Lyon Shipyard


Job purpose

Assist the Shop Supervisor in initiating and/or implementing a production schedule and man-hour estimates for completion of a job assignment. Orders the required materials and supplies for completion of a job. In conjunction with the Shop Supervisor, assigns duties and adjusts work procedures/schedules to meet production schedules. Ensures that workers accomplish required job assignments. Maintains employee time and certification records. Ensures that yard safety rules and regulations are carried out. Carries out other duties as assigned by the Shop Supervisor for the following shop;


  • Outside Machine Shop


Duties and responsibilities

(Duties and responsibilities, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is illustrative ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.) 

The Outside Machine Assistant Supervisor supports the shop supervisor to oversee the daily work performed in the Outside Machine Shop. The Outside Machine Assistant Supervisor is responsible for assigning and monitoring the completion of work, as well as providing technical assistance, and generally managing the workforce within the Shop.. The Outside Machine Assistant Supervisor is expected to identify and ensure that appropriate actions are taken to support the timely and effective completion of assigned tasks. This includes ensuring that company policies and practices are followed in all phases of project performance and personnel-related functions, including but not limited to the hiring and supervision of employees, employee performance management, terminations, promotions and demotions. The Outside Machine Assistant Supervisor also is responsible for ensuring that employees comply with Company policies and procedures

  1. Recognize and communicate to Supervisor any priority projects or problems, such as employee or job costing issues.
  2. Ensure that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed, bring problems to the attention of the Supervisor, Superintendent, Safety Manager, QA Manager or HR Manager. 
  3. Coordinate, direct and lead workers engaged in shipbuilding activities. Assign work to employees, using material and worker requirements data. 
  4. Supervise crews to obtain top quality workmanship, efficiency, employee satisfaction, morale, communication, commitment, teamwork and pride. 
  5. Review and verify employee time sheets and submit to payroll on specified days. Ensure that hours are assigned to the proper vessel. 
  6. Suggest and initiate personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, hires and training requirements. Adhere to the company’s Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy when taking part in any employment action or decision, such as hiring, job assignment, layoff or termination. 
  7. Update Supervisor on problems and recommend motivational plans. 
  8. Communicate regularly about repair and maintenance needs on all major pieces of equipment on assigned jobs. 
  9. Relate to the employees in a professional, courteous and respectful manner, appropriately responding to their issues/ complaints. 
  10. Follow Daily Procedures & Protocols as set forth in job orientations and trainings/ meetings. 
  11. Analyzes written specifications, drawings, rough sketches and verbal instructions to plan layout and determine sequence of operations.
  12. Installs ship's machinery such as propelling machinery, auxiliary motors, pumps and steering gear.
  13. Installs below deck auxiliaries such as evaporators, stills, heaters, pumps and condensers.
  14. Installs parts and materials such as sheet metal covering, hydraulic systems, electrical wiring, lubricants and batteries into machines and mechanisms.
  15. Works directly from work specifications using Tech manuals, manufacturer's drawings and blueprints.
  16. Troubleshoots operational problems in ship's machinery.
  17. Tests and inspects installed operational machinery and equipment during trial periods.
  18. Provides conditional reports, operational reports, or item required reports.
  19. May be required to set up and operate machine shop tools such as lathes, boring mills, plane, shaper, slotter, and milling machines to fabricate parts.
  20. Adheres to and assures compliance with safety policy and procedures.



  1. Technical Capacity.
  2. Communication Proficiency.
  3. Problem Solving/Analysis.
  4. Initiative.
  5. Results Driven.
  6. Thoroughness.

Work Environment

Work is regularly performed in outside weather conditions, including rain and extreme heat, near moving mechanical parts and includes occasional exposure to wet and/or humid conditions and to vibration. 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

Position Type/ Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday. This position periodically requires long hours and weekend work.  Regular and predictable on-site attendance is an essential function and a prerequisite to perform other essential functions of the position.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although periodic out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Required Education and Experience

  1. High school degree or equivalent.

Preferred Education or Experience

Education based on requirements that are job-related and consistent with the business necessity.

  1. Experience in a Shipyard/ Military setting.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications


  • None


AAP/EEO Statement

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and continues to be, a fundamental principle at Lyon Shipyard, Inc. It is the company's policy that opportunities be available to all persons without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, citizenship status, or any other category protected under state or local law. This policy applies to employees and applicants and to all phases of employment including hiring, promotion, demotion, and treatment during employment, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and termination of employment.

Lyon Shipyard is proud to be a drug free workplace.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.