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

FEATURED OPENINGS

SAFETY MANAGER (SM)

As an integral member of the Swift team, you will be tasked as a Safety Program Manager responsible for providing technical safety and health leadership to shipyard and company personnel. Develop company safety and health programs and objectives and lead safety training programs. Monitor safety and health regulations and provide technical guidance to shipyard and company personnel to ensure compliance with federal and state safety and health regulations.

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

Program Administration

  • Plans, coordinates and administers a comprehensive Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment (OSHE) program for Swiftships.
  • Develops and recommends OSHE policy to higher levels of management.
  • Plans, schedules and conducts or directs surveys of facilities and activities to identify safety or health risks or hazards; to insure compliance with established safety/health requirements, practices and procedures; and to develop new requirements or procedures for risks or hazards not adequately addressed by existing procedures.
  • Plans, conducts, or directs safety and occupational health education and training, and conducts promotional activities (newsletters, etc.) to promote awareness of safe practices and safety requirements.
  • Investigates accidents or reported hazards. Determines the extent of the risk/hazard, or the cause of the accident, and prepares all required reports and assessments.
  • Tracks, analyzes, and reports on trends, and develops recommended actions to address unfavorable trends or potential risks/hazards (e.g. modifying operating procedures, requiring safety devices, etc.).
  • Develops, coordinates and implements safety requirements, practices and procedures to eliminate or control safety or occupational health risks and hazards to the extent possible using current safety principles, methods, and techniques.
  • Maintains an effective working relationship with other offices affecting or supporting the safety or occupational health of personnel.
  • Coordinates safety program activities and efforts with these offices, and insures necessary support and emphasis is provided to the safety and occupational health programs.
  • Prepares and distributes reports and consults with department personnel. Conducts follow-up inspections and tracks risks/hazards/discrepancies in accordance with the Swiftships Risk Management program.

Maintaining Adherence to Program Standards

  • Implements requirements and procedures from higher authorities, issues and maintains local directives and procedures, and insures required practices and procedures are carried out for all industrial, construction, training, transportation, and other operations and activities.
  • Applies safety and occupational health laws, regulations, principles, theories, practices, and procedures to advise on or resolve technical matters dealing with occupational safety and health requirements.
  • Analyzes or evaluates new and existing jobs, processes, products, or other systems to determine the existence, severity, probability, and outcome of hazards.
  • Designs or modifies workplaces, processes, products, or other systems to control or eliminate hazards.
  • Trains workers, supervisors, managers, and other safety and occupational health personnel in safety or occupational health subjects.
  • Recommends control measures for identified risks.
  • Must have the ability to carry out assigned tasks and projects to their completion with minimal supervision. Must have the ability to work independently and with multiple tasks.
  • Facilitates monthly meetings and coordinates with key management.
  • Employees in this position are considered confidential.
  • Maintaining the utmost confidentiality in dealing with employee records and business information.
  • Assists with administration of workers’ compensation program to determine areas for increased training and emphasis on accident prevention. Maintains complete and accurate records as required.
  • Attendance at work is an essential function of this position. – KPI OTHER DUTIES:
  • May be required to travel to attend seminars and conferences to remain up-to-date on safety and environmental laws, regulations, and best practices.
  • May be required to serve on various employee committees.
  • The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Qualifications and/or Special Requirement

  • Education: Associates degree in Occupational Safety & Health or related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education and previous safety experience. Previous shipyard experience is preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of safety and environmental regulations and consensus standards (NMSA, NMAC, OSHA, EPA, DOT, NIOSH, ANSI, IFC, CGA, NFPA), inspection procedures, incident prevention, incident investigation techniques, and safety and environmental education and training.
  • Effective oral communication skills to interact with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to speak to large groups of employees (public speaking).
  • Effective written communication skills to create and deliver reports to senior management.
  • The ability to establish and maintain a professional and effective working relationship with employees at all levels in the organizations and external entities (OSHA, EPA, NMED, DOT) is essential to this position.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record for the past three years.

In performing the responsibilities outlined above, this position will be responsible for designing, generating and presenting all daily, monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the group that are required by the Board of Directors.


MECHANICAL ENGINEER

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 Mechanical Engineer will oversee the coordination and administration of all aspects of mechanical 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 Mechanical Engineer will report directly to the Engineering Manager.

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

Education/Knowledge/Experience:

  • Degree in Mechanical, Marine, or Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited university, or the equivalent of an engineering degree (registered PE, etc)
  • Ability to use AutoCAD or similar systems is desired
  • 6 – 10 years of engineering design experience is preferred
  • Previous shipbuilding experience is desired
  • Previous systems and/or design engineering experience 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.
  • 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.
  • It is desired that the candidate be familiar with shipboard mechanical systems requirements found in ABS, USCG and USN documents.
  • Excellent communication skills.

HUMAN RESOURCE GENERALIST

Permanent position with benefits in Morgan City, Louisiana.

As a Human Resources Generalist, you will be responsible for providing the day-to-day HR needs for our managers/employees, as well as for maintaining Human Resources databases, systems, and records. You will be part of a growing company where you will have the opportunity to influence the future of the HR department.

Benefits function

  1. Calculates and provides staff with annual fringe benefit allowance; reviews enrollment forms for accuracy and coordinates enrollment with third-party administrator.
  2. Ensures compliance with COBRA guidelines by preparing letters and other paperwork as directed; receives and records COBRA insurance premium payments.
  3. Coordinates health, life and disability insurance enrollments and communicates with service providers concerning routine administration of programs. 
  4. Reviews ACA 1095 Forms for Accuracy Annually.
  5. Various benefit sites, such as United Health Care, Vision, Dental, etc.

Human resource function

  • Assisting the recruiting department with reference checks, or security processing for potential new hires.
  • Conducting New Hire Orientation explaining all company policies, benefits, and procedures to new employees and process all associated paperwork, including the I-9 verification process through E-Verify, our timekeeping system ADP, and other company systems.
  • Must be able to stay in compliance with E-Verify, EEO, Vets 4212, Component 2 and 401K Audit.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Recording all new hires, promotions, terminations, etc. for our AAP/EEO.
  • Responsible for all aspects of employee benefits, including enrolling, updating, and terminating employees and/or dependents as necessary. May be required to work with our insurance broker and HR Management to conduct an annual open enrollment for benefits.
  • Recording information and answering questions about and for employees, which may include information about absences, or job performance. Providing information to financial companies, governmental agencies, or other institutions regarding workers of the company including confirmation of a person’s employment, payroll amounts, or insurance enrollment for employment verification or child support purposes.
  • Responsible for processing any and all changes to employee’s personal identifiable information, including but not limited to changes in: employment type, citizenship status, address, salary, taxes, benefits, etc. Responsible for ensuring that the personnel files are following DOL and HIPPA regulations, and would pass an audit.
  • May be required to develop HR training curriculum and teach courses about HR related subjects, such as Sexual Harassment Prevention, Timekeeping Adherence, etc.
  • Assist payroll manager with tracking changes about: employment status, merit increases, tax withholding, direct deposit, address changes, garnishments/liens, benefits, etc. 
  • Processing terminations, including, but not limited to: conducting exit-interviews, managing COBRA benefits, responding to unemployment claims, archiving personnel files, updating company org chart, updating HR database, etc.
  • May perform a variety of other administrative duties associated with performing the human resources generalist position.
  • Resolving day-to-day and/or more complex issues for managers and/or employees with assistance from HR management.

Competencies

  1. Communication
  2. Employee relations
  3. Ethical practice

MECHANICAL ENGINEER

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 Mechanical Engineer will oversee the coordination and administration of all aspects of mechanical 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 Mechanical Engineer will report directly to the Engineering Manager.

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

Education/Knowledge/Experience:

  • Degree in Mechanical, Marine, or Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited university, or the equivalent of an engineering degree (registered PE, etc)
  • Ability to use AutoCAD or similar systems is desired
  • 6 – 10 years of engineering design experience is preferred
  • Previous shipbuilding experience is desired
  • Previous systems and/or design engineering experience 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.
  • 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.
  • It is desired that the candidate be familiar with shipboard mechanical systems requirements found in ABS, USCG and USN documents.
  • Excellent communication skills.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

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.

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

Education/Knowledge/Experience:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering from a ABET accredited university, or an equivalent to degree (registered PE, etc).
  • Ability to use AutoCAD or similar systems is desired
  • 6 – 10 years of engineering design experience is preferred
  • Previous shipbuilding experience is desired
  • Previous systems and/or design engineering experience desired
  • Mixture of Instrument, Control, power systems, and C4ISR systems engineering experience is 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Excellent communication skills.

OTHER OPENINGS

  • 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

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