Student Pipefitter (Entry Level)

Student Pipefitter (Entry Level)


Student Pipefitter (Entry Level)

Details of the offer

Posting Close Date: 04/22/2020 Shift: ALL Security Clearance: No Clearance

Who We Are

General Dynamics NASSCO is one of three shipyards in the Marine Systems group of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD). General Dynamics NASSCO traces its beginnings to the industrial heart of San Diego, along the working waterfront of beautiful and historic San Diego Bay. The company has been designing and building ships in San Diegos industrial corridor since 1960 and is the largest full service shipyard on the West Coast of the United States.

Who Are We Looking For

:Hard:working and motivated individual.
:Interested in ship:building manufacturing industry.
:Works well in teams.
:Enjoys working with their hands.
:Interested in a training program and enjoys learning new skills.
:Interested in learning a new trade.
:Interested in training and/or advancing their career.


:Student position encompasses 8 weeks of paid hands on training in specified trade.
:Position installs and maintains ships piping systems such as steam, heat and power, hot water, hydraulic, air pressure, and oil lines following blueprints, layouts and work orders and using hand tools and shop machines.
:Plans layout of pipe sections, cuts and bores holes in bulkheads and decks for installation of pipes.
:Operates shop machines to cut and thread pipe and pipe fittings, including valves, traps and thermostats.
:Bends pipe to specified shape bolts on pipe:bending fixtures, bolts or welds brackets to support pipe systems.
:Connects pipes to fixtures such as heat exchangers, laundry and galley equipment, pumps, tanks and other ship equipment.
:Repairs, packs and adjusts valves.
:Tests installed systems for leaks and to ensure that system meets specifications.
:Able to follow written/oral instructions.
:After training, students will go through step progressions based on skill and ability in order to progress to Journeyman.

Essential Job Tasks

:Training will include learning basic marine piping systems, blueprint readings, silver:brazing procedures and military specifications.
:Will learn to perform marine pipefitting, bending, burning, and read blueprints and follow exact tolerances.
:Actively participates in continuous improvement initiatives to improve safety, improve quality, reduce cycle time, and reduce costs.

:Successful completion of NASSCO training program.
:Performs other related tasks as assigned, some of which may become essential to the position.

Qualification Standards

:High school education/equivalent preferred.
:Must have the mechanical and technical knowledge and skill to perform operator maintenance on all equipment pertinent to the position.
:Must be able to work from procedure and other specifications.
:Knowledge of Navy and Commercial standards is helpful.
:Ability to understand verbal and written instructions and to communicate effectively (in English) required.
:Must show at least two years of continuous, stable and verifiable employment, and/or training.

Physical/Mental Involvement

:Excellent eye hand coordination.
:Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. frequently.
:Ability to climb ladders.
:Able to work in confined spaces.
:Ability to work independently with little supervision.
:Must have problem solving skills.
:Must have a good understanding of math and measurements.
:Must have 20/20 OR correctable vision and color vision.
:Must be able to demonstrate flexibility and versatility with respect to work tasks
:Must possess observation skills, ability to respond quickly, good judgment and on:going safety awareness
:Frequent carrying, pushing, pulling, standing, manual dexterity, reaching, seeing, hearing, occasional kneeling, reclining and finger dexterity.
:Must be able to work all shifts and at heights.
:Construction or manufacturing background preferred and have strong mechanical skills.
:Maintain safety awareness and ability to follow direct

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