BAE Systems Handyperson 1st Class (Plate Shop) in Norfolk, Virginia

Job Description

BAE Systems, Norfolk Ship Repair is hiring Handypersons 1st class to support the Plate Shop.

Position Summary:

Handypersons help and assist mechanics with their key roles and responsibilities. Handypersons are expected to have an intermediary knowledge of key roles and responsibilities as well as functional knowledge specific to their trade. Handypersons must also have demonstrated the ability to perform all tasks of Handyperson (2nd & 3rd), Helper (1st & 2nd) and show a desire to learn new tasks.

Key Responsibilities & Functional Knowledge

Performance Related

  • Proven ability to perform tasks of Handyperson 2nd and 3rd, and helper

  • 12 months without any written warnings for rules violation

  • Must have a good performance evaluation

  • Able to report to work on time each day and have good attendance record

  • Able to work overtime when required

  • Able to work with others and in a team

  • Demonstrate improved trade skills

Process/Procedure related

  • Ability to comprehend processes and procedures

  • Able to understand and follow safety rules

  • Have a working understanding of Tag Out and Lock Tag out programs

  • Know and understand basic math

  • Able to read and write

  • Accomplish assigned tasks under moderate supervision

  • Have a working knowledge of the WAF (Work Authorization Forms) and its process

  • Have a basic understand of functional theory based on assigned trade

Equipment Related

  • Work with shop equipment / maintenance of equipment

  • Acquire a personal hand tool collection

  • Must have general knowledge and can demonstrate use of hand tools

  • Able to work around heavy equipment

  • Knowledgeable regarding uses of pneumatic, hydraulic and electric power tools

  • Independently operate small equipment

  • Help with maintenance on equipment

  • Operate machinery using good judgment/operator skills

  • Have a general understanding of naval vessel compartment number systems and related vessel terminology

Required Skills and Education

Minimum Education: High Diploma/GED

Minimum Relevant Experience: 1 to 2 yrs.

  • Assist Plate Shop personnel in accomplishing assigned tasks

  • Grind, scale and conduct other surface preparation activities

  • Some cutting and tacking

  • Learning about hot work requirements

  • Operate the overhead crane and forklift with proper certification

  • Use shop equipment

  • Perform basic layout(access's, ripout)

  • Possess basic blueprint reading skills

  • Assist with tank testing

  • Possess basic hand torch skills

  • Become familiar with the following types of plating material: steel, copper nickel, aluminum, stainless steel

  • Fetch tools and material

  • Assist with tank testing

  • Pick up templates

  • Possess basic plasma torch cutting skills

  • Possess simple fabrication skills

Set up and perform basic shipfitting tasks

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to read, write and comprehend simple 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 a scale and tape measure

  • Must be able to use specified tools required tools as determined by the shop management

  • Maintain job site cleanliness

  • Ability to work in confined Space Entry

  • Able to work at heights (if applicable to trade)

  • Be able to work off scaffolding (if applicable to trade)

  • Able to work with hands

  • Ability to walk, stand, long periods at a time

  • Able to wear the required PPE

  • Basic material identification skills

  • Make measurements to 1/16" using measuring tape or ruler

  • Basic blueprint reading (Excludes labor shop)

  • Assist with troubleshooting and issue resolution as required

  • Must be able to obtain government access badge.

This 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 the Company (in consultation with the Union, as appropriate) at any time

Preferred Skills and Education

Optional Trainings:

Firewatch certification (All trades, where applicable)

First Aid Responder (All trades, where applicable)

CPR Trained (All trades, where applicable)

Aerial Lift Certified (specified by shop management)

Forklift Training (specified by shop management)

About 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. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Handyperson 1st Class (Plate Shop)


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