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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 605I
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Performs skilled shipwright work in the maintenance and repair of marine vessels, docks, floats, gangways, fendering, lighting, and vessel dry-dock equipment.

Typical Work

Plans, directs and inspects the work of incarcerated workers engaged in the maintenance and repair of marine vessels and shore side structures;

Performs marine vessel and shoreside structure repairs in accordance with the marine industry standards and regulations;

Performs marine vessel and shore side structure coating maintenance such as painting, scraping, and surface preparation for wood, metal steel and fiberglass marine vessels and shore side structures;

Plans and directs dry-docking of vessels, including positioning of blocking vessels in dry dock;

Sets-up and breaks down scaffolding, staging and environmental containment;

Performs routine shipyard building and equipment maintenance;

Responds to emergencies such as storm damage and oil spills;

Maintains shop equipment and supplies needed to complete work;

Determines material requirements and inspects work under personal direction;

Assists other staff, contractors and vendors with marine vessel and shoreside structure maintenance and repair work;

Keeps work progress records; submits regular reports verbally and in written form;.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: relevant industry standards and regulations; maintenance and repair processes for marine vessels and various support structures to include docks and ferry slips; marine vessel and building construction standards and practices; coatings; shipyard equipment and tools;

Ability to: supervise incarcerated workers; estimate materials, time and personnel required to accomplish essential tasks; use and maintain tools and equipment needed to accomplish work; follow oral and written instructions; read and interpret blueprints and drawings; maintain logs and records; use Microsoft Office products; perform work in all weather conditions.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Two years of journey-level experience in marine, industrial or construction trades, one year of which must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity.

Class Specification History

New class adopted September 10, 1994.
Revise class. Revises definition; adopted June 19, 1999, effective July 1, 1999.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 70185), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Revised class title, definition, typical work, knowledge and abilities, and desirable qualifications; adopted June 22, 2023; effective July 1, 2023.