Preventive Maintenance Technician I -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: Preventive Maintenance Supervisor


SUMMARY: Austal Preventive Maintenance Technician I for Naval/Commercial Ships

under PDSS contract for vessel preventative maintenance during shipyard or Navy

Base availabilities. The position is designed to maintain, preserve and enhance

equipment, while identifying and documenting equipment issues, with the primary goal

being to prevent the failure of equipment before it occurs In Accordance With (IAW)

Vessel Maintenance Requirement Cards (MRCs).


• Follows direction of supervisor for PMS execution in executing assigned tasks daily

• Conducts preventive maintenance according to a schedule of planned maintenance

actions aimed at the prevention of breakdowns and failures IAW assigned MRCs.

• Gathers tools, replacement parts and consumables specified on MRCs to properly

and efficiently execute assigned maintenance items.

• Perform equipment checks and inspections, oil changes, lubrication, filter changes,

and other preventive procedures in accordance with MRCs.

• Executes assigned MRCs requiring noninvasive checks, in which require basic

electrical, mechanical and inspection skills.

• Follows direction and oversite provided by supervisor.

• Refines skills through training provided by PMT II & Supervisor.

• Record equipment conditions including but not limited to deterioration and corrosion.

• Precisely follow established procedures, manufacturer’s technical manuals,

instructions and pre-established guidelines to schedule, plan, and perform the

functions of the job.

• Ensure systems readiness to be placed back into service.

• Records and maintains accurate documentation and objective quality evidence

(OQE) of maintenance being performed IAW requirements of the MRC for each

work item.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

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

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

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

which expects that all relationships among persons in the workplace will be

professional and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment.


• High school diploma/ GED required.

• 1-2 years technical trade or military technical school required.

• Must be capable of performing assigned checks and maintenance within allotted

time to maintain ships schedule and ultimately return to mission duties.

• Demonstrated mechanical & electrical troubleshooting skills required.

Revised 1-16-2020

• Experience in ensuring equipment readiness for installation and operation of marine

equipment required.

• Ability to read, understand, and fill out required documentation and engineering logs


• Good knowledge of shipbuilding processes and operational principles required.

• Prior Navy, Coast Guard, or Merchant Mariner experience extremely beneficial.

• Demonstrated understanding of how marine equipment should operate.

• Current knowledge of OSHA Lockout / Tagout requirements and US Navy Work

Authorization Form (WAF) procedures.

• Previous PQS 301 or higher qualification preferred. If certification is not held,

candidate must be able to obtain PQS 301 certification within 60 calendar days of

date of hire.

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

• Basic electrical skills including use of basic hand tools and meters desired

TOOLS: Various



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

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


• Supervisors/ Foreman

• PDSS Leadership

• Production Manager

• Safety personnel


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

for employment with Austal USA:

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

o 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



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.

Revised 1-16-2020

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.

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.