REPORTS TO: Welding Equipment Inventory Supervisor



  • Monitors, tracks and verifies that welding equipment inventory levels are maintained to specified quantities at buffer locations on a daily basis
  • Identifies critical equipment shortages by component and reports shortages to supervisor.
  • Issues replacement welding equipment/components to production personnel on a one for one basis. Obtain signature of personnel receiving equipment on electronic wireless device. 
  • Assure all welding equipment is properly identified before moving utilizing a color coded tagging system.
  • Makes recommendations for increasing or decreasing R&M inventory quantities.
  • Transports inoperable weld machines and components to the weld machine repair areas from the inoperable equipment queues in the MMF and Final Assembly
  • Monitor inventory database quantities and types of R&M components issued daily while accurately inputting data into inventory management system.
  • Conduct welding machine and consumable gas cylinder system inventories as required.  Conducts pressure checks with gauge for all mixed helium/argon gas cylinders located in the empty cylinder storage areas to verify that gas volume is below a predetermined pressure level.  Identifies and marks empty bottles for return to vendor.
  • Prepares and presents status report on consumable gas inventory levels to Welding Equipment Inventory Supervisor. 
  • Assures that consumable gas inventory levels meet estimated production requirements for MMF I, MMF II, and Final Assembly.  Monitor full and empty volume of consumable gas retained in cylinders by inventorying on a daily basis Report to Welding Equipment Inventory Supervisor when levels fall below established base levels. 
  • Re-orders consumable gas inventory via CribMaster. 
  • Inspects consumable gas bottles for damage prior to bottles returning to supplier
  • Maintains CribMaster vending machines, including the following duties and responsibilities:
    • Reconfigures bins for new R&M parts based up on quantity and size of the parts.
    • Conducts routing preventive maintenance on CribMaster, including:
      • a) Inspects for abnormal wear and tear of the vending machines moving components such as gears, carousels, etc.
      • b) Checks daily for overheating due 
      • c) Cleans the outside of machine and under carousel inside the machine 
      • d) Recalibrates carousel periodically to assure proper alignment of bins to parts exit door. 
  • Receive consumable gases when delivered from suppliers by verifying quantities and signing name to delivery tickets.
  • Verify that 'Hazardous Material Manifests' are present when consumable gases are delivered by supplier.  Forward manifest to Welding Equipment Inventory Supervisor. 
  • Maintains housekeeping and organization of work area. 
  • Must be able to follow directions and accept alternate work assignments to support the operations while working under minimal supervision.
  • Ensure timely delivery of materials and support to the trades and Weld Repair Technicians with minimal direction.
  • Loads/unloads supplier and Austal company vehicles for delivery of materials as required with a forklift truck.
  • Must comply with Austal’s “Equal Opportunity and Anti-Harassment Policy” that mandates relationships amongst all associates in the workplace shall be professional and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment of any type
  • Follows all company Safety procedures and work rules as defined in the Austal Employee Handbook.
  • Communicates effectively with supervisors and all company personnel.
  • Acts as a mentor and train other employees.

Job Requirements

  • Two years relevant experience in a field such as warehousing, logistics, inventory control, or shipping/receiving preferred.
  • Possess problem solving skills
  • Gain certification to operate a fork lift within 60 days of accepting position. 
  • Ability to comprehend and follow safety practices as defined in Austal procedure SUP325 “USE AND STORAGE OF COMPRESSED GAS CYLINDERS.”
  • Ability to safely operate a 4 wheel RTV.
  • Certified to safely operate small cranes for the purpose of rigging welding equipment on pallets and containers.
  • Experience with computer based inventory system preferred.
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office products are required.
  • Must possess the ability to read, interpret, and comprehend written instructions, correspondence, and/or memos.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.

TOOLS: Pressure check gauge, wireless barcode scanner, forklift truck, pallet jack, Desktop PC, select hand and power tools, lifting and rigging equipment.


DISCRETION EXERCISED: Functions at an advanced level of competence and is capable of operating autonomously in all aspects of the job with minimal supervision.  Also requires coordination of activities with other Weld Equipment Inventory Specialist.

LIASES WITH: Welding Repa ir Foreman & Supervisor, Tradesmen, and Trades Supervisors.


  •   Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be considered for employment with Austal USA:
  • 18 years of age or older at time of application.
  • Able to provide proof of US Person Status
  • No felony convictions of Theft/Deception or Violent crimes within seven years from disposition date 
  • No felony convictions of Drug crimes within three years from disposition date
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check

Physical Requirements:

The following physical demands described are representative of those that may be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle, or feet; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

Specific physical requirements include the following:

  • Ability to lift/push/pull 50lbs on an occasional basis (0-33% of the day).
  • Ability to lift/push/pull 20lbs on a frequent basis (34-66% of the day).
  • Ability to bend, squat, crouch crawl and kneel.
  • Ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps).
  • Perform prolonged standing (2-3 hour intervals).
  • Ability to work at a variety of levels (ex. Waist, eye, above head).
  • Ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment.
  • Possess good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles.
  • Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment.
  • Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, floatation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards.
  • Ability to withstand extreme temperatures (cold and hot for 33 - 66% of work day)
  • Ability to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands.
  • Ability to utilize adequate visual skills.
  • Ability to work at heights above 12' while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or man lifts.
  • Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down
  • Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature, and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.
  • Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis.
  • Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis.
  • Ability to walk a long distance (2 miles daily).
  • Baseline hearing test
  • Ability to enter 18' X 36' openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to pass a pulmonary function test (As required for task)
  • Able to recognize and work with hazardous materials including pressurized gas cylinders in excess of 2,400 PSI.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters whIle performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.


Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks. 

Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion.