Shipfitter Specialist at Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. (Hampton Roads, VA)

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Epsilon Systems Mission Readiness Group is currently seeking a full-time Shipfitter Specialist in Portsmouth, VA.

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

  • Reports directly to the Production Manager. Once assigned reports directly to the project Foreman in the performance of his/her responsibilities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Notify Foreman of unsatisfactory condition(s) identified during the production operation (i.e.; repair, modification, etc.).
  • Reads and understands easy to complex terminology, blueprints, drawings and schematics to plan installation, modification or repair prior to commencing the process.
  • 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, supports, and targets to ensure proper alignment during welding/ brazing procedures.
  • Determines size and material requirements for system modification or installation.
  • Ensures control and assume responsibility for Level I and material controls in accordance with Process Instruction

  • High School/GED.
  • 8 years experience.
  • Qualified expert in all tasks required as a Shipfitter.
  • Provide mentoring to junior craftsman.
  • Must be able to understand and perform the set-up, alignment, and operation of all portable tools and hand tools used in the trade including plasma cutting machines and oxy/fuel torches.
  • Must be an expert in the following: shipboard plate (hull, deck, bulkhead) systems (repair/installation practices, procedures, alignments and material requirements), blue print reading and interpretation, MILSPEC and SUBSAFE requirements.
  • Ability to fabricate and install complex components as directed by Technical Work documents. Produces quality fit-ups in difficult or adverse conditions. Additional Specialized Training/Qualifications/Experience: Welding qualifications (GTAW/SMAW).

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.
More Information on Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc.
Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in San Diego, CA, National City, CA, Ridgecrest, CA and Portsmouth, VA. Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1998. It has 601 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K). To see all 84 open jobs at Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc., click here.
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