• Blast/Paint Lead Mechanic Supervisor, NACE certified - Down River

    Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
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    5 months ago(1/30/2019 4:41 PM)
    Colonna Down River
  • Overview

    Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Down River division.

    We are pleased to accept resumes for an NACE Certified Blast/Paint Lead Mechanic Supervisor.

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


    • Manage, supervise, and direct the day-to-day efforts of the Corrosion Control employees
    • 75-80% of the time will be spent aboard ship or in the shop supervising staff
    • Ensure that all work done on the vessel and in-house is completed on time, on budget, and to the contract quality standards
    • Inform staff of expectations and provide clear and consistent direction
    • Provide training to new employees concerning shop equipment and procedures
    • Keep track of budgets and spending for their assigned jobs
    • Maintain the right mix of skilled and semi-skilled employees working to keep the dollar cost as low as possible
    • Provide ample notice of manpower needs and changes to management
    • Manpower scheduling and maintenance, to include controlling overtime hours
    • Hold the employees accountable for the established goals and check their progress to those goals on a frequent basis
    • Keep track of and minimize material costs, to include, rentals, storeroom issues, subcontractors, and job materials
    • Evaluate the necessity and progress of subcontractors and temporary employees



    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Must be Eligible for DBIDS
    • Minimum of seven (7) years shipboard experience within the marine paint and preservation trade
    • Previous supervisory responsibilities required
    • Technical training preferred
    • Knowledge of and ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with the trade



    • C-13 Ultra-high pressure water-jetting certification
    • C-7 (Abrasive Blaster), C-12 (Airless Spray Applicator), or C-14 (Plural Component Pump Operator/Sprayer) Certification
    • Must be studying & working towards obtaining “Coatings Application Specialist Level II” certification
    • Must be eligible to obtain NBPI Certification

    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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