Structural Lead Mechanic Supervisor (Down River Division)

US-FL-Atlantic Beach
4 months ago(9/28/2017 11:06 AM)
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Compensation & Benefits

Position compensation is based on experience.

Our benefits include:

Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance


Paid Time Off (PTO)

Legal Services

Annual performance evaluations and service pay increases

On-site Human Resources

On-site gym

Free and close proximity parking

Associate perks/gifts 


Down River (division of Colonna's Shipyard) is currently hiring for a Lead Mechanic Supervisor. Travel is required.


  • Train lower level mechanics and semi-skilled employees.
  • Ensure that all work done on the vessel and in-house is completed on time, on budget, and to the contract quality standards.
  • Keep track of budgets and spending for their assigned jobs.
  • Provide ample notice of manpower needs and changes to the Resource Manager.
  • Manpower scheduling and maintenance to include controlling overtime hours.
  • Report and initiate discipline for safety infractions in accordance with company policy.
  • Assist in determining project physical progress and project cost projections
  • Identify and document any potential growth work, not only growth that is needed to complete the job assigned, but also in areas of the ship where there is no agreed work currently.
  • Required to work overtime as the work dictates.
  • Must be able to supervise a multi-craft team to fully execute projects
  • Must be available to travel as projects are worked at various locations throughout the U.s as well as outside of the country.
  • Read and comprehend blueprints, sketches and templates.
  • Accomplish laying out from blueprints, sketches, and templates.
  • Effective sequencing of removal, assembly, fitting, and welding.
  • Shop and field fabrication.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools.
  • Proficiency in the use of tools and equipment such as; come alongs, chain falls, hydraulic jacks, wedges, dogs, saws, grinder and other tools pertaining to structural trades.
  • Advanced experience with the use of cutting torch and welding equipment.
  • Tack weld with SMAW and FCAW certifications.
  • Working with Stainless steel and Aluminum (fitting and welding).
  • Installing simple systems without templates or blueprints.
  • Template creation.
  • Erection and installation of structural members, inserts, frames, bulkheads, doors, ladders, foundations and deck plates on board vessels.
  • Advanced knowledge fabricating and installing brackets, angle stiffeners, alignment, collars, liners, doublers, distortion prevention/correction, targeting, scribing, edge preparations, rate holes, scallops, welding root and cap passes, back gauge (air art), tack welding and torch cutting.
  • Understand corrosion prevention and grounding.
  • Determine and apply joint and system tolerances.
  • Some minor rigging ability and the use of overhead cranes.
  • Adherence to industry codes, regulations and specifications to include ABS, USCG, and NAVSEA Standard Items.


  • Minimum of ten years shipboard within the trade to be supervised (welding or ship fitting with knowledge of the other trade to accomplish the duties of the supervisor)
  • Technical training preferred
  • Expert knowledge of and ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with the trades
  • Must be able to work effectively with others and as a team with other supervisors within the shop
  • Must be a steady, reliable worker Must be self-motivated and able to complete responsibilities with minimal direction
  • Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.
  • Use of measuring instruments
  • Knowledge of ship board terms
  • Must be able to obtain a Rapid Gate due to working at various locations.


Our core values respect, pride, truth and family are not just words, they are the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. And our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in our industry. You could be the next among us.

Please apply with resume for immediate consideration.



- Respect
- Pride
- Truth
- Family

These are our CORE 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.



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