Marine Shipfitter/Welder

Norfolk, Virginia, United States



CDI Corporation (CDI) is a $1 billion privately held company founded in 1950. We deliver engineering services to blue-chip clients with operations in markets around the world.

CDI Marine Company is a division of CDI Government Services and a leader in providing our clients with high quality, cost effective engineering, design and logistics services in the marine industry. For additional opportunities please visit us at



•     CDI Marine Company was awarded the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Governor’s Award in 2016.

• named CDI as one of the Most Trustworthy Companies in the United States in 2012.

•      CDI Corporation is an EEO/An Affirmative Action M/F/D/V Employer


  • Shipcheck, remove, fabricate, install and test various structural modifications including but not limited to hull structures, brackets and foundations for equipment.
  • Self-starter and able to work with little or no supervision.
  • Travel, Passport and security clearance required.



  • Validate dimensions on drawings, determines deck and bulkhead materials, and determines best removal and installation route during a shipcheck.
  • Fabricate foundations based on installation drawings, material provided, and shipcheck notes.
  • Install foundations according to drawings and other information provided.  Tack and perform welds, as necessary.  Test foundation strength, as directed. 
  • Use various hand tools, drill press, welding machine, air compressor, generator, chain hoist, sandblaster, paint gun, grinder, band saw, forklift and other equipment to fabricate/install.
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings and instructions. 
  • Support electrical and mechanical disciplines.
  • Operate power tools to foundation equipment.
  • Identify tools and materials per task and request materials as needed.
  • Assist in jobsite set-up, maintenance, restoration and securing.
  • Knowledgeable and trained in safe work practices. 
  • Prepare and clean up work area. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


**Team Lead Responsibilities:

  • Direct and guide the team based on management direction in such a way that the assigned task is accomplished in the given time frame.
  • Work with managers, vendors, and customers to obtain necessary resources to support the team's requirements, and coordinate with internal and external customers as necessary.
  • Interact with project manager and customer to inform task accomplishments, issues and status.
  • Familiarize the team with the customer needs, specifications, the development process, techniques and tools to support task performance.
  • Assure that the team addresses all relevant issues within the specifications and various standards.
  • Ensure deliverables are prepared to satisfy the project requirements, cost and schedule.
  • Ability to project to the team what is expected of them in order to help keep the team focused and on track.
  • Ensure the team is contributing and collaborating well with each other.
  • Provide status reports of team activities against the program plan or schedule.
  • Serve as a focal point to communicate and resolve interface and integration issues with other teams.
  • Possess good communication skills and be able to solve problems with the help of the team and willing to participate and act on the decisions.
  • Lead by setting a good example (behavior consistent with words), motivate and inspire team, coach and help develop team members, responsible, dependable and recognize and acknowledge the contribution of team members.


**If appointed as a Team Lead for project.



  • 5 (+) years of consistent experience as a Welder/ Shipfitter.
  • Journeyman or equivalent Navy training.
  • Provide own hand tools.
  • Must maintain an active SECRET security clearance.
  • Qualify in Aluminum, Steel and Stainless in the Six G position
  • Competent with GTAW, SMAW and GMAW welding processes.


  • CARRYING and LIFTING.  Ability to transport and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • WALKING AND CLIMBING. Ability to climb up to four (4) flights of stairs and climb ladders.  Employee is required to access remote areas of multi-level vessels.
  • Must comply with Company’s Driver Safety Policy if assigned to operate company and/or rental vehicles.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces.


Type: Permanent

Reference ID: 4400