Production Manager


As an integral member of the Swift team, you will be tasked with supporting Production Scheduling and Work Package Development as the Manager of Production and Assistant to the Director of Production. You will supervise all locations (Site 1, Site 2, and Site 5) and production foremen. For this position, you will be rated based on Key Performance Indicators (KPI). You will report directly to the Director of Production and/or President/COO in their absence.

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

  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of production Sr./Jr. Foremen for various components as Assistant to Director of Operations (KPI)
  • Develop and coordinate production schedule and provide cost and schedule status to management and program office (KPI)
  • Identify and mitigate work package risks associated with all production efforts (KPI)
  • Oversee and coordinate production schedule and provide status to management and PMD (KPI)
  • Interface with the customer (Navy) and delivery teams to support the delivery and installation of components and hardware (KPI)
  • Provide oversight on engineering and material, components, assemblies, and subsystems management to ensure manufacturing/construction/fabrication schedule is met and within budget (KPI)
  • Advise management and the PMD of the status of work in progress and potential risks to the delivery schedule of work packages (KPI)
  • Manage Production Work-Package for all engineering packages to ensure personnel and services are provided as needed (KPI)
  • Perform detailed documentation for cost estimates alongside Price and Estimation (P&E) and the Engineering team to ensure estimates are in-line with budgetary targets during production roll-out (KPI)
  • Work with engineering design and project management to resolve any design-related issues impacting production and to improve product design for producibility (KPI)

People Leadership:

  • Partner closely with all levels of Leadership, Staff, and Clients to support and grow the business and ensure adherence to industry standards and best practices
  • Create production scheduling sub-teams and execute strategic initiatives across a complex and expanding organization – KPI


  • 10+ years of leadership experience in shipyards, ship repair facilities, New construction and/or USN
  • US Citizenship is required
  • Ability to read and comprehend ship construction drawings, schematics, and technical manuals
  • Strong organization, management, and communication skills
  • Attention to detail, multitasking ability, and customer service orientation
  • Experience managing multiple projects within scope, budget, and timeline
  • Proficiency with MS Office, MS Project, and SharePoint
  • Bonus points for experience with DoD customers, technical project management, MS Teams, and Agile methodologies
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities






Site work



Additional requirement

  • U.S. Citizenship

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