Offshore Structural Fitter



A structural fitter is responsible for the fitting, assembly and erection of metal components at various stages in the production process.


  • Planning, laying out and fitting metal components, such as plate stiffeners, stiffened panels, bulkheads, and frames using blueprints or templates and tools while maintaining alignment tolerances.
  • Locating and marking reference lines, such as center, buttock, and frame lines.
  • Alignment of parts in relation to each other, using jacks, turnbuckles, clips, wedges, and mauls.
  • Setting, fitting and erecting of structural assemblies and modules within alignment tolerances.
  • Installing structural foundations and outfit items such as doors, hatches, brackets, and clips.
  • May tack weld panels, bulkhead, assemblies, clips and brackets.
  • May roll, bend, flange, cut, and shape plates, beams, and other metal parts using shop machinery, such as iron workers, plate rolls, presses, and press brakes.
  • Ability to follow instructions, written and/or verbal, with little or no supervision.
  • Performing other related job duties as assigned in a safe and efficient manner; also, please see physical requirements.
  • Other typical duties performed by a ship fitter.



  • Basic reading, writing, and math skills along with advanced blueprint reading skills.
  • Capable of operating a grinder and passing a tack welding assessment test.
  • Able to read a tape measure (standard and metric);
  • Have working experience using a hand torch, hydraulic and ratchet jacks along with chain falls and come-a-longs.
  • Working knowledge and understanding in the use of hand tools such as combination squares, framing squares, hand levels and plumb bobs used in a marine construction environment.
  • Capable of utilizing various beveling and burning equipment.
  • Able to layout, fit, erect, and fabricate components with little or no supervision.


  • A minimum of 4 years of demonstrated ability as a ship fitter in a ship production environment.
  • Must be able to able to successfully pass the Shipfitter 1 written and practical tests.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen.
  • Must be able to pass background check.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.


  • High school diploma or GED.


  • Standing-Is an essential job function/physical requirement.
  • Walking- Is an essential job function/physical requirement.
  • Turning, twisting, bending and stooping- These are essential job function/physical requirements.
  • Pushing and Pulling- These are essential job function/physical requirements.
  • Reaching, forward and reaching overhead- These are essential job function/physical requirements.
  • Climbing- Is an essential job function/physical requirement.
  • Balancing, fingering, feeling, talking, hearing and seeing-These are all considered normal physical duties/requirements and would be needed /required to work in this industrial environment is a safe and efficient manner.
  • Lifting-Able to lift 50#.
  • Access- Ability to enter a 24 diameter access hole and step over 24 high threshold.


  • 80 to 90% of the work activities are performed outdoors. Individuals will be required to work in changes of temperature, hot, cold, humid, wet and dry conditions; dust, mud, etc., along with other conditions in an industrial work environment.