South Bay Sand Blasting & Tank Cleaning
  • 24-Mar-2022 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Yard
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
  • Full Time


Job Description

SOUTH BAY SANDBLASTING & TANK CLEANING, INC. is a local Portsmouth, Virginia shipyard related subcontractor looking to hire a Master Equipment Mechanic


Job Summary

We are looking for a skilled Master Equipment Mechanic to maintain and repair gas and diesel vehicles and machines including pumps, hydraulics, engines, electric motors, heaters, sand blast, and hydro blast equipment. You will be responsible for troubleshooting issues and fixing them aiming to maximum reliability and functionality. With emphasize on welding, the ideal candidate will perform welding and fabrication duties for maintenance, repair, and fabrication in support of equipment, and facilities projects.


At this time we are not relocation, only applicants in the Norfolk, VA and surroundings will be considered.


Essential Functions and Major Responsibilities:

  • Inspect vehicles and equipment to diagnose issues accurately
  • Perform maintenance, repairs, part replacement, and upgrades to company vehicles and equipment
  • Conduct routine maintenance work (replacing fluids, lubricating parts etc.) to support vehicle
  • Schedule future maintenance and advise appropriate vehicle/equipment to use
  • Provide accurate estimates (cost, time, effort) for a repair/maintenance work
  • Maintain vehicle/equipment maintenance logs with maintenance history and issues fixed
  • Maintain equipment and tools in good condition
  • Ability to handle various tools (e.g. pliers) and heavy equipment (e.g. lift)
  • Observe and abide by all safety precautions for protections against accidents, dangerous fluids, chemicals, etc.
  • Perform maintenance and repair welding/fitting/fabrication operations
  • Ability to perform layout of welding and fitting operations
  • Ability to interpret blueprints
  • Safe and efficient use of various welding and cutting tools
  • Operate equipment and machines, including gas and arc welding equipment, saws, jointers and other hand and power tools safely and efficiently
  • Ability to weld with both wire feed and stick in all positions

Qualification and Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma is preferred; Certification from a vocational school or completion of apprenticeship is preferred
  • Proven experience as auto mechanic
  • Proven experience as welder
  • Excellent knowledge of mechanical, electrical, hydraulics and electronic components
  • Knowledge of blueprint interpretation
  • Working knowledge of troubleshooting and diagnostic methods
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Excel) a plus
  • Valid certifications (e.g ASE) a plus

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to climb up and down ladders and gangways, work aloft while wearing fall prevention equipment
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and carry the same for short distances and up and down stairs and steep inclines
  • The work requires long periods of sitting in awkward positions, standing on a variety of surfaces and at differing angles, bending over, crouching, and climbing up and over obstructions such as scaffolding, ladders, and internal barge and boat structural members.

Other requirements:

All positions require a pre-employment medical test. This employer participates in E-Verify. Must be able to qualify for DBIDS security clearance. Ability to read technical English is a must. U.S. Citizenship is preferred (for some work locations it is required). Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


To respond to this ad, you:

  • MUST provide us with a resume

If all requirements listed above are not provided your application will not be considered.

Please respond to this ad on our website: https://sbsbtc.applicantpro.com/jobs/


Women, veterans, and their spouses are encouraged to apply.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/AA M/F D/V

Job Type: Full-time

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