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FOREMAN - PIPE SHOP

Date: Mar 12, 2019

Location: Norfolk, VA, US, 23523

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Shift : ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance

 

General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk is the consolidation of two great shipyards that have operated in the Port of Hampton Roads, Virginia for more than 50 years - the former Metro Machine Corporation and the former Earl Industries.  Along with our facilities in Bremerton, Washington, our expertise encompasses experience on more than 450 ships, a Master Ship Repair Agreement (MSRA) contract, and the maintenance and repair of aircraft carriers and ships from the Navy's amphibious fleet.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND PURPOSE (Job Description)

 

The Foreman Pipe Shop 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.

 

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.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    

   

Carrying

 

Lifting

 X

Walking

 X

Climbing

 

Pulling

 X

Must be able to go on vessels

 X

Crawling

 X

Sitting

 X

Visual Requirements:

 X

Crouching

 X

Standing

 

 

 X

Hearing

 X

Stooping

 

Other:

 X

Kneeling

 X

Talking

 

 

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

 

Reports to the General Forman and depending on assignment may have a dual reporting relationship to a Area or Ship 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.

 

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.
  • Deconflicts 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

     

ACCOUNTABILITY

 

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

 

UNIQUE/ADDITIONAL 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 a U.S. citizen and qualify for a CAC or DBIDS 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. 

 

 

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