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Vallejo, CA · Construction/Facilities
MARE ISLAND DRY DOCK LLC (MIDD) is looking to expand its trade management workforce and is currently recruiting talented Maritime (Shipyard) Welder/Steel Foremen (Manager) to join MIDD's shipyard/maritime industry in the Bay Area!

Please read the job requirements carefully.  Only applicants with Foreman/Manager Shipyard Welder/Steel experience will be considered. 
MARINE WELDER/STEEL (FOREMAN JOURNEYMAN LEVEL) SUMMARY - This procedure outlines the basic function, position requirements, reporting relationships, authority, and essential functions for the Welding/Steel Foreperson. 
Manage Craft Department which includes planning and scheduling work, managing and developing staff (motivating, leading, training, and disciplining), managing other resources, and providing a safe work environment for own department and surrounding personnel.
REQUIREMENTS-EducationRequired: Knowledge and practical application of Welding and Shipfitting operation and other systems on ships, on land, and associated marine terminology
 Preferred: Higher level education including negotiating.

Experience -Prior Journeyperson and supervisory experience.
Skill, Knowledge and Abilities
Complex problem solving skills to identify and prioritize problem areas and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.  Ability to negotiate with subcontractors on work performance and bids. Strong Microsoft Office program (Outlook, Word, Excel) computer skills are required.  Good communication skills with all levels of employees.
Ability to drive to various locations, physically observe operations, stand, walk, climb, talk, listen and actively participate in communicating effectively with employees, customers and public. Use hands to reach, grasp, handle or feel.  Able to walk on and around ships, and in ship areas.  Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
Mental Accuity
Strong math and reading skills, writing and spelling ability to write and speak clearly and effectively on all technical and business levels.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Lead the Welding/Steel Department to successfully complete assigned work within budget and agreed time limits.  Advise the Production Manager as required.
Provide accurate estimates of manpower, material and equipment needs to complete projects and tasks.  Estimates provide all necessary information requested.
Accurately plan and schedule projects and tasks.  All plans and schedules are provided to various departments to integrate with other craft plans and schedules.  All plans and schedules accurately meet project and task assignments.
Manage and develop department employees, including motivating, leading, training, and disciplinary action, as needed.  Non-Journeyman are assigned work that increases their skill and abilities in that department.  Employees understand how they contribute to the success of the department, yard, and business.  Employees receive prompt feedback so they understand when they perform well and when they perform poorly.
 Schedule staff and work crew in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Encourage and maintain a safe work environment.
May perform Welding/Steel work if 1) all department employees are scheduled a full week, or 2) the work performed is intended to train the crew on the proper procedure/use of tools and equipment. 
 Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions
Normal working hours from 7am-3:30pm but may be required to answer customer service calls during evening, weekend, and holiday hours. Work sometimes takes place in wiring closets (small confined spaces), shipboard operations room (noisy environment), climbing ladder wells aboard ship and carrying equipment on and off vessels.

Are you an experienced Journeyman Welder/Steel expert with management expertise in Shipyard, Maritime, and/or heavy industrial environments? Do you have specialist interested in supporting shipyard site operations? Are you a problem solver that gets excited when a problem is more complex or more difficult, rather than less? Do you have the experience and minimal requirements as listed above? If the answer is YES, then we want to hear from you!

  • We are dedicated to the well-being of our team members through a comprehensive compensation and benefits program. You'll work hard... you'll play hard. No compromise.
  • Salary Exempt Status
  • Weekly payroll
  • Traditional 401k Payroll Deferral Program with company match
  • Pension in addition to 401k
  • Employer paid Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
  • Employer paid Term Life Insurance
  • STD/LTD in addition to CASDI
  • PTO (vacation, and sick leave programs)
  • 11 Paid Company Holidays
  • 24/7 Employee and HR Support Services
Our client's first core value is to treat people fairly and do the right thing. They are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We are looking for people with the same enthusiasm, passion, and respect for hard work that brought us to where we are today. Are you a person that can make a difference? If the answer is, “Yes!” we look forward to meeting you!
If you are interested in joining a company with the opportunity to follow your career path and feel you meet the qualifications for this position, then this is the company for you!
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. Mare Island Dry Dock is an eVerify participant and EEOC employer.
If you are interested in joining a company with the opportunity to follow your career path and feel you meet the qualifications for this position, then this is the company for you!  

Dmae Shannon, BSHRM, SPHR
Chief HR Practitioner and Workforce Planning Specialist
HR Business Partner 
Tel:       916-752-2255 |  eFax:    916-244-0609

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