The Insulator provides jobsite, coordination, client liaison functions and worksite direction based on guidance disseminated via the shop supervisor. Ensures the projects slated for execution have the appropriate level of material and resource support (equipment, tools & personnel); interprets drawing/schematics and performs layout functions in support of phased project sequences; ensures jobsite adherence to schedule timeline/budget constraints based on negotiated dates with clients and funding; and ensures jobsite adherence to safety, housekeeping, environmental and other governing policies/standards. The Insulator is the onsite Subject Matter Expert at the jobsite, answering the questions from employees, clients and building occupants on matters pertaining to safety, job execution tasks and policies/standards governing how the work is to be performed.
The Insulator routinely performs updates on projects to reflect real-time status. Meets with clients and organizational stakeholders to define client requirements, establish facility availability and working hours in lieu of project commencement and negotiate project start and completion dates. The INSRCS provides the shop supervisor updates on project execution and keeps him current on interactions with stakeholders (clients and organizational personnel.
The Insulator uses hand / power tools and various equipment to remove, repair, and/or contain asbestos, mold and lead found in walls, floors, ceilings, soil, tanks, boilers, valves and other applicable areas within DOD facilities. This includes the use of a variety of saws (manual & powered), shears, adhesives, cements, mastics and other insulation / encapsulation compounds necessary for use in the course of project execution. The Insulator cuts, fabricates and installs new insulation and lagging on valves, flanges, tanks, boilers and piping as required. Performs sampling / air monitoring functions to determine if jobsite hazards are present prior to the commencement of work and generates follow-on reports. Based on sampling results, constructs jobsite containments and utilizes engineering controls, administrative controls and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to mitigate and abate workplace risks to coworkers and building personnel. The Insulator utilizes scaffolding, forklifts and high lifts when constructing containments, platforms, barriers and other control mechanisms designed to reduce exposure risks and aid in project accomplishment. Prior to the commencement of each job, the incumbent inspects all tools, equipment, material and PPE used in support of the project.
Operations – The Insulator shall work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures. Responsible for reporting to workload manager all discrepancies or unsatisfactory performance of equipment as well as unsafe conditions. Must be familiar and comply with all safety regulations. Must wear appropriate safety equipment. Visual and sensory perception along with hand-eye coordination is required to operate equipment, detect deficiencies and make repairs; diagnose problems; and make installment of devices, equipment, parts, etc. The Insulator shall have a good familiarity of NAVFAC SW Safety and Health Requirement manual, instructions, agency equipment regulations and directives. Guidelines will include a variety of Federal, Department of Defense, and Department of Navy, Commander Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest publications, manuals, directives, standards, policies and procedures. Published guidance will be provided by the Government as needed.
Ensures compliance with existing standards and policies pertaining to expiration / recalibration dates and preventive maintenance schedules as they apply to the engineering and administrative controls used during the project timeline, and compliance criteria associated with PPE. The Insulator reviews building plans and various forms of engineering drawings required to create sketched drawings which will be used in sampling reports and by shop personnel during the execution phase of the project.
Ensures work vehicle is stocked with the correct mix of tools, equipment and supplies needed for project execution and to minimize unnecessary travel time and additional costs to the client. Performs scoping estimates and prepares shop repair orders for emergency, routine, and preventive / corrective recurring work on abatement projects. Works in tandem with FAR Planning & Estimating personnel to formulate cost estimates and resourcing requirements for larger projects (Minors & Specific work types).
The Insulator keeps the shop supervisor and work leaders informed of all aspects of each project via daily status updates. Work is usually accomplished with the incumbent paired with another shop employee; however, there may be instances when the incumbent must work alone. Performs pre and post project inspections / tests and sampling evolutions to identify, isolate and confirm the presence and the abatement of mold, asbestos and lead. Ensures all repairs and abatement procedures are adequate and meets all OSHA and EM-385-1-1 safety requirements.
Processing – The Insulator shall receive assignment from the workload manager in the form of oral or written instruction (work order) to perform a variety of tasks. The Insulator shall work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures.
Housekeeping – The Insulator shall ensure all designated working areas are maintained in an orderly manner and continuously maintained free of trash and debris. At the end of each day, the general work areas shall be swept, supplies, materials, tools, and equipment shall be pick-up and stored, and the municipal trash containers will be emptied.
Technical Support – The Insulator shall receive work assignments through oral instructions provided by the workload manager. Specific assignments of work are provided with detailed instructions on all but the repetitive tasks. Work is checked during progress and upon completion for compliance with instructions, adherence to established practices and standards, and overall acceptability of work. A journeyman-level employee normally checks daily assignments. A Government employee gives advice on unusual problems and checks to see if completed work meets the requirement.
Meetings/Conferences – The Insulator shall participate in meetings with contractors, agencies, clients, and team members when required to do so.
Briefings – The Insulator shall participate in briefings when required to do so.
Updates – The Insulator shall provide monthly status report that summarizes the work efforts and accomplishments performed.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – The Insulator shall comply with all PPE requirements of the Navy.
The Insulator will be required to have:
Expert knowledge of techniques used to perform abatement functions on buildings, equipment and other workplace areas containing mold, asbestos and lead contaminates.
Expert knowledge of sampling and air monitoring techniques used to identify / monitor the levels of mold, asbestos and lead in buildings, equipment and workplace areas. Expert level knowledge of techniques used in the construction of containments, barriers and other methods used to isolate and protect building inhabitants from hazardous exposure.
Comprehensive knowledge of engineering controls (e.g. ventilation, hepa filters / vacuums, etc.) used to isolate, remove and eliminate exposure to building occupants, ambient infrastructure and workplace personnel.
Comprehensive knowledge of construction cost estimating and the interrelated technical phases of project’s critical milestones in order to make well-rounded judgments, recommendations, and/or decisions for abatement or repair costs associated with the work being accomplished. The incumbent is required to review detailed cost estimates based on current industry standards, techniques and applications. Must be able to read, and interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, and technical directives utilized during the performance of work.
Comprehensive knowledge of an array of hand / power tools and equipment utilized during the abatement process. The incumbent must possess a thorough knowledge of building codes, industry standards, safety regulations, OSHA Standards, environmental requirements and regulations, and applicable facilities maintenance procedures. The work requires practical knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles, and practices of professional and technical occupations, gained through extended study or experience, and skill in applying this knowledge to difficult and complex work assignments.
All Candidates shall have/be:
a) Valid California "C" state driver’s license.
b) Strong communication skills in the English language, both written and oral.
c) U.S. citizenship or resident alien. Proof of US Citizenship or resident alien card will be required.
d) OSHA 10 - General Industry or Construction Certified before starting work.
e) U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) certification and appropriate refresher (if needed).
f) Ability to perform regular and recurring field inspections, investigations, or surveys in which there is a considerable amount of walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.
g) Ability to perform work in an office setting, with occasional visits to construction sites. Work involves moderate risks of discomforts that require adherence to safety precautions.
h) Ability to acquire a Common Access Card (CAC).