Crane and Rigging Foreman

Job ID
Posted Date
1 month ago(10/25/2022 9:26 AM)
Regular Full-Time


Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain an experienced Foreman for our Norfolk headquarters.

We are pleased to accept resumes for a Foreman with experience scheduling work and managing maritime Riggers and Crane Operators.

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


  • Supervise and coordinate all activities of Crane Operators, Riggers, Helpers, and Apprentices in the shop
  • Responsible for safety
  • Responsible for administering discipline to assigned employees
  • Directly supervise steel employees in work task to verify and ensure conformance to specifications, drawings, procedures, and quality, schedule, and budget.
  • Interpret company policy to workers and enforces safety and environmental regulations.
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, sketches and work orders to employees.
  • Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of customer product.
  • Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of workers.
  • Assist workers in solving work problems.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Hire and train employees
  • Perform planning, assigning, and directing of work.
  • Address complaints and resolve them
  • Planning and preparing a rigging shop schedule of all known and anticipated work, based on staffing and material resources.
  • Monitor and support all shop projects maintaining high quality, on time delivery, safety and staying within budget.
  • Understanding and adhering to the defined scope of work.
  • Following company procedures regarding material procurement and return; pre planning equipment and material needs.
  • Must be able to accomplish fabrication shop work in an efficient manner
  • Document and maintain files of weekly "tool-box safety training" accomplished
  • Work independently to complete responsibilities
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance
  • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment- hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe boots/shoes and, when necessary, respirator
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 5-10 years of experience as a supervisor of (10) or more Riggers.
  • 5-10 years of “hand-on” experience in the rigging and crane operating field.
  • Must have knowledge of lifting capabilities and safety procedures?
  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints and schematics.
  • Experienced in QA/QC programs and procedures
  • Working knowledge of all tools and equipment i.e. overhead cranes, chain falls, straps, harnesses
  • The ability to communicate and work effectively with managers, field personnel, customers and employees.

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 and service pay increases
  • On-site Human Resources
  • On-site gym
  • Free and close proximity parking
  • Associate perks/gifts 


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


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


  • 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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