Temporary Services Mechanic

Job ID
Posted Date
3 months ago(1/4/2023 1:38 PM)
Colonna's Operations - Virginia
Regular Full-Time


Colonna's Shipyard is looking to hire Mechanics to join our Temporary Services Department.

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


  • Measure, cut, form fit and connect metal and plastic pipe, test for leaks and insulate as required
  • Install and check operation of a variety of plumbing fixtures such as toilets, sinks, bathtubs, etc.
  • Adherence to industry codes, specifications, and regulations
  • Install and connect temporary shore power to lighting, ships systems support equipment and alarm systems during overhaul/repair operations
  • Install, test, maintain and remove temporary services to U.S. Navy vessels, tugs, barges, ferries, etc. during overhaul/ repair operations. Temporary services provided may include HVAC, air and water for various uses, effluent discharge and steam
  • Lay out, assemble, install, and maintain pipe systems, pipe supports, and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, and lubricating for industrial production and processing systems
  • Select type and size of pipe, and related materials and equipment, such as supports, hangers, and hydraulic cylinders, according to specifications
  • Plan install or repair to avoid obstructions and to avoid interfering with activities of other workers
  • Install and maintain refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, including compressors, pumps, meters, pneumatic and hydraulic controls, and piping, using hand tools and power tools and following specifications and blueprints.
  • Increase pressure in pipe system and observes connected pressure gauge to test system for leaks
  • Regularly inspect all pipes and detect malfunctions and damages, if any
  • Report all damages, issues and other matters relating to the pipe systems to the supervising authority
  • Understand and act upon instruction / work independently to complete responsibilities

Must have regular, reliable attendance


  • Valid Virginia driver license
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous shipboard experience
  • Vocational training as a pipefitter preferred with 2 to 3 year’s of experience
  • Knowledge of and ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with the trade
  • Must be able to work effectively with others
  • Enter and move through manholes to reach and work internally confined spaces
  • Must be a steady, reliable worker
  • Must be able to comprehend and follow instructions

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.


  • 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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