The Great Lakes Group



Essential Job Duties

  • Lays out and fabricates metal structural parts, such as plates, bulkheads, and frames, and braces them in position within hull of ship for welding: Lays out position of parts on metal, working from blueprints or templates and using scribe and hand tools
  • Perform oxyfuel /Plasma, machine cutting with hand torches, saws and grinders
  • Locates and marks reference lines, such as center, reference work, buttock, and frame lines
  • Positions parts in hull of ship
  • Aligns /prepares parts in relation to each other, using jacks, turnbuckles, clips, grinders, wedges, and mauls
  • Marks location of holes to be drilled and installs temporary fasteners to hold part in place for welding
  • Installs packing, gaskets, liners, and structural accessories and members, such as doors, hatches, brackets, and clips uses hand tools to loosen /tighten and remove /replace bolted parts
  • May tack weld clips and brackets in place prior to permanent welding
  • May roll, bend, flange, cut, and shape plates, beams, and other heavy metal parts, using shop machinery, and jigs
  • Performs proper safe rigging to move plates and parts to work areas


Job Requirements

  • Ability to read, interpret, and work from Marine blueprints, job specifications, instruction manuals, manufacturer’s handbooks, change orders, and contract specifications
  • Must understand metric to standard and standard to metric conversions. Determines dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and set-up requirements
  • Must have knowledge of equipment, work processes and techniques used for acceptable ship fitting
  • Must have at least 3 years of experience as a shipfitter
  • Comply with all Company Safety Rules


Work Environment Requirements

  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate to current or daily job duties
  • Be fit for a respirator
  • Carry up to 50 pounds
  • Constantly climb stairs and ladders on daily basis
  • Access confined spaces
  • Stoop, bend, twist, kneel, lay, crouch and/or crawl
  • Endure noise, fumes, dust and inclement weather
  • Coordinate eye-hand movement; reach constantly
  • Use hands and fingers fully; reach for, manipulate and feel objects
  • Work overtime and weekends as needed to meet production demands


Introductory Period & Training

The first ninety (90) days of employment will be an introductory period including on the job training. Successful completion of the introductory period is required for continued employment.


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    The Great Lakes Towing Company
    4500 Division Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44102



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    The Great Lakes Group is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; M/F/V/D.