Preventative Maintenance Supervisor-SDCA 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. 

REPORTS TO: Director Home Port Operations – SDCA

SUPERVISES: Preventive Maintenance Technicians

SUMMARY: The primary objective of this position is to manage execution activities that

prevent the premature failure of systems, equipment and components while maintaining

functional performance capabilities. Ensures that Preventative Maintenance is

accomplished In Accordance With (IAW) the scheduled Preventative Maintenance

Availability (PMAV) planned for a specific time frame of execution.


• Will be required to plan or assist in planning all contracted Maintenance Requirement

Cards (MRCs) for the PMAV.

• Assign personnel with appropriate qualifications to execute the planned

maintenance items based on skill set requirements

• Execute PMAVs within the scheduled time frames.

• Ensuring efficient execution by verifying needed materials and information is

available prior to commencing execution of an item.

• Recording of data acquired during execution of the MRCs and submittal of

associated OQE to the Government Representative.

• Annotating conditions found via Conditions Found Report (CFR) annotating

corrosion or detrition of equipment affecting its service life or compromising it

functional capabilities.

• Identify delays in execution of MRCs via CFR annotating source / cause of

delay and quantifying impact and or ability to perform planned item as a result

of the delay.

• Comply with NAVSEA Standard Items and Joint Fleet Maintenance Manual

• Report on maintenance activities planned vs actual on daily basis

• Perform in process work checks of Technicians ensuring compliance to the

MRCs and sign off of all steps along with quality of service being performed

meets required standards

• Executes planned maintenance and oversight of team with minimal


• Utilizes MAXIMO and ESOMs to acquire and generate data in support of

PMAV execution.

• Trains Preventative Maintenance Technicians assigned as required to perform

their job duties.

• Performs other duties as assigned

• Must be able to travel to off-site work locations approximately 50% of the time

• Must follow Austal Off-Site Temporary Assignment Policy (SUP270)

• Must comply with the Company’s “Equal Opportunity and Anti-Harassment


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Policy” which expects that all relationships among persons in the workplace will

be professional and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment.


• Must be PQS 303 Certified

• Must be qualified and capable of performing all duties of Preventative

Maintenance Technicians I & II

• High School Diploma / GED required

• Minimum of two years of experience in execution of PMAVs on US Navy

Vessels with minimum of one year of those years in a leadership role

• Detailed knowledge of shipboard systems operational characteristics

• Detailed knowledge of mechanical, electrical, propulsion, power generation

and distributive systems

• Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend ships construction drawings,

diagrams schematics, technical manuals and test procedures.

• Current hands on knowledge of OSHA Lockout / Tagout requirements and US

Navy Work Authorization Form (WAF) Process.

• Demonstrated ability to make decisions which maintain safety of personnel

performing maintenance activities as well as safe guarding ships equipment

and systems.

• Executes planned maintenance and oversight of team with minimal


• Prior US Navy or US Coast experience preferred

• Previous experience with Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)

considered a plus

• Willing to become CPR/AED/First Aid trained and certified if requested.

TOOLS: Various


• Works and directs work force with minimal supervision.

• Sets daily schedules for crew

• Ensures all information and materials are available prior to MRC execution

• Establishes performance standards consistent with Austal quality standards,

JFFM, NAVSEA Standard items and other work center supervisors.

• Responsible for constructive feedback to employees and administers discipline

in conjunction with Human Resources guidance and consensus


• Follows established MRC procedures, manufacturer’s technical manuals and

pre-established guidelines to plan and perform the functions of the position


Ships force, PMAV support team, Program Manager, Customer Representatives

including SWRMC and CLWP, Engineers, Port Engineers, Ship Riders etc…


• Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be eligible

for employment with Austal USA:


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o 18 years of age or older at time of application.

o Able to provide proof of US Person Status

o Willing to submit to a drug screen

o Willing to submit to a background check

o No felony convictions of Theft/Deception or Violent crimes within

seven years from disposition date

o No felony convictions of Drug crimes within three years from

disposition date

• The ability to obtain and maintain a DBIDS and or any other clearance or

access that may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your

position responsibilities


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 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


11. Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering


12. Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and


13. Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steeltoes

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.

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

the side and reaching down.


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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 encounters whole 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, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions,

and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne

particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold. The noise level in the work

environment is usually very loud.


Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and

regulations while performing daily job tasks.