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Marine Electrician

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George G. Sharp, Inc.
George G. Sharp, Inc.
5041 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: 757-499-4125

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George G. Sharp, Inc.
5041 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Job Title: Marine Electrician Location: Virginia Beach, VA Job type: Full time General Description / Language to Use for Job Postings: The Marine Electrician installs, maintains and repairs electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, ensuring that work are in accordance with relevant codes and standards. Reports to: Team Leader Responsibilities: • Performs installation, repair, and testing of shipboard electrical systems. • Demonstrate the ability to work on diverse shipboard electrical systems to include light, power distribution, communication and or navigation, rebuild equipment, install electronic controls and perform maintenance as required. • Must be able to recognize errors in design drawings; make recommendations for correction and submit red-line drawing to document approved changes. Minimum Educational Qualifications: • High school degree or equivalent GED and completed, in this trade, a shipyard apprenticeship program or a supplemental technical/vocational training beyond high school or on the job training in the shipboard industry. Minimum Previous Experience: • Minimum of (2) years’ of shipboard electrical working experience. • Be at journeyman level of trade competence • Possess thorough knowledge of reading and understanding electrical blueprints; have the ability to accomplish installation, alteration, repair, trouble shooting, maintenance, testing and operation of electrical equipment or systems in U.S. Naval ships. • Electrician should provide a working knowledge of material selection, trade mathematics, interpreting blueprint, technical instructions, and manuals, and the use of electrical measuring instrument. • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and be physically agile to perform tasks in U.S. Naval ships. Minimum Additional Training: • Must pass an occupational physical and respirator fit test • Confined Space (OSHA 1915.12(d) • Cableway Certification (NAVSEA 9.04.1D) • Multi-pin connector Certification • Fiber Optic Certification • 10 hour OSHA training Other: • Must be a US citizen • Must be able to access government installations • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and be physically agile to perform tasks in U.S. Naval ships. • Must be able to walk, crawl, climb ladders and climb stairs without restriction • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen Note: Due to the nature of the work, crossing of trade boundaries will be required (i.e., paint touch up will not require a painter in most cases, each person will clean up after themselves thus not requiring sweeper/cleaners, mechanics will be expected to rig their own gear vice needing rigging, etc.

Category: Marine Electrician

NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.

Marine Electricians are typically responsible for assembling, installing, testing, and maintaining electrical wiring and equipment, as well as inspecting electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, or necessary repairs. Marine Electricians may also prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring or equipment while ensuring compliance with safety codes
Typically a High school diploma or GED is required, along with technical or post-secondary electrician's degree and license.
Typically, employers require:
- Minimum of five years verifiable work experience in the ship repair industry
- Basic trade specific knowledge, such as n understanding of power tools and their usage
- Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in the testing and repair of electrical components
- Reliability and dependability
- Ability to obtain a security clearance