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Shipfitter Supervisor

Philadelphia, PA 19112

Posted: 05/10/2024 Industry: Shipbuilding Pay Rate: $32.00 - $34.00

Job Description

Now Hiring:

Shipfitter Supervisor 

Job Location:  Philadelphia, PA

Long Term Project 


$32.00 - $34.00 per hour

$150.00 Per Diem offered, if eligible

$400.00 Travel Pay 

Job Summary:

Responsible for overseeing the shipfitting operations within a shipyard.  This role typically involves the following duties: 

  • Supervising Shipfitters and other personnel involved in the constructions, repair, modification, and installation of shipboard hulls, bulkheads, or decks.
  • Reviewing project schedules and budgets during ship availabilities to ensure that assigned production work is complete on schedule and within budget.
  • Controlling labor and materials to support schedule milestone requirements.
  • Ensuring compliance with quality, safety, environmental, and health regulations and policies.
  • Rigging plates and equipment safely and being accountable for the completion of daily work assignments.
  • Installing and fitting parts on ships, locating positions of pieces by reference to various reference points, and installing necessary items like packing & gaskets.

Must be technically proficient in tasks, work processes, and equipment operations, and capable of effectively conferring job-related information to the structural supervisor and small groups.  Supervisor may play a crucial role in participating in the planning process and may be involved in hands-on work alongside their team. 


  • Minimum of 10 years’ professional experience: in shipyards with shipbuilding production or ship repair, in businesses with manufacturing of heavy steel structures, in the production of pressure vessels, boilers and other quality products.
  • Provable welding/shipbuilding technical knowledge
  • Several years of experience in the instruction of production teams
  • Several years of experience in the use of computers
  • Experiences with modern production machines and automated production lines, as well as modern building methods.

To Apply:

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Additional Information

HKA Enterprises is a global workforce solutions firm. If you're seeking a new career opportunity or project experience, our recruiters will work to understand your qualifications, experience, and personal goals. At HKA, we recognize the importance of matching employee goals with those of the employer. We strive to seek credibility, satisfaction, and endorsement from all of our applicants. We invite you to take time and search for your next career experience with us! HKA is an EEO Employer who participates in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify Program.

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