills:

  1. Multi-Pass Tack Welding.

  2. Burning-Oxygen/Propane Burning Torch.

  3. Heating-Oxygen/Propane Heating Torch.

  4. Ability to comprehend complex structural assembly drawings, blueprints, and sketches to include weld symbols, material types, datum and reference lines.

  5. Ability to comprehend fractional dimensions as with the use of a ruler.

  6. Ability to layoff piece parts for fabrication and assembly.

  7. Ability to assemble structural piece parts in accordance with specifications in a quality manner.

  8. Experience working in a physically demanding environment (shipbuilding, steel fabrication, etc.).

  9. Familiarity with OSHA regulations relative to the shipbuilding industry.

  10. Use vibratory tools (grinders and needle guns).

  11. Air Carbon Arc Gouging.

  12. Ability to use Work Packages and Drawings to plan and execute work.

  13. Ability to use Molded Lines and Ship Reference Lines to execute required work.

  14. Ability to Erect, Set and Makeup Complex-shaped Shell Plates.

  15. Ability to Erect, Set and Makeup Decks, Bulkheads, Longitudinals, trunks, etc:,

  16. Ability to Install and Replace Hull Inserts and Penetrations, Ability to Install Miscellaneous and Complex Foundations

Tack Welding Qualification:

All Shipfitters will be required to pass a Multi-Pass Tack Welder Qualification Test upon reporting for the first day of work. This test will be:

  1. Using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Process.

  2. With MIL-10718-M (A-5A) Filler Metal of MIL-E-22200/1.

  3. In both the Vertical Up (3F) and Overhead (4F) positions.

The Welding School will administer the following tests:

  1. Multi-Pass Tack Weld consisting of:
  • One (1) hour practice

  • One (1) hour Vertical test

  • One (1) hour Overhead test

  1. Visual Inspection of Weld Level I
  • Six (6) hours.

All candidates must be US citizens, have up to date resume reflecting experience and be able to pass a background and hair follicle drug test. Send resume to

Company Details

In addition to consistent work, top pay, and employment opportunities, we provide a benefits package that is among the best in the industry. Our comprehensive benefits encourage our employees and their families to build a lifelong relationship with us.

  • Vacation Pay

  • Health insurance

  • Dental and vision plan

  • Prescription drug plan

  • Life insurance

  • Short-term disability

  • 401(k) profit-sharing savings plan

  • Incentive programs

  • Tool purchase programs

Tradesmen International is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability

Recruiter Name

James Anderson

Recruiter Phone Number




Req ID 2018-184928IN

Category Marine Trades - Shipfitter/Repair - New Construction

Travel Yes

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