Shipfitter II

Website Oceaneering

Shipfitter II Job Highlights

Title Shipfitter II
Type Full Time
Experience Not Indicated
Function Manufacturing/Others
Location Chesapeake, VA, United States
Company Oceaneering

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a trusted subsea connection specialist and pushes the frontiers of deep water, space, and motion entertainment environments to execute with new, leading-edge connections to solve the challenges. The company sorts out solutions for the most complex subsea challenges and develops products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a Shipfitter II who will repair, modify, install, and dismantle various shipboard hulls, bulkheads, or decks.

Design and fabricate complex fixtures and jigs.

Involves heavy lifting, frequent stooping or bending, and possible working assignments in overhead structures, confined spaces, or beneath machinery.

Strict adherence to safety, quality standards, good housekeeping habits, a high level of critical thinking/reading comprehension, and frequent travel/overtime are required.

Education Level

  • High School or GED with Apprenticeship Diploma and additional Vocational courses or Technical School Graduate; or military or civilian experience with Ship fitting practices in a repair department or shipyard.

Work Experience

  • Possess work-related experience (a plus)


  • Basic knowledge of the following: shipboard plate (hull, deck, bulkhead) systems (repair/installation practices, procedures, alignments, and material requirements), blueprint reading and interpretation, and MILSPEC and SUBSAFE requirements.
  • Must be able to understand and perform the basic setup, alignment, and operation of various portable tools and hand tools used in the trade including plasma cutting machines and oxy/fuel torches.
  • Requires limited supervision/oversight. Familiar with the trade qualifications and can perform most tasks required as a Shipfitter.


  • Deep Submergence Systems (SOC MCD A, B, and C), SUBSAFE Qualification. Welding qualifications (GTAW/SMAW).
  • Knowledge and practical skills tests are required.
  • Must be able to obtain a Secret/Confidential security clearance.
  • Must have the ability to obtain government-based access.

Working Conditions

  • Frequent exposure to airborne dust, fumes, and gases
  • Frequently working on or near moving equipment and vibrating equipment
  • Includes exposure to contaminants
  • Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable
  • Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity to other people
  • Light is intense/glare
  • Noise is over 85 decibels
  • Occasional exposure to open fire/flames/sparks
  • Primarily indoors during the day and occasionally at night
  • Requires working in very hot (above 90° F) or very cold (below 32° F) temperatures
  • Requires working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions
  • When outdoors, humidity is frequently above 90%

Physical Activity/Requirements


  • Lift 20-50 pounds
  • Work in confined spaces, kneel, jump, run, and work while lying on your stomach/back, crawl, and use repetitive movements of the arms and hands.
  • Identify color differences
  • Wear PPE for skin protection


  • Lift 10-25 pounds
  • Climb stairs/ladders, stand, balance, stoop, squat, reach, and lift/carry objects
  • Twist body, sit with back supported, head forward/flexed, head tilted/rotated, and work with arms extended overhead
  • Operate a motor vehicle


  • Lift up to 10 pounds
  • Wear PPE protection for body, vision, and hearing protection

Employer’s Statement

Oceaneering is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

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