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Shipfitter - Tack & Burn

Newport News, VA

Posted: 01/02/2024 Industry: Shipbuilding Job Number: 176517 Pay Rate: Up to $38.00

Job Description

Now Hiring Shipfitter – Tack & Burn

Newport News, VA


$120.00 Per Diem Offered, if eligible

Pay:  Up to $38 Per Hour


Must have a minimum of four (4) years of commercial/naval experience as a 1st Class Shipfitter.

Required Skills

  • Single Pass Tack Welding
  • Burning-Oxygen/Propane Burning Torch
  • Heating-Oxygen/Propane Heating Torch
  • Ability to comprehend complex structural assembly drawings, blueprints, and sketches.
  • Ability to comprehend fractional dimensions with the use of a ruler.
  • Ability to layoff piece parts for fabrication and assembly.
  • Ability to assemble structural piece parts in accordance with specification.
  • Use vibratory tools (grinders and needle guns).


All Shipfitters will be required to pass a Single Pass Tack Welder Qualification Test.

This test will be:
A. Using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Process.
B. With MIL-10718-M (A-5A) Filler Metal of MIL-E-22200/1.
C. In both the Vertical Up (3F) and Overhead (4F) positions. 

  • Must successfully pass a background check and hair follicle drug test.
  • Must be able to work any shift and overtime if required. 

To Apply:

Submit a current detailed resume for review.  Include contact information.

Additional Information

HKA Enterprises is a global workforce solutions firm. If you're seeking a new career opportunity or project experience, our recruiters will work to understand your qualifications, experience, and personal goals. At HKA, we recognize the importance of matching employee goals with those of the employer. We strive to seek credibility, satisfaction, and endorsement from all of our applicants. We invite you to take time and search for your next career experience with us! HKA is an EEO Employer who participates in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify Program.

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