A Class Fit Out Tradesman - SDCA in San Diego, CA at Austal

Job Snapshot

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San Diego, CA

Job Description

REPORTS TO:   Production Supervision



  • Perform all tasks and responsibilities associated with TA and B Class status
  • Layout all joiner inclusive of bulkheads, doors, ceilings, shelving, furniture, consoles and all attachments from drawings with minimal supervision.
  • Prefab bulkheads, doors, ceilings, shelving, furniture, consoles and all attachments from drawings with minimal supervision
  • Install bulkheads, doors, ceilings, shelving, furniture, consoles and all attachments from drawings with minimal supervision
  • Mark out, shoot pins, and insulate deck head, side shells, beams, and all duct with minimal supervision
  • Measure, build, and install pads with minimal supervision
  • Run and cut all fittings on various pipe coverings, and lag it out- with little or no seams showing
  • Run metal and operate shear and break
  • Read metric and standard tape measure
  • Take drawing to job site with material and work with minimal supervision
  • Measure duct /fittings and install same
  • Mount and install equipment such as valves, air hangers
  • Lay out hangers, penos, duct, etc
  • Understand the principals of interior painting and be able to accomplish same
  • Functional working knowledge of blueprints and construction information
  •   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.
  • 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)
  •   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.


  •    Three (3) progressive years marine experience or (5) years comparable trade experience in the construction industry.
  •   Working 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
  • Planer
  • Radial arm saw
  • Nail/ rivet gun
  • Drills
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Laminate trimmer
  • Grinder
  • Jigsaw
  • Disc sanders
  • CNC Shear
  • CNC Break
  • Iron Worker
  • Rivet gun                                  
  • Cordless drill                             
  • Compass saw
  • Banders

DIRECTION EXERCISED:  May direct the work of Trades Assistants and/or B Class employees

DISCRETION EXERCISED:  Interpret blueprints, perform material takeoffs


  • Supervisors
  • PDSS Leadership
  • Production Manager
  • Safety Personnel


  • Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be considered for employment with Austal USA:
  • 18 years of age or older at time of application
  • Able to provide proof of US Person Status
  • 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
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check
  • 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. 


$ 36.82 / Hour

Equal Employment Commitment

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.