Blast/Paint Supervisor

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Posted Date
2 months ago(1/28/2020 1:06 PM)
Regular Full-Time


Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates for our Paint Shop Department.

We are pleased to accept resumes for an Blast/Paint Supervisor. This position is for 3rd Shift. 

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 Paint Shop 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
  • Minimum of ten (10) years shipboard experience within the marine paint and preservation trade
  • Experience in Steel Grit Blasting operations
  • Must possess the knowledge of operating blast Pots, trouble shooting blast pots, grit blasting
  • Must be able to run a crew medium size for open air blasting
  • Tank blasting is a plus
  • 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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