Shipfitter ($1,500 SIGN ON BONUS)


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Located in New Orleans, LA

Salary: $21.45 - $33.25 / hour

We are looking for experienced Shipfitters for a marine manufacturer located in New Orleans. This is a direct-hire opportunity with room for growth.


Pay: $21.45 - $33.25 / hour depending on level with quarterly increases

Note: Level will be determined based on relevant experience, scope of role, skills, etc

Job Duties:

  • Performing the duties of a Structural Shipfitter daily
  • Job duties include but are not limited to measuring, laying out, cutting, grinding, forming, and drilling of assorted materials (aluminum, steel, stainless, gasket, rubber, screen, etc.)
  • Works from Engineering drawings, sketches, and written and verbal instructions
  • Typical tools and equipment used in the performance of duties are MIG and TIG welders, manual hand tools, mechanical, pneumatic, cordless, and electric tools, including porta power, come a long, clamps, hammers and mauls, gougers, grinders, saws, band saws, drills, tapes, and scales
  • Housekeeping of shop and work area (keeping work area neat and clean) daily
  • Must visually inspect work to drawings and sketches for completeness and dimensional correctness
  • May direct the activities or tasks of helpers as assigned


  • 1 – 3 years of related aluminum/shipyard experience
  • Experience handling aluminum
  • Experience reading blueprints and laying out
  • Formal craft training to demonstrate the ability to read blueprints, engineering drawings and sketches, layout and fabricate parts and assemblies correctly
  • Demonstrated skills based on the results of the fabricating test
  • Must be willing to work rotating shifts
  • Ability to become certified as a forklift and overhead crane operator
  • Willingness and flexibility to work extended hours as needed to accomplish the task or work

Similar roles may include: Carpenter, construction apprentice or laborer, shop hand or technician, pipe fitter, welder, fabricator, tacker, rig hand, sheet metal installer

Express Office: New Orleans
1000 South Norman C Francis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125
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