• Outside Machinist - Lead Mechanic Supervisor - Main Yard

    Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    8 months ago(1/30/2019 1:57 PM)
  • Overview

    Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Virginia Operations Department.

    We are pleased to accept resumes for Outside Machinist, Lead Mechanic Supervisor.


    2nd shift

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


    • Assist the Project Superintendent as directed
    • Manage, supervise, and direct the day-to-day efforts of multiple trades assigned to the project
    • Ensure that all work done on the vessel and in-house is completed on time, on budget, and to the contract quality standards
    • Provide training to new employees covering shop equipment and procedures
    • Provide input to the Superintendent concerning job/material costs, manpower hours, and all other issues that may affect contract negotiations
    • Report and initiate discipline for safety infractions in accordance with company policy.
    • Assist in determining project physical progress and project cost projections
    • Document completion and control, to include Progress Sheets, discipline, timesheets, charge numbers
    • Maintain the vessel, shops, and surrounding areas in a clean and safe condition
    • Completely understand the quality requirements of the project they are assigned to and constantly monitor their assigned area for compliance to the established quality standards
    • Identify and address all issues that may affect the successful completion of assigned projects
    • 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
    • Identify improvements that can be made in yard work processes
    • Work independently to complete responsibilities
    • Must have regular, reliable attendance 
    • Removing, repair, installing, and aligning of the whole propulsion train, including engine, reduction gear, bearing, shafting, struts, stuffing boxes and propeller
    • Removing, repairing, installing , and aligning rudder assembly, including bearings, bushings, rudder stocks, pintles, stuffing boxes, lifting rings, and carrier bearings
    • Removing, repairing, installing, and setting of all types of hydraulics, steering gears, rudder angle indicators, and rudder stoppers
    • Installation of mechanical, hydraulic, or pneumatic steering controls, propulsion controls
    • Installation of auxiliary and deck equipment


    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Minimum of seven years shipboard experience within the trade to be supervised technical training preferred
    • Previous supervisory responsibilities required
    • Technical training preferred
    • Knowledge of and ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with the trade

    Compensation & Benefits

    Position compensation is based on experience.


    Our benefits include:
    • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
    • 401K
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Legal Services
    • Annual performance evaluations
    • On-site Human Resources
    • On-site gym
    • Free and close proximity parking
    • Employee perks/gifts and more


    All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.


    Colonna’s Shipyard and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    • 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.


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