Laborer Associate at Vigor Industries

Vigor Marine is the leading ship repair specialist in the Pacific Northwest. For fishing and cargo and tanker ships. Ferries and national security vessels. For tugs and barges to transoceanic ships and more, we fix, overhaul and modernize single vessels and major global fleets. Vigor Marine. The right-sized facilities and an experienced workforce to meet our customers' needs. On budget and on time.

TO APPLY: Apply ONLINE here!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.  Successfully performs work as an individual, as a member of a single craft, or a multi-craft work crew.  Performs work with minimal supervision.  
1.    Complies with craft and shipyard safety and environmental measures.
2.    Performs transportation, cleaning, and fire watch duties supporting shipyard projects.
3.    Performs general cleaning of the following: vessel, dock, sea valves, sea chest, chain locker and chains fore and aft peaks, void tanks, feed water tanks, aux. and main condenser, D.C. heater, portable air receiver, etc.
4.    Works in a team environment.
5.    Responsible for boiler and/or stack set up, pressure washing or steam cleaning.
6.    Properly cares for and safely uses hand and power tools and all company property.

ESSENTIAL SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  Incumbent performs similar work in all areas of the Yard as the need arises.

1.    Communicates effectively.
2.    Ability to do basic math, i.e. add, subtract, divide and multiply.
3.    Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.
4.    Recognize and resolve unsafe working conditions.
5.    Ability to set up and monitor the operation of service pumps, i.e., keeping a pump from     freezing, etc.
6.    Familiarity with the general layout of a vessel and its tanks, spaces, and other     compartments.

High School diploma or GED preferred. Proven skills, work history and/or applicable education will be considered in lieu of work experience.

Associate 1
Proficient in both Fire Watch and general clean up.  Grinds pipe and structural steel under the direction of a Journey Level employee or Supervisor.  Pulls leads and/or cable as directed.  May also perform Fire Watch related duties.  To progress to the next level they must have three (3) basic Ship Repair Skills and acquire three more.

Four-hour fire watch certification; annual respirator certification
HAZWOPER-First Response Awareness Level

Standing, Walking, Crouching, Kneeling/Crawling, Stooping, Twisting, Climbing, Balancing, Leg/Foot Use, Reaching, Extension, Handling/Grasping, Fingering/Feeling, Pushing/Pulling, and Lifting/Carrying.  

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Talking:  - Frequently, Hearing:  Frequently, Vision: Near Acuity, Far Acuity, Depth Perception, Field of Vision and Smell. 

1.    Interaction/communication with others: Frequently- interacts with coworkers while performing activities. 
2.    Works alone/independently: Frequently- works in the presence of other laborers/crafts people.
3.    Directs/supervises others: Not required.
4.    Repetitive work: Work frequently consists of performing similar tasks throughout the day.
5.    Attention to detail: Must perform tasks in a safe manner both for personal safety and safety of those around.
6.    Flexibility:  Needs to be flexible depending on needs of other crafts people.
7.    Other mental/psychological demands:  None.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.    Works indoors: Frequently – May be exposed to petroleum and petroleum by-products as well as grease, paint, fumes, dust, vibration, asbestos, free-silica, welding flash and noise.
2.    Works outdoors: Frequently- (Exposed to all kinds of typical Oregon weather.)
3.    Safety equipment required: Wears hardhat, safety glasses, hearing protection, and respirator for jobs that require it.
4.    Other Exposures: May be exposed to petroleum and petroleum by-products including grease, paint, fumes, dust, vibration, asbestos, free-silica, welding flash and noise.
5.    Operation of equipment/tools/vehicles:  Uses jackhammer, high-pressure hose/gun, fire extinguisher, power/hand tools, air tools, mop, shovel, broom, come-a-long,  needle gun, pump (up to 100#), welding lead, discharge hoses 1 1/2" x 50', utility knife, power tools, flashlight, and rope/synthetic line, etc. 
6.    Required hygiene standards: Per company standards.
7.    Other:  None.

Must have the ability to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.



Emily Sterling