Combo Welder/Fitter

Jul 08 2020
Vigor |Aiea|Full Time
Job Description

Vigor Values

Vigor expects all employees to enhance the atmosphere in which they work by living the Vigor Values every day.

Truth: We seek the truth, and we speak the truth
​ We act on what we know is right
: We seek mastery, and adapt to a changing world
 We care about the people we work with, and the world we live in

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:  Other duties may be assigned. Successfully performs work individually, as a member of a single craft crew, or a multi-craft work crew.

  • Complies with craft and shipyard safety and environmental measures.
  • Consistently exceeds Journey Level standards.
  • Works in the shop as a positive addition to the workforce, applying shipboard skills.
  • Works from ship specifications, work orders and applicable working drawings and blueprints, i.e., form, shape, fit, and weld on vessels.
  • Researches and suggests solutions to conditions requiring comprehensive condition found reports (CFRs).
  • Responsible for being conversant in all quality assurance requirements.
  • Performs burning and effectively uses scarfing tip for clean up, bevel parts, etc.
  • Performs Arc welding - SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, SAW.
  • Performs carbon arc gouging for weld preparation and cleanup.
  • Properly cares for and safely uses hand and power tools.
  • Coordinates the performance and completion of job specifications
  • Demonstrated ability to do basic shipboard layout.
  • Complies with craft and shipyard safety and environmental measures.
  • Installs new and/or affects repairs to ships structure, foundations, structural closures and outfitting items
  • Cuts, bevels and flushes steel with a Gas/Oxy burning torch or Plasma torch.
  • Prepares surfaces by grinding and sanding
  • Comprehends and understands marine architectural blueprints. Must be able to determine information to fabricate, erect and install ships structures, foundations, structural closures and outfitting items from blueprint.
  • Tack and weld steel and/or aluminum components


  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area.


  • Interaction/communication with others: Frequently- Interacts with others to ensure ongoing safety of operation. May work with several individuals in a confined space.
  • Works alone/independently: Frequently- Works in the presence of other individuals performing duties.
  • Directs/supervises others: Not Required.
  • Repetitive work: Work is similar on a day to day basis.
  • Attention to detail: Must perform all tasks in compliance with regulatory agency standards.
  • Flexibility: May move from one job to another, unexpectedly.
  • Other mental/psychological demands: Works in a noisy environment, and works at heights.
  • Must be able to follow supervisory instructions.


  • Standing, walking, and sitting.
  • Lifting, and carrying
  • Overhead reaching, all direction reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting, 
  • Climbing, balancing, bending, crouching, squatting, 
  • Simple grasping, and fine manipulation
  • Crawling
  • Talking, hearing, vision, depth perception, color vision, field of vision.
  • The physical requirements will vary from day to day, assignment to assignment. 

pneumatic grinder, drill press, hard hat
shears, punch, safety glasses
hand drill, saber, saw hearing protection
hand tools, Plasma torch, respirator
gas/oxy burning torch, brake coveralls

Operation of equipment/tools/vehicles: Uses grinders, hand/power tools, air torches, welding machines, comealong, chainfall, hammer, wedges, wire feeders, compressed gas tanks, plate shears, automatic multihead burning machine, hydraulic press and punch, large and small plate rolls, carbon saw, large surface slab for securing fabrication, overhead and jib cranes and rigging, drill presses and a complete range of hand tools.


  • Works indoors: Frequently- Works indoors exposed to temperature variances, vibrations, humidity, chemicals, dust and noise.
  • Works outdoors: Frequently- Works on shipboard exposed to typical Washington weather.
  • Safety equipment required: Wears welding helmet, long pants, long sleeved shirt, eye protection, hearing protection, respirator, hard hat, and leather shoes.
  • Other Exposures: Smoke, acids, degreasing cleaners, fumes, free silica, asbestos, dust, weld flash, paints, solvents, oil and grease.
  • Required hygiene standards: Per company standards.
  • Other: None


  • High School diploma or GED preferred. 
  • 5-10 years relevant work experience. Proven skills, work history and/or applicable education will be considered in lieu of work experience.
  • Some knowledge of several skills with more advanced knowledge of 1 primary skill and possess at least 1 certification (hours in skilled trade & demonstrated proficiency). Requires general supervision during performance of primary skill, but is able to perform job duties of relative simplicity with little or no supervision.
  • NavSea welding experience preferred.


  • Welder -- Certifiable in FCAW and SMAW.
  • Fire watch certification


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor(s).

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.