Employment

Blount Boats, Inc. of Warren, Rhode Island is a full service shipyard specializing the design, construction and repair of steel and aluminum vessels up to 200 feet.

Current Job Openings for Blount Boats:

Shipfitter 1st Class

  • Applicant must have a minimum of 3 years shipyard experience.
  • Highly skilled in handling lay out and fabricating metal structural parts (plates, bulkheads & frames)
  • Able to locate and mark reference lines (center, buttock & frame lines)
  • Able to align parts in relation to each other, using jacks, clips, wedges and mauls.
  • Able to mark location of holes to be drilled and installs temporary fasteners to hold part in place for welding.
  • Able to roll, bend, flange, cut and shape plates, beams, and other heavy metal parts, using plate rolls, presses,
    bending brakes and metal shear.
  • Must have knowledge of all power tools and related tools utilized in the shipfitting trade.
  • Able to work from blueprints or templates and use scribe and handtools.
  • Must complete shipfitting project in a timely manner with focus on quality.
  • Certificate for OSHA 10-hour Training

Shipfitter 2nd Class

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in the shipfitting trade.
  • Able to position parts in hull of ship, assisted by rigger.
  • Able to align parts in relation to each other, using jacks, clips, wedges, and mauls.
  • Able to read blue prints and prepare templates for nonstandard parts.
  • Able to roll, bend, flange, cut, and shape plates, beams, and other heavy metal parts, using plate rolls, presses
    and bending brakes.
  • Able to install structural accessories and members, such as doors, hatches, and clips.
  • Able to tack weld clips and brackets in place prior to permanent welding.
  • Must be skilled in burning and tack welding.
  • Efficient in the use of all hand tools, power tools utilized in shipfitting trade.
  • Basic knowledge of general sequence of vessel construction. Minimal rework.

Shipfitter 3rd Class – Shipfitter’s Helper

  • Able to do minimal shipfitting assignments under shipfitter’s supervision.
  • Assists in fabricating, assembling, and installing bulkheads, plates, frames, stanchions, and other heavy steel structural parts.
  • Assists shipfitter in bending, cutting, drilling to fabricate steel into vessel.
  • Cleans slag from welds and grinds welds smooth, using portable grinder.
  • Ability to read a tape measure in feet, inches and divisions of an inch.
  • Measures and cuts metal pieces to shop drawings or as instructed.
  • Able to tack weld with stick and use cutting torch.

Structural Welder 2nd Class

  • Minimum 1 year experience in welding trade.
  • Able to weld in all positions for stick and mig welding processes for structural and plate.
  • Must have working knowledge of ferrous metals such as; mild steel, stainless and aluminum.
  • Able to weld overhead plate seams.
  • Basic knowledge of general sequence of vessel construction. Minimal rework.

Pipefitting 3rd Class (Pipefitter’s Helper)

  • Basic skills for pipefitting:
  • Able to cut and thread pipe.
  • Must be able to tack weld with stick and use cutting torch.
  • Ability to construct and install pipe hangers.

Machinist 3rd Class (Machinist Helper)

  • Able to use most hand tools, calipers, and micrometers.
  • Drill tap holes in foundations and specified places for anchoring machinery
  • Assist in moving and leveling machinery, using portable jacks, as directed.
  • Assists in bolting equipment to deck and attaches fuel, cooling, or lubricating lines as directed, using handtools.
  • Able to burn, cut and shear plate
  • Able to tack weld with stick and use cutting torch
  • Ability to read a tape measure in feet, inches and divisions of an inch.
  • Must know basic shipfitting and mechanical skills.

Stockroom Attendant/Safety Assistant

  • Receive materials
  • Unload vendor trucks
  • Inspect received shipments for damage
  • Pull parts/supplies from shipyard storage areas
  • Handle stockroom window for tools/consumables used on production floor
  • Handle paperwork for transfers of consumables
  • Assist in quarterly inventories
  • Must have work experience in receiving and stocking
  • Certified to operate forklift
  • Strong Excel and Microsoft Office skills
  • Must have legible handwriting
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Required Education: High School or equivalent

BLOUNT BOATS, INC. EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Please fill out our online employment application below:

Online Employment Application

Or download and print our employment application in PDF format:

Employment Application (PDF)

Please download, print, fill out completely and mail to:

Blount Boats, Incorporated
461 Water Street
PO Box 368
Warren, Rhode Island 02885