Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. has a current opening for a full time non- exempt Competent Person.
Competent person means one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions, which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them. This position requires overtime as well as work on weekends and holidays. This position does not have regular hours or shift work and employee may be asked to start a shift several hours earlier than the oncoming shift.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Inspects spaces and tanks in industrial or other settings to ensure compliance with occupational safety and health regulations.
Coordinate Marine Chemist inspections for vessels undergoing repair.
Inspect and test atmosphere of enclosed and confined spaces using gas detection tubes and gas detection meters as required by OSHA where a Marine Chemist is not required.
Ensure that conditions annotated on the Marine Chemist Certificate are maintained as required.
Maintain the daily tank matrix for each vessel under repair.
Post and update the Competent Persons Record of Tests and Inspections with the conditions for entry and/or hot work.
Document conditions on the Daily Competent Person Report.
Review hot work requests, inspect hot work areas and approve/deny hot work as requested.
Post daily Competent Person Report and Marine Chemist Certificate (if applicable) on the Competent Person Board.
Perform daily calibration checks of test equipment.
Perform safety compliance inspections and document findings.
Required Skills and Education:
Minimum required education: High diploma/GED, with two (2) years of experience in a shipyard environment. Required certifications: Current OSHA Maritime 10 Hour training, 24 Hour and annual 8-hour update for Shipyard Competent Person training. Additional training will be provided upon hiring. Shipboard experience is required.
Must be able to form CP Checks on confined/enclosed spaces; conduct atmospheric testing and space inspections to determine if the area is safe for workers and/or hot work.
Must be able to complete and monitor CP Logs; maintain records of inspection and testing.
Must understand all hot work rules and regulations and cold work requirements.
Must be able to read and comprehend the Marine Chemist Certification.
Must have previous Competent Person Certifications.
Knowledge of safety regulations and hazards; with ability to execute them.
Knowledge of ship navigation and nomenclature.
Ability to perform work with limited or no supervision.
Must be able to climb ladder wells, enter tanks/voids and other confined spaces and take direction from superiors.
Must be tank/void watch and Firewatch qualified.
Must be able to traverse multiple classes of U.S. Navy warships to include ladder wells, tight compartments, tanks, voids, bilges and heights exceeding 4’.
Candidate must have the ability to effectively communicate and interact with employees, management, customers and subcontractors. Perform evaluation and testing in various environments including but not limited to noise, illumination, atmospheric conditions (confined spaces), ensuring proper working environments are established and maintained.
Involves heavy lifting, frequent stooping or bending and possible working assignments in overhead structures, confined spaces or beneath machinery. Work conditions vary from indoors to outdoors, very hot to very cold.
Requires walking, reaching, sitting and concentration in the presence of occasional and loud noises.
Able to move in narrow and restricted passageways, up/down steep and narrow ladders or stairways, and up and down antenna masts/yardarms (onboard ships).
Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries are proud to be Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veterans.