AFC Technician / Metal Fabricator
North Kingstown, RI 
Posted 11 days ago
Job Description
AFC Technician / Metal Fabricator
Requisition ID 2021-6013
Location US-RI-North Kingstown
Trade Manufacturing Support/Trades
Remaining Openings 11
Shift 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Have you ever wanted to join a team that builds the most sophisticated piece of machinery and plays a critical role in our nation's defense? Here is your opportunity to join a thriving team within D923's Virginia Class AFC (Automated Frame and Cylinder)!

The Automated Frame and Cylinder position encompasses both manual and mechanized pulse/spray welding processes along with shipfitting/metal fabrication functions in order to build the outer hull of the most sophisticated piece of machinery known.

    Qualified candidates will join a team to fabricate frames/cylinders to produce the pressure hull that are ready for outfitting functions; through the use of our variety of hydraulic fixtures.
  • Candidates must be capable of following work packages, fixture set up sheets, drawings, ER's, and SSP's in order to produce a quality product.
  • Must be able to pass semi-automatic and mechanized spray and pulse arc test (GMAPLS, GMASPS & GMASPM) prior to being granted a position within the AFC


  • Previous welding experience
  • Must be able to read and interpret welding and shipyard procedures, structural drawings, technical manuals, test documents and diagrams
  • Must be able to work all shifts, at heights, confined spaces and extreme temperature conditions as required
  • Must be able to pass a destructive bend weld test, a semi-automatic and mechanized spray and pulse test and meet minimum visual acceptance requirements
  • Individuals are required to possess their own basic hand tools
  • Some lifting & overhead welding will be required
  • Must be able to operate impact guns and high torque machinery
  • Basic math skills


  • Shipfitting/metal fabrication experience
  • Previous EB AFC experience
  • Previous experience in manual and/or semi-automatic welding processes
  • High school diploma/GED preferred; additional preference given for EB Apprentice programs
  • Must possess communication and interpersonal skills
  • Applicant will be required to work in a collaborative and team environment, meet organizational goals and follow all verbal and written instructions as directed
Physical Qualifications
Climbing, Color Vision, Crawling, Heavy Lifting, Kneeling, Light Lifting, Medium Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Stooping, Twisting
Environmental Attributes
Acids or Alkalis, Cold, Dry, Dusty, Fumes, Hot, Inside, Noise, Oily, Outside, Wet
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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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