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Mechanic- Swan Island

Department: Mechanic
Location: Portland, OR

Position Title: Mechanic

Vigor Values 

Vigor expects all employees to enhance the atmosphere in which they work by living the Vigor Values every day.

Truth: We seek the truth, and we speak the truth
Responsibility:
 We act on what we know is right
Evolution
: We seek mastery, and adapt to a changing world
Love:
 We care about the people we work with, and the world we live in.

General Position Summary:
Fabricate and assemble structural forms while complying with company Health, Safety, and Environmental programs. Leading and direct others in the fabrication process.

Specific Job Skills: 

  •  Preference will be given to applicants with pressure vessel or tank experience.
  •  Sub-Arc welding and Dual Shield. NQA-1 or similarly, highly documented work experience is a plus.
  • Safely perform work in small and/or confined spaces, on ladders, and at heights of 20 feet or more.
  • Recognize and resolve unsafe working conditions.
  • Effectively communicate information and ideas in English both verbally and in writing without assistance or translation.
  • Ability to interpret and comply with WPS “Weld Procedure Certification” forms.
  • Produce high quality welds using FCAW, SMAW, and Sub Arc welding processes and successfully pass x-ray quality 3G and 4G Full Pen Weld tests on 3/4" plate using FCAW 1/16" wire and others as deemed appropriate for your assignment.
  • Advanced mechanical skills sufficient to set up, trouble shoot and operate standard fabrication equipment.
  • Show proficiency and become certified in the operations and control of equipment and systems, including Forklift Operation, Overhead Crane Operation, Hi-Lift Operation, and JLG Operation.
  • Conduct inspections of finished products to evaluate quality. 
  • Complete installation and fabrication to exceed published standards and/or project specifications.
  • Perform math calculations (add, subtract, divide, multiply) and use mathematics based logic to solve complex problems.
  • Strong geometry skills and ability to perform layout and calculations on round structures.
  • Accurately use a tape measure and other measuring devices.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities: 

  • Understand, promote and adhere to a Safety First culture by following safety guidelines and requirements at all times, understanding and properly utilizing the appropriate personal protective equipment for each situation.
  • Set up and operate all types of welding equipment (i.e. sub-arc, automated equipment, stick, flux core, manual and semi-automated) applying advanced knowledge of weld electrodes and wire, machine settings, quality and quantity standards, and the use of oxygen/fuel gas torch for cutting and pre-heat.
  • Consistently meet individual daily production goals as set by superintendents, supervisors and designated lead employees.
  • Accurately interpret work specifications, work orders, blueprints, schematics, and other assembly documentation.
  • Assemble product with speed and accuracy, applying advanced mechanical skills with minimal direction or supervision.
  • Understand, perform, and effectively communicate the results of quality assurance and non-destructive testing procedures.
  • Visually inspect completed welds to assure adherence to specifications and standards.
  • Perform routine and minor maintenance on equipment, using advanced knowledge of the equipment and the processes to determine the appropriate timing and type of maintenance required. Communicate with maintenance and facilities when appropriate.
  • Perform air arc gouging when removing welds or preparing weld joints.

Secondary Functions:

  •  Pulling cable, hoses, or leads
  •  Cleaning
  •  Minor staging
  •  Rigging
  •  Mentoring and training of other trades people
  •  Attend training classes such as confined space, forklift operation, crane operation, etc.

Job Scope:
This position routinely works with minimal supervision taking instruction from specifications, work orders, blueprints, schematics, and other documentation.

Supervisory Responsibility: While this position will not have supervisor responsibility at times they will be required to lead and direct others in the fabrication process.

Interpersonal Contacts:
This position works both independently and as part of a team. The ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with others within the team, in other parts of the organization, and within other closely aligned organizations is essential in this role.

 Education and/or Experience: 

  • High-school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • A minimum of 3 yrs experience welding, fitting, blue print reading, overhead crane operation, etc. in a heavy manufacturing environment.

Job Conditions:
Work is performed in a wide variety of environments including heights of 20 feet or more, small and/or confined spaces, and outdoors in all weather conditions. Will routinely bend, twist, kneel, walk, climb, and reach for 1-12 hours per day. Will sit, stand, and walk for 1-12 hours per day. Will endure noise, fumes, dust, and inclement weather. Must be able to lift and carry 1-60 lbs throughout the day. Must be able to push or pull up to 75 lbs. 

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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