Pipefitter Supervisor - 2nd Shift

Job ID
Posted Date
3 months ago(1/4/2023 1:35 PM)
Regular Full-Time


Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Pipe Shop on 2nd Shift (3:30 PM - 12:00 AM)
We are pleased to accept resumes for Lead Mechanic Supervisor.  
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 department tradesmen assigned to the project
  • Train & supervise the department’s workforce
  • Responsible for assigning daily tasks to trade personnel assigned to him by the foreman
  • Review, understand, and implement daily plans to maintain the production schedule while minimizing the impact to the budget
  • Analyze and resolve day to day issues including personnel conflicts, safety concerns, quality issues, and material constraints
  • Assess areas of concern prior to assigning personnel to a task and review the concerns with the personnel to implement a strategy to ensure compliance with all technical and safety requirements
  • Multitask in a very fast paced and versatile atmosphere; handle stressful situations, as well as demanding customers
  • Ensure that all work done on the vessel and in-house is completed on time, on budget, and to the contract quality standards / Keep track of budgets and spending for their assigned jobs
  • Provide training to new employees covering shop equipment and procedures
  • Assure organizational compliance with all safety, quality, and environmental, state, local and federal regulations.
  • 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 the Resource Manager
  • Manpower scheduling and maintenance, to include controlling overtime hours
  • Inform staff of expectations and provide clear and consistent direction / 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
  • Provide input to the Superintendent concerning job/material costs, manpower hours, and all other issues that may affect contract negotiations
  • Promote and confirm that all employees and subcontractors are in compliance with the safety requirements, to include the necessary use of PPE
  • Report and initiate discipline for safety and/or policy infractions in accordance with company policy
  • Assist in determining project physical progress and project cost projections
  • Document completion and control, to include Progress Sheets, discipline, timesheets, charge numbers
  • Maintain the vessel, shops, and surrounding areas in a clean and safe condition
  • Exhibit an understanding of 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
  • Work independently to complete responsibilities / must have regular, reliable attendance
  • Other duties may be assigned as workload requirements dictate.




  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Apprenticeship Diploma/additional vocational courses/ technical school graduate, and/or military and/or civilian experience with marine piping systems in a repair department or shipyard
  • 1-3 years’ experience working under a senior Pipefitter
  • Ability to understand and perform the basic set up, alignment, and operation of various portable tools and hand tools used in the trade
  • Has basic knowledge and understanding of shipboard piping systems (repair/ installation practices, procedures, pipe bending, alignments and troubleshooting) and blue print reading
  • High level of critical thinking/reading
  • Knowledge of and ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with 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 self motivated and able to complete responsibilities with minimal direction
  • Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.


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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