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Gas Free Technician

Date: May 27, 2023

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Job Posting End Date: Until Filled 

Shift:                               1st 

Security Clearance:      No Clearance






The Gas Free Technician ensures all work functions in confined and enclosed spaces are safe by performing atmospheric testing to ensure the area(s) complies with National Fire Protection Association, NAVSEA, and 29 CFR 1915 requirements. Provides health and safety guidance and support to the workforce. Promotes Total Safety Culture.  Ensures that General Dynamics NASSCO maintains compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and local regulations. Reports to the supervisor of Safety.




  • Ability to interact professionally with all levels of management and employees on site
  • Posting of initial Marine Chemist certifications
  • Performs daily bump test on gas free test instruments and/or gas detection monitors and logs results
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Performs space inspections and conducts atmospheric tests with supplied test instruments and/or gas detection monitors
  • Takes corrective action in the event of adverse inspection results and/or test results
  • Demonstrated ability to work and problem solve effectively in a demanding environment. Review current literature and trade publications in order to remain current regarding all OSHA and other applicable health and safety standards and regulations.
  • Establish a close working relationship and communicate with department, area and ship managers on a regular basis. 
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned



  • Minimum two (2) years of shipyard experience and possess the following certifications:
    • Current Shipyard Competent Person Certificate
    • OSHA 10 Hour 1915 Maritime Safety Certificate
    • Permit Authorizing Individual (PAI)
  • Must have basic knowledge of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field and their practical applications to problems and situations           ordinarily encountered including:
    • Applicable Federal and State OSHA regulations;
    • NAVSEA Standard Items
    • Techniques used to recognize health and safety hazards;
    • Working with hazardous materials;
    • Shipyard operations; 
    • Safe operation of tools and machinery;
    • Use of computer software programs (MS Office, iOS applications)
  • Ability to provide solutions to routine technical problems
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screening and background check
  • Safety sensitive position will require random drug and alcohol testing
  • Must be able to obtain access to Department of Defense sites (DBIDS)
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in both oral and written applications in order to successfully interact with safety representatives, management and employees
  • Able to pass written exam based on skills listed.




While performing the duties of this position, the employee must be able to work at heights and in confining or restricted spaces aboard vessels under construction/repair.  Daily inspections require climbing ladders, working at heights, walking on scaffolding, observing use of tools and operation of equipment/machinery. Physical dexterity must allow for bending, reaching, climbing, crawling, and working on ladders and scaffolding.  Must be physically able to walk to all yard locations.  Must be able to handle stressful situations.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds of weight.  Visual abilities required include close, distance and peripheral vision, depth perception and color recognition.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to vapors, gases, dust, welding/burning fumes, and smoke.  Must be able to spend up to 70% of time in an outdoor shipyard environment in all climates.


Pay Scale: $51,500 - $69,300


This pay range is a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role. It takes into account the wide range of factors considered in making compensation decisions; including but not limited to skill sets, experience, training, and education. General Dynamics NASSCO also provides a variety of benefits including medical & dental insurance coverage, 401(k) retirement savings plan, flexible spending accounts/HSAs, life and disability insurance, company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO), wellness coaching, and an onsite health services. 


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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