A Lead person’s primary duties consist of supervising a group of employees on an assigned job. Ensures that workers accomplish required job assignments. Maintains employee time and certification records.
Ensures that yard safety rules and regulations are carried out. Carries out other duties as assigned by the Shop Foreperson for the following shops; 1st, 2nd and 3rd and 1st step class levels are based on proficiency, knowledge, skills and abilities of machines.
Duties and responsibilities
(Duties and responsibilities, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is illustrative ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.)
Ability to complete the Welding process and make adjustments to the welding apparatus depending on the type of weld being performed.
Ability to regulate gas pressure, select the proper torch tip, pre and post heat as required and weld butt, lap, fillet joints in flat, vertical and over head positions.
Complete welds on mild steel, carbon steel, cast iron, copper, and their alloys by fusion and adhesion, as well as braze and solder ferrous and non ferrous metals.
Ability to use jigs, clamps and positioners as well as select electrode.
Receive job assignments from supervisor and carries out assignments as directed.
Required to perform routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Must be able to speak to others to convey information effectively so that the job can be completed in the manner it should be.
Needs to have the ability to keep hand and arm steady while moving the arm or while holding the hand in one position.
Have the ability to see details at close range while he/she is doing his/her job functions.
Must have the ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Be able to quickly move the hand, the hand together with the arm, or two hands to grasps, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Have the ability to make precise coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Must be able to perform 6G6 “ steel pipe.
Must be certified in three position A361/2” plate by stick.
Evolving knowledge of metal characteristics
Metal repair and fabrication by oxyacetylene, metallic arc and inert gas shielding arc.
Full knowledge of safety codes and practices regarding explosives gases and hazardous rays.
Responsible to check with the superintendent in charge of the job to get the scope of the work on a daily basis.
Be able to interpret drawings, specifications with regard to the job, order materials, and write reports to generate new work.
Inspect all areas of the job for hazards and unsafe conditions; coordinate with the fire watch supervisor and fire watches to ensure it is safe in the areas where hot work is to be performed.
Ensure that all safety rules are followed and all unsafe conditions are reported to the Safety Department.
Prepare a written report of all incidents including injuries that occur on the job.
Assists other trades when required; works closely with regulatory bodies and gives a proper turnover to his/her relief.
Ensures work areas are secure upon completion of assigned shift.
Recognize and communicate any problems.
Supervise crews to obtain top quality workmanship, efficiency, employee satisfaction, morale, communication, commitment, teamwork and pride.
Suggest and initiate personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, hires and training requirements. Adhere to the company’s Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy when taking part in any employment action or decision, such as hiring, job assignment, layoff or termination.
Communicate regularly about repair and maintenance needs on all major pieces of equipment on assigned jobs.
Relate to the employees in a professional, courteous and respectful manner, appropriately responding to their issues/ complaints.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Basic Knowledge of planning, allocate resources, manage production and coordinate people and equipment.
Knowledge of materials, methods and the tools involved in shipbuilding, specific to his/ her department.
Time management, active listening, oral and written expression and comprehension, critical thinking and reasoning skills.
The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
Strong mathematical abilities and the ability to remember words, numbers and other information. Should have a basic understanding of blueprints, surveys and job specifications.
A minimum of two to four years of related skill, knowledge or experience is needed for these occupations. Must include related on-the-job training and experience in shipbuilding.
Experience and training must include methods, techniques, equipment and hands-on experience.
High school degree or equivalent.
Frequent contact with skilled trades workers, superintendents, foreman and / or assistant foeman.
Work is regularly performed in outside weather conditions, including rain and extreme heat, near moving mechanical parts and includes occasional exposure to wet and/or humid conditions and to vibration. The work environment may be loud.
This role may use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/ Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday. This position periodically requires long hours and weekend work. Regular and predictable on-site attendance is an essential function and a prerequisite to perform other essential functions of the position.
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although periodic out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.
Required Education and Experience
High school degree or equivalent.
Preferred Education or Experience
Education based on requirements that are job-related and consistent with the business necessity.
Experience in a Shipyard/ Military setting.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.
Shipfitters will layout and fabricate metal structural parts such as plates, bulkheads, and frames within the hull of a vessel for riveting or welding. Shipfitters use such tools as shears, punches, drill presses, bending rolls, bending slabs, furnaces, saws, and metal presses up to 750 tons. Also, Shipfitters will need to be proficient in the use of Oxygen Acetylene cutting procedures, and have the ability to tack weld. Typical layout work will consist of preparing plates for shearing, planning and bench planning, angles for punching and shearing, making collars, brackets for installation, furnaced plate, airports and manholes. Typical installation tasks will be deck ladders, fittings for riggings, mooring equipment ventilating equipment, oil-tight hatches, dry cargo hatches and braces, king posts and masts, engine room floor plates, engine room grating, shell castings, stern frames, anchor handling, and stem casting. Fabrication assignments may consists of plumbing a transverse bulkhead, lifting a shell frame from a vessel, construction of and/or duplicating structural parts. The Shipfitter is familiar with such equipment as hydraulic jacks and pumps, steamboat ratchets, strongbacks, yokes, dogs and wedges, pneumatic tools and chalk lines.
Most shipfitter careers require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, and/or an associate's degree. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, and/or experience is required for these occupations, particularly in the use of career-related tools and work in a marine setting.