Outside Machinist Improver-05 2

Outside Machinist Improver is responsible for removing, installing, and testing 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. 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.

1. Must be able to comprehend instructions, drawings, and general correspondence.
2. Must have basic print (drawing) reading and interpretation skills.
3. Must have a working understanding of ship repair terminology and ship compartment location nomenclature.
4. 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.)
5. Must be able to write reports describing the material condition of the ship as it pertains to the assigned work item, and provide recommended corrective action.
6. Must be able to work from Process Control Procedures (PCP).
7. Must be able to use precision measurement tools.
8. Must be able to effectively confer job related information to the structural supervisor and small groups, and provide technical guidance to Helpers and Improvers.
9. Must have a basic understanding of drawings, sketches, tech manuals, and user manuals.
10. Must understand the NAVSEA standard items, especially 009-04 for tests, inspections, and check points; 009-23 for interferences; and 009-24 for blanking and match marks.
11. Must have a comprehensive understanding of Lock-out / Tag-out procedures.
12. Must understand the proper and safe use and operation of the hand and power tools required to accomplish the work.
13. Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals using US customary measurement system and the metric system.
14. Three (3) years of machinist experience, preferably one (1) of which is in the maritime environment.

1. Comply with OSHA standards and  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. Complete work assignments as scheduled and provide status of unfinished work for shift turnover.
6. Assist with the preparation of Objective Quality Evidence (OQE) as required by the work specifications or assigned by the supervisor.
7. Comply with the Company's 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.
8. Receive technical guidance and carry out directions from a Journeyman or Supervisor.
9. 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:
a. Prepare a safe work area especially as it relates to fire prevention.
b. Assist in the coordinate work with other crafts to disconnect and remove equipment.
c. Compile as-found reports identifying the status of equipment prior to work.
d. Assist with in-place valve repairs.
e. Assist with material take offs with adequate information for ordering.
f. Assist with equipment alignment.
g. Assist with operational tests.
h. Keep blanking logs up to date.
i. Run and remove lines and leads as required to accomplish work and in accordance with OSHA and BAE safety standards.
j. Assist with Lock-out Tag-out activities 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 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.

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 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.

DBIDS Required