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Sea Trial Mate

Job ID: 106690
Location: USA Mobile, Alabama
Status: Full Time
JobLevel: Entry Level
Company: Austal USA
Contact: Dana Harris
Address: 1 Dunlap Dr.
Mobile, AL 36602
Phone: 251-445-1932

Job Description
REPORTS TO: Test & Trials

SUPERVISES: Shipboard Personnel underway


· Reports to the Trials Master while underway and is responsible, along with the Master, for the safe navigation of the vessel.

· Assists the launch team with the logistics and coordination of launching vessels

· Ensures all navigational equipment is updated, correct, and onboard.

· Train and educate personnel on line handling duties, look out duties, and on life saving equipment, such as, marine evacuation system, life rafts, life jackets, firefighting capabilities of vessel, etc.

· Organize and coordinates vessel movements within the harbor

· Communicates with Harbor Master, pilots, USCG, and local tug companies about movements, sailings, tests, launches and shifts

· Work closely with different vendors, navy, customer, and ABS during testing of various systems


· Must be a USCG licensed mariner with an unlimited tonnage deck license of Second mate or higher.

· Must be familiar with an integrated bridge system, be comfortable with the ship trials environment and have experience to make sound judgments and provide explicit direction to the trials team.

· Water jet and high speed experience a plus.




LIASES WITH: Shipboard Personnel and Trials Team

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. Must be able to tour all vessels and work sites.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

Specific physical requirements include the following:

1.Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel.

2.Perform prolonged standing.

3.Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis.

4.Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis.

5.Lift/push/pull 50lbs to 75lbs on an occasional basis.

6.Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis.

7.Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps).

8.Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or man lifts.

9.Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, overhead).

10.Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment.

11.Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles.

12.Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment.

13.Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toes shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards.

14.Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures.

15.Ability to enter 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time.

16.Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands.

17.Able to utilize adequate visual skills.

18.Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down.

19.Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.

20.Must be able to obtain and maintain a. “Secret Security Clearance


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters whole performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.


Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.


•Candidates must be able to provide proof of US Person status.

•Must be able to obtain and maintain required Security Clearance.
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