B Class Fitout Tradesman 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:   FitOut Supervisor



  • Perform all tasks and responsibilities associated with Trades Assistant status
  • Prefab accommodation cabins, toilet blocks, and various compartments with minimal supervision
  • Mark out, make cutting list, blocking and bracketing and install bulkheads and side linings
  • Install various types of furniture using blueprints with minimal supervision
  • Lay out and install ceiling ramps and tiles in accordance with drawings
  • Hang internal fitout doors including all locks and hold backs
  • Lay out and install all types of external fitout items
  • Assist in building and installing pads
  • Assist in installing metal
  • Run straight pipe coverings and lag it out with minimal supervision
  • Lay out and shoot pins with minimal supervision
  • Measure, cut, and install duct
  • Drill holes in accordance with drawings 
  • Install dampers, valves, and diffuser with minimal supervision
  • Understand the principals of interior painting and be able to accomplish same


  •   High School Diploma/GED and one (1) year marine or equivalent construction experience
  •   OR two (2) years’ marine experience or equivalent construction experience
  •   Demonstrated knowledge of practices, methods, materials, and equipment used in cabinet making, carpentry, industrial insulation and HVAC
  •   Basic mechanical skills and trades mathematics
  •   Ability to read mechanical drawings and blueprints


Maintain knowledge of tools and proper handling and usage:

Table saw

Drill press


Radial arm saw

Nail/ rivet gun


Reciprocating saw

Laminate trimmer



Disc sanders

CNC Shear

CNC Break

Iron Worker

Rivet gun                                  

Cordless drill                             

Compass saw


DIRECTION EXERCISED:  May direct the work of Trades Assistants


LIASES WITH:  Trade personnel


Candidates must be able to provide proof of US Person status.


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 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.


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