Serco Inc.

  • Welder III

    Work Location
    Production/Skilled Trade/Warehouse
    Position Type
    Security Clearance
  • Position Description

    The Shipfitter III lays out position of parts on metal, working from blueprints or templates and using scribe and hand tools. This position will layout and fabricate metal structural parts, such as plates, bulkhead, and frames, and braces them in position within hull of ship for riveting or welding. The shipfitter III may train new shop personnel on machinery, tools and test equipment required for quality construction of products. This position relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and performs a variety of complicated tasks. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.

    Other typical job duties of this position include:

    --Uses a variety of ARC and gas welding equipment to fabricate or repair products such as foundations, cable collars, cable/pipe/vent hangers, cable tubes penetrations, studs, etc

    --Ability to locate and mark reference lines, such as center, buttock, and frames lines

    --Positions parts in hull of ship assisted by rigger

    --Aligns parts in relation to each other, using jacks, turnbuckles, clips, wedges, and mauls.

    --Marks location on holes to be drilled and installs temporary fasteners to hold part in place for welding or riveting

    --Installs packing, gasket, liners, and structural accessories and members, such as door, hatches, brackets, and clips

    --May prepare molds and template for fabrication of nonstandard parts

    --May tack weld clips and brackets in place prior to permanent welding

    --May roll, bend flange, cut, and shape plates, beams, and other heavy metal parts, using shop machinery, such as plates rolls, presses, bending brakes, and joggle machines

    --May lead and direct the work of others

    --May need to preform cost estimates from blueprints

    --May need to provide production updates using Micro-soft Excel & Word


    Work is performed onboard U.S. Naval Ships and military installations requiring the ability to work in areas with drafts, noise, and temperature variation. Must be able to work in high heat spaces, climb shipyard dry dock stairs/ladders, work in kneeling position for layout of cable runs under false decking, lift up to 50 pounds with 80% of work requiring carrying, pushing, and/or pulling up to 40 pounds for majority of shift while being in a standing, crouching, or walking position. Attention to safety critical.



    --Position requires a High School Diploma OR Equivalent plus complete two years of training in an appropriate trade school, military service school or civilian college

    --5-7 years of experience in the field of fabrication and installation

    -- Applicants must have a general understanding of NAVSEA Standards Items

    --Applicant must be willing to work second or thirds shift as needed

    --Applicants also must be willing to work more than 40 hours work weeks

    --Applicants must successfully undergo a background investigation

    --This position supports a U.S. Government Contract whose terms require Serco to staff it only with U.S. Citizens

    --Travel may be required. Applicant must be willing to travel to various work sites such as Virginia Beach VA, Bremerton WA, Everett WA, Pearl Harbor HI, and Yokosuka Japan


    --Military Veterans and Spouses encouraged to apply.

    Company Overview

    Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. Military, numerous U.S. Federal Civilian Agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Government of Canada, State and Local Governments, and Commercial Clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently, while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco has approximately 6,000 employees with an annual revenue of $1 billion and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset, and our success directly relates to our employees. At Serco, we listen, respect and support our employees and through continuous training, development and information-sharing, we advance talent internally, enhancing career growth and progression which enables not only our employees to excel but enables our customers to excel as well. It is not just a job at Serco; at Serco, we offer career opportunities. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco''s people share a passion for delivering ethical service, innovation, and a commitment to results. We trust our people to deliver. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).


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