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

The Senior Program Manager (PM) is responsible for leading teams to deliver project(s) that span across one or more departmental units, including Engineering, Procurement or Purchasing, Quality Assurance (QA), Logistics, and Production to name a few. This also includes management of issues, risks and program change requests to ensure successful and on-time program delivery. Contribute to process improvement initiatives as it relates to improving program delivery.

The Senior PM has the authority to run the program on a day-to-day basis with full control over all resources to successfully provide the products required of the program to the customer. Verify that the program produces the required deliverables of quality, within the specified constraints of time and cost and to achieve the potential benefits defined in the business case.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following Key Performance Indicators (KPI):

  • Provide leadership to create an effective technical team to resolve shipbuilding engineering and production issues 
  • Provide leadership for team building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and program milestones 
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in using MS Project including building tasks with predecessor and successor relationships from start to finish, creating milestones and a critical path  
  • Provide continuous improvement of operations including on time and budget milestone delivery 
  • Meet with and receive feedback from program stakeholders internally and from subcontractors and vendors on an ongoing basis 
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the program team 
  • Prepare reports as required on periodic customer meetings
  • Deliver all Contract Data Requirements List (CDRLs) specified in the contract on time 
  • Provide daily interface with the customer, both civilian and military personnel along with Government Contractor Support personnel
  • Clearly document and provide MS PowerPoint presentations on program status 
  • Communicate effectively with a wide variety of technical and non-technical audiences 
  • Maintain program plans including: budget, staffing/man-power resource plan, an integrated master schedule, and other resources necessary to accomplish the goals of the program 
  • Document using SharePoint and MS Dynamics AX in the performance of day-to-day activities 
  • Manage changes in program scope, identifying issues and develope of risk mitigation and contingency plans 
  • Interface with technical regulatory bodies, e.g. ABS, USCG, etc. as needed to ensure compliance with program requirements  
  • Monitor daily activities of production and associated subcontractor or vendor performance  
  • Interview and be involved in selection, training and managing program team staff (as required) 
  • Oversee subcontractors and vendors assigned to shipyard departments in the performance of the program 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • A BS degree from an accredited university in an engineering field
  • A Master’s Degree in an engineering or scientific field is preferable but not required.
  • A minimum of 15 years working on US Government Contracts
  • A minimum of 10 years working on contracts with the United States Navy
  • Strong oral and written communication skills across organizational structures and multiple management levels.
  • A proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software 
  • Possess a mid-level understanding of core concepts of design engineering and shipbuilding.
  • 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.

Other Requirements:

  • Be prepared to go on long distance travel from time to time.
  • Be responsible for mentoring and training junior program staff as time permits during program execution. 
  • Show flexibility in working weekends and long-hours daily.

As an integral member of the Swift team, you will be tasked as an Inspector for the Quality Assurance Department. In performing the responsibilities outlined below, this position will be responsible for inspections of welding/fitting and piping, as well as general construction and repair work of all 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:

  • Assist in maintaining quality management systems. KPI
  • Support QA Manager as well as QA Specialist in assuring that all risk factors have been assessed. KPI
  • Ensure that all Quality standards are being followed. KPI
  • Establish effective quality control plans as per contractors to ensure clients expectations are met or exceeded. KPI
  • Monitor operations to ensure that they meet production standards. Recommend adjustments to the assembly or production process. Inspect, test, or measure materials or products being produced. KPI
  • Plan and coordinate quality assurance inspections with customers and 3rd party inspectors as required. KPI 
  • Supervise work of service providers that fall under any Quality Assurance functions. KPI
  • Observe and document any testing required by contractual agreement between Swift and any customer or other inspection agency. KPI
  • Review and approve documentation reports, contractor audits and any other official paperwork deemed as final records. KPI
  • Perform in-house and vendor audits for conformance to customer requirements and Quality and Industry standards.

People Leadership:

  • Partner closely with various levels of management, vendors 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.

Qualifications and/or Special Requirements:

  • Education: Associates Degree in Engineering of any discipline of 5 or more years experience in the quality assurance field.
  • Solid understanding of ISO 9001 and its principles.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.                                                 
  • Well versed with Welding Procedures, NDE Procedures and other test procedures and plans.
  • Understanding of Electrical procedures, mechanical/piping/structural etc., drawings and standards.

Summary:

Seeking an experienced and proven Engineering Manager. The ideal candidate has marine engineering experience, and has planned, organized, and directed an engineering team to meet Company objectives for new product development and well as improving current models. Will also need to be a successful/effective project engineering manager who can work closely with production.

Essential Functions:  

  • Plans and directs all aspects of engineering activities and projects within an organization.
  • Ensures all engineering projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with organization’s established policies and objectives.
  • Utilizes best practice engineering methods and provides expert technical guidance for engineering initiatives.
  • Incorporates components, materials, and tools that result in cost-effective and quality output. Manages overall engineering budget and costs.
  • Manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function.
  • Develop and implement an engineering department structure for all recurring tasks including tracking of hours, management of departmental budget and develop controls for deliverables.
  • Project planning of new models from concept to delivery of a finished build book.
  • Direct the design for vessels under construction: liaise with supplier for material costing and quotations, installation details and OEM approved installation; also support  engineering solutions on warranty issues
  • Ensure that accurate and timely drawings, designs and detailed drawings are issued according to the applicable rule.
  • Manage the issuing of specifications standard equipment list and specification for ongoing projects.
  • Monitor designs, review and approve all functions associated with engineering for electrical, mechanical, structural and outfitting, and incorporate the compliance to regulatory rules.
  • Review and distribute Engineering notices related to modification and documentation of all drawing.
  • Optimize engineering activities in support of production departments
  • Mentor engineers to develop world class engineering output.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marine engineering or a related engineering field with demonstrated applicability to integrated shipboard machinery installations (e.g. naval architecture, ocean engineering, mechanical / electrical engineering) from an accredited university.
  • Preferably 8 years’ experience as an Engineering Manager/Supervisor at a production facility.
  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD and Solidworks.

Benefits:

  • Live and work in a unique environment with year round outdoor activity.
  • Excellent company culture and history.
  • Health insurance, Retirement Planning, Paid holidays.
  • Competitive pay and extensive backlog.

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.
  • 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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