Manager, Steel

General Dynamics   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


5 - 7 years

Posted 94 days ago

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Manages the steel process of building ships and steel structures. Ensures cost schedule, quality and safety are maintained for all steel trades.


  • Provides direction and supervision for all steel hull blocks for ships under construction.

  • Controls steel area budgets and schedules.

  • Forecasts personnel and facility needs as required to meet production schedules.

  • Maintains safety standards for steel area and provides a safe working environment for all personnel.

  • Provides a product that meets the customer’s quality requirements.

  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Engineering or equivalent work experience in a related field. Minimum of five (5) years experience in a supervisory position. Proven record in problem solving, coordinating, managing trade supervisors, and maintaining schedules.

  • Must be able to climb on and around ship, including stairs, ladders, and scaffolding. Must be able to handle stressful situations. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to dust, welding/burning fumes, and smoke. Must be able to spend up to 70% of time in an outdoor shipyard environment in all climates. The noise level is usually moderate to extremely noisy 70% of the time, which may include sirens, horns, chipping, and hammering.


Reports to the Director of Steel. Supervises all steel trades in respective area. Maintains internal contacts with all production areas, Purchasing, Material Control, Planning, Facilities, and Engineering. External contacts are maintained with vendors.


Responsible for the efficient operation of the steel process, including cost, schedule, quality, and safety.