Sheet Metal Mechanic 2nd Class

Job Description

BAE Systems is hiring Sheet Metal Mechanics 2nd Class to support the Norfolk Ship Repair facility.

Position Summary:
Sheet metal mechanics are responsible for creating and installing building parts made of sheet metal.

Key Responsibilities & Functional Knowledge:
This list is representative of the key areas of responsibility and functional knowledge required of a second class mechanic in the Sheet Metal shop. A second class mechanic must demonstrate an intermediate knowledge of the skills, functional knowledge and abilities required to perform tasks in these and related areas of responsibility.

Intermediate knowledge means that the mechanic understands how to perform tasks in these categories (including, but not limited to, the specific tasks identified below) and is able to complete them independently, without assistance. This also means that the mechanic has the necessary level of knowledge of the equipment, protective gear, and machinery required to complete these tasks.

• General
o Identify various sheet metal types and sizes by sight and feel
o Measure appropriate size of sheet metal
o Read and understand basic drawings, sketches and written requirements
o Complete Habitability work while partnered with higher class mechanics
o Rip out and installation of birthing spaces, heads, living spaces and galley work
o Know various materials to include galvanized steel, aluminum, stainless steel, etc.
o Operate and use trade hand and power tools (saber saws, reciprocating saws, drill motors - 3/8ths and ½ inch, grinders, unisheers, ribbit guns, etc)
o Remove and contain the PCB chemical in gasket material

• Ventilation Fabrication
o Read sketches
o Assist advanced mechanics with fabrication process

• Ventilation Removal and Installation
o Remove and install using sketches and blueprints and hand and power tools

• Fabrication
o Fabricate most sheet metal items, vent, flashing, pans, boxes, etc.
o Fabricate miscellaneous items (such as bulkhead panels, boxes)
o Fabricate stainless steel while partnered with higher class mechanics

• Equipment Operation
o Rollers
o Hand brakes and power brakes
o Sheers (sump and power sheers)

Required Skills and Education

Practical Theory Requirements

A second class mechanic must demonstrate an intermediate understanding of different types of sheet metal and knowledge of NAVSEA drawings and standards.

Other Requirements

• Must be able to read, write and comprehend simple 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 a scale and tape measure

• Must be able to function and operate hand tools and power tools with no assistance

• Must be able to wear applicable PPE (Hard hat, safety goggles, gloves, steel toes shoes, ear protection, face shields, Tyvek suits and respirators)

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 the Company (in consultation with the Union, as appropriate) at any time.

Employees must satisfy all essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualifying individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education Minimum

High school Diploma/GED

Minimum Relevant Experience

4 to 7 yrs.

Preferred Skills and Education

Education Preferred

High school Diploma/GED

Preferred Relevant Experience

5 to 8 yrs.

Licenses/Certifications: Vulcan certification preferred but not required

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. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression


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