CH2M Tech II - Industrial Blanket Fabricator - Level 4 - Prudhoe Bay, Alaska in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

Fabricates, installs and maintains various insulating blanket systems on pipe, valves, flanges vessels and other equipment.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Measures, fabricates, installs and maintains various insulating blanket systems with or without drawings

  • Properly use and maintain the tools and equipment commonly employed on an industrial job such as heavy duty industrial sewing machines, manual and pneumatic hog-ring pliers, and basic insulating tools

  • Performs fabrication or modification of insulating blankets/pads for special purposes such as for valves, piping, flanges, heaters, electrical equipment and rotating equipment

  • Fabricating or altering blankets to conform with drawings and specifications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficiency in the basic skills of cutting, fitting and installing insulation and the components of insulating blankets

  • Ability to work with, but not limited to the following materials: Vinyl coated polyester, silicone impregnated fiberglass cloth, woven fiberglass cloth, Therma-loft batting, fiberglass batting, ceramic fiber batting, Denier fabric, Rip-stop nylon fabric

  • The skillset for this position is similar to that of a sail maker, upholsterer, industrial leather worker, etc.

  • Possesses a basic knowledge and understanding of the thermal properties of blanket materials

  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings and specifications.

  • Ability to operate, and make minor adjustments on heavy duty industrial sewing machines

  • Ability to execute blanket tasks from start to finish, with little supervision.

  • Ability to work alone

  • Knowledge of piping, valves and other oil field equipment.

  • Ability to work in confined spaces

  • Ability to work at heights in excess of 100’ (e.g. from a manlift, catwalk, or scaffold)

  • Basic hand/power tool knowledge

  • Ability to operate light to medium duty vehicles (i.e. box van, flatbed, pickups)

  • Ability to read a tape measure

  • Ability to measure, layout on paper, then take those measurements and transfer them to fabric and begin fabrication. This also includes the ability to visualize the finished product

  • Ability to perform basic computer functions for:

  • Completion of online training

  • Certification as a Performing Authority

  • Ability to complete certification for, and to operate manlifts

Ability to pass a fit test and pulmonary function test, and to wear a full-face air purifying respirator

Physical Demand/Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Must have ability to stand, walk on level, uneven and slippery surfaces, sit, squat, kneel, reach through low and high ranges and exhibit normal balance and coordination. These basic physical requirements are essential for safe performance of the job in harsh environments with exposure to very cold temperatures and while wearing arctic gear

  • Lift 40 lbs from floor to waist x 2 with a 12 second interval

  • Lift 10 lbs from floor to shoulders x 5 with 12 second intervals

  • Slanted Ladder: Climb up and down 10 rungs x 2 for a total of 20 rungs, self –paced but continuous

  • Stairs: Climb stairs up and down 13 steps per flight x 3 for a total of 39 steps, self-paced but continuous,

  • Repetitive Kneeling Test: Perform from standing, kneel on one knee, alternate from left to right knee, x 5 each knee

  • Repetitive Stoop Test: Perform from standing position, bend forward at waist as far as possible without bending the knees with hands reaching toward the floor x 5, self-paced, but continuous

  • Repetitive Squat Test: Perform a functional squat and stand x 5

  • Twist and Flex Test: Perform from standing alternate toe touches x 5 to each side to assess ability to twist and flex the trunk repetitively

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • Two (2) years of experience operating and maintaining heavy duty industrial sewing machines

  • Valid driver’s license including the ability to be covered by CH2M’s auto insurer

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Two to five (2-5) years of experience with the layout and fabrication of industrial blanket/pads for valves, flanges, piping et

  • Industrial Facility experience

  • Petrochemical, oilfield or arctic experience

CH2M will not sponsor a work visa (e.g. H1B, etc.,) to fill this position.

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