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Outside Machinist - Journey Level - SEA

Department: Mechanic
Location: Seattle, WA

Vigor Marine is the leading ship repair specialist in the Pacific Northwest. For fishing and cargo and tanker ships. Ferries and national security vessels. For tugs and barges to transoceanic ships and more, we fix, overhaul and modernize single vessels and major global fleets. Vigor Marine. The right-sized facilities and an experienced workforce to meet our customers' needs. On budget and on time.

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

1.    Complies with craft and shipyard safety and environmental measures.
2.    Consistently exceeds Journeyman criteria.
3.    Properly cares for and safely uses hand and power tools and all company property.
4.    According to manufacturers’ specifications, disassembles and inspects for wear, damage and possible malfunction of ships mechanical equipment aboard vessel and in shop, including but not limited to gas, diesel, and steam engines, electrical motors and accessories including valving, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment.
5.    Opens and inspects/repair rudders and shafting which includes bearings and surfaces.
6.    Under supervision, removes and installs ship’s propellers and shafts, using air and electrical chainfalls and various other equipment.
7.    Repairs and inspects pumps and mechanical seals.
8.    Repairs and inspects rudder, wheel, and shafting.
9.    Performs basic winch and windless repairs -- steam and hydraulic.
10.    Basic repair of evaporators.
11.    Tubing assembly and testing of condensers and heat exchanger.
12.    Diesel engine theory and repairs.
13.    Works from ship specifications, work orders, and applicable working drawings and blueprints.
14.    Researches and suggests written comprehensive condition found reports (CFRs).
15.    Responsible for being conversant in all quality assurance requirements.

ESSENTIAL SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Incumbent performs similar work in all areas of the Yard as the need arises.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND/OR KNOWLEDGE
1.    Communicates effectively, works independently or in a group.
2.    Ability to do basic math, i.e. add, subtract, divide and multiply.
3.    Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.
4.    Ability to do percentages, metric and decimal conversions, multiply fractions and decimals as required for use in measurements,.
5.    Propulsion basics including variable pitch props.
6.    Pumps - types and mechanical seals.
7.    Steam systems.
8.    Underwater hull machinery, including bearings.
9.    Blowers, winches, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
10.    Shipboard systems including condensers, heat exchangers, fuel and lube oil, and cooling.

ESSENTIAL EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
High school or GED or equivalent combination of 6-10 years of education and directly applicable work and/or proven skills in the trade.

Journey Level 1 Ship Repair
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
Four-hour fire watch certification, must be obtained within 30 days of hire.
HAZWOPER-First Responder Awareness Level

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Sitting, Standing, Walking, Crouching, Kneeling/Crawling, Stooping, Twisting, Climbing, Balancing, Leg/Foot Use (To repetitively operate machine controls), Reaching, Handling/Grasping, Fingering/Feeling, Pushing/Pulling and Lifting/Carrying.

ESSENTIAL USE OF SENSES
Talking,  Hearing, Vision, Near Acuity (clarity of vision at 20 inches or less), Far Acuity (clarity of vision at 20 feet of more), Depth Perception (three-dimensional vision to judge distance/ spatial relationships), Color Vision (if required to distinguish colors for job performance or safety), Field of Vision (if required to observe a large field of vision while keeping eye fixed on a given point for job performance or safety), and Smell.

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 independently or in a group: 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, dangerous environment, and works at heights.

ESSENTIAL WORKING CONDITIONS
1.    Works indoors: Frequently- Works indoors exposed to temperature variances, vibrations, humidity, chemicals, dust and noise.
2.    Works outdoors: Frequently- Works on shipboard exposed to typical Oregon weather.  
3.    Safety equipment required: Wears welding helmet, long pants, long sleeved shirt, eye protection, hearing protection, respirator, hard hat, and leather shoes, and other equipment as required/needed.
4.    Other Exposures: May be exposed to smoke, acids, degreasing cleaners, fumes, free silica, asbestos, dust, weld flash, paints, solvents, oil and grease.
5.    Operation of equipment/tools/vehicles: Uses: grinders, hand/power tools, air torches, welding machines, come-a-long, chainfall, hammer, wedges, wire feeders, compressed gas tanks, plate shears, automatic multi-head 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 hand tools.
6.    Required hygiene standards: Per company standards.
7.    Other: None

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.

 

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, 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, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

If you require special accommodation to submit an application please call 877-778-8421 and follow the directions to leave a detailed message. Someone will attend to your request within two business days. If you do not have access to a computer please call 877-778-6729 to learn where in your community you can submit an online application.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, 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, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

If you require special accommodation to submit an application please call 877-778-8421 and follow the directions to leave a detailed message. Someone will attend to your request within two business days. If you do not have access to a computer please call 877-778-6729 to learn where in your community you can submit an online application.

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