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Electrician Helper is responsible for assisting Journeyman/1st Class or Improver/2nd Class electricians with the installation, repair, and hook-up of equipment for electrical services on a ship. The individual must have some knowledge of electrical theory and procedures, and have the ability to follow directions related to the installation, repair, hook-up or maintenance of shipboard electrical systems and equipment (600 V and less) in accordance with specifications and drawings. The qualifications and general capabilities listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability desired by the shipyard. Must be able to comprehend basic instructions, drawings, and general correspondence.
Must be able to read and interpret blueprints, electrical diagrams, computer printouts, specifications, and Navy standards manual.
Must be able to effectively confer job related information such as conditions found to the journeyman/1st Class electrician or Improver/2nd Class electrician.
Must be aware of Ohms law and its application.
Understand appropriate sections of IEE, ABS, Coast Guard and manufacturers tech manuals and ships information book regarding electrical equipment.
Must have a basic understanding of equipment and work processes used in marine electrical repair and system installation, especially as related to safety.
Must be familiar with safety procedures pertaining to electrical procedures or have the ability to ask for safety information before working on electrical equipment.
Must be able to operate and care for Electric Shop equipment, portable power tools, and hand tools.
Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Must understand US standard and metric system measurements.
Must have one (1) year of related electrical installation and repair experience.

Assist a Journeyman/1st Class or Improver/2nd Class electrician with completing assigned tasks successfully.
Arrive at the designated work site at the assigned time and end the shift as directed by the schedule and your supervisor or journeyman/1st Class electrician.
Work shifts and overtime as assigned. Complete daily work assignments.
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.
Provide follow the direction of the Supervisor or assigned Journeyman/1st Class electrician to provide quality work. 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.
Carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Confer with the Journeyman/1st Class and Improver/2nd Class electricians to resolve unexpected events related to your assigned task.
Work Tasks Include:
1. Pull cable.
2. Prepare work area, drills holes, grind metal surfaces, or other preparation tasks assigned by the Journeyman/1st Class or Improver/2nd Class electrician.
3. Run cables, lines and leads, terminations/connector fabrication, packing of cable transits and harnessing cables aboard vessels.
4. Assist with inspections and reporting of cableway and electrical equipment conditions.
5. Under direct supervision of Journeyman/1st Class electrician assist with testing circuits and equipment for continuity, short circuits, and grounds and measure electrical quantities and compare with established values.
6. Inspect mechanical and electrical connections including mounting bolts and screws; draw out disconnect devices and control wiring.
7. Assist with the installation of new power and lighting circuits.
8. Assist with Lock-out Tag-out for work being performed.

The working environment in the shipyard varies from a normal office conditions to working outside where precipitation, wind, extreme cold, and extreme heat and high humidity are not unusual. When working inside of vessels the environment may be smoky, hot or cold, and have low levels of illumination may be present.
There are heavy equipment and power tools operating almost at every location. Depending on the type of work available, reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job requirements.
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 using mechanical lifts as working platforms.
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; and talk or hear.
The employee is occasionally required to sit.
SPECIFIC PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE: (May be required to demonstrate any or all requirements.)
1. Lift/push/pull 75 lbs 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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