Scaffold Builder Advanced-1 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: Scaffold Supervisor directly, as well as, indirectly to the Site Foreman.

 SUPERVISES:   N/A

 DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensures the proper erection, dismantling, modification and staging of scaffolding in accordance with Austal, local, state and federal guidelines and in accordance to manufacturer’s specifications.  
  • Determines labor and material resources for scaffolding job(s) and plans the method of erection of the scaffolding, ensuring safety of the scaffolding team and employees who use the scaffolding.
  • Performs inspections and maintenance of scaffolding prior to initial occupation for use, daily wear and activity inspections while erected, and to scaffolds after changes / alterations have been made, ensuring that installed scaffolding is constructed properly and meets OSHA guidelines.
  • Responsible for insuring area for scaffolding erection is clean and construction site prepped, including removing debris and dangerous materials.
  • May unload, move, set up and/or dismantle scaffolding material from/to truck, boat or other form of transportation.
  • May install ladders, walkways, safety netting and handrails at a designated site using a variety of power tools and lifts.
  • Ensures correct construction methods are adhered to and team targets of Quality and labor efficiency are meet.
  • Will work in all types of weather and different environments, including buildings, warehouses and/or ship ports, traveling to different locations of Austal USA.
  • Alerts Scaffolding Supervisor of issues which may affect performance or ability to full-fill requested tasks.
  • Perform other duties and tasks, when, and as required, which may also require multi-skilling including performing other tasks outside of Scaffolding Dept. as needed.
  • Complies with Austal’s employee handbook general guidelines, company procedures and policies

QUALIFICATIONS / KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE:

Advanced:

•    Three years scaffolding experience at a comparable employer* required.

  • Ability to be detailed orientated in order to spot dangerous conditions and

         optimum set up required.

  • Possess good math skills for calculating measurements to build scaffolding and to determine labor and material resources for a job and to plan the method oerection of the scaffolding required.     
  • Ability to erect scaffolding and build structures from scratch with minimal instructions required.

Intermediate:

  • 1-3 years scaffolding experience at a comparable employer* required.
  • Ability to be detailed orientated in order to spot dangerous conditions and

         optimum set up required.

  • Possess good math skills for calculating measurements to build scaffolding and to determine labor and material resources for a job and to plan the method oerection of the scaffolding required
  • Ability to erect scaffolding and build structures from scratch with minimal instructions required.

Trades Assistant (TA)

  • 0-1 year scaffolding experience at a comparable employer* required.
  • Ability to be detailed orientated in order to spot dangerous conditions and

         optimum set up required.

  • Possess good math skills for calculating measurements to build scaffolding and to determine labor and material resources for a job and to plan the method oerection of the scaffolding required.     
  • Ability to learn to erect scaffolding and build structures from scratch with minimal instructions required.

 Comparable employer is defined as:

Ship building or other facilities that build large, metal structures, or, Industrial construction such as: Commercial building construction (large scale construction projects for hospitals, high rise buildings, hotels, and large commercial office buildings.)

Oil and gas construction industry (refinery, chemical plant or large oil rig or processing plant construction)

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES:

  All candidates must meet Austal USA’s basic employment eligibility guidelines:

  • 18 years or older at time of application
  • Able to provide proof of US Person status  (permanent resident or citizen)
  • 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
  • High School Diploma/GED or comparable trade experience with comparable trade experience defined as five (5) or more years of experience working in the applicable trade, two (2) years of experience in shipbuilding, or, education in the trade comparable to apprenticeship.

TOOLS:   REQUIRED TOOLS LIST

a)  Hammer (Steel)

b)  7/8Wrench

c)  Scaffold Wrench (optional)

d)  8”- 10Crescent Wrench e)  Torpedo Level

f)    25Tape Measure

g)  9 ½Side Cut  Pliers h)  Hand Saw

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 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.

SAFETY

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