Work Authorization Form Administrator- Singapore in Singapore, at Austal

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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: Ship Project Manager


SUMMARY:  Primarily through electronic means, administers work authorization control processes and procedures for assigned vessel(s) during international post-delivery availabilities by following established guidelines.


  • Inputs lockouts / tagouts required for maintenance/repair work into the Navy’s tag system (eSOMS, eTAGS).
  • Maintains current log of all equipment tagged out (electrical and mechanical) and history of all work performed.
  • Utilizes eSOMs to approve WAFs and tagouts and otherwise document work authorization electronic workflow from beginning to end creating documents as needed.
  • Ensures equipment is safely secured, including at alternate power sources, and documented before work is executed.
  • Ensures the adequacy and accuracy of tag-outs and verifies tags no longer needed are removed when work is complete.
  • Orients Austal or contractor personnel assigned to vessel to Navy Work Authorization Form (WAF) requirements prior to starting work.
  • Works with functional leads to support required hot work chits, lock out requests, etc.
  • Utilizes all available resources to validate equipment is safe to work on.
  • Completes work in various offsite locations requiring travel to customer sites to support work on vessels. The potential for offsite travel is expected to be 15-20%.


  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19
  • High school diploma or GED.
    • Comparable trade experience made be used in lieu of high school diploma/GED and is defined as five (5) years working in an applicable trade, two (2) years’ experience in shipbuilding, or a trade apprenticeship.
  • Qualified in accordance with NAVSEA Standard Item 009-24 and shall comply with NAVSEA Standard Item 009-106.
  • Four (4) years’ experience ensuring equipment is made safe to accomplish maintenance.
  • Navy, Military Sealift Command (MSC), Coast Guard, Merchant Marine or ship repair experience preferred.
  • Documented ability for ensuring the adequacy and accuracy of tag-outs and verifying tags no longer needed are removed as soon as possible after the operation/work line item(s) has been cleared.
  • Familiarity with the NAVSEA Technical Publication S0400-AD-URM-010/TUM Tag-Out User’s Manual and Shift Operations Management System (eSOMS).
  • Familiarity with accessing and getting around large vessels.
  • Project management experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret ship construction drawings, electrical and piping system diagrams, schematics and drawings and knowledge of shipboard engineering plant operations and terminology. 
  • Knowledge of lockout /tagout requirements and US Navy Work Authorization Form (WAF) procedures.
  • Familiarity with LCS and/or EPF hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E) systems installations preferred.
  • Experience as a Lockout /Tagout Authorizing Officer or equivalent in an industrial or marine environment preferred.
  • Systems/Equipment knowledge in these areas preferred: 
    • Industrial or marine ancillary machinery systems installation and operation
    • Diesel engines and gas turbines
    • Mechanical and electrical propulsion
    • Electrical power generating equipment

TOOLS:  Computer, computer software (eSOMS)

DISCRETION EXERCISED:  Authorizes use of equipment per established processes and procedures.

LIAISES WITH:  Project Management, Functional Leads, Contractors, and Maintenance and/or Execution Team Members.


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
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain required Security Clearance.
  • Must have a valid US Passport (not within 6 months of expiration)


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters whole performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, high precarious spaces, 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.  Employee must be able to climb, sit, kneel, crawl, bend and stretch to accomplish these duties.