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Pipe Foreman 1

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Jacksonville, FL, US, 32244

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Shift:                         ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance



The Foreman represents their trade on a project or group of projects within the ship class(es).  This position manages, and controls trade processes and procedures in support of NASSCO’s safety, quality, schedule, cost and continuous improvement goals. Regular, reliable attendance on-site is an essential function of the job.


  1. POSITION DEMANDS (Education/Training)


Typically has a BA/BS plus 4 years in a related field or AA/AS plus 8 years directly related experience or 10 years directly related ship building/ship repair experience in supervisory roles.                 


POSITION DEMANDS (Required Experience)


  • In-depth knowledge in all facets of their 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 Director of Production, (but in certain situations, the Assistant General Foreman) and depending on assignment may have a dual reporting relationship to a Project Production Manager.  This position typically has direct reports for 3-5 supervisors, and 20-50 mechanic indirect reports. Manages all Production Supervisors and skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled mechanics and trade subcontractors in their trade on a project.  Supports Program and Production Management by monitoring and managing manpower resources, quality, and schedule and budget performance.  Develops and maintains communication at all levels internal to NASSCO to improve overall business processes with emphasis on trade management and program performance.




  • Plans and projects manpower requirements to support Production / Program Management activities.  Ensures manpower requirements are communicated to / from the Director of Production and are available.
  • Responsible for ordering, monitoring, distributing and installation of materials.
  • 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 Production Manager and Project Production Managers of any potential problem that jeopardizes completion of quality work within budget and schedule.
  • Attends daily production meetings and coordinates their assignments with other shops and ensures projected goals are met and all issues are being addressed.
  • Defines, measures, and controls production quality within trade(s).
  • Monitors processes for continuous improvement and ensures the fullest support by all supervision.
  • Monitors trade / shop rework trends and implements corrective action.
  • Works with trades / shops to develop training plans and ensures all personnel, including temporary labor, have been properly trained.
  • Analyzes and develops safety policies and procedures to ensure trade(s) and ships’ goals are achieved.
  • Controls, coordinates, and manages trades via Shop General Foreman and Project Production Manager.
  • Has joint responsibility, with Project Production Manager, for trade performance to meet contract quality, schedule and budget performance.
  • Advises on estimate and costing data.
  • Performs all job functions in accordance with NASSCO’s Mission, Vision, Values and Principles.
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.




Accountable to the Director of Production and/or General Foreman, and depending on assignment the Project Production Manager, for the efficient and effective performance of trade personnel while adhering to budgetary, quality, manpower, schedule, and safety requirements.





Regular, reliable attendance on-site is an essential function of the job. Must be willing to travel, have reliable transportation and qualify to operate a company vehicle.  Must be qualified for a CAC or DBIDS.  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. 

May include travel up to 30% to include international.



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