A Class Outside Machinist in Mobile, AL at Austal

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
 
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

Overall purpose of job: To work within a team of Outside Machinists to achieve minimum production time, standards and quality in keeping with company policies, while maintaining a positive and motivated team environment.

REPORTS TO:   Machinery Supervisor

AUTHORITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Install equipment on board vessels in a safe and productive manner.
  • Disassemble, fault find, repair and re-assemble shipboard equipment as directed by the supervisor.
  • Mark and measure to close tolerances using Austal calibrated equipment
  • Safely rig equipment following all OSHA requirements.
  • Inspection of work, identification of potential problems, initiation of corrective actions.
  • Increase awareness of Quality procedures within department  
  • Ensure adherence to correct work procedures.
  • Continuously improve communications and flexibility within the team.
  • Develop other team members skill levels.
  • Build pride of workmanship and quality through on the job training.
  • Contribute towards innovation / productivity improvements.
  • Assist in the control of waste elimination, e.g. materials, consumables etc.
  • Assist supervisor to maintain control of department equipment and its maintenance.
  • Work towards the team goal of delivering the vessel on time.
  • Follow Austal guidelines and procedures
  • Ensure work area is left clean, all equipment and tools are stowed away safely and protected against damage

QUALIFICATIONS / KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE:

  • Diploma/GED or comparable trade experience; comparable trade experience is defined as 5 or more years of experience working in the applicable trade, 2 years of experience in shipbuilding, or education in the trade comparable to apprenticeship or 1 year minimum work experience as a B-class outside machinist at Austal.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of shaft alignment techniques including laser alignment systems and dial indicator alignment processes.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of machining procedures,
  • Strong mechanical aptitude required
  • Knowledge of ship terminology
  • Proven ability to interpret engineering drawings
  • Demonstrated ability to safely operate all fixed and non-fixed machinery
  • Ability set up machinery to meet flatness tolerance requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret job specifications
  • Ability to perform work on marine vessels.
  • Must be able to follow directions and work with limited supervision.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and measure using the metric system.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 
  • Proven problem solving abilities

TOOLS:

  • Must have full set of personal tools

Liaises With

  • Supervisors
  • Foremen

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES:

  • Candidates must be able to provide proof of US Person status.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.

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 this job. Must be able to tour all vessels and work sites.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit. 

Specific physical requirements include but are not limited to the following:

1. Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel.

2. Perform prolonged standing.

3. Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis.

4. Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis.

5. Lift/push/pull 50lbs to 75lbs on an occasional basis.

6. Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis.

7. Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps).

8. Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or man lifts.

9. Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, overhead).

10. Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment. 11. Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles.

12. Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment. 13. Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toes shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards.

14. Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures.

15. Ability to enter 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time.

16. Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands.

17. Able to utilize adequate visual skills. Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down.

18. Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.

SAFETY

Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.