Machinist Supervisor - On-Site

Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
Posted Date 6 months ago(9/28/2017 11:06 AM)
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Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Onsite Machine Shop within our Steel America Division.

We are pleased to accept resumes for On-site Machinist Supervisor.


This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA, requiring travel within the US and abroad.


  • Follow company and safety policies and issues by attending and participating in meetings and training sessions
  • Assign work within the department, monitor work progress to meet work completion standards and goals
  • Assure a quality product is delivered to the customer by reviewing finished work orders and inspecting product as needed 
  • Monitors team members' production to ensure work processes are in compliance with company standards 
  • Review and monitor labor/productivity logs and reports 
  • Prepares progress reports 
  • Train new team members in safe and proper work techniques and in use of supplies, materials and equipment 
  • Assist in production planning; determine work level volumes and order of priority according to customer needs and demand
  • Set an example to other team members by demonstrating the proper procedures and processes to follow and leading by example 
  • Use mathematical and mechanical reasoning to solve problems by making calculations to fabricate and repair parts to specification
  • Prepare for shift by performing machine inspection
  • Inspect finished work by performing visual examination, measuring part for conformance to specification, signing off on work orders, scribing parts, and placing on skid  
  • Determine order of fabrication for parts by reviewing work order  
  • Perform daily preventive maintenance by checking site glass to determine lubricant is adequate, adding lubricants and documenting checklist  
  • Identify unsatisfactory parts by making visual examination to identify defects or deformities, and correcting defect or rejecting by documenting work order and sending to others for correction
  •  Inform supervisor/manager of problems and operational concerns that arise; participate in trouble shooting and problem resolution 
  • Communicate work flow/productivity to team members on alternate shifts and team leaders as required
  • Meet with customer/s, attend production meetings 
  • Actively participate in company safety procedures and programs: correct unsafe work practices; follow reporting protocols; participate in hazard identification processes 
  • Fully participate in continuous process improvement and cost control 
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the scope and responsibility required of the job 
  • Use various hand and power tools for the completion of job tasks 
  • Work independently to complete responsibilities
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance



  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Must be able to read and comprehend blueprints, drawings and other technical trade related documents 
  • Must communicate well, written and verbally
  • Mechanical ability, manual dexterity, and hand/eye coordination required to perform various projects, per drawings, sketches, and verbal or written instructions
  •  Skilled in the selection, set-up and operation of the appropriate tool(s) for a given type of work 
  • Technical training preferred 
  • Must be able to work effectively with others 
  • Must be a steady, reliable worker 
  • Previous, successful supervisory experience required, a minimum of 5 years preferred 
  • Successful career experience with the machining trade
  • All applicants must be able to obtain a Rapid Gate due to the location of the job & have OSHA 10 card in hand.

Compensation & Benefits

Position compensation is based on experience.

Our benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life and Accidental Death Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Disability Coverage
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Legal Services
  • Annual performance evaluations
  • On-site Human Resources
  • On-site gym
  • Free and close proximity parking
  • Employee perks/gifts 


• Respect
• Pride
• Truth
• Family
These are our VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry.

All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.

Colonna’s Shipyard and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE / M / F / DISABILITY / VET


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