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Date Added: Sat 05/06/2021

HVAC Mechanic II

Virginia Beach, VA, US
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Company: CONTINENTAL TIDE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INC.

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

Company Overview:

Continental Tide Defense Systems, Inc. (Continental Tide) is an industry leader, providing engineering and industrial services to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command, and other DoD organizations. At Continental Tide, we understand that a great company culture is one where employees know their voice is heard, no matter what their title is, and letting them grow in their role as the company does. We want to provide our employees with the opportunity to learn, be challenged and be in a position where they can succeed, develop new skills, and do things they wouldn't have the opportunity to do elsewhere. Our fast-paced and challenging environment, employees here at Continental Tide can catapult themselves to the top and we're looking for 'the best at what they do' to join our team and help us grow!

*Please note due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements. Only local candidates will be considered. Veteran and retired candidates welcome!

Job Overview:

Continental Tide is seeking an experienced and skilled HVAC Mechanic. The successful candidate will join our Fleet Services Group performing various ship repair, modernization and Alteration Installation Team (AIT) projects.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • · Lay out and fabricate metal structural parts, such as plates, bulkheads, and frames, and braces them in position within hull of ship for riveting or welding

    · Read and interpret technical drawings and diagrams

    · Locate and mark reference lines, such as center, buttock, and frame lines

    · Position parts in hull of ship, assisted by RIGGER

    · Installs packing, gaskets, liners, and structural accessories and members, such as doors, hatches, brackets, ladder, foundations and clips and 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, such as plate rolls, presses, bending brakes, and joggle machines.

    · Working with presses, floor shaping, forming plates, shaping from templates, marking symbols, doors, hatches and scuttles, rolls, presses and blacksmith shop

    • Laying out blueprints, checking and fitting materials, tack welding of various sub-assemblies peculiar to the panel line and shell area such as decks, bulkheads, side shells
    • Adherence to industry codes, regulations, and specifications
    • Read and understand the Chemist and Competent Persons report and determine if job sites, particularly those involving combustible material, are safe for personnel and hot work

    · Perform duties outside of specialty in order to complete installation or work assignment



  • Must possess a high school, trade or vocational school degree and Section 608 EPA Universal Certification.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience working on Navy Centrifugal Chillers between 100 and 1100 tons, on the following ship classes: AS, CG, CVN, DDG, LHA, LHD, LPD, LSD, LCC, SSN, and SSBN/GN class ships and submarines.
  • Ability to read and interpret ship installation drawings, installation specifications and NAVSEA Standard Items is preferred.
  • Must have or have the ability to obtain a SECRET clearance
  • Must have the ability to obtain base access and security credentials
  • Ability to lift, carry and transport heavy equipment and boxes. The exact weight requirements will be determined by the specific job, but no less than 30 lbs.
  • Ability to work on and climb ladders, work in extreme temperature environments, aboard ships, in shipyards, under industrial conditions and in confined spaces.
  • Travel may be required within and outside of the continental United States.
  • Due to export control regulations, this role is open to U.S. citizens only.

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