Job Description: This position is responsible for performing steel and aluminum structural work in all stages of repair and modernization of marine vessels including US Naval Vessels, Military Sealift Command, and commercial ships and barges under the supervision of a supervisor and/or journeyman / 1st Class shipfitter. The position requires a working knowledge of procedures, strong mechanical aptitude and ability and be able to follow directions. The individual must possess experience in the trade, knowledge of ship terminology, blueprint reading, measurements, and the ability to interpret job specifications and drawings. The qualifications and general capabilities listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability desired by the shipyard.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
1. Ability to comprehend instructions, drawings, and general correspondence.
2. Comprehensive understanding of ship repair terminology and ship compartment location nomenclature.
3. Be physically and medically capable of wearing all required personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the job as prescribed under OSHA standards. PPE includes hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.)
4. Ability to write a Condition Found Reports (CFR) describing the material condition of the ship as it pertains to the assigned work item,
5. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
6. Ability to read and interpret structural drawings, including weld symbols.
7. Understand the procedures for fabricating templates, squaring plates, scribing in structures, and installing perpendiculars on ships in accordance with drawings, specifications, or sketches.
8. Ability to safely and effectively use an oxy-acetylene torch for cutting and washing.
9. Welding experience: SMAW (S-11A) (fillet) FCAW (S-1) (fillet) GMAW (S-25) (fillet)
10. Experience using hand and power tools safely including but not limited to mauls, grinders, circular and reciprocating saws, and hand and magnetic drill.
11. Understand the operation of shop fabrication equipment, including shears, punches, and brakes.
12. Possess a basic understanding of the aluminum 5XXX process.
13. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals using US customary measurement system.
14. Possess a working knowledge of, and be able to take measurements using the metric system.
15. Two (2) years of related experience.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Must comply with OSHA standards and BAE best safety practices.
2. Arrive at the designated work site at the assigned time and end the shift as directed by the schedule and your supervisor.
3. Work shifts and overtime as assigned.
4. Keeping the work area clean and safe at all times, especially at the end of the shift.
5. Understand relevant work processes, operation of equipment, and complete tasks proficiently.
6. Complete daily work assignments and provide status of unfinished work for shift turnover.
7. Use appropriate sections of NAVSEA, ABS, Coast Guard standards and manufacturer’s tech manuals.
8. Provide quality work and Objective Quality Evidence (OQE) as required by the work specifications or assigned by the supervisor.
9. Comply with the Company’s “Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy” which expects that all relationships among persons in the workplace will be businesslike and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment.
10. Carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Resolve unexpected events related to your assigned task in a professional manner.
Work Tasks Include:
a. Prepare the work area for hot work. Coordinate efforts with the fire watch.
b. Measure, lay out, and mark structures to be removed using drawings, specifications, shop sketches, or direction from the structural supervisor.
c. Cut out existing structures as required by the drawings or specifications, or as directed by the supervisor.
d. Assist with the construction of templates and the fabrication of foundations and other structures.
e. Install prefabricated foundations and structures in accordance with drawings and specifications.
f. Install aluminum in accordance with 5XXX standards.
g. Grind and otherwise prepare steel and aluminum for installation or succeeding task.
h. Run and remove lines and leads as required to accomplish work and in accordance with OSHA and BAE safety standards.
i. Implement Lock-out Tag-out for work being performed.
The working environment in the shipyard varies from a normal office conditions to working outside where precipitation, wind, extreme cold, and extreme heat and high humidity are not unusual. When working inside of vessels the environment may be smoky, hot or cold, and have low levels of illumination may be present.
There are heavy equipment and power tools operating almost at every location. Depending on the type of work available, reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job requirements.
Personnel can expect to work in a variety of spaces from confined areas accessible only by manholes to high platforms accessible only by scaffolding or ladders. Work may also be accomplished using mechanical lifts as working platforms. The noise level in the shipyard environment is usually loud, especially inside of vessels. The noise encountered in the shop is generally low to moderate. The wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment is mandatory.
There is always the potential of falling objects and personnel are occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts during work. Appropriate PPE must always be worn.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Must be able to tour all vessels, piers, docks and work sites.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear.
The employee is occasionally required to sit.
SPECIFIC PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: May be required to demonstrate any or all requirements.
1. Lift/push/pull 50 lbs to 100 lbs on an occasional basis (0-33% of the day).
2. Lift/push/pull up to 20 lbs on a frequent basis (34-66% of the day).
3. Perform prolonged standing (2-3 hours). Bend, squat crouch, crawl and kneel.
4. Climb in a safe manner (climbing, includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders and ramps).
5. Work at a variety of levels and positions (ex. Waist, eye, above head).
6. Good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles.
7. Sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment.
8. Access work areas through 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time (33-66% of the day).
9. Respond to visual, verbal, and audible sounds/commands.
10. Work at heights above 12’ from ladders, scaffolding, and manlifts.
11. Fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down.
12. Perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.
13. Turn head from side to side and about on the vertical axis. Turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis.
Tidewater Staffing Offers:
- Weekly Pay
- Full-Time Employment
- Insurance Benefits
- Referral Bonus Program
- Temp-to-Hire Job Opportunities
- Free Training Programs
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