Sheet Metal - 1st Class Mechanic (2nd Shift)

    • Norfolk, VA

Job Description
BAE Systems is hiring Sheet Metal Mechanics 1st Class to support the Norfolk Ship Repair facility.

Position Summary
Sheet Metal mechanics are responsible for creating, building, fabricating and installing parts made of sheet metal

Key Responsibilities & Functional Knowledge

This list is representative of the key areas of responsibly and functional knowledge required of a first class mechanic in the Sheet Metal Shop

A first class mechanic must demonstrate and advanced knowledge of the skills, functional knowledge and abilities required to perform task in these and related areas of responsibility.

Advance knowledge means that the mechanic understands how to preform tasks in these categories ( including, but not limited to, the specific task identified below.) and is able to complete the task. This also means that the mechanic has the necessary level of knowledge of the equipment, hand tools, protective gear and machinery required to complete these task. A first class mechanic also is expected to strategize independently and problem - solve as appropriate.

* General
Identify various sheet metal types and sizes of metal by sight and feel.
Measure appropriate size and thickness of sheet metal.
Read and understand more advance drawings, prints, sketches and written requirements.
Complete habitability work.
Rip out and installation of berthing spaces, heads , mess decks and galley work
Know various materials to include but not limited to galvanized steel, aluminum , stainless steel , etc.
Operate and use power tools and hand tools ( saber saws drill motors, grinders, sanders, reciprocating saws, rivets guns, etc.
Work with and know how to use hand tools.

Remove , fabricate and install ventilation systems
> Read vent sketches, drawings and prints
> Form and fit using materials and assemble several fittings together
> Layout and assemble sheets of material
>Remove, repair of replace ventilation systems by using drawings , hand tools and power tools and equipment.
> Fabricate sections of ventilation by using skill knowledge and power equipment.
> Install ventilation systems ducting, fans, heaters, cooling coils, etc

> Fabricate most sheet metal items, flashing, panels, pans boxes, miscellaneous items bulkhead panels, rat guards, screens and covers
> Fabricate all kinds of parts from stainless steel , aluminum, steel and galvanized sheets
> Must know how to Operate and set up equipment ( must know how to read and understand equipment booklets and instructions. for
>>Power and hand Rollers.
>>Power and hand Brakes
>>Power and stomp shears
>> Vulcan cutting table ( Use of Vulcan is based on demonstrated skill, knowledge and business need.)


Required Skills and Education
Practical Theory Requirements

A first class mechanic must demonstrate and advance understanding of different types of sheet metal and knowledge of NAVSEA drawings and standards.

Other Requirements

Must be able to read , write and comprehend instructions .
Must be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written , oral or diagram form.
Must be able to calculate and understand units of measure, including fractions and decimals.
Must know how to measure using and scale and tape measure
Must be able to read a rule.
Must be able to function and operate hand tools and power tools
Must be able to work aboard a ship
Must be able to wear applicable PPE ( hard hat, safety goggles, gloves, steel toe shoes, ear protection, face shields, tyvek suits and respirators

Education Minimum
High School Diploma / GED

Minimum Relevant Experience
5 to 8 years
this job description does not include all activities , duties or responsibilities required for this position. The key duties, responsibilities and requirements identified in this description are subject to modification by company ( in consultation with the Union, as appropriate) at any time.

Preferred Skills and Education
Strongly preferred but not required; Basic tack welding skills.

Education Preferred
High School Diploma/ GED

Preferred Relevant Experience
6 to 9 years

Licenses/ Certification: Vulcan certification preferred but not required

Apprentice Graduate preferred

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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