JOB SUMMARY: The primary responsibility is to stand and watch at an assigned location and to identify and prevent any hazardous situations.
Inspects area prior to any hot work being performed to ensure all flammable and combustible material have been removed.
Delivers all safety equipment to include appropriate fire extinguisher to site and is on hand for the work being completed and for area designated.
Must be stationed in the work site such that they can respond quickly to prevent fires.
Must conduct frequent inspections of the hot work areas during hot work to ascertain if area is still safe and working conditions are favorable for employees performing work in the area.
Fire Watch shall report fires and accidents to the officer of the deck immediately and to the Firewatch Coordinator..
Remains in place for thirty minutes following work performed to clean work area and to ensure work site conditions remain safe.
$9.00 to $12.00 per hour
High School Diploma preferred. Must be 18 yrs. to apply. Must complete Fire Watch training.
Must have the ability to carry out written or oral instructions.
Must be able to read and exhibit understanding of Fire Watch training materials.
Able to wear safety equipment provided (i.e. self-contained breathing apparatus)
Must have worked within the maritime industry and be familiar with maritime terminology.
Knowledge of hot work procedures helpful.
Must be able to work effectively with others as firewatchers typically work as part of a field crew.
Must be steady, reliable worker