Careers

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Our core values –  respect, pride, truth and family – are not just words, they are the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. Our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in our industry. You could be the next among us.

Burning Table Operator

Requirements:

  • Must have experience running a burning table
  • Must have experience in rigging and material handling (10’x40′)
  • Must be able to read blueprints and posses computer skills
  • Overhead crane and forklift ability is a plus
  • AutoCAD, fitting and/or welding knowledge is preferred

Jobsite: Norfolk, VA, USA
Pay: Hourly
Direct Hire: Full Time
Benefits: 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision, etc.

Estimator

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Estimate by analyzing blueprints, specifications, proposals, scope of work and other documentation in order to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for fabrication and machining projects
  • Review available plans and specifications to ensure estimate effort is in compliance with all specifications and requirements
  • Ensure cost estimates are accurate prior to the submission to Estimating Manager for review and pricing
  • Negotiate contract terms, pricing, change orders, and final settlements with clients
  • Analyzes requests for proposals and contract terms and advise of potential business risk (warranties, insurance, and indemnification) and enforce provisions of contract
  • Prepare & review insurance/bond request
  • Recommend pricing strategy and contract terms to enable contract negotiations
  • Solicit pricing from material vendors and subcontractors
  • Assist in marketing efforts and follow up of potential customers for work quoted but not contracted.
  • Work with minimal supervision to complete responsibilities
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Engineering, or Apprentice graduate with 3 years of trade experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in steel fabrication or machining
  • Possess a basic understanding of the manufacturing process, materials and costing methods for heavy steel fabrication.
  • Hands on experience with FAR, DFAR, and various types of contracts (FFP & T&M) a plus
  • Strong problem solving and negotiation skills.
  • General knowledge of AWS, AISC, ABS and ASME code/certification requirements.
  • Knowledge of respective market area, client opportunities, and competitors.
  • Strong PC skills to include Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and AutoCAD
  • Project management, painting, and machine shop experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of NAVSEA, NAVFAC and SSPC requirements are preferred but not required

Jobsite: Norfolk, VA, USA
Pay: Salary (Based on Experience)
Direct Hire: Full Time
Benefits: 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision, etc.

 

Inside Machinists (1st and 2nd shift)

Journeyman Level

Requirements:

  • 10 yrs. experience with large pieces mostly manual operation, reverse engineering, some CNC, and large shaft experience
  • Able to operate lathes, milling machines, and drill presses
  • Must be able to work overtime if requested

Jobsite: Norfolk, VA, USA
Pay Rate: $20-$26 per hour (based on experience)
Direct Hire: Full Time
Benefits: 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision, etc.

 

On-Site Machinist

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Must have an advanced leader’s knowledge and full qualification with the following:

  • Blueprint reading / technical writing- reports & records
  •  Familiarity with measuring tools such as micrometers, height gauges, vernier calipers, and dividing heads
  • Operate machine tools in varying tolerances according to need (from ½ thousands upwards)
  • Familiarity with maintenance and repair the portable machines tools
  • Experienced with the use of hoisting and rigging equipment for heavy pieces such as forklifts and chain falls
  • Disassembled parts storage (bag and tag)
  • System tolerance determination and application
  • Rudders and Steering systems to include: blue checking and fitting, piano wire alignment method, stock straightness determination, hydraulic and pneumatic controls
  • Bearings and Bushings to include: lubrication types and methods, piano wire fit and alignment method, dial indicator alignment
  • Engines, Motors, and Generators: diesel engines, gas or steam turbines, generators, motors, reduction gears, clutches, PTO’s, mount arrangements, systems flushing, heat exchanger (shell/tube and plate/frame), heat exchanger and systems leak testing
  • Propulsion Shafting to include: CPP shafting, hydraulic couplings, clearance (water bearings), wear downs (oil bearings), Piano wire alignment method, dial indicator alignment, FRP spark test, bearing contact determination, shaft straightness (run out) determination
  • Seals to include: gaskets, packing, and “O”-rings, lips & labyrinth, mechanical, tightness testing
  • Valve work: leak testing, seat types, packing/gasketing/lubrication, lapping, seat types (materials and types),
  • Propellers to include: Keyed, Tapered, Flanged & Key fits- Solid and Built, CPP Systems, Polishing
  • Pumps to include: Valving (internal & external), Bearing & Sealing arrangements, Alignment (dial indicator & laser)
  • Instruct lower classes of machinists; manage work/personnel assignments; requisition of job materials;
  • Deck machinery: gear boxes, bearings/seal arrangements, alignments, drivers (electric, mechanical, or hydraulic), sheaves, cables, turrets, booms
  • Safety: safe handling/use/storage of gasses; safe work practices; PPE; tank safe opening practices; lock-out/tag-out; confined space practices; respirator/harness fit; oil spill response

Must have knowledge in:

  • Vessel repair specifications
  • NAVSEA standard items
  • Coast Guard specifications
  • Machinery’s handbook
  • OEM and other technical manuals (working manuals)
  • Propulsion RG, couplings & clutches- NSTM 241
  • Propulsion shafting- NSTM 243
  • Propulsion bearings & seals- NSTM 244
  • Pumps- NSTM 503
  • ABS rules 7.5 tail shaft surveys

All applicants must be able to obtain a Rapid Gate due to the location of the job & have OSHA 10 card in hand.

Jobsite: Norfolk, VA, USA
Pay: Hourly
Direct Hire: Full Time
Benefits: 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision, etc.

On-Site Machinist Supervisor

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow company and safety policies and issues by attending and participating in meetings and training sessions
  • Assign work within the department, monitor work progress to meet work completion standards and goals
  • Assure a quality product is delivered to the customer by reviewing finished work orders and inspecting product as needed
  • Monitors team members’ production to ensure work processes are in compliance with company standards
  • Review and monitor labor/productivity logs and reports
  • Prepares progress reports
  • Train new team members in safe and proper work techniques and in use of supplies, materials and equipment
  • Assist in production planning; determine work level volumes and order of priority according to customer needs and demand
  • Set an example to other team members by demonstrating the proper procedures and processes to follow and leading by example
  • Use mathematical and mechanical reasoning to solve problems by making calculations to fabricate and repair parts to specification
  • Prepare for shift by performing machine inspection
  • Inspect finished work by performing visual examination, measuring part for conformance to specification, signing off on work orders, scribing parts, and placing on skid
  • Determine order of fabrication for parts by reviewing work order
  • Perform daily preventive maintenance by checking site glass to determine lubricant is adequate, adding lubricants and documenting checklist
  • Identify unsatisfactory parts by making visual examination to identify defects or deformities, and correcting defect or rejecting by documenting work order and sending to others for correction
  • Inform supervisor/manager of problems and operational concerns that arise; participate in trouble shooting and problem resolution
  • Communicate work flow/productivity to team members on alternate shifts and team leaders as required
  • Meet with customer/s, attend production meetings
  • Actively participate in company safety procedures and programs: correct unsafe work practices; follow reporting protocols; participate in hazard identification processes
  • Fully participate in continuous process improvement and cost control
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the scope and responsibility required of the job
  • Use various hand and power tools for the completion of job tasks
  • Work independently to complete responsibilities
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to read and comprehend blueprints, drawings and other technical trade related documents
  • Must communicate well, written and verbally
  • Mechanical ability, manual dexterity, and hand/eye coordination required to perform various projects, per drawings, sketches, and verbal or written instructions
  • Skilled in the selection, set-up and operation of the appropriate tool(s) for a given type of work
  • Technical training preferred
  • Must be able to work effectively with others
  • Must be a steady, reliable worker
  • Previous, successful supervisory experience required, a minimum of 5 years preferred
  • Successful career experience with the machining trade

All applicants must be able to obtain a Rapid Gate due to location of the job & have OSHA 10 card in hand.

 

Project Superintendent

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees all key aspects of the project’s progress
  • Determines personnel, material, equipment, and facilities needs
  • Establishes basic priorities and work sequences
  • Maintains balanced workload among subordinates through distribution of work projects and allotment of manpower, equipment and materials

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years Superintendent experience
  • Responsible for budget, schedule and quality for assigned projects
  • Responsible for establishing contract baseline
  • Determine the scope of the work package, evaluates the ability of the production department to support the work package and reommends modifications as needed
  • Approve all subcontracts and requests for temporary labor
  • Act as a rimary point of contact with the customer
  • Experience with pricing work to varied contract requirements (Military Sealift Command, Commerial Business, U.S. Navy, U.S.C.G)
  • Experience with NAVSEA Standard Items
  • Ability to plan a multi-trade, multi-taks project
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Imcumbent must be Rapid Gate and TWIC eligible
  • Be willing and able to travel to support projects
  • Commit to safety without compromise

Jobsite: Norfolk, VA, USA
Pay: Hourly
Direct Hire: Full Time
Benefits: 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision, etc.

 

TIG & Fluxcore Welder (1st and 2nd Shift)

The ideal candidate must have 5 or more years experience as a 1st class welder

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of shipyard or heavy fabrication/industrial experience
  • Must be a US Citizen and able to pass a criminal background check due to where the work is being performed
  • Must be available to work overtime

Welding Qualifications:

  • Must pass a FCAW weld test 3/8″ Horizontal, 1″ Vertical & O/H
  • Must pass a TIG weld test 1″ Vertical & O/H

Jobsite: Newport News, VA, USA
Pay: Hourly
Direct Hire: Full Time
Benefits: 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision, etc.

EOE/M/F/DISABILITY/VET