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The Pacific Ship Repair & Fabrication, Inc. Weld Engineering Technician supports a wide range of welding processes, testing, procedure development, qualification record management, training and quality assurance. The qualified candidate will possess hands-on welding experience in ship repair, fabrication, or a manufacturing environment. An Associate or Bachelor degree in Welding Engineering, Metallurgy, or Materials Science from an accredited institution with a minimum of three years of related experience is preferred; however, equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of degree.

Principal Responsibilities:
- Initiates, coordinates and oversees welding procedure qualifications at multiple company locations
- Works closely with subcontracted NDT inspection facility to conduct required testing
- Ensures individual welder qualifications are properly documented and maintained through periodic performance standards
- Conducts and/or monitors periodic workmanship training
- Performs welder record reviews and prepares records for audit/review by government agency certification
- Maintains and updates established database containing weld procedure status and individual welder qualification record summaries
- Coordinates with production trade supervisor on matters involving newly hired welder initial qualification, periodic welder proficiency updates, and welder requalification as needed
- Reviews welding surveillance documentation for compliance and trend analysis. Periodically performs and monitors welding surveillances for affected production trade departments and Marine Closures Department
- Attends monthly weld workmanship team meetings with NAVSEA’s Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) and other prime contractors to ensure ship repair industry best practices and waterfront maintenance lessons learned are incorporated as needed
- Oversees submission of vendor reports in established database for issues affecting Marine Closures Department
- Maintains a close working relationship with entire Quality Assurance Department staff and production trade supervisors responsible for welding processes and performance

Basic Skills:
- Proficient with MS Office suite (Excel, Access, Word) or other computer applications related to welding process control and management
- Ability to manage/process multiple project schedules simultaneously with a focus on report punctuality and quality
- Ability to access U.S. Navy vessels when necessary to better understand workflow and processes and to conduct inspections as necessary
- Capable of passing routine background check associated with credentialing process for government installation access (i.e., RapidGate)
- Excellent organizational skills (including filing, tracking changes, document handling and security)
- Weld NDT experience; Level-III examiner certification preferred
- Familiarity with ABS standards preferred.

The ideal candidate should have at least some all-around U.S. Navy ship knowledge in a role relating to shipboard operations and/or ship repair industry. Applicant must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to relate well with shipyard trades and supporting departments. Basic understanding of NAVSEA Standard Items and NAVSEA welding references is required.


Thorough knowledge of the procedures, work methods, practices, technicalities, tools, equipment, layouts, and setups used in the trade within assigned areas of responsibility. Background should include considerable progressively responsible rigging experience, particularly at the supervisory and general foreman level. Position requires considerable ability to plan, coordinate, and direct the activities of numerous subordinates to attain high quality and efficiency. Incumbent must be able to recognize and grasp the rigging requirements in the NAVFAC P-307, ASME B30.9-2006 and OSHA Shipyard Industry Standards. The ability to set priorities, develop schedules, and meet commitments in a complex multi-project environment is critical. Incumbent must be able to read blueprints and military specifications. Considerable interpersonal skills are required to communicate ideas and information effectively and concisely, gain cooperation, enforce work orders and standards, and resolve conflicts and disputes. Position requires the physical ability to move throughout ship during all rigging practices.


Capable of supervising all major and minor rigging evolutions. Ability to plan sequential shift work and conduct turnovers. Knowledge of all rigging equipment. Ability to test and install shipboard and yard equipment. Requires 10 years rigging trade experience.


Position requires extensive knowledge in the field of quality assurance as applied in the ship repair industry. Background should include course work in quality. Incumbent must have a record of successfully responding to the demands of department-wide administration as well as organizing, staffing and directing sound and balanced technical programs for achieving high quality in the work performed. Should possess developed interpersonal skills since resolving conflict situations, gaining cooperation from others and persuading others to action are all difficult to achieve in this position. Complex technical information and ideas must be communicated clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Past experience and certification as NDT Level III is beneficial.

Essential Job Abilities/Skills/Knowledge

1. Through subordinate inspection personnel, oversees and manages all quality assurance work done by the company so that quality tests and inspections are conducted and documented on a timely basis, in an effective manner, and in accordance with plans and budgets. Coordinates the submission of required Process Control Procedures to Customer for review and acceptance. Takes appropriate actions to eliminate conflicts and disruptions in departmental and interdepartmental activities related to quality assurance. Ensures that all defects uncovered by subordinate personnel, Naval inspectors, regulatory inspectors, and others are corrected in an expedient manner.

2. Plans, develops, and implements all phases of the quality assurance program for ship repair projects. Defines the overall strategy and administrative systems necessary to meet the quality assurance requirements of all the company's various repair contracts and provides a full program of vendor, subcontractor, receiving (including Government funded material), installation, operation inspections; nondestructive tests and analyses; welder qualification certification and maintenance of qualifications; and equipment calibration.

3. Continuously monitors and evaluates production work, material handling, and other company activities to prevent or obtain early correction of procedures or practices which may adversely affect final product quality.

4. Confers with subordinate supervisors and employees on grievances and conflicts. Initiates or approves all selection, transfer, promotion, evaluation, and termination of personnel within the department.

5. Ensures that subordinate staff is continually developed and trained. Designs and implements internal training programs. Monitors seminars, courses, and workshops from outside sources and arranges for subordinates to attend where applicable.

6. Prepares operating budget, short-term objectives, and long-range goals for department and submits them to top management for guidance and approval.

7. Meets with Navy and other industry quality assurance leaders and top management to explain and interpret quality assurance testing programs and problems and to help resolve major quality assurance issues associated with ship repair projects.

8. Keeps abreast of changes and new developments in the field of quality assurance within the marine industry and integrates them into the company's operations as appropriate. Complete knowledge of ISO Programs and compliance.


Must have 3-5 years recent marine experience in trade and possess good mechanical skills and the ability to read blueprints and tech manuals.


Must have 3-5 years recent marine experience in trade. Applicants must possess shipboard mechanical skills and the ability to read blueprints and tech manuals.


Three to five years’ experience in all facets of lagging on military and commercial vessels. Knowledge of piping systems, layout patterns for hall board, application methods for piping, machinery, and vent systems. Strong understanding of blueprints, sketches, and ship diagrams. Possess knowledge of Navy ship spaces. Capable of directing workforce and crew direction. Understands material procurement, government specifications and MIL standards. Can utilize IDM system and work with other trades. Understands, complies and enforces Pacific Ship Repair QMS SOP’s, Pacific Ship Repair SOP’s, and Pacific Ship Repair Injury Prevention Program. Can work competently with Program Management and Government Representatives. Works with his/her tools while assisting/supervising a small working crew. Knowledge of asbestos abatement helpful and ability to obtain abatement certification preferred. Successful post-employment certification for driving condor, scissor-lift, forklift and pick-up. Skills in basic math and measuring, fabrication and installation. Must be able to access and move around ships safely, work at heights and in confined spaces with limited visibility. MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN RAPID GATE CREDENTIALS


Ability to read blueprints, schematics and apply OHMS Law for shipboard applications on electrical & interior-communication systems. Must understand EPISM & Standard Items and pass a written Electrical test. Prefer US Navy E-5 or above. MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN RAPID GATE CREDENTIALS


Must have 3 years recent experience as a quality control inspector or in the electrical field. Ability to read blueprints, schematics and apply OHMS Law for shipboard applications on electrical & interior-communication systems. Thorough understanding of EPISM & Standard Items and pass Electrical Department written test. Prefer US Navy E-5 or above. MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN RAPID GATE CREDENTIALS