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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.

Opportunities

  Experienced/certified professionals
  Skilled craftsmen
  Cleared professionals
  Transitioning military personnel

Current Openings

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ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

Location: Morgan City, LA

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:

  1. Degree in Electrical Engineering from a ABET accredited university, or an equivalent to degree (registered PE, etc).
  2. Ability to use AutoCAD or similar systems is desired
  3. 6 – 10 years of engineering design experience is preferred
  4. Previous shipbuilding experience is desired
  5. Previous systems and/or design engineering experience desired
  6. Mixture of Instrument, Control, power systems, and C4ISR systems engineering experience is desired
  7. 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.
  8. Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  9. English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  10. A qualified candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  11. 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.
  12. Excellent communication skills.
MECHANICAL ENGINEER

Location: Morgan City, LA

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:

  1. Degree in Mechanical, Marine, or Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited university, or the equivalent of an engineering degree (registered PE, etc)
  2. Ability to use AutoCAD or similar systems is desired
  3. 6 – 10 years of engineering design experience is preferred
  4. Previous shipbuilding experience is desired
  5. Previous systems and/or design engineering experience desired
  6. 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.
  7. Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  8. English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  9. A qualified candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  10. It is desired that the candidate be familiar with shipboard mechanical systems requirements found in ABS, USCG and USN documents.
  11. Excellent communication skills.
WAREHOUSE CLERK

Location: Morgan City, LA

Warehouse Clerks assist with shipments coming in and out of warehouses. They move incoming material to the proper locations within the facility and retrieve necessary items for outgoing shipments. Their efforts are essential to proper storage within the warehouse and accurate order fulfillment to customers. Retail and manufacturing supply chains depend on Warehouse Clerks to keep merchandise flowing through the system.

Depending on the size and set-up of the facility, Warehouse Clerks may work independently, as part of a small group or as assistants to a large team. Warehouse Clerks spend much of their time on their feet and need to be able to bend and lift. Because of the physical nature of their job, Warehouse Clerks should be in good shape and possess stamina

Duties and Responsibilities 

Several core responsibilities are involved in a career as a Warehouse Clerk. From our analysis of job postings, here are some of the most important duties employers expect Warehouse Clerks to perform:

Unloading Trucks

Warehouse Clerks move items off of vehicles and into the correct area within the facility. They open containers and crates to inspect for damage and see to it that what was delivered matches what was requested.

Product Organization

By checking in items and entering data into the computer system, Warehouse Clerks help keep track of inventory. They also assume responsibility for proper storage. Such actions may include placing items on shelves, sorting things into bins or separating similar products by size or color. Warehouse Clerks enter data within AX and SharePoint to track material in and out for projects. By using AX Warehouse Clerks receives and releases material for projects.

Dealing with Orders

Warehouse Clerks read paperwork detailing what needs to be retrieved from the warehouse in order to complete outgoing orders. They then find the necessary items and move them to holding bins, the shipping department or another designated area.

Safety and Upkeep

Warehouse Clerks mop, sweep, put equipment back in its assigned place and perform basic maintenance to keep the facility clean and safe. They are expected to be on the lookout for potential hazards, such as faulty equipment, and report concerns to the proper managers. They abide by company policies regarding the wearing of safety gear. When warehouse supplies such as boxes or pens are low, they restock and/or reorder items so that business can go on interrupted.

While physically being able to lift, load and package may be at the core of being a Warehouse Clerk, employers look for traits beyond strength and dexterity. Demonstrating the following abilities can help candidates land jobs in this career field:

  1. Reading comprehension
  2. Counting skills
  3. Displaying good time management skills, including punctuality and limiting downtime
  4. Valuing teamwork since several people are often involved in the process of moving and delivering materials, such as customer service representatives and transport drivers
  5. Following directions to ensure the right material gets to the right place
  6. Sticking to safety procedures to create the proper environment in accordance with company policies and governmental mandates
  7. Displaying pride in one’s work by consistently working hard and producing accurate results
  8. Attending to detail to ensure items are properly placed in the warehouse and orders are filled according to specifications

Tools of the trade

A variety of tools help Warehouse Clerks with their mission to quickly and carefully move items within the facility. Be familiar with the following if you pursue a career as a Warehouse Clerk:

  1. Containers – Boxes, crates and other enclosures that hold items that need to be moved, unpacked or shipped
  2. Racks – Frameworks on which to hang or place merchandise to keep items orderly
  3. Packing Slips – Lists of what is contained in a shipment
  4. Inventory – Stock available in the warehouse
  5. Orders – Pertinent information containing specifics about which products and amounts a customer desires
  6. Scanners/Barcode readers – Tech equipment that deciphers coded labels containing information about the content of a box or shipment
  7. Dollies – Platforms with wheels that can be useful in transporting heavy items or multiple boxes
  8. Computers – To perform tasks such as entering data and monitoring inventory
  9. Protective gear – Clothing, closed-toe shoes, safety glasses, back braces, gloves and other wearable items that assist in keeping a worker’s body from being injured
  10. Safety guidelines – Written instructions, often mandated by the government, providing information on the proper way to handle and dispose of material
WAREHOUSE SPECIALIST/HELPER

Location: New Iberia, LA

As an integral member of the Swift team, you will be tasked as a Warehouse Specialist responsible for shipping and receiving of materials fulfilling orders, packaging items for shipment and arranging delivery pickups. This involves the loading of materials and products as well as verifying the quantity of items received against purchase orders. You will be required to update the Swiftships Dynamix AX system and track all material entering and leaving the warehouse. You will monitor inventory levels and notify Warehouse Manager of and deficiencies or inaccuracies.

Essential Job Description & Responsibilities:

  1. Assist with the receiving process
  2. Perform cycle counts – KPI.
  3. Replenish flow line materials and receive completed devices – KPI.
  4. Examine and inspect stock items for wear or defects, report any damage to supervisors – KPI.
  5. Keep records on the use and/or damage of stock – KPI.
  6. Performs other related duties as required.
  7. Transact inventory movements using inventory control System – KPI.
  8. Fill independent demands for material requisitions.
  9. Reports problems to supervisor – KPI.
  10. Keeps area safe, clean and organized – KPI.
  11. Unload items to be stocked in warehouses and or storage yards.
  12. Verify inventory computations by comparing them to physical counts of stock, and investigate discrepancies or adjust errors – KPI.
  13. Perform other tasks as assigned.
  14. Attendance at work is an essential function of this position. – KPI.

Qualifications and/or Special Requirements:

  1. Education: High School Diploma.
  2. Understanding large-scale organization systems
  3. Knowing inventory control systems
  4. Forklift experience highly desirable, or must become forklift certified within 30 days of employment
  5. Managing multiple projects simultaneously
  6. Meeting physical requirements, such as lifting, bending and standing for long periods
  7. Knowing Microsoft Office programs, such as Word and Excel.

Physical Demands:

Heavy Work
Heavy Work involves exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

PRESENCE AND/OR FREQUENCY OF OTHER PHYSICAL DEMANDS

REACHING Forward flexion and/or abduction of the hand(s) and arm(s); generally, within a 0◦ - 90◦ range of motion from the shoulder; or extension within a 0◦ - 50 ◦ range of motion from the shoulder.

REACHING ABOVE THE SHOULDER Forward flexion and/or abduction of the hand(s) and arm(s); generally at greater than 90◦ from the shoulder.

TWISTING Turning, twisting, contorting, or flexing the torso in any direction towards the right or left.

REPETITIVE MOVEMENTS OF ELBOWS (HANDLING) Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands using the whole arm.

REPETITIVE MOVEMENTS OF WRISTS (FINGERING) Picking, pinching, or otherwise working primarily with fingers and wrists rather than the whole arm as in handling.

SQUATTING (CROUCHING) Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.

KNEELING Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

CLIMBING Ascending or descending ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps, poles, and the like, using feet and legs or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.

Qualifications and/or Special Requirements:

  1. Education: High School Diploma.
  2. Understanding large-scale organization systems
  3. Knowing inventory control systems
  4. Forklift experience highly desirable, or must become forklift certified within 30 days of employment
  5. Managing multiple projects simultaneously
  6. Meeting physical requirements, such as lifting, bending and standing for long periods
  7. Knowing Microsoft Office programs, such as Word and Excel.
WAREHOUSE MATERIAL HANDLER

Location: New Iberia, LA

As an integral member of the Swiftships Warehouse Department, you will be tasked as a Warehouse Material Handler. Warehouse Helper ensures the smooth functioning of the warehouse. This is critical to the company because of the schedule- driven production environment. Track all material entering and leaving the warehouse. You will monitor inventory levels and notify Warehouse Manager of and deficiencies or inaccuracies. Through work, shifts may vary due to the nature of a given assignment.

Essential Job Descriptions & Responsibilities:

Receiving

  1. Assist incoming Materials Manager in all receiving functions including unloading delivery trucks.
  2. Ensure that incoming items are received, and stored according to the company’s protocol.

Issuing/ Shipping:

  1. Assist the Outgoing Material Manager in all shipping and freight forwarding.
  2. Ensures the outgoing items are issued according to the company’s protocols.
  3. Assist in accurately pulling pick-ticket material from storage and moving to packing areas.
  4. Handle packing activities such as putting items in boxes or crates and labeling them correctly.

Safety /Security/ Cleanliness:

  1. Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.
  2. Ensures overall security of the warehouse.
  3. Mop, sweeps, return equipment to its assigned place, and perform basic maintenance to keep the facility clean and safe.

Qualifications and/or Special Requirements

  1. Education: High School Diploma.
  2. 1year of warehousing/supply chain management experience.
  3. Certified Forklift Operator.
  4. Competent reading, writing, and verbal skills.
  5. Ability to work independently or as part of a team in a fast-paced, detail-oriented work environment.
  6. Managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  7. Knowing Microsoft Office programs, such as Word Outlook, and Excel.
  8. Weekend work.
  9. Working with U.S. or foreign government personnel.

Physical Demands:

Heavy Work:

Involves exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work

  1. Lifting Heavy Objects:
  • Lift/ push/ pull 50lbs. to 75lbs. on an occasional basis
  1. Bending/ Stooping:
    • Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  1. Kneeling:
    • Bending legs at knees to come rest on knee or knees
  1. Squatting (Crouching):
    • Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine
  1. Performs prolonged standing.
  2. Repetitive moments of elbows (Handling):
    • Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hands using the whole arm.
  1. Climbing:
    • Ascending and descending ladder, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized
  1. Reaching:
    • Forward flexion and / or the hand(s) and arm(s): generally, within a range of motion from the shoulder, or extension within a range of motion to the shoulder.
  1. Twisting:
    • Turning, twisting, contouring, or flexing the torso in any direction towards the right or left.
  1. Competent reading, writing, and verbal skills.
  2. Ability to work independently or as part of a team in a fast-paced, detail-oriented work environment.
  3. Managing multiple projects simultaneously

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, high

Precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.

QUALITY ASSURANCE INSPECTOR

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:

  1. Assist in maintaining quality management systems.
  2. Support QA Manager as well as QA Specialist in assuring that all risk factors have been assessed. -KPI
  3. Ensure that all Quality standards are being followed. -KPI
  4. Establish effective quality control plans as per contractors to ensure clients expectations are met or exceeded. -KPI
  5. 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
  6. Plan and coordinate quality assurance inspections with customers and 3rd party inspectors as required. -KPI
  7. Supervise work of service providers that fall under any Quality Assurance functions. -KPI
  8. Observe and document any testing required by contractual agreement between Swift and any customer or other inspection agency. -KPI
  9. Review and approve documentation reports, contractor audits and any other official paperwork deemed as final records. -KPI
  10. Perform in-house and vendor audits for conformance to customer requirements and Quality and Industry standards.

People Leadership:

  1. 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.
  2. Create, communicate, and execute strategic initiatives across a complex and expanding organization.

Qualifications and/or Special Requirements:

  1. Education: Associates Degree in Engineering of any discipline of 5 or more years experience in the Quality Assurance Field.
  2. Solid understanding of ISO 9001 and its principles.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  4. Well versed with Welding Procedures, NDE Procedures and other test procedures and plans.
  5. Understanding of Electrical procedures, mechanical/piping/structural etc., drawings and standards
PROGRAM ANALYST

Location: Morgan City, LA

Swiftships is seeking Program Analyst works with Project Managers, and PMO to:

  1. Track and report on project metrics and portfolio on a regular basis;
  2. Audit artifacts of projects and status reports to comply with ISO and other standards;
  3. Develop and maintain project management templates and artifacts;
  4. Support Project Managers in coordinating and participating in project related activities and deliverables

Essential Duties

  1. Portfolio Tracking and Reporting
  2. Monitoring, Measurement and Reporting
  3. Assisting Project Managers in managing projects
  4. Auditing compliance and maintain artifacts
  5. Manage Tools, Templates and process documentation

In addition to the role objectives listed above, the PA may also act as a custodian for administering tools, templates, processes and systems as defined by PMO. Detailed responsibilities include:

Track and Report on Portfolio of Projects

  1. Manage information on the overall portfolio of projects – active, next in line, pipeline, completed.   Work with the Project Managers to ensure that the project information is updated regularly
  2. Generate key performance indicators for measuring, tracking and reporting at the portfolio level
  3. Develop/ maintain reports and dashboards to show project and portfolio statuses and metrics.
  4. Monitor and communicate portfolio metrics on a regular basis (financial, resource, progress, other) to the Board, and VP, Director and CEO
  5. Organize meetings with Managers and Directors and assist in reviewing portfolio status with Leaders

Auditing Compliance by Project Managers

  1. Assist in auditing PM adherence to / compliance with best practices and ISO/CMMI methodology – including proper use of gate reviews, delivery of artifacts, monitoring of financials and project success criteria
  2. Establish regular feedback loop with Project Managers and work with PMO Principal and Director to improve artifacts delivery

Monitor and Report on Resource Planning and Utilization

  1. Collaborate with the Project Managers to ensure that resource allocation plan is established and actual utilization is updated on a regular basis
  2. Monitor and report planned and actual utilization across the portfolio
  3. Collaborate with Resource Managers to ensure that up to date information is maintained on Resources, roles, skills and availability for project work

Develop and Maintain Project Management Templates and Artifacts

  1. Assist PMO team define templates for artifacts.  Document PMO Standards to complete status reports, project artifacts and process steps
  2. Act as single point of contact for tools, templates and processes followed by PMO
  3. Support PMO in the development, rollout and monitoring of new project management templates and processes

Support Project Managers in Managing Projects

  1. Assist Project Managers in completing project management related tasks including but not limited to, updating Project Plans, completing artifacts, coordinating team meetings, tracking financials, preparing training schedules, tracking issues and risks, etc.
  2. Work with PMs to ensure that the project managers since Kickoff and ensure that they understand the requirements and follow PMO process throughout the life cycle of the project  

Level Based Competencies

  1. Good communication and presentation skills (verbal & written)
  2. Good collaboration skills
  3. Good skills in building working relationships
  4. Good planning, organizing & follow-up skills
  5. Strong attention to detail
  6. Good Time management skills
  7. Good meeting facilitation Skills

Technical Competencies/Skills

  1. Strong knowledge in reporting tools like Visio, Word, PowerPoint, Excel is a must
  2. Good knowledge of MS Project, program/project and portfolio management Best Practices
  3. Good knowledge of program, project and portfolio management tools
  4. Good project planning skills (WBS, estimation, and resourcing)
  5. Good project management skills (scope management, schedule management, budget management, resource management, issue and risk management, stakeholder management, etc.)
  6. Some knowledge of Information Security Awareness
  7. Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Project, SP 2013 and Smartsheet tool is a plus

Leadership/Supervision

  1. Some supervision and oversight in carrying out assigned tasks
  2. Adherence to performance review and goal setting process
  3. Proactively working with manager to identify training needs to expand and improve skills
  4. Provide on-the-job training/support to new/other team members
  5. Strong ability to apply feedback received to day-to-day work and strives to improve performance.
  6. Ability to provide feedback /check  on completion / quality of work performed by PMO

Job/General Knowledge/Skills

  1. Ability to work with cross functional teams
  2. Result oriented; good interpersonal skills
  3. Good ability to think conceptually and communicate
  4. Good credibility with Project Managers and Resource Managers
  5. Good ability to Multi Task
  6. Good prioritization skills
  7. Good reporting skills
  8. Good Adaptability

Education/Experience

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or other related field is preferred
  2. 3+ years IT industry QA work experience
  3. 4+ years of experience working in project management preferred
  4. 4+ years of Metrics and Reporting experience preferred
  5. Successful completion of a recognized project management curriculum is preferred
FIELD ENGINEER

We are hiring a Field Engineer for a full time position at Swiftships. 

The location of the job will be in Morgan City, LA.

As a member of the new construction and fabrication management team, this Field Engineer will report to the Project Engineer.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential responsibilities include assisting Project Engineer with production package breakdowns and verifying work packages are understood and explainable. Interface between production and engineering departments, helping resolve drawing interpretation issues in the field (requiring someone with capacity to read and understanding both base design and production design drawings) and where on site resolution is not possible, generate RFI’s for concerns and follow through to resolution.  Otherwise, as directed by the Project Engineer.

ENGINEERING COORDINATOR

We are hiring an Engineering Coordinator for a full time position at Swiftships. 

The location of the job will be in Morgan City, LA.

As a member of the new construction and fabrication management team, this Field Engineer will report to the Project Engineer

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential responsibilities include compiling data needed from vendors to include in parts lists and following up with vendors to acquire data needed.  Assist with production package breakdowns and verifying work package check lists are built and populated completely.  Assist in establishing and implementing the weight control program.  Track documentation transmittals.  Otherwise, as directed by the Project Engineer.

ALUMINUM WELDER

Location: Jeanerette, LA

As a Aluminum Welder you will be expected to work within a team of Welders to achieve minimum production time, standards and quality in keeping with company policies, while maintaining a positive and motivated team environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability desired.

The individual must have working knowledge of procedures, strong welding aptitude and the ability to follow directions. The individual must possess experience in the trade, knowledge of ship terminology, ability to interpret engineering drawings. The individual must demonstrate ability to interpret job specifications and perform work on marine vessels.

QUALIFICATIONS / KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma/GED OR two years of maritime experience.
  • High level of pride in workmanship 
  • Ability to weld in uncomfortable positions where applicable 
  • Minimum of 3 year as a B-Class Welder at Swiftships producing advance fillet welds or 6 years of GMAW MIG aluminum welding experience at a comparable employer
  • Ability to pass A Class skills evaluation test to demonstrate welding ability for full penetration joint details 
  • Ability to successfully complete onboarding procedures in preparation to pass AL CV weld qualification test requirements to meet contract requirements for A Class welding on the vessel.
  • Demonstrated ability to weld fillets for material thicknesses 4mm- 25mm 
  • Demonstrated ability to weld gusset toe and wraps with minimal blending required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to weld frame wraps and terminations with minimal blending required.
  • Demonstrated ability to weld T-Bar wraps and terminations with minimal blending required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to weld into corners / vertical intersections with minimal blending required 
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and correct basic weld pick up, with minimal supervision 
  • Demonstrated ability to terminate stich welds with minimal weld correction to address minor cosmetic or weld defects
  • Demonstrated ability to weld continuously for 400mm 
  • Demonstrated ability to back step and sequence weld based upon provided information and/or good welding practices 
  • Demonstrated ability to weld multi-pass fillets with only cosmetic correction required
  • Ability to take direction and follow instructions
  • Good mechanical aptitude with ability to produce consistent quality
  • Ability to inspect and correct basic weld pick-up without supervision
  • Good listening and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination; good spatial orientation
  • Ability to consistently meet production deadlines
  • Ability to read and interpret and work from construction drawings, job specifications, instruction manuals, manufacturer’s handbooks, change orders and contract specifications to obtain weld sizing information and material edge preparation requirements
  • Ability and willingness to work with and to teach less-skilled workers
  • Ability to maintain and perform routine preventive maintenance on welding equipment
  • Ability to wear required PPE
STEEL WELDER

Location: Morgan City, LA

As a Class Steel Welder, you will be expected to work within a team of Welders to achieve minimum production time, standards and quality in keeping with company policies, while maintaining a positive and motivated team environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability desired.

The individual must have working knowledge of procedures, strong welding aptitude and the ability to follow directions. The individual must possess experience in the trade, knowledge of ship terminology, ability to interpret engineering drawings. The individual must demonstrate ability to interpret job specifications and perform work on marine vessels.

Job Requirements

  • High level of pride in workmanship.
  • Ability to weld in uncomfortable positions where applicable.
  • Minimum of 1 year as a 2nd-Class Welder at Swiftships producing advance fillet welds or 2 years of Stick, Mig, Tig, and Flux Core welding techniques to weld various components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions. 
  • Ability to pass 1st Class skills evaluation test to demonstrate welding ability for full penetration joint details. 
  • Ability to demonstrate their ability to Arc Gouge. 
  • Demonstrated ability to weld fillets for material thicknesses 4mm- 25mm.
  • Demonstrated ability to weld gusset toe and wraps with minimal blending required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to weld frame wraps and terminations with minimal blending required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to weld T-Bar wraps and terminations with minimal blending required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to weld into corners / vertical intersections with minimal blending required.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and correct basic weld pick up, with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to terminate stitch welds with minimal weld correction to address minor cosmetic or weld defects.
  • Demonstrated ability to weld continuously for 400mm.
  • Demonstrated ability to back step and sequence weld based upon provided information and/or good welding practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to weld multi-pass fillets with only cosmetic correction required.
  • Ability to take direction and follow instructions.
  • Good mechanical aptitude with ability to produce consistent quality.
  • Ability to inspect and correct basic weld pick-up without supervision.
  • Good listening and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination; good spatial orientation.
  • Ability to consistently meet production deadlines.
  • Ability to read and interpret and work from construction drawings, job specifications, instruction manuals, manufacturer’s handbooks, change orders and contract specifications to obtain weld sizing information and material edge preparation requirements.
  • Ability and willingness to work with and to teach less-skilled workers.
  • Ability to maintain and perform routine preventive maintenance on welding equipment.
  • Ability to wear required PPE.
ALUMINUM PIPE FITTER

Summary

As a Pipe Fitter you will be expected to work in Jeanerette, LA within a team of Pipe Fitters to achieve maximum production in minimum time, standards and quality in keeping with company policies, while maintaining a positive and motivated team environment. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability desired. 

The individual must have working knowledge of procedures, strong mechanical aptitude and the ability to follow directions. The individual must possess experience in the trade, knowledge of ship terminology, ability to interpret engineering drawings. The individual must demonstrate ability to interpret job specifications and perform work on marine vessels. 

Must be able to follow directions and work with limited supervision. Must be willing to develop other team member’s skill level. 

Essential Job Descriptions & Responsibilities

  • Read and interpret drawings, blueprints and specifications to determine layout requirements
  • Cut openings for pipe in walls, floors and ceilings using hand or power tools or machines
  • Ability to Measure, cut, thread and bend pipe to required shape using hand and power tools
  • Test system for leaks using testing equipment 
  • Clean and maintain pipe units and fittings and flush system 
  • Install clamps, brackets and hangers to support piping system using hand and power tools 
  • Ability to install pipe systems on board vessels in a safe and productive manner 
  • Ability to safely rig equipment following all OSHA requirements. 
  • Inspection of work, identification of potential problems, initiation of corrective actions 
  • Increase awareness of Quality procedures within department 
  • Ensure correct work procedures adhered to 
  • Perform as a productive working team member that meets daily goals set by the supervisor 
  • Continuously improve communications and flexibility within the team) 
  • Help build the team environment 
  • Build pride of workmanship and quality through on job training 
  • Contribute towards innovation / productivity improvements 
  • Assist in the control of waste elimination, e.g. materials, consumables etc 
  • Assist supervisor to maintain control of department equipment and its maintenance 
  • Prepared to Step up as supervisor when required 
  • Must have full set of personal tools 
  • Work towards the team goal of delivering the vessel on time 
  • Always be ready to start shift on time 
  • Follow Swift Ships guidelines and procedures 
  • Do not leave job early or return late from break times 
  • Ensure work area is left clean, all equipment and tools are stowed away safely and protected against damage 

Education and/or Experience 

  • 2 years’ experience in a similar role at comparative employer. 
  • Pass the “1st” Class pipe fitters tests; written with a minimum score of 70% and practical with a minimum score of 90%. 

Language Skills 

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 
  • Ability to write simple correspondence. 

Mathematical Skills 

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and measure using the metric system. 

Reasoning Ability 

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 

Liaises With

  • Supervisors 
  • Foremen 

Additional Guidelines

  • US Citizenship or Certificate of Naturalization is required 

Physical Demands

  • Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel. 
  • Perform prolonged standing. 
  • Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis. 
  • Lift/push/pull 50lbs on an occasional basis. 
  • Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis. 
  • Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps). 
  • Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or man lifts. 
  • Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, overhead). 
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment. 
  • Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles. 
  • Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment. 
  • Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hardhat, safety glasses, steel-toes shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards. 
  • Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures. 
  • Ability to enter 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time within OSHA guidelines. 
  • Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands. 
  • Able to utilize adequate visual skills. 
  • Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down. 
  • Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers. 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters whole performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud. PPE available and MUST be used correctly. 

Safety 

  • Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks. Ability to deal with problems that may arise in certain situations. 
STEEL PIPE FITTER

Summary

As a Pipe Fitter you will be expected to work in Morgan City, LA within a team of Pipe Fitters to achieve maximum production in minimum time, standards and quality in keeping with company policies, while maintaining a positive and motivated team environment. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability desired. 

The individual must have working knowledge of procedures, strong mechanical aptitude and the ability to follow directions. The individual must possess experience in the trade, knowledge of ship terminology, ability to interpret engineering drawings. The individual must demonstrate ability to interpret job specifications and perform work on marine vessels. 

Must be able to follow directions and work with limited supervision. Must be willing to develop other team member’s skill level. 

Essential Job Descriptions & Responsibilities

  • Read and interpret drawings, blueprints and specifications to determine layout requirements
  • Cut openings for pipe in walls, floors and ceilings using hand or power tools or machines
  • Ability to Measure, cut, thread and bend pipe to required shape using hand and power tools
  • Test system for leaks using testing equipment 
  • Clean and maintain pipe units and fittings and flush system 
  • Install clamps, brackets and hangers to support piping system using hand and power tools 
  • Ability to install pipe systems on board vessels in a safe and productive manner 
  • Ability to safely rig equipment following all OSHA requirements. 
  • Inspection of work, identification of potential problems, initiation of corrective actions 
  • Increase awareness of Quality procedures within department 
  • Ensure correct work procedures adhered to 
  • Perform as a productive working team member that meets daily goals set by the supervisor 
  • Continuously improve communications and flexibility within the team) 
  • Help build the team environment 
  • Build pride of workmanship and quality through on job training 
  • Contribute towards innovation / productivity improvements 
  • Assist in the control of waste elimination, e.g. materials, consumables etc 
  • Assist supervisor to maintain control of department equipment and its maintenance 
  • Prepared to Step up as supervisor when required 
  • Must have full set of personal tools 
  • Work towards the team goal of delivering the vessel on time 
  • Always be ready to start shift on time 
  • Follow Swift Ships guidelines and procedures 
  • Do not leave job early or return late from break times 
  • Ensure work area is left clean, all equipment and tools are stowed away safely and protected against damage 

Education and/or Experience 

  • 2 years’ experience in a similar role at comparative employer. 
  • Pass the “1st” Class pipe fitters tests; written with a minimum score of 70% and practical with a minimum score of 90%. 

Language Skills 

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 
  • Ability to write simple correspondence. 

Mathematical Skills 

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and measure using the metric system. 

Reasoning Ability 

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 

Liaises With

  • Supervisors 
  • Foremen 

Additional Guidelines

  • US Citizenship or Certificate of Naturalization is required 

Physical Demands

  • Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel. 
  • Perform prolonged standing. 
  • Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis. 
  • Lift/push/pull 50lbs on an occasional basis. 
  • Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis. 
  • Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps). 
  • Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or man lifts. 
  • Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, overhead). 
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment. 
  • Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles. 
  • Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment. 
  • Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hardhat, safety glasses, steel-toes shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards. 
  • Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures. 
  • Ability to enter 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time within OSHA guidelines. 
  • Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands. 
  • Able to utilize adequate visual skills. 
  • Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down. 
  • Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers. 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters whole performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud. PPE available and MUST be used correctly. 

Safety 

  • Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks. Ability to deal with problems that may arise in certain situations. 

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.

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