Technical Training and Testing Instructor-Pipe in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Employee Type:



Mobile, AL

Job Description

REPORTS TO: Technical Training Supervisor



  • Oversee Austal USA testing and training of pipe personnel in accordance with contract standards, criteria and specifications.
  • Monitor testing of Austal USA external applicants, to all naval codes, criteria and specifications when applicable.
  • Oversee testing and training of Austal USA employees’ promotional testing, certification needs, and general training.
  • Facilitate and oversee training platforms for entry-level employees.
  • Monitoring, tracking and communicating training related metrics and statistics to MTC Management, partner company personnel and Production.
  • Preparation of curriculum and lesson plans, as well as supporting training materials
  • Computation and submission of testing and training results.
  • Ability to maintain stock of inventory: coupons, filler material, consumables, etc.
  • Basic filing and record keeping
  • Champion company safety rules, procedures and protocols
  • Maintain an environment conducive to training
  • Be open to and assist in continuous improvement of process and procedures
  • Complete documentation of testing and training related activities
  • Demonstrate proper use, care and protection of company equipment
  • Ensure students demonstrate proper use, care and protection of company equipment
  • Commit to the principles of 5S
  • Demonstrate exemplary work ethic
  • Maintain appropriate instructor/student relationships
  • This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employee will also perform other tasks as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required, technical degree or applicable craft certification preferred
  • A minimum of 4 years craft experience
  • A Class experience preferred
  • Demonstrate competent craft skills in applicable craft to Technical Training Management
  • Must be available and able to travel approximately 25%-35% in a calendar year.
  • Journeyman certification in applicable craft through experience or completion of a certified program preferred
  • As applicable, possess and maintain weld certifications required for craft
  • Possess thorough knowledge of craft procedures
  • Instructional experience is preferred
  • Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and correct issues with applicable craft
  • Knowledge of proper use of equipment and tools in addition to safe operation
  • Basic skills in Microsoft applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint is preferred
  • Must be self-directed, able to take initiative, problem solve, and exercise good independent judgment
  • Strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work in team environment
  • Good written and oral communication skills

TOOLS: Provided

DIRECTION EXERCISED: Exercises full authority over assigned customer, business partner or Austal USA candidates, employees or trainees in a classroom, lab or testing environment.

LIAISES WITH: Trainees, employees, business partners, customers, MTC Management,

Production Management, other instructors and various departments within the company

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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, safety 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.
  • Ability to project voice in classroom 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, 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.


Training may be supplied to support position. Travel will be necessary for certain training portions. Non-essential training shall be provided based upon performance and conduct. It is expected that the instructor is prepared to increase his/her understanding of the applicable standards and requirements.

  • 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

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.