BAE Systems Handyperson 1st Class (Outside Machine Shop) in Norfolk, Virginia

Job Description

Position Summary:

Handypersons help and assist mechanics with their key roles and responsibilities. Handypersons are expected to have an intermediary knowledge of key roles and responsibilities as well as functional knowledge specific to their trade. Handypersons must also have demonstrated the ability to perform all tasks of Handyperson (2nd & 3rd), Helper (1st & 2nd) and show a desire to learn new tasks.

Key Responsibilities & Functional Knowledge:

Performance Related

  • Proven ability to perform tasks of Handyperson 2nd and 3rd, and helper

  • 12 months without any written warnings for rules violation

  • Must have a good performance evaluation

  • Able to report to work on time each day and have good attendance record

  • Able to work overtime when required

  • Able to work with others and in a team

  • Demonstrate improved trade skills

Process/Procedure related

  • Ability to comprehend processes and procedures

  • Able to understand and follow safety rules

  • Have a working understanding of Tag Out and Lock Tag out programs

  • Know and understand basic math

  • Able to read and write

  • Accomplish assigned tasks under moderate supervision

  • Have a working knowledge of the WAF (Work Authorization Forms) and its process

  • Have a basic understand of functional theory based on assigned trade

  • Equipment Related

  • Work with shop equipment / maintenance of equipment

  • Acquire a personal hand tool collection

  • Must have general knowledge and can demonstrate use of hand tools

  • Able to work around heavy equipment

  • Knowledgeable regarding uses of pneumatic, hydraulic and electric power tools

  • Independently operate small equipment

  • Help with maintenance on equipment

  • Operate machinery using good judgment/operator skills

  • Have a general understanding of naval vessel compartment number systems and related vessel terminology

  • Disassemble valves and clean valve parts

  • Possess some general machinist knowledge

  • Operate some power tools independently

  • Begin learning about operation of the following systems: Distilling Plants, Gas Turbine, Hydraulics systems

  • Begin assisting with about basic alignments

  • Continue working on the machinist skills matrix

  • Begin assisting mechanics with some power tools

Required Skills and Education

Minimum education: High school diploma/GED

Minimum relevant experience: 1 to 2 yrs.

  • Must be able to read, write and comprehend simple instructions

  • Must be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram form

  • Must be able to calculate and understand units of measure, including fractions and decimals

  • Must know how to measure using a scale and tape measure

  • Must be able to use specified tools required tools as determined by the shop management

  • Maintain job site cleanliness

  • Ability to work in confined Space Entry

  • Able to work at heights (if applicable to trade)

  • Be able to work off scaffolding (if applicable to trade)

  • Able to work with hands

  • Ability to walk, stand, long periods at a time

  • Able to wear the required PPE

  • Basic material identification skills

  • Make measurements to 1/16" using measuring tape or ruler

  • Basic blueprint reading (Excludes labor shop)

  • Assist with troubleshooting and issue resolution as required

This description does not include all activities, duties or responsibilities required for this position. The key duties, responsibilities and requirements identified in this description are subject to modification by the Company (in consultation with the Union, as appropriate) at any time.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Handyperson 1st Class (Outside Machine Shop)


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