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Production Resource Manager

Date: Mar 6, 2023

Location: Norfolk, VA, US, 23523

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

General Dynamics NASSCO is a proud member of the General Dynamics Marine Systems business unit. In addition to ship construction, our capabilities include advanced ship repair, conversion, and maintenance for both commercial and national defense assets. We encourage you to learn more about our open positions and how you can become part of the important and exciting work we do here at NASSCO. Come join our team! 

We currently have an exciting opportunity in our Production Management department. This position specifically is located in Norfolk, Virginia. We are looking for a Production Resource Manager.


Shift : ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance




The Production Resource Manager is responsible for ensuring appropriate manning levels across all projects. This includes creating and managing short and long term manning plans, monitoring trade progress and actual manning numbers, and leading pre-production planning efforts to ensure alignment between estimates/schedules and long term manning plans. Additionally, this position assists in directing, managing, and controlling trade processes and procedures in support of NASSCO's safety, quality, schedule, cost and continuous improvement goals.




Typically has a BABS from an accredited Maritime Academy, plus 3-5 years directly related experience in ship building/ship repair, or BABS from an accredited university in a field related to Operations Research, plus 5-7 years' experience, ANAS and 8-12 years directly related experience or H.S. Diploma and 12+ years directly related experience in ship building/ship repair.




  • 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
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred J or ability to certify in first year of employment















Must be able to go on vessels






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Reports to the Director of Production, The Production Resource Manager will indirectly supervise Trade Planners. Key relationships are Programs and Production Management, Human Resources, Scheduling, Estimating, Business Development and Facilities departments. Other important relationships are with EHS and Quality Assurance, These relationships are critical to monitoring and managing manpower resources, safety, 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.




  • Develops and maintains daily manning plan across all project to ensure optimal levels in accordance with schedule requirements
  • Works directly with Scheduling to develop manning forecasts across all projects, including metrics used as leading indicators
  • Works directly with Human Resources and Production Management to forecast mid-term/long-term manning requirements and champions targeted recruiting efforts with Talent Acquisition Manager
  • Reviews Production manning requisitions and RTE forms to maximize inter-shop transfers where applicable
  • Works directly with Scheduling and Program Management to identify upcoming manning requirements to ensure appropriate manning levels across all projects
  • Monitors cost and schedule performance, including inter-shop work across all projects and works with Superintendents and General Foreman to initiate early corrective actions
  • Monitors overtime in accordance with bid rate; tracks weekly overtime and provides recommendations on project expenditures
  • Develops leadership metrics on all aspects of trade manning, including overhead, overtime, forecasting, etc.
  • Works directly with Facilities and Productions Management to assist developing and  monitor capital spending  plan and expenditures
  • Assists in planning, developing and  monitoring overhead budgets
  • Monitors Production progress processes, including identifying and quantifying unplanned work and initiating corrective actions
  • Reviews new and growth work to forecast requirements and ensure appropriate manning is forecasted
  • Indirectly supervises shop planners to ensure commonality across all shops
  • Works directly with Estimating and Scheduling as single point of contact for pre-production planning efforts
  • Works directly with Business Development to review potential customer capability requirements; develops and maintains Production Capability Documents
  • Monitors and track Trade training requirements and report status to Production Management
  • Coordinates training approvals internally and executes training program with internal and external stakeholders when required
  • Leverage private, federal, state and local workforce development programs to access technical assistant and potential grant funds
  • Monitors processes for continuous improvement and audits Production processes as directed
  • Performs all job functions in accordance with NASSCO’s Mission, Vision, Values and Principles
  • Performs other responsibilities and duties as assigned




Accountable to the Director of Production for the effective application of trade personnel across all project while adhering to budgetary, quality, manpower, schedule, contract 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 a U.S. citizen and qualify for a CAC or Rapid-Gate 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 60% 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.


This job description doesn’t constitute a contract of employment and the company may exercise its employment at-will rights at any time.

General Dynamics NASSCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

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Nearest Major Market: Hampton Roads

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