Apprenticeship Program - Electrical in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

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:  Applicable Trade Apprentice Instructor/Production Supervisor



  • Required to successfully complete the US Department of Labor curriculum consisting of 576+ academic hours and 8000 hours of on–the-job learning (OJL). 
  • Must maintain an academic average with a minimum score of 70% and maintain a minimum performance assessment of ‘meets standards’.
  • Must perform corresponding job duties and responsibilities to the applicable trade positions over the course of the four year apprenticeship
    • Trades Assistant
    • B Class
    • A Class
  • Assists or works with other trades or Austal USA employees as directed (May be assigned tasks outside craft as required)

QUALIFICATIONS/KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:  To be considered qualified for a position as an Apprentice, an individual must:

  • Possess a high school diploma or Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED)  
  • Possess the academic ability to succeed in the program
  • Demonstrate the motivation to continuously improve their knowledge/skills
  • Have the integrity to complete all assigned academic work independently
  • Demonstrate a high degree of reliability, both in task accomplishment and time keeping
  • Ability to measure using Metric and English system
  • Knowledge of shipyard terminology such as general ship structure and vessel layout preferred.
  • The ability to understand directions and follow instructions; both oral and written
  • Demonstrated applied math skills equivalent ACT WorkKeys Level 3
  • Must have successfully completed a related technical training program or have the equivalent craft work experience

Graduates from Austal specific training programs are preferred

TOOLS:  Must be able and willing to learn and retain information on company and trade procedures, materials, applicable tool usage, safety items, and equipment for the applicable trade of interest. An apprentice will be required to obtain a personal tool set as directed by craft management.


  • Must maintain a positive attitude during all aspects of training
  • Must exhibit a genuine interest in acquiring applicable information in course content, safety items, company policies, on-the job learning and leadership training.
  • Must adhere to Code of Conduct with respect to professionalism and ethics

LIAISES WITH:  Applicable trade apprentice instructor(s) for academic assignment and progress, assigned production supervisor for production job assignments and assessments, Apprentice Training Coordinator and Manager for program questions and issues 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  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.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while 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, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.


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


  • Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be eligible for employment with Austal USA:
  • 18 years of age or older at time of application.
  • Able to provide proof of US Person Status
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check
  • No felony convictions of Theft/Deception or Violent crimes within

   seven years from disposition date

  • No felony convictions of Drug crimes within three years from

  disposition date