Job was saved successfully.
Job was removed from Saved Jobs.

Job Details

BAE Systems





Full Time


Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Job Description Position Summary:

The Pipe Shop Mechanic performs a variety of skilled mechanical duties involving general fitting piping systems on vessels, burning/brazing, testing and sketching piping systems. The Mechanic operates equipment for assembly and installation; performs preventative and predictive maintenance on facility machinery; records work performed and follows specified safety policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities & Functional Knowledge:

This list is representative of the key areas of responsibility and functional knowledge required of a pipefitter in the Pipe shop. A third class mechanic must demonstrate a developing knowledge of the skills, functional knowledge and abilities required to perform tasks in these and related areas of responsibility.

Developing knowledge means that the mechanic understands how to perform tasks in these categories (including, but not limited to, the specific tasks identified below) and is able to complete them with regular assistance. This also means that the mechanic has the necessary level of knowledge of the equipment, protective gear, and machinery required to complete these tasks. In some cases, as specified, the third class mechanic is expected to assist, rather than completing the task independently.

  • General Pipefitting
    • Complete a sketch sheet (P-1, P-2, P-3, P-13, P-14, P-15, P-16, P-17, P-68, P-69, P-71, P-72, p-3B and tolerances)
    • Read and interpret advanced blue prints
    • Know the basic tools required and their uses
    • Identification of piping by class, schedule, size and the systems in which they are used.
    • Identification of various gaskets and fasteners and the systems they are used on
    • Be familiar with types of bevels, types of backing rings, consumable inserts (E/B ring), open roots, saddles, miters, tolerances
    • Assist with Docking Plug Removal and Installation
    • Assist with Gas freeing- Preserving of Internal Structures
    • Assist with Chlorination of CHT and Potable Water Systems
    • Assist with Hydrostatic Testing
    • Assist with Standard Operating Procedure for shop Hydrostatic Test Stand
  • Hydraulic Benders : Greenlee Bender
    • Operate, set up and provide maintenance on the benders
    • Familiar with the tools to use to properly assemble the bender
    • Demonstrate ability to lay out a bend and figure angles
    • Pre-Op Log/Test to ensure that the bench/pedestal unit is set up safely
    • Bench/Pedestal Grinders
      • Operate the grinder
      • Assist with putting bevels on pipes and grinding pipes with the grinder machine
      • Pre-Op Log/Test to ensure that the bench/pedestal unit is set up safely
    • Standing Drill Press
      • Operate small jobs
      • Maintain the drill press
      • Pre-Op Log/Test to ensure that the bench/pedestal unit is set up safely
    • Target work/Tack Welding
      • Perform target work for piping systems by taking an existing sample of an old piping system to make a new piping system
      • Know which standard pipefitting tools are required
    • Burn
      • Burn pipe using the cutting torch
    • Brazing
      • Know the oxy acetylene process
        • Perform a fuel set up
        • Know operations of gas welding
        • Secure the rig/gas hoses
      • Be familiar with the various types of materials brazed
      • Working towards completing a brazing qualification in house exam administered by QA
    • Material Identification –
      • Must be able to identify and procure needed materials
Required Education, Experience, & Skills Minimum education requirements: High school diploma/GED
Minimum relevant experience: 2 to 4 yrs.

Practical Theory Requirements:

A pipe shop mechanic must be trained on the NAVSEA Standard Items that are applicable to the pipefitter trade and demonstrate a developing understanding of bevels, types of backing rings, consumable inserts (E/B ring), open roots, saddles, miters and tolerances.

A written test by the manufacturer and the government must be taken and passed in order to be fully trained on Lokring.

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 wear applicable PPE (Hard hat, safety goggles, gloves, steel toes shoes, ear protection)

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 timePreferred Education, Experience, & Skills Preferred but not required (based on business need)
  • Swedge Lock – Mech. Fittings
    • Tube Fittings
    • Connect tubing
    • Know different tubing sizes and the connection to different tubes
    • Use the correct swedge lock based on the material (steel, copper, copper nickel, stainless steel, etc.)
    • Lokring
      • Ensure that lokrings are performed in accordance with the standard NAVSEA procedure
      • A written test by the manufacturer and the government must be taken and passed in order to be fully trained
    • Band saw
      • Operate and maintain band saw
      • Know which speeds to use based on the material used
    • Plasma
      • Set up and operate the plasma machine
    • Tie Knots
    • Brazing
      • Braze and cut pipe using the Grade 3 3 brazing qualification.
    • Flex Hose
      • Know flex hose basics
    • Assist with manufacturing hoses with flex hose equipment, when trained and certified
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers 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 services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.