Facilities Maintenance Technician 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: Site Services Maintenance Supervisor



  • Carry out all tasks issued by the Site Services Maintenance Supervisor and the Site Services Foreman in an efficient, expedient and cost effective manner, paying attention to quality of workmanship at all times.
  • Keep supervisor and management informed of observed negative maintenance trends caused by abuse of equipment and facilities.
  • Repair production equipment (cranes, mobile equipment, shears, press breaks, chop saws, band saws, drill presses, shears, lathes, etc) as required. 
  • Maintain and repair air compressors, HVAC, electrical distribution systems, switchgear and structural integrity of facilities.  
  • Must be familiar with the use of diagnostic equipment such as multi-meters, pressure gauges and torque wrenches
  • Identify and repair faulty or damaged doors, locks, plumbing fixtures, walls and other facility components
  • Site Services personnel are required to perform various tasks when and as required, and therefore multi-skilling will be a requirement of this position. Carry out all tasks safely utilizing all required PPE and safety devices.  


  • Must be multi-skilled with strong emphasis on one, but not limited to, hydraulic, mechanical, electrical and HVAC either through an accredited technical training course and/or experience.
  • Ability to achieve skill upgrades as required.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and have a basic understanding of company policies, procedures and standards.
  • 3 years’ experience as a maintenance mechanic in an industrial, manufacturing or ship building environment required.
  • Ability to read and understand schematics, blue prints and drawings
  • Willing to work any shift assigned.
  • High School diploma or GED required.

TOOLS:   Basic hand Tools



LIAISES WITH: Trade Personnel, Supervisors, Foreman / Managers (when required)


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
  • May be assigned task outside Crafts as required.
  • Must be Fully Vaccinated for COVID-19


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.