ILS Outfitting Lead in San Diego, CA at Austal

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San Diego, CA

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. 


Directly: ILS Outfitting Coordinator

Indirectly: ILS Manager

SUPERVISES:  ILS Warehouse Associates I through Sr.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:

  • Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in maintenance availability receiving, kitting and shipping / delivery
  • Interpret and execute contractual requirements related to tasking
  • Liaison with waterfront (Material Maintenance & Modernization (3M) coordinator for maintenance activities
  • Unloads, receives and inspects inbound and outbound ILS materials as it arrives/departs at on-site and off-site locations. This may include Coordinated Shipboard Allowance List (COSAL), and Post Delivery maintenance Availability materials.
  • From Maintenance Index Page (MIP) / Maintenance Requirement Card (MRC) requirements, processes and kit-packages materials for shipping to support ship maintenance schedules and activities.
  • Issues and inventories Tools, Parts and Materials
  • Inventories, cycle counts, marks and issues all materials, including items for storage.
  • Performs receipt of materials transactions.
  • Ensures timely delivery of materials and support to required destination as directed.
  • Loads the supplier and Austal company truck(s) for delivery of materials to required destinations as needed.
  • Utilizes PC for other software applications, email and Microsoft Office as needed.
  • Maintains appropriate level of government security investigation clearance.
  • Works with limited supervision.
  • Identifies warehouse material and items necessary for operation
  • Travels to off-site jobs for extended periods of time (estimated 25% to 50%); performs necessary duties required for off-site job executions.
  • Complies with Austal’s employee handbook general guidelines, company procedures and policies.
  • Responsible to hire, train and manage warehouse personnel, including scheduling, monitoring of daily activities and approval of time.
  • Responsible to budget compliance for warehouse personnel and activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma/GED or higher level education required.
  • Must have Navy 3M Coordinator (or equivalent) experience, and possess in-depth working knowledge of U.S. Navy maintenance systems and documentation
  • Minimal of three (3) years Ship Outfitting experience on Navy, MSC, Army or USCG programs required.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Word, basic data entry with spreadsheets and database knowledge
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  • Problem solving skills, flexibility and the ability to work autonomously required.
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos required.
  • Ability to perform simple math such as adding, measuring, subtracting, multiplying and dividing required.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form required.
  • Must have a current security clearance or be able to obtain a security clearance to access government websites.
  • US Citizen.
  • Must maintain  appropriate Personnel Qualification Standard (PQS) certification
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Rapid Gate Clearance Certification within six (6) months of employment.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Military Base Access.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Common Access Card.


  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.
  • Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be eligible for employment  with Austal USA:
    • 18 years or older at time of application
    • Able to provide proof of US Person status (permanent resident or citizen)
    • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
    • No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date
    • Willing to submit to a drug screen
    • Willing to submit to a background check


  • Microsoft Office applications
  • IFS
  • MMS
  • Haystack


  • Full discretionary authority to assign work, supervise subordinate team members
  • Works autonomously with limited direction in establishing work priorities and assignments.


  • Receipt and tracking of customer required equipment and supplies with significant cost and business impact
  • A significant degree of discretion permitted within the boundaries of broad guidelines to achieve organizational goals and contractual requirements within constraints set by senior management and Organization policies. Includes the coordination and supervision of ILS Warehouse Personnel with responsibility for the standard of workmanship, completion of work assignments and allocation of resources.
  • Interpretation of guideline material and documented precedents and the application of judgment may be required in the determining of solutions to problems.


Engineering, Contracts, Production, all ILS Disciplines, Supply Chain, US

Navy and other Customers, Equipment Suppliers and ILS Support Contractors


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 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 the following:

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

2. Perform prolonged standing (2-3 hour intervals).

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 (0-33% of the day).

6. Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis (34-66% of the day).

7. Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing 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 toe 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 (33-66% of the day).

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

17. Able to utilize adequate visual skills.

18. Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down.

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


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter 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 may be 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.


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


The ILS Outfitting Lead shall ensure Logistics Associate have the necessary

training to fulfill the requirements of their position. This will include any required skill

upgrades as well as a basic understanding of relevant company policies, procedures,

and standards. ILS Warehouse Associate should have a basic understanding of other

ILS operations.