1st Class Maintenance Mechanic

Job ID
Posted Date
2 months ago(3/23/2023 8:18 AM)
Regular Full-Time


Colonna is looking to hire a Maintenance Mechanic in our Maintenance Department


This is full time work in our Norfolk, VA headquarters.




  • Overhaul and repair combustion powered heavy duty vehicles and heavy mobile equipment such as cranes and forklifts
  • Repair work includes the repairing, overhauling or rebuilding systems of the following:

                        Diesel and gasoline engines

                        Other types of internal combustion engines

                        Automatic and non-automatic transmissions

                        Heavy duty drive line systems

                        Hydraulic utility systems and controls

  • Trace and locate defects and causes of mechanical problems using a wide range of diagnostic and test equipment
  • Determine the type and extent of necessary repairs
  • Fit and install to appropriate tolerances such parts as pistons, valves, bearings, gears, and cylinders
  • Make changes or modifications in accordance with specifications and guidelines
  • Connect, align, adjust system elements to assure proper operation of the complete system or vehicle
  • Field repairs as necessary
  • Install, repair, maintain, test, and adjust fixed and semi-fixed industrial equipment and machinery such as cranes, pumps, engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machinery
  • Complete repairs from blueprints, diagrams, operational manuals, manufacturer’s specifications, work orders, and other specifications
  • Disassemble equipment using hoists, cranes, hand tools, and power tools
  • Determine nature of repair and examines parts to detect imperfections with the use of rulers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments to determine changes in dimensional requirements
  • Complete repairs by replacing, reworking, or refinishing worn or damaged parts
  • Reassemble equipment and test performance
  • Operation of equipment, preventative maintenance, diagnostic and repair work, and overhaul of minor and major building/utility systems and components
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Apply basic math, reading and communication skills
  • Board ships via stairs, ladders, and gangways with tool bags and needed equipment
  • Control cost in assigned area of responsibility
  • Understand and act upon instruction / work independently to complete responsibilities
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance
  • Other duties may be assigned as workload dictates




  • Minimum of five years of experience in maintaining and repairing electrical and mechanical equipment systems
  • Minimum of 5 years of mechanic experience with heavy construction equipment and/or diesel equipment.
  • Able to work and coordinate with department mechanics assigned during the installation and maintenance of all systems and equipment.
  • Expert knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Must be able to interpret technical drawings, mechanical and electrohydraulic
  • Identify and resolve the failures of the hydraulic systems, pump adjustments, hoses identification, hydraulic modifications, etc…
  • Technical training preferred
  • 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

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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