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Combo Welder - Journey Level - KTN

Department: Fitter/Welder
Location: Ketchikan, AK

Vigor Alaska operates the Ketchikan Shipyard on behalf of the City of Ketchikan, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority – and on behalf of our customers.
We offer top-notch and expanding facilities in southern southeastern Alaska, in our state’s fifth largest city along the famed Inland Passage. Our experience, like the waters around us, runs deep.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Successfully performs work individually, as a member of a single craft crew, or a multi-craft work crew.

•    Complies with craft and shipyard safety and environmental measures.
•    Consistently exceeds JourneyLevel standards.
•    Works in the shop as a positive addition to the workforce, applying shipboard skills.
•    Works from ship specifications, work orders and applicable working drawings and blueprints, i.e., form, shape, fit, and weld on vessels.
•    Researches and suggests solutions to conditions requiring comprehensive condition found reports (CFRs).
•    Responsible for being conversant in all quality assurance requirements.
•    Performs burning and effectively uses scarfing tip for clean up, bevel parts, etc.
•    Performs Arc welding - SMAW, FCAW, GMAW.
•    Performs carbon arc gouging for weld preparation and cleanup.
•    Properly cares for and safely uses hand and power tools.
•    Coordinates the performance and completion of job specifications
•    Demonstrated ability to do basic shipboard layout.
•    Complies with craft and shipyard safety and environmental measures.
•    Installs new and/or affects repairs to ships structure, foundations, structural closures and outfitting items
•    Cuts, bevels and flushes steel with a Gas/Oxy burning torch
•    Prepares surfaces by grinding and chipping
•    Comprehends and understands marine architectural blueprints.  Must be able to determine information to fabricate, erect and install ships structures, foundations, structural closures and outfitting items from blueprint.
•    Tack welds steel and/or aluminum components


OTHER FUNCTIONS:
•    Maintains a clean and orderly work area

ESSENTIAL USE OF SENSES
Talking, hearing, vision, depth perception, color vision, field of vision.
 

ESSENTIAL MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
1.    Interaction/communication with others: Frequently- Interacts with others to ensure ongoing safety of operation. May work with several individuals in a confined space.
2.     Works alone/independently: Frequently- Works in the presence of other individuals performing duties.
3.     Directs/supervises others: Not Required.
4.     Repetitive work: Work is similar on a day to day basis.
5.     Attention to detail: Must perform all tasks in compliance with regulatory agency standards.
6.    Flexibility: May move from one job to another, unexpectedly.
7.    Other mental/psychological demands: Works in a noisy environment, and works at heights.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF JOB TASKS:
Standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, overhead reaching, all direction reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting, climbing, balancing, bending, crouching, squatting, simple grasping, crawling,  and fine manipulation.

EQUIPMENT/TOOLS AND/OR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING REQUIRED TO ACCOMPLISH JOB     TASKS:
    pneumatic grinder    drill press    hard hat
    shears    punch    safety glasses
    hand drill    saber saw    hearing protection
    hand tools    chipping gun    respirator
    gas/oxy burning torch    brake    coveralls
    hood vent for welding    welding equipment    buffer

ESSENTIAL MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Interaction/communication with others: Frequently- Interacts with others to ensure ongoing safety of operation. May work with several individuals in a confined space.
Works alone/independently: Frequently- Works in the presence of other individuals performing duties.
Directs/supervises others: Not Required.
Repetitive work: Work is similar on a day to day basis.
Attention to detail: Must perform all tasks in compliance with regulatory agency standards.
Flexibility: May move from one job to another, unexpectedly.
Other mental/psychological demands: Works in a noisy environment, and works at heights.
 
ESSENTIAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Works indoors: Frequently- Works indoors exposed to temperature variances, vibrations, humidity, chemicals, dust and noise.
Works outdoors: Frequently- Works on shipboard exposed to typical Oregon weather.
Safety equipment required: Wears welding helmet, long pants, long sleeved shirt, eye protection, hearing protection, respirator, hard hat, and leather shoes.
Other Exposures: Smoke, acids, degreasing cleaners, fumes, free silica, asbestos, dust, weld flash, paints, solvents, oil and grease.
Operation of equipment/tools/vehicles: Uses grinders, hand/power tools, air torches, welding machines, comealong, chainfall, hammer, wedges, wire feeders, compressed gas tanks, plate shears, automatic multihead burning machine, hydraulic press and punch, large and small plate rolls, carbon saw, large surface slab for securing fabrication, overhead and jib cranes and rigging, drill presses and a complete range of handtools.
Required hygiene standards: Per company standards.
Other: None

MINIMUM TRAINING/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
High School diploma or GED preferred. 5-10 years relevant work experience. Proven skills, work history and/or applicable education will be considered in lieu of work experience.

Some knowledge of several skills with more advanced knowledge of 1 primary skill and possess at least 1 certification (hours in skilled trade & demonstrated proficiency). Requires general supervision during performance of primary skill, but is able to perform job duties of A-1 through A-3 with little or no supervision.

ESSENTIAL CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Welder -- Certifiable in 11018, dual shield and SMAW.
Four hour fire watch certification
HAZWOPER- First Responder Awareness Level.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
The physical requirements will vary from day to day, assignment to assignment.  
Must be able to follow supervisory instructions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.   Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor(s).

Must have the ability to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others.      

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.



 

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