BAE Systems Helper (Pipe Shop) in Norfolk, Virginia

Job Description

Position Summary:

Proven ability to assist mechanics and supervisors while showing a desire to learn new tasks.

Key Responsibilities & Functional Knowledge:

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 trade

Have 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 personal 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

Typical Education & Experience


Required Skills and Education

Education Minimum: High School Diploma/GED

Minimum Relevant Experience: Less than 1 yr. (6 months - 1 yr. industrial experience)

  • Must be able to measure and cut pipe

  • Be familiar with hot work requirements

  • Must be able to obtain a government access badge

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

  • 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)

  • Basic material identification skills

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

Basic blueprint reading (Excludes labor shop)

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

Preferred Relevant Experience: 1 to 2 yrs.

Licenses/Certifications: All shops: Fire watch trained and certified, when necessary.

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

Helper (Pipe Shop)


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