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Lead Mechanic Supervisor � Welding


Colonna's Shipyard is seeking a Lead Mechanic Supervisor � Welding, to support operations at our site in Norfolk, VA.

Position Summary:

Position will support management with training and assignment of semi-skilled and skilled trades personnel according to their ability, experience, and job knowledge in support and execution of production goals in ship repair/industrial fabrication operations.

The position is located onsite in Norfolk VA and will often require hours beyond a standard work week with flexible schedule availability to support production/operations. Position may require occasional travel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities include:
Primary duty is to execute routine (and non-routine) production duties in support of operational goals and in compliance with Company procedures and policies.
Performs skilled tasking (relative to their assigned trade) in the maintenance, repair, installation/removal, new construction, etc. activities supporting ship repair/industrial fabrication operations.
Supports management to facilitate daily production activities of the team and helps ensure employees (assigned to their work crew) have all necessary tools, equipment, work procedures, etc. to work safely and efficiently.
May assist management with timekeeping validation, training, performance management, coaching/counselling, supervision, etc. for employees assigned to their work crews.
Breaks broader production requirements down to practical action plans to support safety, quality, cost, and schedule goals while providing constant monitoring of job sites.
Utilizing their production knowledge, make recommendations to support Plan of the Day (POD) for their assigned projects and utilizing their assigned resources to efficiently achieve operational requirements of projects.
Evaluates job sites and work environments prior to work starting to ensure safe project set ups and efficient work evolutions.
Responsible for understanding and complying with all technical aspects of the job including adherence to all contract requirements, drawings, procedures/work instructions, etc.
Additionally, position will:
Review project specifications/SOWs and support creation of requisitions of all needed materials in accordance with contract requirements and associated references.
Generate and submits production reports to management (to include condition and surveillance reports, operational briefs, executed quality checks, etc.) meeting all technical/customer reporting requirements.
Support management in ensuring tools/resources are mobilized and demobilized from project appropriately, providing updates on damaged or lost equipment.
Initiates QA/Customer call out and attends/executes TIP inspections.
May serve as backup/makeup to supervisor, as needed.
Provides input to management and project teams to support schedule, progress, ETC/EAC updates for all projects assigned to them.
Required Qualifications:
Must have a Bachelors Degree or Registered Apprentice (grad) or HS and at least 6 years related trade experience (in the trade to be supervised)
Must be able to understand job specifications, drawings, and corresponding technical references.
Must have regular, reliable attendance.
Must be able to demonstrate ability to perform multi-pass, all position fillet and butt welds using SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding), GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), and FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding).
Must have knowledge of AWS D1.1 (Structural Steel) and NAVSEA code/requirements (MIL-STD-1688 & MIL-STD-1689).
Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
Experience performing visual inspections of welds and fit ups preferred.
Some previous supervisory/mentoring experience (such as make-up supervisor)
Experience performing visual inspections of welds and fit ups preferred.
Ability to perform GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) and SAW (Submerged Arc Welding) preferred.
Experience or certification in welding NDT preferred.
CWI certification preferred.
Travel Requirements:
Minimal Travel; 10% or less.
Security Requirements:
Must be able to access Government facilities and be DBIDS eligible.
Position requires US Citizenship.
Physical Requirements:
Must be able to lift, carry and transport heavy equipment and boxes. The exact weight requirements will be determined by the specific job, but no less than 20 lbs.
Must be physically agile to perform tasks in naval ships. Able to work on and climb ladders, work in extreme temperature environments, aboard ships, in shipyards, under industrial conditions and in confined spaces, including enter and moving through manholes.
Must be able ride ships at sea for extended periods.
Able to perform other duties as required which may involve high heat, humidity, noise and dirty conditions, working aloft or over the sides of vessels.
Frequent exposure to noise due to machinery and equipment.
Employee may be required to operate trucks, forklifts & man-lifts.
While performing the duties of this job, you may frequently be required to stand, walk & sit; use hands or fingers; handle or feel; talk and hear. Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, squat, kneel, twist and crawl.
Work in extreme temperatures and conditions. At times you will work in areas that have less adequate ventilation
Frequent use of respirator.
Protective clothing or equipment and face shields or goggles shall be worn when welding, cutting, or working with molten metal.

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.

Colonna�s Shipyard Inc., and its divisions, are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Additionally, Colonna�s Shipyard provides a variety of benefits to support your best health, wellness, and future, to include medical/dental/vision options, company paid disability insurances, 401k with match, legal services, as well as company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO).

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