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Area Manager I-(New Construction: Onboard Ship's Management)

Date: Aug 11, 2022

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Job Posting End Date: 08/16/2022

Shift:                               1st

Security Clearance:      No Clearance




Who We Are

General Dynamics NASSCO is one of three shipyards in the Marine Systems group of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD). General Dynamics NASSCO traces its beginnings to the industrial heart of San Diego, along the working waterfront of beautiful and historic San Diego Bay. The company has been designing and building ships in San Diego’s industrial corridor since 1960 and is the largest full service shipyard on the West Coast of the United States.




Coordinates and directs the work of trades and subcontractors to perform work within their areas of responsibility to meet project goals. Support production and other processes in a team-based manufacturing environment or repair environment. May facilitate self-directed work teams, provide training to team and peers, and interact with internal and external customers with respect to product planning, problem resolution and process improvement. Directly responsible for the efficient operation of the shipbuilding/repair processes including safety, quality, schedule, and cost.  The Performance of the Area Manager 1 is primarily measured by the success of the construction cycle/availability and delivery of the ship; this is measured in terms of schedule and budget performance, as well as quality conformance.




  • Contributes to the creation of New Construction/Repair policies and procedures with the Director/SOC\Ship Manager.
  • Understands and manages ship wide safety and housekeeping and ensures goals are being meet.
  • Participates in the logistic planning and execution for the assigned area.
  • Participates in quality and process improvement techniques; identify problem areas and initiate corrective action.
  • Coordinates material and equipment protection in the assigned area.
  • Coordinates the production/test schedule and ensures requirements and goals are being met in the assigned area.
  • Monitors trade activities and provides input to the SOC/Ship Manager, General Supervisor and Superintendent to initiate appropriate action.
  • Coordinates resolution of conflicting trade/subcontractor priorities.
  • Monitors schedule and budget deviations. Coordinates with SOC\Ship Manager and Superintendent to initiates corrective action.
  • Participates in the development of management zone work strategy, plans and sequencing with assistance from Planning, Support Departments and trade supervision. Provides consistent feedback and improvements for follow on hulls/availabilities.
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment by anticipating schedule and budget deviations, and initiates corrective action.
  • Provides appropriate feedback (lessons learned, ECNs, IDRs, etc.) to Ship/SOC management, Superintendent, Planning, and Support Departments.
  • Performs all job responsibilities in accordance with NASSCO’s Mission, Vision, Values and Principles.
  • Understands and administers NAVSEA Standard Items (Repair only)
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.




  • High School graduate or equivalent with good knowledge of trade responsibilities, ship systems, and shipbuilding practices.
  • Two (2) years experience in a shipbuilding, repair or equivalent manufacturing environment is desired.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills. Effective reports are a key deliverable of this individual’s activities.
  • Good team-building skills.
  • Prior supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Successfully demonstrated knowledge of NASSCO’s policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to climb vertical ladders and scaffolding, and work at heights.  Must be physically able to commute to various areas of shipyard.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to dust, welding/burning fumes, and smoke.  The noise level is usually moderate to extremely noisy, which may include sirens, horns, chipping, and hammering.





Directly responsible for the efficient operation of the shipbuilding and repair processes including safety, quality, schedule, and cost.  The performance of the Area Manager 1 is primarily measured by the success of the construction cycle and delivery of the ship; this is measured in terms of schedule and budget performance, as well as quality conformance.



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