2 Fitter Welder Journey Jobs in Ketchikan, AK

Ketchikan, AK | Full Time
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Vigor, LLC
Ketchikan, AK | Full Time
$41k-53k (estimate)
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Fitter Welder Journey
Vigor, LLC Ketchikan, AK
$41k-53k (estimate)
Full Time | Sports & Recreation 2 Weeks Ago

Vigor, LLC is Hiring a Fitter Welder Journey Near Ketchikan, AK

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 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. 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.• 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• Prepares surfaces by grinding and chipping• 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 welds steel and/or aluminum components

OTHER FUNCTIONS:• Maintains 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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, overhead reaching, all direction reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting, climbing, balancing, bending, crouching, squatting, simple grasping, crawling, and fine manipulation. Talking, hearing, vision, depth perception, color vision, field of vision.

EQUIPMENT/TOOLS AND/OR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING REQUIRED TO ACCOMPLISH JOB TASKS: pneumatic grinder drill press hard hat shears punch safety glasses hand drill saber saw hearing protection hand tools chipping gun respirator gas/oxy burning torch brake coveralls hood vent for welding welding equipment buffer


  • Works indoors: Frequently- Works indoors exposed to temperature variances, vibrations, humidity, chemicals, dust and noise.
  • Works outdoors: Frequently- Works on shipboard exposed to typical Oregon 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.
  • 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 handtools.
  • 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 A-1 through A-3 with little or no supervision.


  • Welder -- Certifiable in 11018, dual shield and SMAW.
  • Four hour fire watch certification
  • HAZWOPER- First Responder Awareness Level.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:The physical requirements will vary from day to day, assignment to assignment. Must be able to follow supervisory instructions.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).

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