Marine Mechanic / CDL (Class A)

Norfolk, Virginia, United States





CDI Corporation (CDI) is a $600 million privately held company founded in 1950. We deliver engineering services to blue-chip clients with operations in markets around the world.


CDI Marine Company is a division of CDI Government Services and a leader in providing our clients with high quality, cost effective engineering, design and logistics services in the marine industry. For additional opportunities please visit us at


• CDI Marine Company was awarded the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Governor’s Award in 2016.

• named CDI as one of the Most Trustworthy Companies in the United States in 2012.

• CDI Corporation is an EEO/An Affirmative Action M/F/D/V Employer


  • Provide day-to-day general support shop activities.
  • Assist with on-load and off-load of materials; assist and perform maintenance duties such as grinding, chipping, painting, etc; support other trades workers.
  • Perform other projects and/or tasks as assigned and/or needed.
  • Class-A CDL License


  • Perform engine and drive system alignments.
  • Remove/reinstall engines and drive systems from small boats.
  • Troubleshoot engine problems and recommend appropriate actions.
  • Maintain/overhaul hydraulic systems.
  • Validate dimensions on drawings, determines appropriate materials, and best removal and installation route during a ship check.
  • Assemble components based on installation drawings, material provided, and ship check notes.
  • Use various hand tools, torque wrench, drill press, welding machine, air compressor, generator, chain hoist, sandblaster, paint gun, grinder, band saw, forklift and other equipment to fabricate/install.
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings and instructions.
  • Support electrical and mechanical disciplines.
  • Operate power tools.
  • Identify tools and materials per task and request materials as needed.
  • Assist in jobsite set-up, maintenance, restoration and securing.
  • Knowledgeable and trained in safe work practices.
  • Prepare and cleanup work area.
  • Possess and maintain an active security clearance.
  • Possess and maintain valid driver’s license and meet the company’s policy on ability to drive company vehicles.
  • Perform first pass QA of mechanical installs to include but not confined to hoses, wiring harnesses, sensors, mounting bolts, fluids, torques, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


**Team Lead Responsibilities:

  • Direct and guide the team based on management direction in such a way that the assigned task is accomplished in the given time frame.
  • Work with managers, vendors, and customers to obtain necessary resources to support the team's requirements, and coordinate with internal and external customers as necessary.
  • Interact with project manager and customer to inform task accomplishments, issues and status.
  • Familiarize the team with the customer needs, specifications, the development process, techniques and tools to support task performance.
  • Assure that the team addresses all relevant issues within the specifications and various standards.
  • Ensure deliverables are prepared to satisfy the project requirements, cost and schedule.
  • Ability to project to the team what is expected of them in order to help keep the team focused and on track.
  • Ensure the team is contributing and collaborating well with each other.
  • Provide status reports of team activities against the program plan or schedule.
  • Serve as a focal point to communicate and resolve interface and integration issues with other teams.
  • Possess good communication skills and be able to solve problems with the help of the team and willing to participate and act on the decisions.
  • Lead by setting a good example (behavior consistent with words), motivate and inspire team, coach and help develop team members, responsible, dependable and recognize and acknowledge the contribution of team members.


**If appointed as a Team Lead for project.



  • Must be a team-player.
  • Must have a high school diploma/GED
  • Must be familiar with common hand tools and special tools used in shipboard installation tasks.
  • Communication skills.
  • Ability to obtain a secret security clearance.
  • Class-A CDL License


  • Applicant will be subject to a security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain and maintain a security clearance issued by the US Government.


  • CARRYING and LIFTING. Ability to transport and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Employee is required to access remote areas of multi-level vessels
  • WALKING AND CLIMBING. Ability to climb up to four (4) flights of stairs and climb ladders.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces.
  • Must comply with Company’s Driver Safety Policy if assigned to operate company and/or rental vehicles

Type: Contract

Reference ID: 4501