Lyon Shipyard Inc


Norfolk, VA
Lyon Shipyard has 2 facilities located on over thirty acres of prime waterfront property on the nort

Job Description


Posted: Saturday, 12/23/2023

Job purpose

Performs carpentry work required in the maintenance and construction of marine railways and floating dry docks. Master, 1st, 2nd and 3rd class levels are based on proficiency, knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Dock and Carpentry 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.)

  • Receive work orders and prints or sketches for the job. Makes sketches showing construction details for the job. Estimates material requirements and tools or equipment needed to perform job.
  • Sets up and operates wood working tools to cut, form and finish job. Erects or dismantles structures, repairs or refinishes walls and structures.
  • Installs wood or metal parts. Installs glass or replaces broken glass as required. Prepares irregular scaffolding which may be required.
  • Lubricates and maintains carpenter shop equipment.
  • Crates machinery and other equipment for shipment.
  • Completes finish work and all types of flooring as well as fiber glass tail shafts for vessels.
  • Operates back hoe
  • Drop ceilings
  • Concrete work
    • Involved in dredging and pile driving
    • Pier repair
  • Trail boards for vessels
  • Shifting of all vessels and work floats
  • Interference removals (IWO) in accordance with work order steel work, pipe work, and electrical work
  • Installation of oil booms

Additional responsibilities:

  • May work as part of mechanics team in semi-annual overhaul program.
  • May do touch up or incidental painting after structural repair.
  • May repair pallets and skids as time is available.
  • Assists in blocking for vessels on marine railways and floating dry docks.

nowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Work in overhead structures and around beneath machinery.
  • Additionally, injury exposure could be severe, cuts and bruises; considerable physical effort of hands and arms are required.


  • Technical Capacity.
  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.
  • Decision Making.
  • Initiative.
  • Results Driven.
  • Thoroughness.


Frequent contact with skilled trade workers, superintendents, management and/ or customers.

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 occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 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.



  • High school degree or equivalent.

Lyon Shipyard Inc At A Glance

Lyon Shipyard has 2 facilities located on over thirty acres of prime waterfront property on the northern and southern shores of the eastern branch of the Elizabeth River, just minutes from downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Our management team, which consists of the President, Vice President and all department heads, meet daily to address and maintain safety in the yard, identify any production problems and set priorities for manpower, material status and facilities utilization. As one of the leading marine contractors on the east coast, Lyon Shipyard is proud to provide our customers with high quality marine repair held to the highest standards of our quality assurance department. We at Lyon Shipyard supply our customers with services including, but not limited to, marine electronics repair, barge repair, pier side repairs as well as hauling vessels out of the water for underwater repairs to equipment such as propellers, tailshafts, rudders, keel coolers and hull plating.
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