25 October 2020

Shipfitter’s Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lays out and fabricates metal structures, such as plates, bulkheads and frames; then, braces them in position within hull of ship for riveting or welding
  • Locates and marks reference lines, such as center and frame lines
  • Positions parts in hull of ship, assisted by a Rigger
  • Aligns parts in relation to each other, using jacks turnbuckles, clips, wedges and mauls
  • Marks location of holes to be drilled and installs temporary fasteners to hold part in place for welding and riveting
  • Lays out position of parts on metal, working from blueprints or templates and using scrible and hand tools
  • Prepare molds and templates forĀ  fabrication of nonstandard parts
  • Tack weld clips and brackets in place prior to production welding
  • Roll, bend,, flange, cut and shape plates, beams and otherĀ  heavy metal parts
  • Utilize shop machinery, such as plate rolls, presses, bending brakes and joggle machines


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must pass a pre-employment screen
  • Reliable transportation to and from work

Fairlead Integrated, LLC. and its subsidiaries are proud to be Equal Employ Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers (Minority / Female / Disability / Veterans).


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