PWE Supervisor

Gulf Island Shipyards

Houma, LA


Description

Main Purpose

Manage all aspects of the job from the field in accordance with Spark’s QMS (Quality Management System).


Essential Functions

  • Act as a safety ambassador to protect Spark Safety's reputation and support the team's welfare.
  •  Ensure the Spark PWE Monitoring and Control Systems are installed and operating in accordance with the Spark PWE Procedures
  • Responsible for working safely and complying with all Spark, GIS, Client, and Regulatory safety policies and procedures.  
  •  Ensure the Spark PWEs (Pressurized Welding Enclosures) are installed and operating in accordance with Spark PWE Procedures.
  • Ensure all required documents are completed each shift to include: JSEA PTW / Function Test Records / Rescue Plans / Daily Reports / Daily Field Tickets, etc.
  •  Ensure the FRCs (Fire Retardant Containments) are installed and operating in accordance with Spark PWE Procedures.
  • Ensure all HSE Programs are being carried out by the crew: BBS participation / Safety Meetings / JSEA and job planning / Recordkeeping.
  •  Ensure all SSE (Short-Service Employee) employees are working with an assigned mentor in accordance with the Spark SSE program.
  • Responsible for the effective installation, calibration and commissioning, function testing, and operating of the Spark PWE Monitoring and Control System in accordance with Spark PWE Procedures.
  • Responsible for overseeing maintenance and repair of the Spark PWE Monitoring and Control System and associated components and end devices.
  • Responsible for the effective installation of Spark PWE Panels and FR Barriers in accordance with Spark PWE Procedures.
  • Responsible for ensuring all Firewatch / PWE Attendants: Prepare hot work areas by removing flammables and hazards from the hot work area(s), install FR barriers in all line-of-fire locations, and ensure all FFE (Fire Fighting Equipment) is on-site, accessible, and service ready. 
  • Responsible for ensuring crews maintain diligence during hot work to prevent exposure to fire / leak-path. 
  •  Ensure Scaffolding is installed in accordance with the GIS scaffold safety program.
  • Ensure manual transfer of PWE / FRC / Scaffolding / Welding materials and equipment to worksites is done safely in accordance with the GIS manual handling policy.
  •  Responsible for the knowledge/use of portable gas monitors.
  •  Responsible for ensuring routine maintenance work on PWE / FRC / other equipment is done.
  •  Responsible for removing all defective PWE / FRC equipment and materials (enclosure panels, leads and extension cords, gas detectors, etc.) from service. 
  • Assist in maintaining the cleanliness of worksites and personal areas.
  • Assist welders / fitters / scaffold builders as required with transfer of tools / equipment / scaffolding / leads / hoses, etc. to the worksite. 
  • Assist in rigging activities as assigned to control the movement of heavy equipment through narrow openings or confine spaces, using chain falls, beam clamps, cable/nylon slings, and other certified lifting equipment.
  • Properly rig slings to ensure proper alignment of load before moving the load.
  • Give hand signal directions to crane operators during lift operations.
  • Actively participate in behavioral-based safety (observation card) programs.
  • Perform all duties safely utilizing all required PPE.
  •  Utilize proper tools for each task and store all items in designated locations.
  • Initiate SWA (Stop Work Authority) if an at-risk condition or behavior is observed.
  • Report ALL at-risk worksite conditions to Supervisor.
  • Ensure the FRCs (Fire Retardant Containments) are installed and operating in accordance with Spark PWE Procedures.


Requirements

Physical Requirements

  • Standing: This is an essential job function/physical requirement.
  • Walking: This is an essential job function/physical requirement.
  •  Turning, twisting, bending, and stooping: These physical requirements are essential job functions.
  • Pushing and Pulling: These physical requirements are essential job functions.
  •  Reaching, forward, and overhead are essential job functions /physical requirements.
  •  Climbing: This is an essential job function /physical requirement.
  •  Balancing, fingering, feeling, talking, hearing, and seeing are all considered regular physical duties/requirements and would be needed /required to work in this industrial environment safely and efficiently.
  • Lifting: employees must lift 25 pounds and occasionally 50-75 pounds.
  • Ability to understand instructions and communicate verbally and in writing effectively.

Job Requirements

  • Must be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen.
  •  Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Training requirements and TWIC card.
  • Pass KSA (Knowledge / Skills Assessment) and written competency exam.

Desirable Experience/Training

  • 1-Year of experience installing PWEs / FRCS
  •  Highschool diploma or GED.

Environmental Conditions

80 to 90% of the work activities are performed outdoors. Individuals will be required to work in changes of temperature, hot, cold, humid, wet, and dry conditions, dust, mud, etc. They may also be exposed to fumes (Paint, paint thinners, diesel, /or gas, etc.)


 Gulf Island will not sponsor applications for work visas.  Additionally, applicants for employment with Gulf Island must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.  Accordingly, Gulf Island will not consider applications from candidates who require the company to sponsor a work visa and who are not currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.   

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