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1st Class Marine Electrician

Colonna's Ship Yard

This is a Full-time position in Newport News, VA posted February 4, 2021.

Colonna’s Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Electric Department.
We are pleased to accept resumes for a Marine Electrician.
This is a full-time position with pay based on experience, we offer full benefits and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA.

All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.

Colonna’s Shipyard Inc. and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


These are our VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry

Job Requirements:

  • Responsible for the maintenance and repair of electrical and electro-mechanical systems of ferries, dredges, and all marine vessels
  • Able to read, interpret, and understand simple schematics and blueprints
  • Repair/Replace cables and connectors
  • Work involves participating in the installation, maintenance and repair of AC and DC generators, switchboards, distribution panels, lighting and alarm circuits
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and install electrical and electronic equipment and cables
  • Disconnecting and reconnecting motors and electrical equipment
  • Adjust/align or replace components of motors, generators, and alternators such as bearings, centrifugal switches, brushes, diodes, etc
  • Install shipboard power and lighting circuits using schematics, blueprints, or other drawings for routing and connection
  • Install and connect facility lighting and equipment circuits using conduit, hangers, and building wire
  • Install motor controllers, switch boxes, circuit breakers, panels, feeder cables, wireways, supports, and wires for power and lighting systems
  • Performs maintenance and repair of generators. Switchboards, controllers, circuit breakers, electrical motors, distribution panels, alarm and lighting circuits
  • Familiar with a variety of engine room and ship’s electrical systems
  • Identify various cables by cable types, number of conductors and wire size
  • Removal and installation of cables found overhead (ceiling), along a bulkhead (wall) or underneath deck (floor) – cable runs may range from a few feet to more than a thousand feet.  Assistance during the cable runs varies according to the cable size, length of the run, and physical difficulty
  • Board ships via stairs, ladders, and gangways with tool bags and needed equipment
  • Control cost in assigned area of responsibility
  • Work independently to complete responsibilities
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to obtain DBIDS is a Plus
  • 5-7 years of shipboard electrical experience required
  • Knowledge of and ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with Electricians.
  • Work effectively with others
  • Must be able to comprehend and follow simple instructions
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