Test Material & Services Coordinator I in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

Job Description


  • Utilizes business systems to continuously monitor and evaluate material supply and demand, versus replenishment requirements for projects, and report findings to Program Management, Engineering, Post Delivery, Production & Test & Activation personnel.
  • Monitors and tracks surplus material to ensure appropriate usage, especially in the area of shelf life and “shipped loose” parts.
  • Maintains inventory of shipped loose parts and Installation and Checkout Material (INCO) spares and ensures quantities are current within any system-based support applications.  Run scheduled reports to ensure currency in material availability and data integrity.
  • Establish metrics to support decision-making for T&A management team.
  • Reviews drawings and work specifications, technical manuals, to ensure the correct materials are procured for the ships and when creating an IFS number through the part creation/edit form.
  • Tracks requirements for ship services and submits orders for required services through the IFS, Bizflow and Dashboard.
  • Process log entries, coordinate approvals, track materials and ensure closeouts of cannibalization material for T&A and other departments.
  • Processes non-conforming material from the vessel completion work areas.
  • Acts as key point of contact with Production/Post Delivery/Test and other materials customers to ensure timely and accurate delivery of material.
  • Schedules and coordinates vendors for Test and Production personnel
  • Maintains T&A rental log, processes rental request and verifies rental equipment cost to budget.


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Four (4) years Test and Activation experience in a shipyard environment.
  • Working knowledge of shipboard engineering plant terminology and operations
  • Working knowledge of industrial or marine ancillary machinery systems installation and operation.
  • High level of computer proficiency with basic to intermediate level skills in Microsoft Excel required.
  • Detailed knowledge in the use of enterprise systems such as IFS, BIZFLOW, Austal Dashboard, and other relational database systems strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with materials and equipment used in ship construction strongly preferred.
  • Position may require 25% travel to support various Post Delivery availabilities.
  • Flexibility to work irregular and sometimes lengthy work schedule.
  • Able to work independently, self-starting
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a personal security clearance.
  • Adept in ability to read and interpret electrical and piping system diagrams, schematics and drawings, technical manuals, and testing procedures.


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

  •    Must be able to obtain and hold a Secret Security Clearance.
  • 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

TOOLS: Computer



LIAISES WITH: Production, Engineering, Logistics, Planning, Crain & Rigging Departments & Vendors


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 12while 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.

Must meet all the physical requirements specified by ASME B30.2.


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.


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

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.