Outside Machinist


  • Install equipment on board vessels in a safe and productive manner. (KPI)
  • Disassemble, fault-find, repair, and re-assemble shipboard equipment as directed by the supervisor.(KPI)
  • Mark and measure to close tolerances using calibrated equipment (KPI)
  • Safely rig equipment following all OSHA requirements. (KPI)
  • Inspection of work, identification of potential problems, initiation of corrective actions. (KPI)
  • Increase awareness of Quality procedures within the department (KPI)
  • Ensure adherence to correct work procedures. (KPI)
  • Continuously improve communications and flexibility within the team.
  • Develop other team members’ skill levels. (KPI)
  • Build pride in workmanship and quality through on-the-job training. (KPI)
  • Contribute towards innovation/productivity improvements. (KPI)
  • Assist in the control of waste elimination, e.g. materials, consumables etc. (KPI)
  • Assist supervisor to maintain control of department equipment and its maintenance. (KPI)
  • Work towards the team goal of delivering the vessel on time. (KPI)
  • Follow Swiftships guidelines and procedures (KPI)
  • Ensure the work area is left clean, all equipment and tools are stowed away safely and protected against damage (KPI)


  • Diploma/GED or comparable trade experience; comparable trade experience is defined as 5 or more years of experience working in the applicable trade, 2 years of experience in shipbuilding, or education in the trade comparable to apprenticeship or 1 year minimum work experience as a B-class outside machinist.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of shaft alignment techniques including laser alignment systems and dial indicator alignment processes.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of machining procedures,
  • Demonstrated ability to safely operate all fixed and non-fixed machinery. And be able to set up the machinery to meet flatness tolerance requirements.
  • Ability to mark and measure to close tolerances within (.0005in) using calibrated equipment.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude required
  • Knowledge of ship terminology
  • Proven ability to interpret engineering drawings
  • Demonstrated ability to safely operate all fixed and non-fixed machinery
  • Ability set up machinery to meet flatness tolerance requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret job specifications
  • Ability to perform work on marine vessels.
  • Must be able to follow directions and work with limited supervision.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and measure using the metric system. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Proven problem solving abilities



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. Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis.
  5. Lift/push/pull 50lbs to 75lbs on an occasional basis.
  6. Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis.
  7. Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps).
  8. Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or man lifts.
  9. Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, overhead).
  10. Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment.
  11. Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles.
  12. Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment.
  13. 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.
  14. Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures.
  15. Ability to enter 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time.
  16. Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands.
  17. Able to utilize adequate visual skills.
  18. Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down.
  19. 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 while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.


Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.

Liaises with

  • Supervisors
  • Foremen

Additional requirement

  • Candidates must be able to provide proof of US Person status.

What we Offer

We offer you competitive salary and benefits 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 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 real‐world requirements and applications not only to the  United States, but also to countless governments across the globe.   In this role, you will lead a large project design 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 assist in the management of 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.


Morgan City, LA.


Jessica Carrasco
Sam Hasan
Charles Chesteen