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Company: Lyon Shipyard, Inc.
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

This position oversees the completion of jobs on the shipyard aboard vessels. Acting as liaison with the shipyard and the customers. Doing this requires him or her to work the following departments;

Duties and responsibilities

(Duties and responsibilities, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is illustrative ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.)

Management: Schedules arrival and departure of vessels. Coordinates and schedules all work on vessel, providing work list for department heads. Liaison between port engineer and department heads. Schedules visit and/or inspections with regulatory bodies.

Estimating: Supplies support on bids. Estimates additional items to the work package.

Billing: Tracks all job cost. Provides weekly billing projections. Prepares, edits and proofreads correspondence, invoices, and related materials. Submits completed invoices to the billing department for payment. Calls on delinquent accounts.

Solid knowledge on ship engineering and operational systems. Extremely organized and excels in time management. Sets short term and long term goals strategically prioritizing each job schedule and coordinating department man hours. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Implements, manages and coordinates the repairs of vessels in a shipyard in a safe manner. Also, familiar with NAVSEA, USCG and ABS.

1. Coordinates scope of work and provide work plans and work schedules for department heads, Crafts workers and subcontractors needed to complete jobs on time and within budget. Responsible for job cost.

2. Responsible for sequencing units of work to meet required delivery dates and maintain project profitability within or ahead of budget. Removes roadblocks identified by Production Supervisors / Manufacturing Supervisors and Production workers.

3. Ensures materials needed are ordered and delivered timely.

4. Promotes a safe working environment using daily safety briefs; promoting/enforcing PPE, discussing job hazard analysis, and accident prevention.

5. Supports supervisors in resolving any issues and eliminating barriers that may compromise the successful completion of the plan of the day and elevate those issues they are unable to resolve. Work with Contract Managers to develop project strategy

6. Supports the estimating and planning phases of the project by attending meetings and supporting the creation of the estimate and the quality of the plan with the Project Management Team.

7. Responsible for identifying and aligning external resources to support the execution of the project. These groups include any and all departments that interface with Production such as Estimating and Purchasing.

8. Primary liaison between the Estimating Manager and the working crews regarding communications relative to performance on work scope, safety, quality, budget and schedule.

9. To perform daily progressing against the daily plan and identify and mitigate variances.

10. Manages subcontract production through subcontractor's onsite supervisors.

11. Coordinates leads and workers in prioritizing activities/jobs to meet or exceed customer expectations while assuring best use of shipyard facilities and resources.

12. Utilizes staffing services for trade specific issues and for establishing a manning plan for each project.

13. Identify and report changes in scope of base work package by initiating/writing the CFR to clearly describe the problem and provide a recommended action/resolution.


1. Strategic Planning.

2. Time Management.

3. Technical Capacity.

4. Communication Proficiency.

5. Problem Solving/Analysis.

6. Decision Making.

7. Initiative.

8. Results Driven.

9. Thoroughness.

10. Budgetary oversight.


Frequent contact with skilled trades workers, superintendents, estimators, project managers, and/ or customers.

Work Environment

This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Occasionally the work environment may be loud.

The position occasionally requires work in outside weather conditions, including rain and extreme heat, near moving mechanical parts and includes occasional exposure to wet and/or humid conditions and to vibration.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/ Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday. This position periodically requires long hours and weekend work. Regular and predictable on-site attendance is an essential function and a prerequisite to perform other essential functions of the position.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although out-of-the-area and overnight travel will be expected.

Required Education and Experience

1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent or five to seven years' related experience or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Knowledge in ship engineering and operational systems. Extremely organized and excels in time management. Sets short term and long term goals strategically prioritizing each job schedule and coordinating department's man hours. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Implements, manages and coordinates the repairs of vessels in a shipyard in a safe manner. Also, familiar with NAVSEA, USCG and ABS.

Preferred Education or Experience

Education based on requirements that are job-related and consistent with the business necessity.

1. Experience in a marine field / Shipbuilding / ship repair / operation setting

2. College degree or equivalent combination of education and years of experience.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications/ Experience

1. Main Propulsion / Auxiliary Systems Operations

2. Production Manager

3. Project Manager

4. NACE Certified Coating Inspector

5. Quality Assurance

AAP/EEO Statement

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and continues to be, a fundamental principle at Lyon Shipyard, Inc. It is the company's policy that opportunities be available to all persons without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, citizenship status, or any other category protected under state or local law. This policy applies to employees and applicants and to all phases of employment including hiring, promotion, demotion, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and termination of employment.

Lyon Shipyard is proud to be a drug free workplace.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: Lyon Shipyard, Inc., Norfolk , SHIP SUPERINTENDENT, Other , Norfolk, Virginia

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