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Alaska Marine Lines

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
July 01, 2016
Alaska Marine Lines
Seattle, WA
Years of Experiences
3 - 5
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level

About Alaska Marine Lines

Alaska Marine Lines is the leading marine transportation company providing barge service to and from Alaska and Hawaii. Benefits include: Amazing medical, dental and vision; Employer contribution towards spouse & dependent coverage; Matching contributions for 401(k); Defined contribution retirement plan; Flexible spending account; Employee assistance program; Group term life insurance; Long term disability and more. *Summary of benefits is offered to full time employees after waiting period and is subject to change at any time.

Contact name
Bridgette Bell

Job description

SUMMARY: Welding and fabrication to support repairs and new builds of various freight moving equipment for a barge line and freight terminal.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Inspect and analyze all equipment for proper repair.

  • Structural repairs on forklifts, loaders, dozers, tractors and other equipment in the company.

  • Evaluate projects and determine safety precautions needed to complete the task.

  • Set up, cut, and fit materials for welding.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:Vocational school degree preferred but not required.  High school diploma or GED preferred.  3+ year’s combo welding and fabrication experience. 

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  The ability to communicate effectively with other employees, vendors and customers both verbally and in writing. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  The ability to use a measuring tape.

REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.  Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form including blueprints and shop drawings.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Valid driver’s license and good driving record is required.  WABO preferred but not required.  Must be eligible to apply and be issued a TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Card)


  • Strong fabrication skills with no or minimal drawings.

  • Ability to meet a regular work schedule. Daily physical presence is required.

  • Ability and willingness to work overtime as required.

  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work to meet schedules/deadlines.

  • Regular attendance and timeliness are essential functions of this position.

  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team with minimal supervision. 

  • Ability to change focus and job duties in a fast moving, time restricted environment.

  • Must be flexible and adaptive to constant changes and be able to work in a high stress environment.

  • Ability and willingness to occasionally travel for repairs.  

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands and fingers to hold, handle, objects, tools, or to key data entry; reach with hands and arms to clean, spray or perform repairs; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl with legs and knees; and talk or hear while communicating using telephones or radios.  The employee frequently is required to walk and climb or balance.  Employee is occasionally required to climb ladders.  The employee is regularly required to use eyes, ears, arms, hands, legs, and feet to safely operate motor powered vehicles.  The employee must also be able to work in confined areas for extended periods.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus while working in safety sensitive environments.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; and vibration. 

The noise level in the work environment is moderate in the office to very loud in the terminal.


This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.  Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Federal law requires Alaska Marine Lines to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.  Alaska Marine Lines will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization   Details:

 A post conditional offer of employment physical, drug test and background investigation are required.
Random drug testing is required of all Alaska Marine Lines employees.

 Alaska Marine Lines, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or national origin.

Veterans and Minorities are encouraged to apply.