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WAF Coordinator


The WAF Coordinator administers and is responsible for the work authorization process. The WAF Coordinator oversees the process for Work Authorization Forms (WAFs) and Technical Work Documents (TWDs) for all repair activities throughout the course of ship’s availability. (PHNSY and Diver s WAFs exempt).



Verifies that the ship’s systems are properly tagged out on the ship and safe prior to work being conducted.

Validates that all tag hung have been fully completed and hung properly.

Frequently audits tags to ensure it is in the right location and that there has been no tampering with the tags.

Accurately enters tag out information into electronic database and on binders for each ship.

Acts as a liaison between Ship’s Force, Subcontractors and Production Department for all repair activities in matters of WAFs and Tagouts with the goal of 100% compliance and zero violations.

Attends meetings and sends out correspondences to ensure there is clear communication between Project Management, Subcontractors, Ship’s Force and Production Department.

Responsible for the work authorization control process for all Repair Activity(RA) work being performed during the contract period.

Receive, process, compare, and coordinate all WAFs and Technical Work Documents submitted by RAs.

Meets daily with RA, Commanding Officer’s Designated representative, Engineering Duty Officers to eliminate any tag-out conflicts, and to advice the Government PM of any authorization problems that could impact the RA’s ship’s work operation and testing.

Ensure RA submits properly filled out WAF. WAF/TWD must show or explain the job description for each work authorization.

Must track all WAFs, and have a knowledge of shipboard equipment status to help Engineering Duty Officers to isolate plant/systems to ensure work is done safely.

Understand how Tag-out process work IAW Tag-out User’s Manual, and how to Isolate equipment properly IAW Navy Standard Item 009-24.

Understand WAF Coordinator Responsibility and WAF process IAW Navy Standard Item 009-106 and Joint Fleet Maintenance Manual.

Daily walk the job site to check if all tag-out is still hanging to prevent damage to equipment and injury to personnel.

Conducts training on WAF and Tagout requirements.

Additional duties as assigned.


High School Diploma or general education degree (GED) required. 

College degree preferred but not required.

Must be a U.S. citizen.


Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (word, excel and outlook).



Must be able to obtain and maintain base access to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam.

Must be able to work from 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM, and overtime as needed.

Must have knowledge of NAVSEA Standard items and requirements

Ability to write understandable reports

Ability to read and understand technical manuals

Ability to prepare departmental operating procedures.

Must be able familiar with the United States Navy Tag-out System or equivalent processes

Must be exhibit the ability to apply analytical though processes to resolve issues in a variety of complex situations with limited supervision.


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 sit, stand, walk, climb up and down stairs and/or ladders, use of hands to finger, handle or feel objects, use of hand and power tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs.  On occasion, the individual may be exposed to great heights and confined spaces. Must be physically and medically qualified to wear required personal protective equipment.



 While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts.  The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to hot, wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.


Employer Rights

You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.  The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time.  The employer also reserves the right to restructure the company organization.  

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