Fabrication Production Manager - Steel America

Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/12/2018 5:30 AM)
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Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Steel America division.

We are pleased to accept resumes for Fabrication Production Manager.

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


  • Lead, direct, organize and execute large new construction contracts.
  • Able to supervise and madnare all Superintendents and fabrication production personnel.
  • Able to identify scope of work and growth modifications due to being technically strong in fabrication.
  • Able to estimate and negotiate all fabrication work, produce manning schedules, and manage all budgets, profits, and schedules of all current contracts (5+ at any given time, upwards of $40million)
  • Directs activities in areas of safety and personnel, production, scheduling, material handling and quality and ensures compliance with all safety, quality, company and regulatory directives in conjunction with management
  • Implement and adhere to production costs including, but not limited to; employee and material resources, production budget, and scheduling
  • Establish and foster a safe working environment for all employees
  • Directs and coordinates shipyard operations within company policies and procedures
  • Responsible and accountable for the performance of craft supervisors and tradesmen for safety, quality, and scheduling
  • Translates company strategies into tactical plans. Creates and prioritizes necessary resources and steps required to accomplish goals on time
  • Schedules and conducts shipyard meetings in conjunction with shipyard management
  • Advises company management team regarding manning and expense goals and ensures efforts are made to meet projections
  • Determines operations improvements in relation to safety, quality, manning, scheduling, etc.
  • Encourage and motivate our company values of Family, Pride, Respect and Truth


  • Minimum 10 years' experience in Fabrication shop.
  • Knowledge of all fabrication trades and functions.
  • In depth knowledge of all business functions associated with fabrication/machine shop trades, safety, and management
  • Ability to understand and administer all fabrication shop classification guidelines in relation to government and commercial requirements for all trades
  • Ability to apply continuous improvement strategies across all functions, which includes the ability to introduce the need for change, create excitement for change and lead change initiatives
  • Ability to make quick decisions. Must be able to gain input from many different people and use a participative decision-making approach when appropriate
  • Ability to redefine communication skills based on our diverse audience, use active listening skills and non-verbal rapport building skills and effectively communicate message to both small and large groups
  • Ability to motivate and connect with people with a sense of enthusiasm, passion and commitment
  • Considerable knowledge in all areas of ship repair, material handling, labor, safety and product relates commercial and government practices
  • HS Diploma required, Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Excellent reading, writing and arithmetic skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite knowledge is required and knowledge of Microsoft Project is preferred
  • 30/70% in office and out in the shipyard
  • Physically able and capable of performing the essential job responsibilities



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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