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Class Code:N0599

PORT EVERGLADES LEAD FENDER CONSTRUCTION WORKER

NATURE OF WORK
 
This is skilled work performing diversified manual tasks in the repair, replacement and maintenance of bulkhead fender systems, bollards, and other seawall and dockside fixtures within Port Everglades.
 
Directs and coordinates the work schedules and activities of a skilled work crew performing diversified manual tasks in the repair, replacement and maintenance of bulkhead fender systems, bollards, and other seawall and dockside fixtures within Port Everglades.
Work involves the operation of maintenance and construction equipment such as trucks, boom trucks, forklifts, power tools, welding and cutting equipment, hydraulic drills, pneumatic impact wrenches, and heavy duty hand tools. Employee is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the equipment and for making adjustments necessary for the particular job.
 
Work also involves the use of snorkeling and dive equipment while working over the seawall suspended in a cage or in the water. Assignments may be from oral or written instructions. Supervision is received from a superior who inspects work in progress for conformance with instructions and procedures.
 
ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS
 
Assists maintenance supervisor with the planning and scheduling of repairs and maintenance.
Monitors maintenance schedules to ensure that work is assigned and makes necessary changes. Performs regular inspections of all assigned areas and makes a report of conditions to superior.
 
Transports various construction tools and equipment to various work sites at the port; sets up and rigs boom truck lifting gear for fender removal, including wire straps, shackles and safety lines.
 
Prepares fenders for removal by disconnecting chains, backing out heavy bolts and clearing any loose damaged fender parts. Employee may work over the side in water and utilize snorkeling equipment and a cutting torch.
 
Operates boom truck crane in the removal and replacement of fenders and heavy tires.
 
Assists contractors with the removal and replacement of fenders and large truck tires when work is outside the reach of the port boom truck and a crane is utilized; assists contractors with installation of new fender systems, as required.
 
Assembles and disassembles fenders at the shop utilizing various tools and equipment; fabricates new steel sections by welding and cutting; prepares and paints fender surfaces, as required.
 
Installs new fender assemblies by using a core drill and boring into the concrete on the outside face of the seawall; epoxies mounting hardware into the drilled holes and hangs the new fender over the wall after glue cures.
 
Installs mooring bollards along the berths; and rebuilds damaged fenders by disassembling the unit, cutting out damaged sections of the protector panel, and welding the new fabricated parts in place.
 
Conducts routine surveys of the port fendering system and reports damage or missing fenders to supervisor; performs operator pre-check and minor repairs on truck crane and forklift.
 
Maintains fendering parts, tools, and equipment inventory as required by Broward County; assists with other trades work as needed; and supervises unskilled assistants.
 
Performs related work as required.
 
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS 
 
Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the marine construction trade and equipment.
 
Knowledge of the proper handling and safe use of epoxy adhesives.
 
Ability to operate a truck mounted crane and fork lift; ability to detect malfunctions with heavy equipment.
 
Ability to work with hand tools and small portable power tools; ability to weld with stick and wire feed equipment.
 
Ability to work comfortably over the side in the water; ability to swim; ability to use snorkeling gear and dive equipment.
 
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
 
Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods in all weather conditions.
 
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
 
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING 
 
Graduation from high school or equivalent recognized certification; four (4) years’ experience operating heavy equipment, operating and maintaining hydraulic equipment/tools, welding, and two (2) years’ experience performing heavy marine or related construction trades work, or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
 
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
 
Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License at time of appointment.
 
GENERAL INFORMATION
 
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Financial Disclosure Required
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E12/2011 R10/2012 

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