Flagship Management
April 28, 2021
Norfolk, United States of America
Job Type


Dock Master


• Supervise all docking and undocking operations of vessels in an efficient manner while ensuring the safety of all personnel and equipment
• Lead and manage a team of shipwright personnel to execute all docking operations.
• Interface with Operations Management to schedule the docking and undocking of vessels.
• Read and interpret docking plans/arrangements, develop blocking plans with safe blocking loads based upon sound calculations, and be capable of layout/safe arrangement of blocks for docking.
• Execute safe dry-docking evolutions and vessel launching, analyze tide and wind conditions, and maintain weight logs and docking plans.
• Responsible for the technical work in docking, rigging, hauling, and undocking vessels
• Coordinate with all parties concerned during launching operations
• Represent the docking department to conduct all Risk Assessments for all docking department’s activities.
• Able to lead and manage a team of shipwright personnel to execute all docking operations
• Prepare and submit reports for all activities

• Manage and utilize resources effectively by: a) maximizing manpower b) managing overtime c) adhering to time keeping d) proper assignment of tasks
• Liaise with Contracts Dept. for the procurement of Dock material requirement
• Oversees flooding operations and removal of vessels from dry dock.


-5-10 years shipboard/shipyard experience

-Experience/vast familiarity with floating dry docks, marine railways, and large marine travel lifts

-Reading and comprehension of docking plans and blocking plans

-Able to build blocks for dry docking from the existing plans and sketches

-Must be familiar with ARMY, MSC, USCG and NOAA rules and regulations on all docks operations

-Proven success with a department of 25 employees within dock department/shop
-Must have considerable knowledge of structure of vessels, stress points, load factors, cradle positioning, and blocking of vessels
-Must have knowledge in stability calculations and docking plan development
-Must be able to obtain federal and state security clearances
-Knowledge of Coast Guard regulations and safety requirements
-24 hour and 7 day (24 / 7) availability

-High school diploma or equivalent
-Must be able to work and communicate effectively with others

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