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This position is responsible for performing, with minimal supervision, 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. 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 comprehensive Condition Found Reports (CFR) describing the material condition of the ship as it pertains to the assigned work item, and provide recommended corrective action.
5. Ability to effectively confer job related information to the structural supervisor and small groups.
6. Ability to read and interpret structural drawings (including weld symbols), sketches, specifications, and NavSea standard items and Navy damage control diagrams.
7. Experience fabricating templates, squaring plates, scribing in structures, and installing perpendiculars on ships in accordance with drawings, specifications, or sketches.
8. Experience using oxy-acetylene torch for cutting and washing.
9. Welding experience: SMAW (S-11A) (fillet) FCAW (S-1) (fillet) GMAW (S-25) (fillet)
1. Experience using hand and power tools safely including but not limited to mauls, grinders, circular and reciprocating saws, and hand and magnetic drill.
2. Understand the proper use and operation of structural shop fabrication equipment, including shears, punches, and brakes.
3. Possess a working understanding of the aluminum 5XXX process.
4. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals using US customary measurement system.
5. Possess a working knowledge of, and be able to take measurements using the metric system.
6. Four (4) 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. Construct templates and fabricate foundations or other structures.
e. Install prefabricated foundations and structures in accordance with drawings and specifications.
f. Install aluminum in accordance with 5XXX standards.
g. Direct and monitor the activities of assigned helpers or improvers.
h. Remove remnants flush in preparation for new structures or succeeding production tasks.
i. Run and remove lines and leads as required to accomplish work and in accordance with OSHA and BAE safety standards.
j. Implement Lock-out Tag-out for work being performed.