Red Dog Millwright

Red Dog Millwright
313 East F Street, Tacoma, Washington 98421

Location: Tacoma, WA & Red Dog Alaska


December 1 to April 15: In Tacoma Washington assisting in Maintenance & Repair and clean up on lighterage barges. Standard workweek is 4 days a week, 10 hours a day.

June 25 to November 1: In Red Dog, Alaska and expected to be able to identify and repair issues relating to lighterage conveyor systems, fueling & lube systems. Assist in welding and fabricating steel frames. Responsible for inspecting and reporting any issues with barge conveyor systems. Assisting in safe operations and maintenance of barge machinery. Millwright is paid a 12 hour day rate, and expected to work one (1), ten (10) hour shift per day. Millwright is on call 27/7 and reports to the Maintenance Supervisor.

  • Repair and Maintenance of Lighterage Barge Conveyor Systems
  • Assist in overall Maintenance and Repair of barge systems including parts, lubricating of systems, oil changes, etc.
  • Basic knowledge or comprehension of operating machinery, pumps, fluid dynamics, vacuum a plus.
  • Participation in the Lead Compliance Program with respect to quarterly blood testing, fitting and proper utilization of respiratory protection.
  • Welding and fabrication of steel (non-regulatory)
  • Basic knowledge of diesel engines
  • Basic knowledge of hydraulic systems
  • Insure that personal safety equipment issued is used at all times and is properly maintained.
  • Adherence to Standard Operating Procedures as given in the Barge Superintendent's Manual.
  • Adherence to the Foss Drug and Alcohol Policy, as well as all policies and work rules as given in the Foss Employee handbook.
  • Subject to weather conditions, including exposure to high noise levels and exposure to heat and cold.
  • Work is generally performed in the field
  • Candidate must be able to work for extended periods in confined spaces wearing safety equipment such as, hard hat, gloves, boots, rain gear, and respirators for protection from harmful dust and fumes.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is a requirement.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit/stand; use hands or fingers; handle or feel; talk and hear.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to move between buildings, ascend/descend stairs and go outdoors in all kinds of weather.
  • One needs the ability to climb ladders and over bulwarks.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus
  • Must have reasonable sensory skills. Including color vision, depth perception, hand/eye coordination and hearing.
  • Must be proficient in the English language.
  • Must be flexible and receptive to change.
  • Must have ability to deviate from established routines on short notice and be able to recognize the level of importance of new assignments.
  • Must be able to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft.

High school diploma or equivalent (GED) is required. Must pass a physical-fit exam. Must possess a valid or be willing to obtain TWIC card.

Foss Maritime Company is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We are committed to a diverse workforce and taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Foss is a drug-free employer and a participant of the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Salary Range
$44,000.00 - $60,000.00
per Year
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Tacoma, WA, 98421, US