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Pipe Shop Supervisor


Supervises a work crew and performs daily work projects related to the maintenance and repair of Piping Systems in the Shipyard Industry.


  • Directs and supervises the planning, lay-out, installation, testing and repair of all types of piping systems.
  • Plan and coordinate the efforts of Pipefitters under his Supervision to accomplish the work safely, correctly, and efficiently.
  • Develops daily work assignments and expectations for the production workforce.
  • Follow up at the job site multiple times a day to ensure proper progress and resolve issues.
  • Ensures all employees are properly supervised and have all the necessary tooling, equipment, specifications, drawings, and procedures to properly accomplish the job.
  • Provide on-the-job training and ensures that Pipefitters and Welders are qualified to perform their work.
  • Conduct Toolbox meetings and communicate safety concerns and work scope. Points out deficiencies, explains and takes corrective action as needed.
  • Review crew's timecards for correct hours and phase coding.
  • Attends daily production meetings and coordinates their assignments with other shops and ensures projected goals are met and all issues are being addressed.
  • Ensures through personal inspections that correct construction procedures are followed and work is following the plans and specifications.
  • Coordinate and call out QA checkpoints.
  • Prepare and submit Work Authorization Forms (WAF).
  • Prepare and submit Hot Work Tickets.
  • Communicate/coordinate with other Project involve trades and Management.
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.


  1. Must be a highly qualified journeyman, pipefitter, or pipe welder with at least 5 years’ experience.
  2. Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot ship's key systems, including hydraulics; cooling; bilge & ballast; and fire systems including CO2, Fuel, and domestics.
  3. Effective leadership, communication, and team-building skills.
  4. Ability to read and understand piping schematics and drawings reading.
  5. Proven ability in people environment.
  6. Must be able to physically transit all areas of the facility and yard.
  7. Must be able to spend up to 70% of time in an outdoor shipyard environment in all climates.
  8. Must be familiar with working in a shipyard-work-environment and be able to go aboard marine vessels, climb ladders, work in tanks and confined spaces, and wear personal protective equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Must be able to tour all vessels, piers, docks, and work sites to perform the duties of this job. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use of hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision depth perception and ability to adjust focus. (Have the ability to view computer monitors without eye strain for extended periods of time).


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, highly precarious places, and outside weather conditions.  Hearing protection will be required in many work areas.


Candidate must comply with the Company safety, environmental, and OSHA standards Policies.