Machinist Helper

Job ID
Posted Date
2 weeks ago(3/13/2023 10:20 AM)
Steel America
Regular Full-Time


Steel America is looking to hire a Machinist Helper for our On Site Machining Department.
We are pleased to accept resumes for the position and are hiring immediately.
This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA.


  • Assist in the setup and operation of large portable machine tools.
  • Assist in ship board precision alignments.
  • Load and unload trucks and other conveyances
  • Perform duties such as fire watch, assisting welders and technicians, running electrical cable on shore locations, onboard ships, and other vessels as needed.
  • Move supplies and materials to proper locations by hand or hand trucks
  • Uses basic power tools to include grinders and drills
  • Paint small areas as needed
  • Stack materials for storage
  • Collect refuse and salvageable materials
  • Move heavy pieces of office and shipboard furniture, machinery and equipment
  • Assist in installation of communications hardware
  • Perform minor equipment repairs as directed
  • Complete various cleaning tasks to include sweeping, shoveling, mopping, scrubbing, and/or raking of ships, bulkheads, compartments, tanks, restroom and kitchen facilities, dry docks, railways, parking areas, and all other areas of company property
  • Will lift and carry trash, steel, scrap, steel, palettes, wood scraps, and all other trash to proper containers
  • Stain removal of sidewalks, walls, decks, and floors using chemicals and cleaning solutions
  • Complete landscaping tasks such as clearing walk ways, lawn maintenance, snow removal and other incidental seasonal tasks
  • Organize and maintain various departments
  • Choose appropriate tools and equipment for the completion of one’s duties
  • Gather and deliver tools, products, and equipment to work site/shop for trade employees
  • 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
  • Firewatch duties
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to pass security background clearances for multiple facilities.
  • Must have clear driving record in order to operate company vehicles.
  • Based on the work location, the position may require the obtainment of certifications such as a Man Aloft Certification, Shipyard Competent Person Certification or CPR Certification
  • Must be able to travel as
  • Must be willing to work 2nd and 3rd shifts and overtime as needed
  • Previous shipyard experience preferred
  • Must be able to work effectively with others
  • Must be a steady, reliable worker
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance

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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