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Heavy Industrial Shipyard Marine Mechanic

Department: Mechanic
Location: Portland, OR

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: (This list is not intended to detail all aspects of the assigned work but is representative of the job’s overall responsibilities)  

  •  Communicates effectively, works independently or in a group. 
  •  Complies with craft and shipyard safety and environmental measures. 
  •  Properly cares for and safely uses hand and power tools and all company property. 
  •  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. 
  •  Under supervision, removes and installs ship’s propellers and shafts, using air and electrical chain-falls and various other equipment. 
  •  Diesel engine theory and repairs. 
  •  Basic repair of evaporators. 
  •  Ability to do basic math, i.e. add, subtract, divide and multiply. 
  •  Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English. 
  •  Ability to do percentages, metric and decimal conversions, multiply fractions and decimals as required for use in measurements,. 
  •  Propulsion and steering system basics including propellers and Rudders. 
  •  Various type Pumps and mechanical shaft seals. 
  •  Steam systems. Knowledge of Boilers and turbines a plus 
  •  Shipboard machinery, including but not limited to Cranes, Davits, Winches, Valves of all type 
  •  Hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. 
  •  Shipboard systems including condensers, heat exchangers, fuel and lube oil, and cooling. 

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

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND/OR KNOWLEDGE:

  •  Communicates effectively, works independently or in a group. 
  •  Ability to do basic math, i.e. add, subtract, divide and multiply. 
  •  Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English. 
  •  Ability to do percentages, metric and decimal conversions, multiply fractions and decimals as required for use in measurements,. 
  •  Propulsion basics including variable pitch props. 
  •  Pumps - types and mechanical seals. 
  •  Steam systems. 
  •  Underwater hull machinery, including bearings. 
  •  Blowers, winches, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. 
  •  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 

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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