Fire Preventer

Date: Apr 14, 2024

Location: Norfolk, VA, US, 23523

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

General Dynamics NASSCO is a proud member of the General Dynamics Marine Systems business unit. In addition to ship construction, our capabilities include advanced ship repair, conversion, and maintenance for both commercial and national defense assets. We encourage you to learn more about our open positions and how you can become part of the important and exciting work we do here at NASSCO. Come join our team! 

We currently have an exciting opportunity in our Temporary Services department. This position specifically is located in Norfolk, Virginia. We are looking for 10 Fire Preventers..


Shift : 6:00 AM - 2::45 PM

Security Clearance: No Clearance



               The Fire Preventer is responsible for maintaining watch over hot work to prevent fires from occurring in accordance with company policies and procedures. 


  1. POSITION DEMANDS (Education/Training/Experience)


Fire Watch Training Certification including NAVSEA Standard 009-07 (3.3.1)


A minimum of two year’s work experience in the ship repair industry.


Ability to access US government facilities and US Naval Vessels


Ability to work assigned shift


Pass a background check and a pre-employment drug screen


Able to lift and carry up to 50lbs


Ability to wear a respirator


Have a working knowledge of Safety Data Sheets, flash points and explosive limits for hazardous material used.


Ability to identify hazardous materials and working conditions and apply proper safety precautions and PPE required for each


Qualified to work in confined spaces


Qualified to wear safety harnesses and work from scaffolds/platforms where drop may be greater than five (5) feet


OSHA 10 hour Maritime certification is a plus.





Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds of weight


Repetitive or prolonged walking, standing, sitting, kneeling, climbing, bending, balancing, and lifting. Lifting body weight, reaching, handling, pushing/pulling, leaning and seeing (to maintain visual contact with work area), eye/hand/foot coordination. Hearing warning signals, reading and comprehending safety instructions and work planning sequence. Works in all areas of the shipyard and on board ships. . Must be able to maintain general safety awareness and avoid hazards commonly present in employee's work area.




Reports to the Shop Foreman / General Foreman.  This position has no direct reports.




Observes hot work and ensures fires do not start by keeping the area free of flammable materials


Extinguishes fires as necessary


Cleans ships, piers, dry docks and other working areas using brooms and water hoses.


Assures fire extinguishers are operational and within reach.


Wears PPE on job site at all times


Removes paint and scale from ships metal surfaces


Other duties as assigned including general labor




            Accountable to the Shop Foreman / General Foreman. 




A variety of fire extinguishers. Brooms and water hoses.  Hand or powered tools. Personal protective equipment required; hard hat, gloves, safety shoes, safety glasses and respirators as required.





Regular reliable onsite attendance is an essential function of this job.  


Must be able to access all Navy installations, vessels and other shipyards.


Must be able to work aboard vessels, climb ladders, work in tanks and confined spaces, and work at heights.   


Must be able to work evening and weekend hours.


Exposure to fumes, odors, dust, gases, chemicals, various extreme temperatures and humidity levels and low ventilation conditions, all of which can cause discomfort and/or respiratory difficulties.


Exposure to moving machines and mechanical parts and high levels of constant noise



General Dynamics NASSCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

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