Journeyman Marine Electrician
This position is responsible for the installation, repair, and hook-up of equipment for electrical services on a ship. The individual must have working knowledge of electrical theory and procedures and the ability to troubleshoot and repair 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. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Must possess the skill sets of subordinate grades of the labor class. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Must comply with OSHA standards and BAE 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.) 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.
Keep your work area clean and safe at all times, especially at the end of the shift.
Understand relevant work processes, operation of equipment, and complete tasks proficiently.
Use appropriate sections of IEE, ABS, Coast Guard and manufacturer’s tech manuals and ship’s information book in repairing electrical equipment and installing electrical equipment.
Provide quality work and Objective Quality Evidence (OQE) as required by the work specifications or assigned by the supervisor.
Work shifts and overtime as assigned.
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. Resolve unexpected events related to your assigned task in a professional manner.
Work Tasks Include:
1. Running cables, lines and leads, terminations/connector fabrication, packing of cable transits and harnessing cables aboard vessels.
2. Prepares work area, drills holes, grinds metal surfaces, inspect and reports on cableway and electrical equipment conditions, tests and reports results on electrical equipment.
3. Test internal circuits of major units of electrical equipment for continuity, short circuits, and grounds and measure electrical quantities and compare with established values.
4. Inspect trip shafts, toggle linkages and all other mechanical parts to see that they operate freely without binding.
5. Inspect mechanical and electrical connections including mounting bolts and screws; draw out disconnect devices and control wiring.
6. Detect and locate grounds, open circuits and short circuits in distribution generators and systems. Maintain and repair telephones, circuits, and associated equipment.
7. Install new power and lighting circuits.
8. Must be familiar with all safety procedures pertaining to or where to obtain electrical procedures. Must be very knowledgeable of work/safety procedures and manual.
9. Implement 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: 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.
Must be able to comprehend instructions, drawings, and general correspondence.
Must be able to write comprehensive Condition Found Reports (CFR) describing problem found and recommended corrective action.
Must be able to effectively confer job related information one-on-one and in small group situations. Must understand Ohms law and be able to use and interpret electrical measuring devices.
Must be able to read and interpret composite blueprints, electrical diagrams, computer printouts, specifications, and Navy standards manual Must possess a thorough understanding of equipment and work processes used in marine electrical repair and system installation.
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 six (6) years of related electrical installation and repair experience.