Shipfitter III at Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc.

| Jacksonville, FL
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Epsilon Systems Mission Readiness Group is currently seeking a full-time Shipfitter III in Mayport,FL.

Summary: Repairs, modifies, installs and dismantles various shipboard hulls, bulkheads or decks. Designs and fabricates complex fixtures and jigs.

Responsibilities:
  • Reports directly to the Production Manager. Once assigned reports directly to the project Foreman in the performance of his/her responsibilities.
  • Reads and understands Epsilon Systems Mission Readiness Group PPE Policy.
  • Ensures that all Epsilon Systems Mission Readiness Group Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) are worn and that all damaged PPE is discarded.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints to plan setup and operation of the machine shop equipment prior to commencing the operation.
  • Lays out material prior to performing machining operations to prevent possible errors.
  • Fabricates parts to close tolerances ensuring finish requirements of the drawings are achieved.
  • Maintains good housekeeping practices, turning off machines when not in use, disposing of waste properly, sweeping the area, etc.
  • Ensures all tools listed on the Required Tools List are available for use within two weeks of your employment at Epsilon.
  • Qualifies as a Shipfitter in accordance with Epsilon Systems Mission Readiness Group Process Instructions.
  • Ensures that all requirements of the Epsilon Systems Mission Readiness Group Quality Assurance Manual are followed when invoked by QA Workbook, Work Package (WP), Work Instructions (WI) and/or other guidance given by management.
  • Follows detailed repair procedures and instructions (e.g.; QA packages steps, RECs, CWPs, FWPs, TGIs etc.) required completing the production operations.
  • Notifies Foreman of unsatisfactory condition(s) identified during the production operation (i.e.; repair, modification, etc.).
  • Reads and understands complex terminology, blueprints, drawings and schematics to plan installation, modification or repair prior to commencing the process.
  • Fabricates and installs fixtures, jigs, supports and targets to ensure proper alignment during welding processes.
  • Determines fit-up requirements for a wide range of structural components in accordance with required technical drawings, manuals and instructions.
  • Installs complex deck, hull and bulkhead systems IAW required technical drawings, manuals and instructions.
  • Designs, fabricates and installs complex fixtures, jigs and targets to ensure proper alignment during welding/ brazing procedures.
  • Determines size and material requirements for system modification or installation.
  • Ensures control and assumes responsibility for Level I and material controls in accordance with Process Instruction
  • Strict adherence to safety, quality standards, good housekeeping habits, high level of critical thinking/reading comprehension,
  • Will provide mentoring to junior craftsman.
  • Frequent travel and overtime are required.
  • Work outside specific trade skill is required.

Qualifications:
  • High School/GED with Apprenticeship Diploma and additional vocational courses or technical school graduate; and/or military and/or civilian experience with Shipfitting practices in a repair department or shipyard. Knowledge and practical skills tests required.
  • 8+ years of experience as a shipfitter.
  • Understands and performs the setup, alignment, and operation of various portable tools and hand tools used in the trade including plasma cutting machines and oxy/fuel torches.
  • Ability to read a ruler/tape measure.
  • Ability to use lay-out tools such as tool scales, squares, combination squares, trammel points.
  • Ability to properly prepare structural components for post assembly welding by performing end preparations such as beveling, grinding etc.
  • Must be able to understand and perform the set-up, alignment, and operation of various portable tools and hand tools used in the trade including plasma cutting machines and oxy/fuel torches.
  • Has more advanced knowledge of the following: shipboard plate (hull, deck, bulkhead) systems (repair/installation practices, procedures, alignments and material requirements), blue print reading and interpretation, MILSPEC requirements.
  • Understands fitting of structural components using dogs, wedges, strong-backs etc.
  • Must be able to fit structural components to close tolerance requirements to prevent increased welding to bridge gaps.
  • Ability to fabricate and install components as directed by Technical Work documents.
  • Ability to fabricate molds/templates for structural forming including plate rolling with multiple offsets.
  • Must have Welding qualifications (GTAW/SMAW).
  • Must have the ability to gain access to military bases and various government facilities.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • ADA Notations: Involves heavy lifting, frequent stooping or bending and possible working assignments in overhead structures, confined spaces or beneath machinery. Work conditions vary from indoors to outdoor, very hot to very cold.
  • Requires walking, reaching, sitting and concentration in the presence of occasional and loud noises.
  • Able to move in narrow and restricted passageways, up/down steep and narrow ladders or stairways, and up and down antenna masts/yardarms (onboard ships).
  • Able to lift, carry and move objects up to 50 lbs. in weight.
  • Must have manual and finger dexterity; able to grasp, manipulate, assemble small objects.
  • Able to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Able to perceive and distinguish normal range of colors.
  • May be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to: hard hat, safety glasses/goggles, ear plugs/muffs, masks/respirators, safety vests, gloves and steel-toe boots.

Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries are proud to be Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veterans.
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