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Shoreside Operations
Employment type
Full Time
Company Employee

5-10 years shipboard/shipyard experience

-Experience/vast familarity with floating dry docks, marine railways, and large marine travel lifts

-Reading and comprehension of docking plans and blocking plans

-Able to build blocks for dry docking from the existing plans and sketches

-Must be familiar with ARMY, MSC, USCG and NOAA rules and regulations on all docks operations

-Proven success as the lead over a group of employees within dock department/shop
-Must have considerable knowledge of structure of vessels, stress points, load factors, cradle positioning, and blocking of vessels
-Must have knowledge in stability calculations and docking plan development
-Must be able to obtain federal and state security clearances
-Knowledge of Coast Guard regulations and safety requirements
-24 hour and 7 day (24 / 7) availability

-High school diploma or equivalent 
-Must be able to work and communicate effectively with others


• Supervise all docking and undocking operations of vessels in an efficient manner while ensuring the safety of all personnel and equipment.
• Lead and manage a team of shipwright personnel to execute all docking operations.
• Interface with Operations Management to schedule the docking and undocking of vessels.
• Read and interpret docking plans/arrangements, develop blocking plans with safe blocking loads based upon sound calculations, and be capable of layout/safe arrangement of blocks for docking.
• Execute safe dry-docking evolutions and vessel launching, analyze tide and wind conditions, and maintain weight logs and docking plans.
• Responsible for the technical work in docking, rigging, hauling, and undocking vessels.
• Coordinate with all parties concerned during launching operations.
• Represent the docking department to conduct all Risk Assessments for all docking department’s activities.
• Able to lead and manage a team of shipwright personnel to execute all docking operations.
• Prepare and submit reports for all activities.

• Manage and utilize resources effectively by: a) maximizing manpower b) managing overtime c) adhering to time keeping d) proper assignment of tasks.
• Liaise with Contracts Department for the procurement of Dock material requirement.
• Oversees flooding operations and removal of vessels from dry dock.

Position compensation is based on experience.


Our benefits include: 
• Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
• 401K, company match
• Paid Time Off (PTO)
• Legal Services
• Free and close proximity parking

Colonna’s Shipyard and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Apply Instructions

For immediate consideration please apply to the Dockmaster posting on the Career Section at

Colonna's Shipyard, Inc.

Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc. is a diversified industrial company, with multiple divisions and affiliates delivering the highest quality ship repair, machining and steel fabrication services to both the commercial and government markets.
Founded in 1875
For general information about careers at: Colonna's Shipyard, Inc. contact
Kira Wong
Director of Human Resources
Email: k***
Work :757-545-2414
400 East Indian River Road
Norfolk, VA, 23523 United States


400 East Indian River Road
Norfolk, VA, 23523 United States

Director of Human Resources
Work Phone : 757-545-2414
400 East Indian River Road
Norfolk, VA, 23523 United States