Website Eastern Shipbuilding Group

Machinist Shipfitter 1/C Job Highlights

Title Machinist Shipfitter 1/C
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Panama City, FL, United States
Company Eastern Shipbuilding Group

Company Profile

Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) is a leading innovator in marine construction and repair. The company builds world-class vessels for national defense and commercial clients, including the USCG’s Heritage Class Offshore Patrol Cutters.

Job Profile

The company is looking to hire a Machinist Shipfitter 1/C, who will plan, fabricate, and install propulsion machinery, sea valves, steering gear, anchor handling equipment, pumps, and ventilating equipment.

Prepare molds and templates for fabrication of nonstandard parts according to specifications.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

  • Possess 2 to 5 years of experience ship-fitting and working on manual, vertical, and horizontal machines in all phases of turning and milling in a machine shop environment required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) experience desired.
  • Knowledge of materials, methods and the appropriate tools to construct marine vessels is required.
  • Must be able to cut and burn with a torch or plasma cutter.
  • Requires knowledge of ship terminology, safety, and OSHA regulations.
  • Requires strong mechanical aptitude and an understanding of marine propulsion systems.
  • Tack weld with 7018 6011 stainless rods, MIG, and aluminum.


  • Accountable for completion of daily work assignments
  • Align parts in relation to each other, using jacks, turnbuckles, clips, wedges, and mauls.
  • Clean, lubricate, and maintain machines, tools, and equipment to remove grease, rust, stains, and foreign matter.
  • Comply with the company, Federal, State, and local safety, ethics, and environmental rules, regulations, and policies while performing duties.
  • Fit and assemble parts to make or repair machine tools and maintain industrial machines and equipment.
  • Flag cranes and pull angle iron as required.
  • Layout position of parts on metal, working from blueprints or templates and using scribe and hand tools.
  • Operate metalworking machine tools, such as lathe, milling machine, shaper, or grinder to machine parts to specifications.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Prepare molds and templates for the fabrication of nonstandard parts.
  • Regular attendance at work and the ability to work flexible hours, including overtime, weekends, and holidays.
  • Set up and operate a variety of machine tools.
  • Tack weld clips and brackets in place prior to permanent welding.
  • Work with minimal supervision.


  • Ability to read and comprehend written, oral, or diagram forms.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints.
  • Knowledge of the safe operation and use of hand and power tools.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure.
  • Ability to read a tape measure.

Behavioral Attributes

  • Integrity, ethics, flexibility/adaptability, initiative, interpersonal skills, attention to detail, safety-conscious, and multi-tasking.
  • Maintain the confidential integrity of details pertaining to Eastern Shipbuilding Group.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to communicate
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing throughout the workday
  • Must frequently lift or move up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Must be physically and medically qualified to wear all required personal protective equipment, as prescribed under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards
  • Must be able to work above ground at heights of a minimum of 50 feet aloft or working from scaffolding or man-lifts while working with machinery; in confined spaces and withstand extreme heat and cold in an outside climate or confined space

Work Environment

  • The employee may be exposed to the risk of electrical shock, moving mechanical parts, vibration, fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, continual loud noise, and other hazards found in a heavy industrial shipyard environment.
  • Rigorous compliance with safety procedures, policies, and personal safety equipment requirements is therefore mandatory.


  • The company offers competitive wages, bonuses, and full benefits including a 401(k)-retirement plan, to help our employees save for retirement and enjoy a lifelong career.

Employer’s Statement

Eastern Shipbuilding Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under state or local law.

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