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 been a military and commercial vessel manufacturer since 1969. Swiftships’ delivery to all branches of the U.S. military, commercial/private companies, and 52 foreign countries has established Swiftships’ recognition as a leader in the shipbuilding industry today. U.S. Navy approved and ISO certified, Swiftships’ American quality build and innovative designs are the envy of the industry; its unique capabilities are designed to meet the real-world requirements and applications not only to the United States, but countless governments across the globe. www.swiftships.com

In this role, you will lead the Product Support and Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) efforts included in large projects of significant scope. Your ability to work independently with limited direction, communicate effectively with team members in disparate geographic locations, and to provide leadership and direction will be keys to your success. You will participate with operation teams, foremen, and management teams. As a single point of contact between operations and management teams, you will negotiate, resolve problems, and develop relationships at all levels of the organization as well as with outside vendors and contractors.

The Product Support Manager’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI) may include but not be limited to:

  • Managing tasks and personnel to create an effective technical team to resolve all elements of Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) as recognized by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
  • Planning and executing all ILS elements during system design, production and deployment of the vessel
  • Serving as the sole focal point for all matters regarding ILS towards the customer as well as within the internal program functions and to subcontractors providing ILS support functions
  • Managing all aspects of any subcontractor providing ILS element or Product Support functions
  • Working closely with the Engineering and Purchasing Departments in the identification and sourcing of supportable equipment for installation on the vessel
  • Working closely with the Engineering Department in the identification of all technical documentation required for the operation and maintenance of equipment identified or at a minimum, all Technical Data Package (TDP) documents required by the contract
  • Working closely with the Procurement Department to ensure all technical documentation required from vendors to support the equipment procured is identified on the respective Purchase Orders (PO)
  • Managing the program contract support concept and develop and execute the ILS plan and milestones delineated
  • Interfacing with senior Department of Defense (DOD) civilian and military personnel
  • Clearly documenting and presenting findings to include creation of diagrams and procedure documentation
  • Communicating effectively with a wide variety of technical and non-technical audiences
  • Identifying, analyzing and defining program requirements and scope
  • Defining, acquiring, and allocating staff and other resources necessary to accomplish the goals and objectives of the program
  • Participating in the identification of all Product Support or ILS tasks and working with the Master Scheduler for inclusion in the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)
  • Identifying and managing the Product Support and ILS product deliverable critical path
  • Directly participating in the development of project plans, including testing, and warranty support
  • Providing leadership with other technical teams in the expansion and continuous improvement of operations and on-time and on budget milestone delivery
  • Identifying and resolving issues and conflicts within the Product Support and ILS team
  • Conducting technical research for outdated or hard-to-obtain materials utilizing Internet and technical publications, as required, to identify and source required material
  • Proactively managing changes in project scope through identifying issues and devise contingency plans
  • Developing periodic, e.g. daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly internal and external reviews and reports as required by the contract and as directed by the Program Manager
  • Capability of reviewing proposals received from vendors to see if all specification and requirements for Vendor Furnished Information (VFI) are met
  • Constantly work with vendors to ensure VFI is furnished in a timely and completed fashion

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and a proven ability to influence others internally and externally
  • Hands-on experience in working Acquisition program areas with the US Navy
  • Possess a high-level understanding of core concepts of shipbuilding and ship repair (all-phases)
  • Ability to escalate problems for any technical support needed for resolution of problems
  • Proficient in managing all aspects of supply support, maintenance, technical documentation and training tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, ambitious environment while prioritizing and managing multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to successfully facilitate collaboration across multiple functions, departments and levels and serve as a role model for teamwork
  • Proficiency with MS Office and other project management tools as well as basic MS Office applications

Other Requirements:

  • Previous USN or Civil Service experience preferred
  • Periodic long distance and local travel
  • Training required to be proficient every year in tools such as: ERP, Office suite and other pertinent tools required in the performance of the position
  • Flexible in working weekends, and long-hours beyond the normal eight (8) hours per day
  • Bachelor’s degree, Professional Logistics Certification, i.e., Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA), certified in Lifecycle (Acquisition) Logistics Level 3, have equivalent logistics training, or possess an additional fifteen (15) years working in direct support of defense logistics
  • 8-10 years of experience in defense lifecycle (acquisition) logistics support (or 15 years if not DAWIA Level 3 certified) of electronic systems, including logistics management, principles, practices, and processes

Draft basic contractual instruments commensurate with skills and grade level. Communicate with CORs and other government representatives relative to contract. Prepare TA, NDA, MOU, subcontracts, BPA, modifications and other contract actions. Prepare, organize and maintain contract records and files, document contract performance and compliance. Provide general contract administration providing expertise in matters related to government contracting for multiple agencies and all contract types. Analyze and evaluate contractual and performance risks associated with statements of work and contract types with an emphasis on pricing. Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal/Political studies/ related field. 3 years of experience in the legal or related field. Knowledge of FAR and the US government bidding process.

Manages day-to-day shipbuilding operations for the Direct Commercial Contracts (DCC) in the Middle East. Shipbuilding operations that include combat system for Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, and other countries. Project scheduling, timeliness, and milestones for delivery. Communicates project expectations to team members. Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Naval Engineering or Studies. Must have 5 years of experience in Management. 15% Travel Required to Middle East and North Africa Region.

Swiftships has been a military and commercial vessel manufacturer since 1969. Swiftships’ delivery to all branches of the U.S. military, commercial/private companies, and 52 foreign countries has established Swiftships’ recognition as a leader in the shipbuilding industry today. U.S. Navy approved and ISO certified, Swiftships’ American quality build and innovative designs are the envy of the industry; its unique capabilities are designed to meet the real-world requirements and applications not only to the United States, but countless governments across the globe. www.swiftships.com

In this role, you will lead large projects of significant scope and impact. Your ability to work independently with limited direction, communicate effectively with team members in disparate geographic locations, and provide leadership and direction will be keys to your success. You will manage multiple projects and priorities and participate with operation teams, foremen, and management teams. As a single point of contact between operations and management teams, you will negotiate, resolve problems, and develop relationships at all levels of the organization as well as with outside vendors and contractors.

The Project Manager shall execute the following responsibilities at a minimum:

  • Manage tasks and personnel to create an effective technical team to resolve ship repair design/engineering and production issues
  • Assist the Program Manager in the selection of other project team members or critical subcontractors and suppliers
  • Develop program dashboards using EV principles, and further make recommendations to make the program effective through best practice implementations aligned with the ship building and repair industry
  • Interface with senior US Army civilian and military personnel
  • Clearly document and present findings to include creation of diagrams and procedure documentation
  • Communicate effectively with a wide variety of technical and non-technical audiences
  • Identify, analyze and define project/program requirements and scope
  • Tracking budget, staff, and other resources necessary to accomplish the goals and/or objectives of the program group/function
  • Assist the Program Manager in the selection of other project team members by interviewing, selecting, and training to increase the pool of professionals required to provide superior work to the customer
  • Develop and manage project plans and risk register for shipbuilding and repair tasks
  • Meet with and receive feedback from project stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Identifying and resolving issues and conflicts within the project team
  • Assist the Program Manager in defining project goals and objectives that support company-wide business goals, while focusing on the customer’s needs and requirements
  • Work closely with engineering and production in the design-to-cost process to develop and maintain rigorous cost estimates
  • Provide frequent on-site monitoring and enforcement of schedules and vendor quality
  • Oversee subcontractors and suppliers as assigned by the Program Manager

Basic Qualifications

  • Strong oral and written communication skills across organizational structures and multiple management levels.
  • Possess a mid-level understanding of core concepts of ship repair.
  • Ability to escalate problems to the right individuals for any technical or managerial support needed for resolution.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, ambitious environment while prioritizing and managing multiple responsibilities.
  • Ability to successfully facilitate collaboration across multiple functions, departments and levels and serve as a role model for teamwork.
  • B.S. degree in a technical field or 20 years’ experience on the job.

Other Requirements:

  • Long distance travel may be required from time to time.
  • Mentor and train junior program staff as required during program roll-out.
  • Desire for continuing training for proficiency in tools such as: MS Office, MS Dynamics AX, MS Project and other pertinent tools as required.
  • Aluminum welder (must pass test approved by ABS)
  • Aluminum ship-fitter (must pass test approved by ABS)
  • Marine Electricians
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Marine screw pipe-fitters

HOW TO APPLY

Email your resume and cover letter to rbertrand@swiftships.com or apply in person at 1105 Levee Road, Morgan City, LA 70380

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