Support/Firewatch Level 1-3401

 
This position is responsible for fire prevention and fire protection at the assigned work site. The qualifications and general capabilities listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability desired by the shipyard. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
1. Comprehend basic instructions and general correspondence.
2. Be able to clearly communicate verbally to warn others of fire or other danger.
3. Understand the hazards associated with fixed and portable fire protection systems and the manner in which the systems are activated.
4. Understanding of proper use and care of fixed and portable fire protection systems.
5. Understand the Shipyard Competent Person Report, and where to find it.
6. Know the types of fire, the materials involved, and the type of fire extinguisher needed to suppress the fire.
7. Possess a Fire Watch training card.
8. Be able to wear clothing appropriate for the task. No exposed jewelry shall be worn while working. Finger nails shall be short. Long hair shall be worn in pony tail or wrapped for protection and should not interfere with hard hat. Ability to wear PPE, especially respirators. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Have Fire Watch Training card with them at all times in the shipyard.
2. Carry out Fire Watch procedures to protect personnel and customer and BAE property from fire damage.
3. Ensure that designated hot work area is clean and free of combustible materials before hot work commences.
4. Keep your work area clean and safe at all times, especially at the end of the shift.
5. Warn other personnel of danger, or to evacuate, by verbal or other prearranged method of communication.
6. Show initiative and ownership of work and work area.
7. Adhere to all safety rules and good work ethics. Be accountable for completion of work assignments.
8. Arrive at the designated work site at the assigned time. End the shift as directed by the schedule and your supervisor or journeyman.
9. Work shifts and overtime as assigned the supervisor.
10. 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.)
11. Comply with the Companys 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.
Work Tasks Include:
a) Ensure that designated hot work area is clean and free of combustible materials before hot work is started.
b) Carry an appropriately rated fire extinguisher to the assigned watch area. Make certain the fire extinguisher is in operable shape and not discharged prior to allowing hot work to start.
c) Notify the person accomplishing the hot work if it is safe to proceed and when there is danger.
d) Suppress fires when they occur.
e) Report any uncorrected unsafe condition or working habits to the journeyman and supervisor.
f) Assist with the hot work procedure and audits process making certain hot work notifications are in place and valid before hot work commences.

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 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 – 30 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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