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Marine Mechanic - Associate 2 - Swing Shift

Manufacturing and Production

Mechanical Fitter

$35.27 - $35.27


3 years


Portland, Oregon, United States

Vigor Values

Vigor expects all employees to enhance the atmosphere in which they work by living the Vigor Values every day.

Truth: We seek the truth, and we speak the truth
We act on what we know is right
: We seek mastery, and adapt to a changing world
We care about the people we work with, and the world we live in

This position handles the mechanical maintenance and emergent repair of ships. Also at times yard mechanical maintenance.


Demonstrates mechanical ability and will work towards learning the below

Has willingness to learn and adapt.

  • Complies with craft and shipyard safety and environmental measures
  • Takes direction and requires limited guidance to conduct assignment.
  • Replaces defective parts on equipment, adjust clearances and alignment of moving parts.
  • Align machines and equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, and plumb bobs.
  • Assemble, and install equipment, using hand tools/power tools.
  • Position steel beams to support bedplates of machines and equipment, using blueprints and schematic drawings, to determine work procedures.
  • Move machinery and equipment, using chain hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks.
  • Assemble machines, and mount them to a foundation or other structures, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Lay out mounting holes accurately, and drill holes to the proper size.
  • Shrink-fit bushings, sleeves, rings, liners, gears, and wheels to specified items, using thermal expansion or liquid nitrogen technique.
  • Knowledge of rigging and overhead crane operation, lifting device use and inspection and load calculations.
  • Demonstrate proficiency on a drill press and other basic shop equipment
  • Align pump and motors efficiently using the dial indicator method.
  • Have the ability to work at heights.
  • Have the ability to work in confined spaces.
  • Communicates effectively, works independently or in a group.
  • Ability to do basic math, i.e. add, subtract, divide and multiply.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English
  • Ability to do percentages, metric and decimal conversions, multiply fractions and decimals as required for use in measurements,
  • Reads and understands blueprints and assembly drawings.
  • Understand and demonstrate the use of all standard shop measuring tools:
  • Micrometers inside, outside, and depth.
  • Vernier scales and/or dial calipers.
  • Rulers and tape measures.
  • Protractors, Vernier, linear.
  • Firm joint and spring joint calipers inside and outside.
  • Height gauges.
  • pi tapes.
  • Use hand tools (i.e., files and types of files, hacksaws, wrenches, porta-powers, taps and dies).

Might have knowledge in working with one of the following items but not required

  • Working knowledge of shipboard machinery (i.e. valves and actuators, variety of pumps, gears and gear boxes, winches, heat exchangers, bearings and shafting, rudder systems, field machining) pertaining to machine shop repairs.
  • Propulsion basics including variable pitch props.
  • Pumps - types and mechanical seals.
  • Steam systems.
  • Underwater hull machinery, including bearings.
  • Blowers, winches, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
  • Shipboard systems including condensers, heat exchangers, fuel, lube oil, and cooling.
  • Knowledge of overboard and suction ship valves. (Disassembly, clean, lap and blue)

High school diploma, GED, or greater. 1 years of relevant work experience preferred. Proven skills, work history and/or applicable education will be considered in lieu of work experience.


  • Sitting: Occasionally
  • Standing: Continually
  • Walking: Frequently
  • Crouching: Occasionally
  • Kneeling/Crawling: Rarely
  • Stooping: Rarely
  • Twisting: Knees: Rarely, Waist: Occasionally, Neck: Occasionally
  • Climbing: Occasionally
  • Balancing: Occasionally
  • Leg/Foot Use (To repetitively operate machine controls): Occasionally,
  • Reaching: Overhead: Occasionally
  • Handling/Grasping: Frequently
  • Fingering/Feeling: Frequently
  • Pushing/Pulling: (Average) applies 25 pounds of force frequently,
  • Lifting/Carrying: (Average) Carries weights of up to 35 pounds (including small tool box, individual tools, machine parts)
  • Other physical demands: May need to contort entire body to reach all areas.
  • Talking: Frequently.
  • Hearing: Continually,
  • Vision: Continually, Near Acuity (clarity of vision at 20 inches or less), Far Acuity (clarity of vision at 20 feet or more), Depth Perception (three-dimensional vision to judge distance/ spatial relationships), Field of Vision (if required to observe a large field of vision while keeping eye fixed on a given point for job performance or safety). Must have normal field of vision in order to safely navigate around machine shop area and on board ship.
  • Smell: Helpful in detecting fire.


  • Works indoors: Occasionally- works in a shop setting that is sometimes heated but not air conditioned.
  • Works outdoors: Frequently- walks to and from project sites.
  • Safety equipment required: Hard hat, eye and ear protection, respirator, no loose clothing, must wear leather shoes/work boots.
  • Other Exposures: May be exposed to acids, de-greasing cleaners, paints, solvents, oil, grease, liquid steel/putty, oil vapors, petroleum, caustics, fumes, noise, raw sewage, and asbestos.
  • Operation of equipment/tools/vehicles: Uses hand and power tools, wrenches, hoists, machine tooling equipment such as boring, grinding, tapping, lathe, and drilling equipment. Uses micrometers/dial indicators and other measuring instruments. Chain falls, knee mills, radial arm drill press, upright drill press, overhead cranes (pendant controlled), portable machining equipment, come-a-longs, port-a-power, cut off saws.
  • Required hygiene standards: Per company standards.


Our goal is to provide a strong compensation package in support of industrial jobs that matter – to the local economy – and communities in which we operate.

To achieve this goal, Vigor’s total compensation philosophy will remain flexible and therefore, subject to periodic review and revision to assure it continues to be sustainable and that is supports the Vigor Code and Culture Values.

Vigor’s total compensation philosophy considerations include the following:

  • Objective is to attract and retain the best performers.
  • Base pay for positions shall be set slightly below market.
  • Base pay provided to individuals shall be determined in consideration of market data, internal equity, and overall job performance.
  • Annual cash compensation, which includes base pay and incentive compensation bonus, shall be target to be above market when the Company’s overall financial performance has been positive.
  • Encourage leadership and competency building by linking career development and individual performance to greater income earnings opportunities.
  • Employee health, welfare and 401K retirement benefits taken together are above market average provided overall company performance remains positive.

At Vigor we offer a generous benefits package that includes:

Medical RX Dental Vision Life
AD&D LTD STD EAP Discretionary bonus
Tuition Reimbursement FSA (Medical, Childcare, Transportation) 10 paid holidays PTO 401(k)

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.