A Pumper Helper is responsible for assisting the Improvers and Journeymen accomplish all tasks required for the preparation of spaces for a Marine Chemist’s “Safe for Workers-Safe for Hot Work” Certifications, and other tasks requiring cleaning areas and transferring liquids.
Work is accomplished in all phases of ship repair and modernization of maritime vessels including US Naval Vessels, Military Sealift Command, and commercial ships and barges. The position requires a comprehensive understanding of gas free conditions, handling Hazmat, and the paperwork required to accomplish the tasks. The 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.Musty 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 hardhat, safety glasses, steel toe shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear& etc.)
4. Must be able to convey material condition of the ship as it pertains to the assigned work item and provide recommended corrective action.
5.Must have 8 hour Hazwoper training to handle oil Must be able to prepare spaces for gas free certification.
6.Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals using US customary measurement system.
7.Must possess a basic understanding of the metric system.
8.Two (2) years of related experience, one (1) in the maritime environment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.Must have experience using hand and power tools associated with the trade in a safe manner.
5.Keep the work area clean and safe at all times, especially at the end of the shift.
6.Understanding of NavSea Standard Items, especially 009-88, 009-25, and standards of other regulatory bodies as applicable.
7.Complete daily work assignments and provide status of unfinished work for shift turnover.
8.Use appropriate sections of NAVSEA, ABS, Coast Guard standards and manufacturer’s tech manuals required to accomplish the tasks.
9. Provide Objective Quality Evidence (OQE) as required by the work specifications or assigned by the supervisor or Journeyman.
10. 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.
11. Carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Resolve unexpected events related to your assigned task in a professional manner.
12. Work Tasks Include:
a. Assist with setting up pumping operations
b. Assist with tank openings and closings
c. Assist with setting up ventilation
d. Assist with setting up air services
e. Assist with tank washing
f. Assist with blanking inside and outside of tanks
g. Assist with oil spills
h. Assist with air testing and hydrostatic testing
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.
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.
14.Work in small, confined spaces.
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. The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job: wet or humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts, working in high, precarious places; exposure to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold or extreme heat; The employee must be able to work in confined or enclosed spaces must not be a claustrophobic. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Employee must be able to work in high elevated area.
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.
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