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Company: NSC
Location: Norfolk, VA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Construction, Housing, Real Estate


General Laborer/Firewatch Job Description:
NSC has an immediate opening for General Laborer/Firewatch in Norfolk, VA. General Laborer/Firewatch is responsible for fire prevention and fire protection at the assigned work site.
General Laborer/Firewatch Job Requirements:

  • Read and comprehend basic instructions and general correspondence in English.
  • Be able to clearly communicate verbally to warn others of fire or other danger.
  • Understand the hazards associated with fixed and portable fire protection systems and the manner in which the systems are activated.
  • Understanding of proper use and care of fixed and portable fire protection systems.
  • Understand the Shipyard Competent Person Report, and where to find it.
  • Know the types of fire, the materials involved, and the type of fire extinguisher needed to suppress the fire.
  • Warn other personnel of danger, or to evacuate, by verbal or other prearranged method of communication.
  • Possess a FireWatch training card and carry card at all times in the shipyard.
  • Be able to wear clothing appropriate for the task. No exposed jewelry shall be worn while working. Fingernails shall be short. Long hair shall be worn in pony-tail or wrapped for protection and should not interfere with hard hat.
  • Comply with OSHA standards and best safety practices. Must be physically and medically capable to wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the job as prescribed under OSHA standards. PPE includes hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.)
  • Work shifts and overtime as assigned the supervisor.
  • Arrive at the designated work site at the assigned time. End the shift as directed by the schedule and your supervisor or journeyman.
  • Work tasks may include:
    • Ensure that designated hot work area is clean and free of combustible materials before hot work is started.
    • Carry an appropriately rated fire extinguisher to the assigned watch area. Make certain the fire extinguisher is in operable shape and not discharged prior to allowing hot work to start.
    • Notify the person accomplishing the hot work if it is safe to proceed and when there is danger.
    • Suppress fires when they occur.
    • Report any uncorrected unsafe condition or working habits to the journeyman and supervisor.
    • Assist with the hot work procedure and audits process making certain hot work notifications are in place and valid before hot work commences.

NSC Cares!

At NSC our company culture is strong! You work hard for us and in return we want to provide you with as many benefits and resources as we can:
  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401(k)
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Legal Assistance
  • Long Term Opportunities
  • Training and Career Growth Opportunities
  • The chance to be a part of an amazing team

NSC is committed to connecting good people with good jobs!

NSC is an innovative staffing firm that specializes in placing qualified skilled, technical and professional talent in virtually any market. Our meticulous dedication to Quality and Safety is a testament to our success. We are The Staffing Experts!

NSC is a drug free company. NSC is an EOE AA/M/F/VHo/D.

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