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Shipwright Supervisor

at State of Washington

Posted: 8/24/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2484131
Keywords: operations

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Shipwright Supervisor
McNeil Island Stewardship
Steilacoom, WA

This recruitment is open until filled. The first review of applicants will be July 5, 2019.  We encourage applicants to apply early. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision any time after the initial date. 
Correctional Industries (CI) within the Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for a Shipwright Supervisor to support the McNeil Island Stewardship. This position is located on McNeil Island near Steilacoom, Washington.

If you are interested in applying and would like to be considered, please apply directly at and attach the following documents:

  • Current resume, (chronological, with relevant experience listed).
  • Minimum of three (3) professional references
  • Letter of interest, (preferably no more than two (2) pages indicating how you meet the qualifications and why you believe you are the ideal candidate for this position. 

We are looking for evidence in your application materials that you have the experience, skills, and abilities indicated in this job posting. Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the requirements of this position may be invited to interview. Carefully review your application before submitting. All information may be verified and documentation may be required.

Correctional Industries is a unique blend of business and government, using private industry tools and techniques to provide a public service. Operations within the state correctional facilities are supported by sales to state agencies, county and local governments, and not-for-profit organizations.
Agency Profile: 

Our mission at the Department of Corrections is to 'improve public safety'. With more than 8,000 employees, we recognize that staff are our greatest asset, and the efforts of our dedicated workforce have garnered national recognition! Whether the work is inside a prison, out in the field, or an administrative office, DOC staff experience a high degree of personal reward knowing their efforts are creating an environment in which offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to safer communities.

For more information about Correctional Industries, please visit the Washington State Correctional Industries webpage.

DOC Offers:
  • Comprehensive compensation packages;
  • Training and development opportunities;
  • Flexible Schedules; and
  • The fulfillment of public service.


This position performs skilled shipwright work in support of Washington State Department of Corrections - McNeil Island Stewardship.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Maintenance and Repairs

  • Conduct in-water and dry-dock maintenance and repair of  U.S. Coast Guard inspected passenger vessels, deck barges, and small patrol vessels while adhering to applicable standards and regulations.
  • Conduct surface preparation and coating application on steel, aluminum, fiberglass, and wood vessels and structures, utilizing industry-accepted tools, processes and standards.
  • Operate marine railway to dry-dock vessels for inspection, maintenance, and repairs.
  • Set up and break down scaffolding, staging, and appropriate environmental containment materials for vessels while in dry-dock.
  • Perform maintenance, and repair on floats, gangways, tendering, lighting and marine railway, as needed.  
  • Perform maintenance and repair of shipyard buildings, machinery and equipment.
  • Conduct all vessel and facility work in accordance with relevant industry standards, as well as federal, state and agency regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Provide workplace safety, occupational skill training, and supervision for minimum security inmate work crews carrying out maintenance and repair tasks outlined above.
  • Maintain tool and material control.
  • Coordinate with other marine department staff to plan projects, develop and track budget estimates, order materials and supplies, and document maintenance and repairs.
  • Work closely with other marine department staff, and contractors to develop detailed work outlines and schedules for vessel dry-dock periods.
  • Maintain adequate tool and material inventory for anticipated work.


Two (2) years of journey level experience in marine, industrial, or construction trades with direct experience in at least five of the following areas:

  • Dry-dock operation, maintenance, and repair
  • Marine or industrial surface preparation , masking, painting
  • Scaffolding, staging, shoring, shelter erection
  • Environmental containment set-up and operation
  • Marine or industrial rigging
  • Structural welding
  • Electrical (AC and DC)
  • Marine or industrial plumbing and piping
  • Marine or industrial insulation installation
  • Inside machinist
  • Carpentry - vessel blocking, heavy timber, framing, or finish
  • Concrete construction and repair processes and techniques
  • Repair and maintenance of hand and shop tools
  • Marine or industrial project estimating, scheduling or procurement
  • Hazardous material handling or spill response
  • Marine operations and experience working at sea
  • One (1) year of experience in a lead or supervisory capacity.
  • High school diploma or higher level of education.
  • Experience using and maintaining hand and power tools as it applies to position expectations .
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals, blueprints and drawings, agency policies, forms and reports, budget information, product and process information and directions.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely in order to plan and carry-out projects, order supplies and materials, maintain logbooks, keep records, and insure accurate communication with other staff. 
  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, relevant standards , regulations, and Best Management Practices associated with the marine, industrial, and construction trades.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office products.

  • Posses a valid Transportation Worker Identity Card (TWIC) or ability to obtain one within 30 days
  • Working Knowledge of U.S. Coast Guard small passenger vessel regulations, and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Standards
  • Experience as a teacher or trainer of occupational and/or technical skills
  • Experience operating a marine railway or floating dry- dock facility.
  • Prior experience in the boat/ship building repair industry.
  • Prior experience working in the skilled trades such as a millwright, carpenter, welder, painter, etc.
  • Working knowledge of marine coatings applications and processes.
  • American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), or American Welding Society (AWS) welding certifications.
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certification.
  • Project Management skills/training.
  • Prior experience working as part of a marine, industrial, or construction project related team.
  • Residential, commercial, or boat building carpentry experience and/or training.
  • Experience and/or certifications in fork truck operation, crane operation, rigging, and/or heavy equipment operation.
  • Basic understanding of AC and DC electrical systems and safety protocols as they pertain to a marine and industrial shop environment.

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Complete a felony disclosure form prior to employment and submit to a criminal background check.
  • Successfully complete, within mandated timeframes, employee orientation and all other mandatory annual, in-service and other required training.
  • Provide physical residential address and home telephone number to the Department of Corrections .
  • Become familiar and comply with all DOC policies and procedures and Collective
  • Bargaining Agreements as applicable.
  • Submit to drug testing in accordance with CBA and agency policy.

Supplemental Information

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'
For additional information about the agency, please visit

  • Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies.  If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.
Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire.  When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • This position may be represented by a Union Shop.
We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies: 
  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
  • Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.
DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. 
For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email or call us at (360) 725-9104.  For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.