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

Job Description

Position Summary:

Helpers assist mechanics with their key roles and responsibilities. Must demonstrate proven ability to perform all tasks of 2nd class helper and show desire to learn new tasks.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

Performance Related

  • 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

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.

  • Assist shop personnel in accomplishing assigned tasks.

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

  • Have a basic understand of functional theory based on assigned tradeHave a general understanding of naval vessel compartment number systems and related vessel terminology

Equipment Related

  • Begin to obtain knowledge of shop equipment / maintenance of equipment

  • Begin a hand tool collection. Basic knowledge and use of hand tools.

  • Able to work around heavy equipment

  • Be familiar with uses of pneumatic, hydraulic and electric power tools

  • Assist Plate Shop personnel in accomplishing assigned tasks.

  • Grinding, scaling and other surface preparation activities.

  • Assisting with some cutting and tacking

  • Learning about Hot work requirements

  • Become familiar with shop equipment

  • Become familiar with blueprint reading

  • Assist with tank testing

  • Basic hand torch skillsBegin learning about the following types of plating material: steel, copper nickel, aluminum, stainless steel.

Required Skills and Education

Education Minimum: High School/GED

Minimum Relevant Experience: 6 months to 1 yr.

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

Must be able to wear proper PPE

Maintain job site cleanliness

Able to work at heights (if applicable to trade)

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

Able to work with hands

Basic material identification skills

Make measurements to 1/16" using measuring tape or ruler. (Excludes labor shop)

Basic blueprint reading (Excludes labor shop)

All shops: Fire watch trained and certified, when necessary

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

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. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Helper 1st Class (Plate)


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