Preventive Maintenance Team Member in Mobile, AL at Austal

Job Snapshot

Employee Type:

Full-time

Location:

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: Foreman and/or Lead Foreman.

SUPERVISES:  N/A

Preventive Maintenance Team Member for Naval/Commercial Ships under construction at Austal USA. The position is designed to preserve and enhance equipment.where the primary goal is to prevent the failure of equipment before it occurs.

AUTHORITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts preventive maintenance according to a schedule of planned maintenance actions aimed at the prevention of breakdowns and failures.
  • Establish a maintenance schedule, then plan and conduct that maintenance IAW the established schedule.
  • Perform equipment checks, oil changes, lubrication, and other preventive procedures.
  • Record equipment conditions including but not limited to deterioration and corrosion.
  • Follow established procedures, manufacturer’s technical manuals, instructions and pre-established guidelines to schedule, plan, and perform the functions of the job.
  • Ensure systems readiness for activation

QUALIFICATIONS / KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma/ GED required
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting skills required.
  • General understanding of mechanical and electrical propulsion and electrical power generating equipment.
  • Basic understanding of diesel engines and gas turbines helpful.
  • Demonstrates ability to read and understand ship construction drawings and testing Procedures required.
  • Ability to make decisions that are safe and protective of expensive machinery.
  • Experience in ensuring equipment readiness for installation or operation and operation of marine equipment required.
  • Ability to read, understand, and fill out engineering logs required
  • Good knowledge of shipbuilding processes and operational principles required
  • Prior Navy, Coast Guard, or Merchant Mariner experience extremely beneficial
  • Demonstrated understanding of how marine equipment should operate.
  • Understanding of diesel engines and gas turbines helpful.
  • Current knowledge of OSHA Lockout /Tagout requirements and US Navy Work Authorization Form (WAF) procedures
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

TOOLS: Various

DIRECTION EXERCISED: None

DISCRETION EXERCISED: None

LIAISES WITH: PM Team Leader

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES:

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
  • Must be Fully Vaccinated for COVID-19

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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, 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.

SAFETY

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