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

in Norfolk, VA

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

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    Norfolk, VA 23523-1032, US

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    Manufacturing & Maintenance

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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 preferredAbout 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

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
    Military Leave +-

    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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