The Industrial Equipment Mechanic (IEM) is responsible for installing, maintaining, repairing, or modifying machinery and equipment associated with utility systems, galley machinery and equipment. The IEM makes regular operational tests, making required adjustments and changes. The IEM is responsible for keeping workload manager up-to-date on work related issues and progress. Performs preventive maintenance and servicing operations. Observes operating conditions and performances of machines to determine what servicing, adjustments, or repairs are required. Checks utility equipment for worn parts and for loose or worn belts or drives. Disassembles equipment, removing and replacing such worn or damaged parts observed and reassembles the equipment. Overhauls, repairs and installs equipment on utility systems.
Operations – The IEM shall work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures. Responsible for reporting 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 IEM 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.
Operates or observes the operation of that equipment to detect malfunctioning; determines cause and nature of trouble. Disassembles machine as required to reach operating difficulty. May completely disassemble for overhaul, removing, cleaning and checking all parts for wear or breakage. Sends worn or damaged parts; e.g. gears, pulleys, drive shafts, etc., that may require plating, welding, grinding, or refinishing to the machine shop as directed by workload manager. Reworks any machine part that may be refitted, using hand bench tools. Replaces damaged pieces with new or reworked parts as furnished by the machine shop. Rebuilds machines, fitting and adjusting all parts – reaming, lapping, honing and filing parts and surfaces as necessary – to specified fit and tolerances. Tests operation of equipment upon completion of reassembly and releases equipment for use.
Occasionally installs new or rebuilt equipment as required for changes in location; directs riggers, helpers and other journey caliber workers in lifting and positioning such equipment with connecting pipes, cables and drains as required. Similarly overhauls, repairs, rebuilds, installs, and / or modifies various auxiliary machinery, using the general procedure and following the steps as outlined in paragraph above. Repairs, overhauls, tests and reinstalls pressure gauges and similar recording and indicating instruments on plant equipment, making or repairing parts using power machinery and hand tools. Performs preventive maintenance inspections and performs maintenance and repairs to industrial equipment such as: fresh and saltwater pumps, hoisting equipment compressors and motors, air handlers and valves such as check, globe, clay and gate up to 96 inches.
Maintains and repairs equipment such as small gas driven engines and pumps such as fire pumps including variable pressure pump systems. Operates pumps and discharge salt water systems, plumbing and electrical system by clearing clogged drains, fixing minor water and steam leaks, replacing faucets, lamps, faulty electrical switches, plugs, sockets, and other minor electrical repairs, makes adjustments and calibrations to appliances, maintains an inventory of spare parts required to minimize equipment down time, and will be required to work with other trades on a regular and recurring basis.
Processing – The IEM shall receive assignment from the workload manager in the form of oral or written instruction (work order) to perform a variety of tasks. The IEM shall work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures.
Housekeeping – The IEM 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 IEM 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 IEMshall participate in meetings with contractors, agencies, clients, and team members when required to do so.
Briefings – The IEM shall participate in briefings when required to do so.
Updates – The IEM shall provide monthly status report that summarizes the work efforts and accomplishments performed.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – The IEM shall comply with all PPE requirements of the Navy.
Experience Requirements – The IEM must have:
Good knowledge of and be able to use all type of tools and measuring devices, portable power tools, grinders, drill motors (electric and air), threading machines, drill presses, metal saws and bench grinders.
Working knowledge of types and ratio of gears, pulleys, and other drives used in machines.
Ability to recognize and select proper materials from a variety of trade related products.
Thorough knowledge of maintenance; must be able to read and interpret blueprints, shop drawings, schematic diagrams and specifications.
Thorough knowledge of safety regulations. Is required to wear safety shoes and safety glasses.
Skill in use of various portable machine and hand tools, for example: drills, grinders, various wrenches, screw drivers.
Skill in the use of test equipment and measuring devices such as: levels, feeler gauges, calipers, and various electrical testing meters, in order to repair, adjust and test various machinery and equipment.
All Candidates must 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) Ability to perform regular and recurring field inspections, investigations, or surveys in which there is a considerable amount of walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.
f) 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.
g) Ability to acquire a Common Access Card (CAC).