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Foreman Coatings

Date: Nov 28, 2018

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.




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.


II.  POSITION DEMANDS (Education/Training)


Typically has a BA/BS plus 4 years in a related field or AA/AS plus 6 years directly related experience or 8 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 the Marine Coatings industry.
  • 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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  • Plans and projects manpower requirements to support Production / Program Management activities.  Ensures manpower requirements are communicated to / from the General Foreman and are available.
  • 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 Assistant General Foreman and or the General Foreman 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.
  • Has joint responsibility, with Project General Foreman, 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.




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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