Facilities Operation Supervisor / Dock Master

Job ID
Posted Date
1 month ago(4/28/2021 8:11 AM)
Regular Full-Time


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

We are pleased to accept resumes for Facilities Operation Supervisor / Dock Master.

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


• Supervise all docking and undocking operations of vessels in an efficient manner while ensuring the safety of all personnel and equipment
• Lead and manage a team of shipwright personnel to execute all docking operations.
• Interface with Operations Management to schedule the docking and undocking of vessels.
• Read and interpret docking plans/arrangements, develop blocking plans with safe blocking loads based upon sound calculations, and be capable of layout/safe arrangement of blocks for docking.
• Execute safe dry-docking evolutions and vessel launching, analyze tide and wind conditions, and maintain weight logs and docking plans.
• Responsible for the technical work in docking, rigging, hauling, and undocking vessels
• Coordinate with all parties concerned during launching operations
• Represent the docking department to conduct all Risk Assessments for all docking department’s activities.
• Able to lead and manage a team of shipwright personnel to execute all docking operations
• Prepare and submit reports for all activities

• Manage and utilize resources effectively by: a) maximizing manpower b) managing overtime c) adhering to time keeping d) proper assignment of tasks
• Liaise with Contracts Dept for the procurement of Dock material requirement
• Oversees flooding operations and removal of vessels from dry dock.


-5-10 years shipboard/shipyard experience

-Experience/vast familarity with floating dry docks, marine railways, and large marine travel lifts

-Reading and comprehension of docking plans and blocking plans

-Able to build blocks for dry docking from the existing plans and sketches

-Must be familiar with ARMY, MSC, USCG and NOAA rules and regulations on all docks operations

-Proven success with a department of 25 employees within dock department/shop
-Must have considerable knowledge of structure of vessels, stress points, load factors, cradle positioning, and blocking of vessels
-Must have knowledge in stability calculations and docking plan development
-Must be able to obtain federal and state security clearances
-Knowledge of Coast Guard regulations and safety requirements
-24 hour and 7 day (24 / 7) availability

-High school diploma or equivalent 
-Must be able to work and communicate effectively with others

Compensation & Benefits

Position compensation is based on experience.


Our benefits include: 
• Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
• 401K, company match
• 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.


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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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