Lead Mechanic Supervisor (Fitting and Fabrication)

Job ID
Posted Date
1 month ago(10/31/2022 2:16 PM)
Steel America
Regular Full-Time


Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Fabrication Department.
We are pleased to accept resumes for Lead Mechanic Supervisor.  To work with and lead Fitters on the 2nd shift.
Hours are 4:00 pm - 12:30 pm with weekends as necessary. 
This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA.




  • Assist the Project Superintendent as directed
  • Train lower level mechanics and semi-skilled employees
  • Ensure that all work done on the vessel and in-house is completed on time, on budget, and to the contract quality standards
  • Provide training to new employees covering shop equipment and procedures
  • Provide ample notice of manpower needs and changes to the Resource Manager
  • Provide input to the Superintendent concerning job/material costs, manpower hours, and all other issues that may affect contract negotiations
  • Assist in determining project physical progress and project cost projections
  • Maintain the vessel, shops, and surrounding areas in a clean and safe condition
  • Completely adhere to the quality requirements of the project they are assigned to and constantly monitor their assigned area for compliance to the established quality standards
  • Identify and address all issues that may affect the successful completion of assigned projects
  • Identify and document any potential growth work, not only growth that is needed to complete the job assigned, but also in areas of the ship where there is no agreed work currently
  • Become familiar with all work related documents such as drawings, manuals, and bid specifications.
  • Question requirements that are not clear or appear to be in conflict
  • Identify improvements that can be made in yard work processes
  • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment- hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe boots/shoes and, when necessary, respirator
  • Work independently to complete responsibilities
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance
  • Other duties may be assigned as workload requirements dictate


  • Minimum of seven years shipboard experience within the trade
  • Technical training preferred
  • Expert knowledge of and ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with the trade
  • Must be able to work effectively with others
  • Must be a steady, reliable worker
  • Must be able to comprehend and follow complex instructions
  • Must be self motivated and able to complete responsibilities with minimal

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 Inc. and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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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