Pipe Shop Superintendent


  • Direct supervision of craft personnel, including recommendation of manpower levels, time keeping, attendance records, training, safety, discipline, and other related personnel issues.
  • Exercise technical supervision of craft, advising Superintendents and Project Managers of technical problems within specific area of expertise.
  • Supervise work in progress for jobs in which their craft is the lead craft or has responsibility.
  • Support fellow Superintendents, Project Managers, and Shipyard Management by managing cost within assigned job budgets and shop budgets.
  • Assures compliance with all applicable environmental regulations, BMPs, and company standards.  Adheres to all company policies.
  • Works with Coast Guard, ABS, and other regulatory bodies where required. 


 Education/Work Experience 

  • Extensive practical experiences relating to pipefitting, hydraulics and air controls.
  • Minimum of three years marine shipyard experience supervising pipe fabrication and repairs.
  • Strong supervisory and communications skills.
  • High school education or GED equivalent.

Knowledge Requirements

  • Knowledge of personal computers including Excel and Word.  Experience with AutoCad desirable.
  • Working knowledge of the English language adequate for effective spoken, written, and phone communication.
  • Knowledge of new construction techniques including weld processes, weld sequences, metal forming and rigging of heavy components.

Skills & Abilities

  • Adequate communication and human relation skills.
  • Ability to plan and organize work in an often changing environment.
  • Ability to remain calm and maintain a sense of humor during times of stress.
  • Ability to mentor and develop skill levels of assigned workers.
  • Ability to understand and use drawings, specification, material and equipment.
  • Ability to understand and practice budgetary controls by effective management of manpower and materials within estimation goals.
  • Ability to understand industrial safety and environmental requirements, including OSHA and WISHA standards.
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds.
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time and work in all types of weather.
  • Able to access all areas of shipyard.


  • Physical requirements include ability to sit, stand, ascend/descend stairs, walking, kneeling, stooping, using a ladder, on an incline, reaching overhead. Will be working with hand tools and ability to manipulate small objects. Must also be able to work in a shipyard and on a vessel environment e.g.; dust, smoke, wet/humid, and high noise levels.
  • Temperature: varies from lows in teens during Winter to the 90s (possible over 100 degrees within tanks) during Summer.
  • Humidity: Dependent on weather.
  • Wind: Dependent on weather.
  • Noise: Low to high exposure, dependent on task.
  • Rain/Snow/Sleet: Rain exposure can be frequent as most work is accomplished outside; snow/sleet exposure is seldom due to local climate.
  • Dust/Fumes/Mists:  Can be experienced frequently at moderate levels and occasionally heavy, requiring the use of a respirator.
  • Ultra-Violet Light: Can be experienced frequently, dependent on proximity of workers; and requires appropriate eye protection and partitioning shields as needed.

 To apply: Send resume and cover letter to – fossjobs@foss.com or fax (206) 270-4899.  Resume should include a cover letter and salary requirements.

Foss Maritime Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Work Place - Participant of the E-Verify Employment Verification Program

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