Outside Machinist Helper-05 1


his position is responsible for assisting Journeymen with the removal, repair, installation, and testing of main and auxiliary shipboard equipment including but not limited to: Main Reduction Gears (MRG), pumps, valves, hydraulic equipment, steam equipment, valves, propellers, bearings, etc. on maritime vessels including US Navy, Military Sealift Command, and commercial ships. The work occurs in various stages of repair and modernization and requiring the ability to operate a wide variety of tools and machinery, and the ability to read and comprehend 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

1. Must be able to comprehend instructions, drawings, and general correspondence.
2. Must have a basic understanding of ship repair terminology and ship compartment location nomenclature.
3. Must be physically and medically capable of wearing 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.)
4. Must be able to write coherent reports describing the material condition of the ship as it pertains to the assigned work.
5. Must be able to effectively confer job related information to the supervisor, improver, and journeyman.
6. Must have a basic understanding of machinery.
7. Must have a rudimentary understanding of NAVSEA standard items, especially 009-24 for blanking and match marks. .
8. Must have a rudimentary understanding of Lock-out / Tag-out procedures.
9. Must understand the proper and safe use and operation of the hand and power tools required to accomplish the work.
10. Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals using US customary measurement system and the metric system.
11. One (1) year of machinist experience preferably in the maritime environment. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Comply with OSHA standards and BAE best safety practices.
2. Arrive at the designated work site at the assigned time and end the shift as directed by the supervisor.
3. Work shifts and overtime as assigned.
4. Keep the work area clean and safe at all times, especially at the end of the shift.
5. Assist with the preparation of Objective Quality Evidence (OQE) as required by the work specifications or assigned by the supervisor or journeyman.
6. Comply with the Companys Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy which requires that all relationships among persons in the workplace will be businesslike and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment.
7. Accomplish tasks assigned by the Supervisor or the assigned Journeyman or Improver.
8. Notify the Journeyman, Improver, or Supervisor of unexpected events regarding the work assignment and resolve issues in a professional manner. Work Tasks Include:
a. Prepare a safe work area especially as it relates to fire prevention.
b. Prep equipment and equipment foundations as directed by the journeyman or improver.
c. Assist setting up and removing tools.
d. Assist with equipment removal, repair, installation, and testing.
e. Help keep blanking logs up to date. Routinely check the status of installed blanks.
f. Run and remove lines and leads as required to accomplish work and in accordance with OSHA and BAE safety standards. WORK ENVIRONMENT
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. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that personnel may encounter every day in the course of performing work on ships, piers, docks.
While performing the duties of this position the employee is regularly required to: stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle directly or work from touch; reach out with arms; climb; stoop; kneel; crouch; crawl; and communicate in a loud environment. The employee is occasionally required to sit.
SPECIFIC PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Candidates 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 man lifts.
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.

: Candidate must have US Navy Preventative Maintenance (PMS) experience. Prior Navy EN, DC & GS qualify.


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