Machine Shop Supervisor – REQ 13318

10 November 2023

REQ #: 13318


Provides oversite on repairs, modifications or overhauls of various types of equipment or systems. Sets up and operates portable machining tools or equipment.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Reports directly to the Mechanical Foreman
  • Responsible for assigning daily tasks to Inside and Outside Machinists
  • Strictly adheres to corporate, federal, state, and local safety regulations prior to setting up or operating any equipment
  • Ensures all Protective Equipment (PPE) is worn and all damaged PPE is discarded
  • Reads and understands PPE Policy
  • Ensures good housekeeping practices, turning off machines when not in use, disposing of waste properly, sweeping the area, etc.
  • Ensures that all requirements of the Quality Assurance Manual are followed when invoked by QA Workbook, Work Package (WP), Work Instructions (WI) and/or other guidance given by management
  • Notifies Foreman of any unsatisfactory condition(s) identified during the production operation (i.e., repair, modification, etc.)
  • Ensures detailed repair procedures and instructions (e.g., QA Workbooks, Work packages steps, RECs, CWPs, FWPs, TGIs, etc.) required to complete the production operations are followed
  • Coordinates the efforts of other trades during an installation, modification, or repair operation
  • Oversees component and/or system troubleshooting to diagnose the problem and provide most cost-effective recommendation for completing repairs
  • Performs and/or verifies mechanical alignments
  • Ensures control and assumes responsibility for Level-1 material
  • Ensures installation, repair, overhaul, or modification in place or in shop to mechanical systems and components (e.g., Valves, Actuators, Cylinders, Accumulators, Pumps, Launchers, etc.)
  • Oversees component and/or system troubleshooting to diagnose problems
  • Assists with the performance of on-site field service for system grooms and checkouts, minor repairs, and system configuration validation
  • Oversees preparations and installation of equipment or system alterations (e.g., TEMPALTs, SHIPALTs, ORDALTs, etc.) IAW the directives (i.e., instructions, drawings, MILSPECs, etc.)
  • Excels in all qualifications, is an expert in all tasks required as an Outside Machinist and will provide mentoring to junior craftsman


  • High school diploma/equivalent/Apprenticeship Diploma/additional vocational courses or technical school graduate; and/or military and/or civilian experience with marine mechanical systems in a repair department or shipyard
  • Greater than 10 years’ experience
  • Possesses the ability to understand and perform the set-up, alignment, and operation of various portable tools and hand tools used in the trade as well as the ability to use all precision measuring instruments as height gauges, depth gauges, calipers, veneers, lay-out tools, tachometers, thermometers, vibration indicators
  • Possesses the ability to accurately record readings and measurements as well as complete documentation, repair, and testing of equipment
  • Must have the ability to interpret and work from complex blueprints, sketches, and specifications, and have experience in the disassembly, repair, installation, testing and inspection of ship machinery such as, but not limited to, propelling machinery, pumps, valves, launchers, discharge machinery, ventilation equipment, steering gear, evaporators, heaters, condensers, propulsion plants, torpedo tubes, shutter doors, and antennae mast mechanical groups
  • Ability to obtain and maintain access to U.S. Navy ships and government facilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively, work independently or in a group
  • Ability to do basic math, i.e., add, subtract, divide and multiply
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English
  • Microsoft Office Software experience required
  • Requires willingness to work a flexible schedule

Primary work location is 99 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA.

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