National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Posting Close Date: 09/12/2022

Shift: All

Security Clearance: No Clearance

Who We Are
General Dynamics NASSCO is one of three shipyards in the Marine Systems group of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD). General Dynamics NASSCO traces its beginnings to the industrial heart of San Diego, along the working waterfront of beautiful and historic San Diego Bay. The company has been designing and building ships in San Diego’s industrial corridor since 1960 and is the largest full service shipyard on the West Coast of the United States.

Who Are We Looking For
Hard-working and motivated individual.
Interested in ship-building manufacturing industry.
Works well in teams.
Enjoys working with their hands.
Interested in a training program and enjoys learning new skills.
Interested in learning a new trade.
Interested in training and/or advancing their career.

Student position encompasses 8 weeks of paid hands on training in specified trade.
Position installs and maintains ships’ piping systems such as steam, heat and power, hot water, hydraulic, air pressure, and oil lines following blueprints, layouts and work orders and using hand tools and shop machines.
Plans layout of pipe sections, cuts and bores holes in bulkheads and decks for installation of pipes.
Operates shop machines to cut and thread pipe and pipe fittings, including valves, traps and thermostats.
Bends pipe to specified shape bolts on pipe-bending fixtures, bolts or welds brackets to support pipe systems.
Connects pipes to fixtures such as heat exchangers, laundry and galley equipment, pumps, tanks and other ship equipment.
Repairs, packs and adjusts valves.
Tests installed systems for leaks and to ensure that system meets specifications.
Able to follow written/oral instructions.
After training, students will go through step progressions based on skill and ability in order to progress to Journeyman.

Essential Job Tasks
Training will include learning basic marine piping systems, blueprint readings, silver-brazing procedures and military specifications.
Will learn to perform marine pipefitting, bending, burning, and read blueprints and follow exact tolerances.
Actively participates in continuous improvement initiatives to improve safety, improve quality, reduce cycle time, and reduce costs.
Successful completion of NASSCO training program.
Performs other related tasks as assigned, some of which may become essential to the position.

Qualification Standards
High school education/equivalent preferred.
Must have the mechanical and technical knowledge and skill to perform operator maintenance on all equipment pertinent to the position.
Must be able to work from procedure and other specifications.
Knowledge of Navy and Commercial standards is helpful.
Ability to understand verbal and written instructions and to communicate effectively (in English) required.
Must show at least two years of continuous, stable and verifiable employment, and/or training.

Physical/Mental Involvement
Excellent eye hand coordination.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. frequently.
Ability to climb ladders.
Able to work in confined spaces.
Ability to work independently with little supervision.
Must have problem solving skills.
Must have a good understanding of math and measurements.
Must have 20/20 OR correctable vision and color vision.
Must be able to demonstrate flexibility and versatility with respect to work tasks
Must possess observation skills, ability to respond quickly, good judgment and on-going safety awareness
Frequent carrying, pushing, pulling, standing, manual dexterity, reaching, seeing, hearing, occasional kneeling, reclining and finger dexterity.
Must be able to work all shifts and at heights.
Construction or manufacturing background preferred and have strong mechanical skills.
Maintain safety awareness and ability to follow directions.

Environmental Factors
Exposure to fumes, odors, dust, gases various climates and temperatures, and low ventilation conditions, all of which can cause discomfort and/or respiratory difficulties.
Exposure constantly moving machines and mechanical parts and high levels of constant noise.

General Dynamics NASSCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.
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If you have a disability that impacts your ability to complete the job application process and would like to request an accommodation, please contact our Human Resources Department.
(619) 544-8511 or email [email protected]. This contact information is for accommodation requests only, not to inquire about the status of applications.

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