Marine Electrician


As a Marine Electrician you will be expected to work within a team of Electricians to achieve maximum production in minimum time, standards and quality in keeping with company policies, while maintaining a positive and motivated team environment.

Successful candidates will be responsible for the installation, termination and testing of cable assemblies necessary to support a variety of ship’s services including power, communication, telephone, and alarm systems. Good communications skills (written and verbal), a keen attention to detail and a thorough understanding of shipboard cabling requirements and termination processes are a must for this position.

Key responsibilities (KPIs) include, but are not limited to:

  • Read, understand and follow customer work item instructions, drawings and routing diagrams to properly install, tag and band cable assemblies on board US Navy Ships and or Commercial Vessels
  • Use electrical test equipment in conjunction with customer wiring list drawings for performing in-process and final test of installed and terminated cable assemblies
  • Use drawings for properly connecting cable assemblies to ship systems
  • Troubleshoot and repair damaged or non-conforming cable assemblies as necessary to ensure full compliance with customer specifications
  • Document and maintain detailed test and inspection records
  • Ensure proper setup and calibration of all termination and test equipment


  • Must be a First Class Marine Electrician with a minimum of 5- 10 years’ relevant experience working in ship repair onboard US Navy ships and or Commercial Vessels
  • Ability to read, understand and follow customer work item requirements, drawings, and wiring diagrams
  • Must be familiar with and have experience using VOMs and meggers
  • Individual must have a keen attention to detail and be quality driven



Hard Skills

  • Cableway Installation and Inspection Certification
  • Former Navy Electrician


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to tour all vessels and work sites.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.

Specific physical requirements include but are not limited to the following:

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


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.



Liaises with

  • Supervisors
  • Foremen

Additional requirement

  • US Citizenship or Certificate of Naturalization is required

What we Offer

We offer you competitive salary and benefit packages with good career development opportunities. At Swiftships, we recognize the value of 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. You will find great opportunities to grow, advance your knowledge, and acquire and cultivate your skills for a bright and successful future. We are committed to creating a safe work environment where everyone is respected and valued.

Swiftships Brief

Swiftships is trusted to provide high-end solutions critical to multi-domain distributed maritime operations, well aligned with future U.S. Navy and Department of Defense modernization and readiness priorities. With experience in all aspects of engineering, shipbuilding and with the ability to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for different vessel types, Swiftships stands as a complete solution provider to the client.

Since our establishment in 1942, Swiftships was known in the market for bringing innovative and effective solutions to offer end-to-end shipbuilding, testing and delivery services for new vessels, complemented by hands-on training and vessel’s lifecycle sustainment support. Our clients book includes Navies and Maritime customers from 53 countries. Our current geographical focus is North America and AMEA, and we predominantly serve Department of Defense, Navies and Army operations, as a prime or sub.




Full Time


Morgan City, LA


1105 Levee Rd., Morgan City, LA 70380


Annette Moore
Charles Chesteen