Welcome to Colonna's Shipyard Career Development Programs;

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Since 1875, Colonna’s Shipyard has built a reputation of excellence in ship repair, fabrication and machining.  As one of the oldest shipyards in America, we understand the value of recruiting the best employees in the maritime industry.  Our diversified workforce represents a combination of skill, experience and education across a wide range of careers, from entry level to experienced professionals. Most importantly, Colonna’s Shipyard is committed to providing a safe and productive work environment for every employee.

 

Colonna’s Shipyard is focused on developing our workforce and training the future leadership of our company. Our career development programs are designed to provide our employees with the skills necessary to learn, grow and enjoy a fulfilling career in the ship repair industry.

 

Apprenticeship Program: in partnership with Tidewater Community College, Colonna’s Apprenticeship Program is a registered four-year program that combines on-the-job training with internally created instructional content.

 

Management Training Program: a twelve-month training program that gives selectees exposure to multiple aspects of how our company operates on the waterfront through hands-on experience with actual contracts and projects.

 

Internship Program: a 10-12 week internship that rotates the selectees through different production departments of the company for exposure on how our company operates.

 

Helper to Mechanic Program: a 5 year, 10,000-hour training program which is designed to develop helpers into top-notch mechanics.

 

No matter the skill, experience, or education of an applicant, we offer multiple career development opportunities.

 

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Posted Date 1 week ago(9/22/2022 8:01 AM)
Colonna’s Shipyard Inc. is excited to announce we are hiring for our January 2023 entering cohort of Maritime Trade Apprentices.   Colonna’s Shipyard Inc. located in the Historic Berkley area of Norfolk, VA is the oldest family owned and operated private shipyard in the United States. Since 1875, we have acknowledged our employees as our strength and value their dedication to the family.   Colonna's Apprenticeship Program is a four-year program that combines classroom/college level instruction alongside on- the-job training under the guidance of experienced craftspeople.   Over the course of the four years, apprentices will receive on-the-job training (OJT) and classroom instruction (RTI) while learning a skilled trade. Apprentices will perform shipboard work in support of repair and industrial fabrication of Navy, Commercial and Private maritime vessels. Program Basic Qualifications - United States Citizen - 18 Years of Age or Older - High School Diploma or GED - Must be able to pass a Background Check - Eligible to receive DBIDS (Naval Yard Access) - Pass Drug Test and Physical - Demonstrate a reasonable degree of mechanical, math and verbal aptitude - Review Maritime Trade Description Document (Link Below) - Complete required Screening Questions to complete application (Link Below) Maritime Trade Descriptions   CSI Apprenticeship Application, Screening Questions   Interview Process Outlined - Applications and Screening Questions Reviewed - Invited to Mandatory Information Session - 1 on 1 Interviews - Final Panel Interviews with Leadership - Candidates Selected – Physicals/Drug Test/Background Check - January 2023 Start Apprenticeship Program   2023 Offered Apprenticeships - Crane & Rigging Riggers in the ship repair and industrial fabrication industry are responsible for: lifting, removal and installation of equipment, materials, and structural components whether aboard vessels or around the shipyard utilizing hooking cranes, scaffolding, quality assurance and other advanced rigging practices.   The Rigging Apprentice will learn to calculate the weight factors and angles used in the proper lifting and transferring of heavy loads. Riggers are responsible for installing the safety nets, anchor chains, elevator cables, and mooring ropes onboard the ships and for line handling of the cables and ropes when docking or undocking the ships.   - Marine Electrician Marine Electricians in the ship repair and industrial fabrication industry are responsible for: the installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of electrical components on shipboard systems such as wiring, controllers, motors, panels, and switchboards.   - Structural Welder Welders in the ship repair and industrial fabrication industry are responsible for the repair of metal structures by performing cutting and joining of marine materials using advanced welding and thermal processes onboard vessels. Welding Apprentices will perform burning, welding, and grinding and become specialist in the fusing of materials together such as: Steel, Aluminum, Brass and Stainless Steel.   Structural welding is used to create metal frameworks for boats, ships, vessels, buildings, bridges, vehicles, and a variety of other complex structures.   - Shipfitter In the ship repair and industrial fabrication industry Shipfitters are responsible for the repair, including fabrication, repair, removal, and installation of ship structures such as foundations, decks, bulkheads etc. onboard vessels.   Shipfitters work alongside structural welders on the repair of metal structures or fixtures.   - Fabrication Welder Welders in the ship repair and industrial fabrication industry are responsible for the construction of metal structures by performing cutting and joining of marine materials using advanced welding and thermal processes onboard vessels. Welding Apprentices will perform burning, welding, and grinding and become specialist in the fusing of materials together such as: Steel, Aluminum, Brass and Stainless Steel.   Metal fabrication uses a variety of methods to build new structures, machines, and other products from raw materials. These materials can include castings, formed, and expanded metals, flat metals, plate meal, and welding wire.   - Structural Fitter  In the ship repair and industrial fabrication industry Fitters are responsible for the construction, including fabrication, repair, removal, and installation of ship structures such as foundations, decks, bulkheads etc. onboard vessels.   Fitters work alongside structural welders on the construction of metal structures or fixtures.   - Inside Machinist Inside Machinist in the ship repair and industrial fabrication industry are responsible for the operation of various machines and tools used to produce precision metal parts in large quantities. Inside Machine shop equipment includes lathes, milling machines, drill presses and spindles.   Inside Machinist Apprentices will learn the basic principles of each machine and masters the techniques for cutting tools, adjustments, measurements, speeds, feeds and how to apply them in each process.   - Outside Machinist Outside Machinist in the ship repair and industrial fabrication industry are responsible for repair, removal, overhaul, and installation of mechanical components on shipboard systems such as engines, valves, deck equipment etc.   Along with the process of installing equipment Outside Machinist Apprentices will gain experience reading and interpreting blueprints.   - Marine Painter Marine Painter Apprentice in the ship repair and industrial fabrication industry are trained to paint vessels and structures using specialized spray equipment, brushes, and rollers. In some cases, apprentices will use unique compounds that prevent corrosion or create a membrane that seals the boat.   - Marine Pipefitter Marine Pipefitters in the ship repair and industrial fabrication industry are responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of high temperature and high-pressure piping systems such as: hydraulic, nitrogen, oxygen, steam heating, and steam-generating systems. While gaining experience reading and interpreting blueprints Pipefitting Apprentices will gain fundamental skills and techniques of piping fabrication, inspection, and testing.   - Gas Free Technician In the ship repair and industrial fabrication industry gas free technicians are responsible for maintaining tanks and handling of all hazardous and nonhazardous materials.  Technicians will work with ventilation, hoses, and pumps.   - Dock Mechanic In the ship repair and industrial fabrication industry dock mechanics are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of docking platforms, dry docks, and marine railways.  
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2022-2389
Posted Date 4 days ago(9/27/2022 2:42 PM)
Colonna's Shipyard Management Trainee position is a Professional Development Program designed for Post-Graduate Professionals to discover a variety of career options within the maritime and shiprepair industry with Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc., Colonna Down River and Steel America.   Selected candidates will learn a broad understanding of Colonna’s Shipyard and Down River’s primary business of ship repair, as well as, Steel America’s heavy industrial fabrication and repair. In order to accomplish this, each selected candidate will receive extensive training in all aspects of our business, by spending time in various departments and working on actual projects. Our program develops your skills and identifies your strengths, which will establish the right path for you to excel within the company upon completion.   As a Management Trainee, you will need technology skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills and enjoy interacting with lots of different personalities. The trainees who successfully graduate from our program are self-motivated, have a strong work ethic and like new challenges.
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2022-2202