Thank you for starting your new career journey! Firewatch is an entry level shipyard job, we provide the training, and you can get as much overtime as you want.
Job duties include but not limited to:
Maintaining close observation to ensure fire safety in work areas
Watch out for fire hazards in the workplace while work is performed by other employees.
Maintain the conditions and requirements stated on the safety permit.
Keep flammable materials from ignition sources.
Be prepared to operate fire extinguishers, hydrants, fixed monitors, and hose carts anytime
Maintain clean work areas
Must be able to work for 8 to 12 hours per day
Must be able to work up to 5-7 days a week
Moderate physical effort required, including standing for extended periods.
Continuous mental and visual attention required.
Ability to obtain base access
Subject to random drug and alcohol testing
Lift heavy objects (50-60+/- lbs.)
NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.
The primary responsibility of a firewatch is to stand watch at an assigned location and identify and prevent any hazardous situations.
Typical Job Responsibilities include:
- Inspecting an area prior to any hot work being performed to ensure all flammable and combustible material have been removed
- Delivering all safety equipment (including appropriate fire extinguisher) to site
- Staying stationed in the work site such that they can respond quickly to prevent fires
- Conducting frequent inspections of the hot work areas during hot work to ensure area is still safe and working conditions are favorable
- Reporting fires and accidents to the officer of the deck and Firewatch Coordinator immediately
- Remaining in place for thirty minutes following work performed to clean area and to ensure work site conditions remain safe
High School Diploma preferred. Must complete Fire Watch training.
A firewatch must:
- Have the ability to carry out written and/or oral instructions
- Successfully complete a Fire Watch Training course
- Be able to wear safety equipment provided (i.e. self-contained breathing apparatus)
- Be able to work effectively as part of a field crew
- Be a steady and reliable worker
- Previous work within the maritime industry and familiarity with maritime terminology preferred
- Knowledge of hot work procedures preferred