Carpenter Improver-08 2


Carpenter Improver must be able to understand the basic scope of work and complete the tasks as assigned with supervision. Tasks include assisting with constructing, installing, repairing, and fabricating structures (primarily wood) to protect ships equipment, outfitting the drydock with docking blocks, and outfitting ships The qualifications and general capabilities listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability desired by the shipyard. High school education or equivalent (GED), or received vocational training. Must have two (2) years of experience and be able to demonstrate practical skills. QUALIFICATIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Must understand proper use and care for circular saw, table saw, and radial arm saw, band saws, drill press, drill motors, planer, routers, grinders and joiners
Know the different types of fasteners. Know the application of all common fasteners and proper pattern of fastening for job.
Must be able to identify the different types of wood most commonly used and their applications
Must be able to layout blocking arrangements from blocking plan and be able to build bilge blocks and keel blocks on the drydock.
Must have forklift experience and be able to demonstrate ability to operate the appropriate forklifts required to accomplish the work.
Must be able to construct shipping crates, cradles for shafts, rotors, etc. to carpenter standards.
Must have working knowledge of joiner walls, and ceiling panels, and able to read and understand manufacture supplied prints or instructions.
Must be able to work with US standard and metric measurements and be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and fractions.
Carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Deal with unexpected events related to your assigned task in a professional manner.
Accountable for completion of daily work assignments including the completion and signatures to work completion and quality.
Arrive at the designated work site at the assigned time and end the shift as directed by the schedule and your supervisor. Personnel are accountable for completion of daily work assignments.
Must comply with OSHA standards and  best safety practices. Must be physically and medically capable to wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the job as prescribed under OSHA standards. PPE includes hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.)
Keep your work area clean and safe at all times, especially at the end of the shift.
Comply with the Company's Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy which expects that all relationships among persons in the workplace will be businesslike and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment.

The candidate must be able to read and comprehend basic instructions, short correspondence, and memos to the extent necessary to accomplish the work requirements.
Must be able to communicate hazardous conditions to other employees.

The work environment described are representative of those an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Depending on the type of work available, reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Personnel can expect to work in a variety of spaces from confined areas accessible only by manholes to high platforms accessible only by scaffolding or ladders. Work may also be accomplished from mechanical lifts.
The working environment in the shipyard varies from a normal office environment to outside weather conditions of precipitation, wind, extreme cold, and extreme heat and high humidity. When working inside of vessels the environment may be smoky, hot or cold, and low levels of illumination may be present.
The noise level in the shipyard environment is usually loud, especially inside of vessels. The noise encountered in the shop is generally low to moderate. The wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment is mandatory.
There is always the potential of falling objects and personnel are occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts during work. Appropriate PPE must always be worn.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Must be able to tour all vessels, piers, docks and work sites.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit.
SPECIFIC PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: May be required to demonstrate any or all requirements.
1. Lift/push/pull 50 lbs to 100 lbs on an occasional basis (0-33% of the day).
2. Lift/push/pull up to 20 lbs on a frequent basis (34-66% of the day).
3. Perform prolonged standing (2-3 hours). Bend, squat crouch, crawl and kneel.
4. Climb in a safe manner (climbing, includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders and ramps).
5. Work at a variety of levels and positions (ex. Waist, eye, above head).
6. Good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles.
7. Sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment.
8. Access work areas through 18 x 36 openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time (33-66% of the day).
9. Respond to visual, verbal, and audible sounds/commands.
10. Work at heights above 12 from ladders, scaffolding, and manlifts.
11. Fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down.
12. Perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.
13. Turn head from side to side and about on the vertical axis. Turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis.


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