Careers

At Swiftships, we recognize the value in every employee. Your ideas can take root among a talented team of successful leaders and high achievers – dedicated to excellence, passionate about results, and committed to impact and growth. There is room to develop at Swiftships, where action leads to impact, and impact leads to growth.

EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES EXIST FOR

  • Experienced/Certified professionals
  • Skilled craftsmen
  • Cleared professionals
  • Transitioning military personnel

CURRENT OPENINGS

Swiftships has a diverse portfolio of services within both commercial and defense sector. Swiftships’ delivers projects to all branches of the U.S. military, commercial/private companies, and many foreign countries.

As an integral member of the Swiftships team, the Electrical Engineer will oversee the coordination and administration of all aspects of electrical engineering for both Military and Commercial Construction programs and/or Shipbuilding.  Overall responsibilities, include but are not limited to researching, designing, developing, testing, or supervising the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.  The Electrical Engineer will report directly to the Engineering manager and the Technical/Engineering Director.

  • Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform engineering tasks.
  • Prepare technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, or topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements.
  • Confer with engineers, customers, or others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects or products.
  • Design, implement, maintain, or improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, or domestic purposes.
  • Direct or coordinate manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, or testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, or customer requirements.
  • Compile data and write reports regarding existing or potential electrical engineering studies or projects.
  • Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction, or installation standards or specifications.
  • Prepare specifications for purchases of materials or equipment.
  • Estimate labor, material, or construction costs for budget preparation purposes.
  • Supervise or train project team members as necessary.

Education/Knowledge/Experience:

  • Degree in Engineering from a recognized university in Electrical Engineering 
  • Previous shipbuilding experience is highly desired
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • A qualified candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Office applications and AutoCAD. 
  • It is preferred that the candidate be familiar with shipboard Interior Communications systems such as Switchboards, Telephone systems, Announcing, TV and Audio, Alarms, Indicating, etc. and understand the typical shipboard interfaces, interconnections, and integration requirements. 
  • Familiarity with electrical power distribution systems, control systems, and C4ISR systems is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills.

As an integral member of the Swift team, you will be tasked as a CAD Designer for the creation of structural and systems designs and drawings for Swiftships vessels. The main work location for this position will be in Morgan City, LA.

Some of the key position highlights, but not limited to, are as follows:

  • Capable of reading, comprehending boat construction drawings and identify construction components and elements.
  • Drafting using AutoCAD, Rhino3d, and SolidWorks 3d.
  • Assists with design and layout of graphic presentations.
  • Provides drawing reviews to ensure tolerances and specifications are accurately captured.
  • Maintaining all project drawings.
  • Assists in efforts of turning specifications, sketches, requirements, etc., into end state functional and detail drawings.
  • Reviews drawings to ensure compliance with specifications and standards.
  • Copies project drawings.
  • Creates manual drawings for engineering projects.
  • High level of organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness.
  • Other duties as requested.

People Leadership:

  • Partner closely with all levels of Leadership and Staff to support and grow the business and ensure adherence to the industry-standard and best practices.
  • Create, communicate, and execute strategic initiatives across a complex and expanding organization.

Buyer/Procurement Analyst: Mid-grade individual who takes direction from the procurement manager in Sourcing and Surveying new suppliers for Procurement. Procedures related to all supply chain activities, negotiation, and implementing optimal solutions using MRP System and to assure proper planning to support company’s rapid growing business.

Location:

  • Morgan City, LA

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Vendor contract agreement negotiation to ensure overall best value for US Navy and Swiftships. (KPI)
  • Verifies purchase requisitions by comparing items requested to master list; clarifying unclear items; recommending alternatives (KPI)
  • Ensure that materials are properly requisitioned, ordered and delivered on time. (KPI)
  • Verifies receipt of items by comparing items received to items ordered; resolves shipments in error with suppliers (KPI)
  • Ensure that the terms and agreement are acceptable to Swiftships.
  • Ensure timely deliver and perform as a material expeditor on group buy or individual buy.
  • Team up with members to manage material planning and procurements.
  • Developing sourcing strategy, search and select suppliers to meet growing business needs.
  • Obtains purchased items by forwarding orders to suppliers; monitoring and expediting orders.
  • Continued refine material qualification, sourcing and material workflow process.
  • Plan and identify the capability, quality level, drive supplier for continuous performance improvement and cost reduction.
  • Verifies receipt of items by comparing items received to items ordered; resolves shipments in error with suppliers

 Qualifications:

  •  3+ years of experience in Material Sourcing
  • Working knowledge and experience with MRP
  • Excellent in oral and written communication.
  • Steel Structural Welder 1st Class (ability to pass military/ABS standard test)
  • Pipe Welder 1st Class (ability to pass military/ABS standard test)
  • Steel Shipfitter 1st Class
  • Marine Inside/Outside Machinist
  • Marine Pipe Fitter 1st Class
  • Marine Electrician 1st Class
  • Aluminum Welder 1st Class (ability to pass military/ABS standard test)
  • Aluminum Shipfitter 1st Class

HOW TO APPLY

Email your application/resume and cover letter to hr@swiftships.com or send via USPS to P.O. Box 2869, Morgan City, LA 70381. You may also apply in person at 1105 Levee Road, Morgan City, LA 70380.

Click here to download the Swiftships Employment Application

SWIFT ACADEMY & TRAINING

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