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Outside Machinist Supervisor

Date: May 27, 2023

Location: Bremerton, WA, US, 98337

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Shift:                         ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance


The Supervisor leads, guides, coordinates, and supervises a team that may be comprised 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.
  • Proficient in Microsoft products.















Must be able to go on vessels






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Reports to the 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, schedule, and budget performance.



  • 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 and cost for his / her team.
  • Plans and projects manpower requirements to support Production / Program Management activities.  Communicates resource requirements to the Foreman.
  • Reviews Gantt chart schedule to start planning work 2 weeks out, marks-up Gantt chart and communicates progress to Foreman.
  • Develops daily work assignments and expectations for production workforce.
  • 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.
  • Deconflicts work and informs the 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.
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned
  • Regular on-site attendance is required.



Accountable to the Foreman for the efficient and effective performance of trade personnel while adhering to budgetary, quality, manpower, schedule, and safety requirements.



Cell phone, Radio, and Desktop Computer



Must be willing to travel, have reliable transportation and qualify to operate a company vehicle.  Must qualify for a CAC or DBIDS/NAVSEA badge.  Must have reliable record of attendance and punctuality and be available for overtime as required.  Must be able to physically transit all areas of the facility and the drydock.  Must be able to spend up to 70% of time in an outdoor shipyard environment in all climates.  Regularly required to sit, stand, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects or controls, and to talk and hear.  Must have good eye/hand coordination.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Must be familiar with working in a naval-ship-work-environment and be able to go aboard marine vessels and the drydock, climb ladders, work in tanks and confined spaces, and wear personal protective equipment.  These areas can be dirty, dusty, hot or cold, and noisy.  Must be able to access all work locations, including government and private shipyards and/or vessels.


Pay Range:    $33.38 - $43.20 per hour


The pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity.



• Comprehensive health offerings such as medical, dental, and vision

• Health Savings Account to cover you and your dependents

• Earn 120 hours per year of paid time off

• 8 Company paid Holidays

• 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match

• Life and accidental death insurance



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