A Class Ship Fitter in Mobile, AL at Austal

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
 
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO:   Fabrication Supervisor

SUPERVISES:   N/A

AUTHORITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Technically proficient in tasks, work processes, and equipment operation.
  • Accountable for completion of daily work assignments including the completion and signatures for work completion and quality.
  • Creates a working environment compliant with quality, safety, environmental, and health regulations and policies.
  • Rigs plates and equipment safely.
  • Understand directions and follow instructions.
  • Maintains cleanliness and organization on assigned job sites.
  • Accountable for completion of daily work assignments including the completion and signatures for work completion and quality.
  • Performs safe and effective use of craft related tools and equipment, including but not limited to: millers, sanders, grinders, burr motors, band saws, skill saws, saws all, come along and chain falls etc.
  • Obtain GMAW ABS ‘B’ Class Weld Certification for aluminum applications.
  • Performs basic layout of plates, materials and weldments using basic engineering sketches, drawings, and diagrams with minimal supervision.
  • Performs shipfitting functions such as but not limited to fit up of structure, cutting, sniping, sanding, grinding, prepping, tacking and the fit up of plates with minimum supervision.
  • Performs fitting operations with limited supervision using standard shipfitting equipment to accomplish fabrication and ship repair duties.
  • Monitors working environment for compliance with quality, safety, environmental and health regulations.
  • Must be willing to work with and train lower-skilled workers.
  • May be assigned to work any shift.
  • May be assigned additional tasks including outside the craft as required.
  • Must comply with the Company’s “Equal Opportunity and Anti-Harassment Policy” which expects that all relationships among persons in the workplace will be professional and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment.

QUALIFICATIONS / KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 1 year as a B-Class Fitter at Austal or 2 years in a related industry required.
  • Pass approved A-Class Fitter Test
  • Must demonstrate an acceptable proficiency and competency to Austal Supervision for an A-Class Fitters position.
  • Must demonstrate ability to interpret and work from construction drawings, job specifications, instruction manuals, manufacturer’s handbooks, change order, and contract specifications.
  • Thorough knowledge of equipment, work processes and techniques used in measuring, and fitting of components, modules and vessels.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and measure using the metric system.
  • Knowledge of shipyard terminology such as general ship structure and vessel layout.
  • Knowledge of edge preparation and weld joint details.
  • Advanced working knowledge of engineering drawings and sketches.

TOOLS:  As directed by Supervisor

DIRECTION EXERCISED:  N/A

DISCRETION EXERCISED:  N/A

LIASES WITH: Production Department Supervisors and Foremen, Health, Safety and Environmental

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to tour all vessels and work sites.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit. 

Specific physical requirements include the following:

Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel. Perform prolonged standing. Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis. Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis. Lift/push/pull 50lbs to 75lbs on an occasional basis. Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis. Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps). Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or man lifts. Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, overhead). Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment. Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles. Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment. Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toes shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards. Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures. Ability to enter 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time. Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands. Able to utilize adequate visual skills. Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down. Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters whole performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

SAFETY

Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.