Assistant Foreman, Shipfitting

Bath Iron Works | Bath, ME, United States

Posted Date 5/25/2021

Job Description

  • Provide department based technical and resource management across area. Act as the primary lead for structural outfit and ships completion related construction activities. Responsibilities across assigned area include:
  • Lead the execution of structural outfit and ships completion activities to support ship construction schedules and budgets
  • Provide technical guidance, training, and oversight to supervisors and mechanics performing structural outfit and ships completion construction activities
  • Develop procedures and best practices to ensure that work is performed safely and with first time quality supporting broader trade process improvement. Fosters and initiates continuous process improvement
  • Work with area management to assign resources to include support to broader trade decisions on personnel moves, loans, transfers or hiring/layoff
  • Accept joint responsibility with area management for trade performance; plans, organizes, and coordinates the work and worker within area to maximize efficiency of mechanics - plays integral role in BPR and ABR process
  • Supervise trade Leadmen monitoring process and process control compliance including safety
  • Manages cross Program structural outfit and unit make up priorities and needs interfacing with other trades and area management and works to resolve department deck plate problems
  • Supports skill assessment and coordinates training (school and OJT) required to support assigned work
  • Controls trade specific equipment, tool and jig logistics including PM Program, Storage, Repairs
  • POC for Shipfitting quality issues - including assisting with CAR root cause analysis and correction of cause
  • May periodically run a crew in addition to Assistant Superintendent duties.

Required/Preferred Education/Training

  • Associates Degree in Engineering discipline or equivalent experience of at least five years working in the shipfitting trade
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Graduate BIW Apprentice preferred

Required/Preferred Experience

  • In depth knowledge and experience with shipfitting structural outfit and ships completion functions including methods,equipment, tools and jigs required
  • Minimum of five years extensive working knowledge in shipfitting processes within a shipbuilding environment required
  • Minimum of three years supervisory/management experience required
  • Demonstrated proficiency in structural blueprints and structural job estimating
  • Welding experience preferred.

  • Excellent administrative skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem solving/decision making skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage conflict and multiple priorities
  • Experience with the Earned Value Management System preferred
  • A solid foundation in labor contract administration required

Job Type
Geographic Region
Greater Portland/Casco Bay | Midcoast

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