Structural Shop Foreman

Job ID
Posted Date
1 month ago(2/17/2023 3:26 PM)
Regular Full-Time


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

We are pleased to accept resumes for Foreman.This position will be responsible for overseeing the Fitting and Welding Shops.

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 fabricators & welders in the steel 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 fabrication shop schedule of all known and anticipated work, based on staffing and material resources.
  • Layout mild steel and stainless steel heavy and light structure, frames, skids, piping and other projects for fabrication.
  • 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 fabricators.
  • 5-10 years of “hand-on” experience in the layout, fitting, and welding of structural steel, pipe, plate and sheet metal.
  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints and schematics.
  • Experienced in QA/QC programs and procedures
  • Expert level knowledge of all welding methods, procedures, and quality control.
  • Working knowledge of all tools and equipment i.e. overhead cranes, saw, iron workers, shears, breaks, welding equipment.
  • Knowledge of design principles, AMSE/AWS codes, and safety standards.

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
• 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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