• 1st Class Gas Free Technician- All Shifts- Main Yard

    Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    1 month ago(7/4/2019 11:58 AM)
  • Overview

    Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Gas Free Department.

    We are pleased to accept resumes for 1st Class Gas Free Technician- All Shifts.

    This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA.



    • Check tanks to make sure properly inspected for hazardous materials.
    • Endure that the right equipment is on site for the task that needs to be accomplished
    • Remove contamination from tanks in a safe and efficient manner using shovels, squeegees, brooms, scrapers, hoses, water and solvent
    • Sweep up debris and sludge into buckets or wheelbarrows or down chutes
    • Wash bilges and tanks; remove gas, water, and oil from vessels and fixing blocked pipes
    • Ensure that the runback is wiped out of the tanks
    • Open to help with the opening of deep well inspection covers in a safe manner
    • Be able to adapt in an environment with extreme temperature exposure
    • Exercise proper procedures for confined spaces
    • Will climb into tans via vertical ladder or inclined ladder (average 50-60ft)
    • Assist in the cleanup of oil spills
    • Clean and dispose of hazardous and non-hazardous materials, gas, sludge, oil, etc. throughout the shipyard
    • Board ships via stairs, ladders and gangways with tool bags and needed equipment
    • Will prepare tank for cleaning while setting up lights, air hoses, water hoses, and pumps.
    • Understand and act upon instruction
    • Work independently to complete responsibilities
    • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment- hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe boots/ shoes and when necessary, respirator
    • Must have regular, reliable attendance
    • Other duties may be assigned as workload requirements dictate



    Required Tools:

    • Ball peen hammer
    • Work gloves
    • Allen wrenches (1/8” thru 3/8”
    • 6” Vise Grips
      Adjustable wrenched (8’, 10” and 12”)
    • Screw driver (flat and Phillips)
    • Respirator/ AWL face. Airfed, MSA
    • Flashlight and batteries
    • Small pry bar
    • 3/8’ abd ½’ socket chisel
    • Pipe Wrench
    • Scraper
    • Combination wrench set




    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Minimum of seven years of shipboard Gas Free experience
    • Technical training preferred
    • Knowledge of and ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with the trade
    • Must be a steady, reliable worker
    • Must be able to comprehend and follow simple instructions.



    Compensation & Benefits

    Position compensation is based on experience.


    Our benefits include: 
    • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
    • 401K, company match
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Legal Services
    • Annual performance evaluations 
    • On-site Human Resources
    • On-site gym
    • Free and close proximity parking
    • Employee perks/gifts and more


    All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.

    Colonna’s Shipyard Inc. and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    These are our VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry


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