Lead Mechanic Supervisor (Welding)

Job ID
Posted Date
2 months ago(4/12/2023 8:49 AM)
Regular Full-Time


Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Structural Welding Shop on 2nd Shift.
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 lower level mechanics and semi-skilled employees
  • 75-80% of the time will be spent aboard ship or in the shop supervising staff
  • Ensure that all work done on the vessel and in-house is completed on time, on budget, and to the contract quality standards
  • Provide training to new employees covering shop equipment and procedures
  • 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 Shop Foreman
  • Hold the employees accountable for the established goals and check their progress to those goals on a frequent basis
  • Evaluate the necessity and progress of subcontractors and temporary employees
  • Promote and confirm that all employees and subcontractors are in compliance with the safety requirements, to include the necessary use of PPE
  • Assist in determining project physical progress and project cost projections
  • Maintain the vessel, shops, and surrounding areas in a clean and safe condition
  • 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 question requirements that are not clear or appear to be in conflict
  • Identify improvements that can be made in yard work process
  • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment-hardhat, safety glasses, steel toe boots/shoes and, when necessary respirator
  • Work independently to complete responsibilities
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance
  • Other duties may be assigned as work load requirements dictate.



  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of (5) five years shipboard experience within the trade to be supervised
  • Previous supervisory responsibilities required
  • 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 able to comprehend and follow complex instructions
  • Must be self-motivated and able to complete responsibilities with minimal direction

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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