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Foreman - Steel Shop

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND PURPOSE (Job Description) The Foreman Steel Shop leads, guides, coordinates, and supervises a team that may comprise of Journeyman Level Mechanics, Trainees, Helpers, and Subcontracted Labor. POSITION DEMANDS (Education/Training) Typically has a BA/BS plus 2 years in a related field or AA/AS plus 4 years directly related experience or 8 years directly related ship building/ship repair experience. POSITION DEMANDS (Required Experience) •In-depth knowledge in all facets of the trade relating to ship repair. •Working knowledge of contracting and estimating procedures. •Demonstrated knowledge and utilization of production processes, methods, quality, and technology. •Effective leadership, communication, and team-building skills. •Proven ability in people environment. •Capable in Microsoft products. WORKING RELATIONSHIPS Reports to the General Foreman. This position typically has direct reports for 8-20 skilled, semi-skilled, unskilled employees and / or trade subcontractors. Supports Production and Program Management by monitoring and managing manpower resources, quality, and schedule and budget performance. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES •On-site deck-plate leader for the trade, working with a team of typically 8-20 mechanics to accomplish assigned production activities. Responsible for safety, quality, schedule, cost, for his / her team. •Plans and projects manpower requirements to support Production / Program Management activities. Communicates resource requirements to the General Foreman. •Reviews Gantt chart schedule to start planning work 2 weeks out, develops 1-2 week schedules for all members of their team and communicates progress to General Foreman. •Develops daily work assignments and expectations for production workforce. •Reviews and documents employee performance. •Understand and up-holds the requirements of the Collective Bargaining Agreement •Walks every production job before assigning it to assess necessary preparations for an efficient and safe execution of the work. Follows up at the job site multiple times a day to ensure proper progress and resolve potential issues. •Assigns mechanics to jobs to most effectively utilize their skill set and maximize performance. •Ensures all employees are properly supervised and have all the necessary tooling, equipment, specifications, drawings and procedures to properly accomplish their jobs. •De-conflicts work and informs the General Foreman of any potential problem that jeopardizes completion of quality work within budget and schedule. •Inspects every job by every mechanic upon completion to ensure trade quality standards and attention to detail have been met. •Attends daily production meetings and coordinates their assignments with other shops and insures projected goals are met and all issues are being addressed. •Monitors trade / shop rework trends and implements corrective action. •Participates in development of standard / best practice and continuous improvement initiatives. •Manages workforce performance and compliance to company rules; Implements corrective action, conflict management, and disciplinary action when necessary. •Monitors workforce performance and absenteeism. •Performs all job functions in accordance with NASSCO’s Mission, Vision, Values and Principles. •Performs other responsibilities and duties as assigned General Dynamics NASSCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. To learn more about applicant rights under federal law, click here: EEO is the Law Poster EEO is the Law Supplement Pay Transparency If you have a disability that impacts your ability to complete the job application process and would like to request an accommodation, please contact our Human Resources Department. For Norfolk, call (757) 543-6801 or email recruiting@nassconorfolk.com. This contact information is for accommodation requests only, not to inquire about the status of applications.

Category: Shipfitter

NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.

Shipfitters will layout and fabricate metal structural parts such as plates, bulkheads, and frames within the hull of a vessel for riveting or welding. Shipfitters use such tools as shears, punches, drill presses, bending rolls, bending slabs, furnaces, saws, and metal presses up to 750 tons. Also, Shipfitters will need to be proficient in the use of Oxygen Acetylene cutting procedures, and have the ability to tack weld. Typical layout work will consist of preparing plates for shearing, planning and bench planning, angles for punching and shearing, making collars, brackets for installation, furnaced plate, airports and manholes. Typical installation tasks will be deck ladders, fittings for riggings, mooring equipment ventilating equipment, oil-tight hatches, dry cargo hatches and braces, king posts and masts, engine room floor plates, engine room grating, shell castings, stern frames, anchor handling, and stem casting. Fabrication assignments may consists of plumbing a transverse bulkhead, lifting a shell frame from a vessel, construction of and/or duplicating structural parts. The Shipfitter is familiar with such equipment as hydraulic jacks and pumps, steamboat ratchets, strongbacks, yokes, dogs and wedges, pneumatic tools and chalk lines.
Most shipfitter careers require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, and/or an associate's degree. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, and/or experience is required for these occupations, particularly in the use of career-related tools and work in a marine setting.

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General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk
200 Ligon Street
Norfolk, VA 23523
Phone: 757-543-6801

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