George G. Sharp, Inc
The Electrician installs, maintains and repairs electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, ensuring that work is in accordance with relevant codes and standards, while installing and servicing food service, laundry, fire suppression systems, lighting and power systems. The Electrician works in a shipyard environment with exposure to extreme heights, confined spaces, and extreme weather conditions, must be able to work assigned shift as needed, perform installation, repair, and testing of shipboard electrical systems, demonstrate ability to work on diverse shipboard electrical systems to include lighting, power distribution, communication and/or navigation, rebuild equipment, install electronic controls and perform maintenance as required. Be able to recognize errors in design drawings, make recommendations for correction and submit red-line drawings to document approved changes.
The Electrician shall have:
a) 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.
b) Minimum of two (2) years of shipboard electrical working experience
c) Maintain Journeyman level of trade competence in their related trade skill
d) 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 naval ships.
e) Electrician should provide a working knowledge of material selection, trade mathematics, interpreting blueprint, technical instructions, and manuals, and the use of electrical measuring instrument.
d) Be able to lift and move 50 pounds and be physically agile to perform tasks in naval ships.
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 sweepers/cleaners, mechanics will be expected to rig their own gear vice needing rigging, etc.)
Cableway Certification (NAVSEA 9304.1D)
Multi-pin connector Certification
Fiber Optic Certification
Confined Space (OSHA 1915.12(d)
10 Hour OSHA Training
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