• Structural Welding Supervisor

    Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
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    Posted Date
    1 week ago(7/13/2018 1:47 PM)
    Colonna's Operations - Virginia
  • Overview

    Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Structural Welding Department.

    We are pleased to accept resumes for Structural Welding Supervisor (Lead Mechanic).

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


    Assist in training helpers and lower skilled mechanics
    • Perform safety inspections of equipment and accessories
    • Perform visual inspections of welds and fit up
    • Complete standard computations relating to dimensions and maintaining tolerances and minimizing distortions
    • Weld together metal components of products, as specified by layout, blueprints, diagram, work order, welding procedures, or oral instructions, using electric arc-welding equipment
    • Prepare all material surfaces to be welded, ensuring that there is no loose or thick scale, slag, rust, moisture, grease, or other foreign matter
    • Weld completion in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions.
    • Construct or repair metal products by joining parts either manually (using a variety of welding methods including electric arc, MIG and TIG welding or oxy-acetylene welding) or by machine
    • Review welding operator qualifications
    • Troubleshoot welding procedures for necessary equipment and consumables
    • Introduce cost saving ideas
    • Reduce costs in welding processes while contributing to increased productivity
    • May perform experimental welding to evaluate new equipment, techniques, and materials
    • Perform multi-pass, all position fillet and butt welds using SWAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding), GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), and FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding) processes
    • Set up for shielded metal arc welding operations and base metal preparation on carbon steel
    • Perform single pass fillet welds, V-groove welds, all positions, on carbon steel
    • Perform Manual Arc, M.I.G., Fluxcore in all positions, Submerged Arc- Automatic, Semi- automatic, and Manual, Carbon Arc (Arc air) cutting weld
    • Interpret welding symbol information
    • Identify necessary external repairs to equipment and accessories
    • Equipment set up and operation for Flux-cored, Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Tungsten Arc, and Air Carbon Arc welding operations
    • Set up and maintenance on welding equipment such as: wire feeders, Sub-arc tractors, Bug O’s, Power sources
    • Successful completion of mirror welding


     • Must be able to demonstrate ability to perform multi-pass, all position fillet and butt welds using SWAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding), GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), and FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding)
    • Knowledge of welding techniques, (oxygen-acetylene, electric arc, and TIG), tools and equipment
    • Hands on experiences and proven training on pre and post heating, Surface hardening, and Weld Inspections
    • Advanced knowledge of and ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with the trade
    • Must be able to work effectively with others
    • Comprehend blueprints, sketches, and templates.
    • Hands on experience with heavy metal/steel welding procedures in all positions
    • Minimum of 10 years of career experience in Welding
    • Must be able to comprehend and follow instructions
    • Must be able to multi-task and organize information and various assignments
    • Tack weld in all metals
    • Mirror welding experience
    • Expertise in welding power sources, wire feeders, welding consumables
    • Must have working knowledge of welding codes: AWS, ASME, MIL-STD, AISC, & ABS


    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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