A Class Electrician - SDCA in San Diego, CA at Austal

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San Diego, CA

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:  Production Supervision

DIRECTS:  Trades Assistants, Trainees and Apprentices


  • Competent in marine electrical installation.
  • Experienced with good quality level of termination skills.
  • Experienced with good level of commissioned skills.
  • Ability to work from detailed Electrical and Mechanical drawings and instructions.
  • Works with a sense of urgency, efficiency and productive out put.
  • Assist in the provision of on the job training in conjunction with Supervisors.
  • Maintains safe work practices and adheres to safety policies and procedures.
  • Ability to meet goals.
  • Enhance and encourage skill development of all staff.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and be responsible for assuring the quality of the employee’s own work.
  • Must keep impeccable time keeping and absentee records.
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback to appropriate Supervisor/Foreman/manager
  • Ability to plan and set time frames on jobs with accuracy.
  • Actively plan and implement production improvements.
  • Ensure correct construction procedures are adhered to in compliance with Austal standards.
  • Performs and executes work in compliance with NAVSEA STD Items
  • Must be able to travel to off-site work locations
  • Must follow Austal Off-Site Temporary Assignment Policy (SUP270)
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.


  • Three (3) years of experience in AC/DC installations required
  • Proficient with electrical systems including but not limited to machinery shutdown / navigational communications / internal communications / PLC Systems.
  • Experienced level of termination skills of AC/DC and control systems.
  • Sound knowledge in the installation of cabling systems to meet marine class society, Navy and Coast Guard regulations.
  • Interpretations of electrical schematics and documentation.
  • Formal Electrical training through an apprenticeship or comparable program is preferred
  • Shipbuilding experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of commissioning AC/DC and control systems is preferred
  • High School Diploma/GED equivalent required or two years maritime experience
  • Must be able to travel to off-site work locations
  • Must follow Off-Site Temporary Assignment Policy (SUP270)


  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of competency in the use of all trade related power tools, testing equipment.
  •   Able to train workforce on safe use of all power and hand tools and testing equipment.
  •   Supply own trade tools to be able to maintain productive output and perform 1st class electrical duties.


In conjunction with the Supervisor shall assist in training, assistants and Apprentices on own crew.


Adheres to schedule and meets goals as set by Supervisor while maintaining productive output.


  • Supervisors
  • Foremen
  • Production Manager
  • PDSS Leadership
  • Safety personnel


  • 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

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DBIDS and or any other clearance or

    access that may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your     

    position responsibilities


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. 

Salary Range : $20 - $30 / Hour