Bollinger Careers Production Trades/Crafts

Production Trades/Crafts

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Bollinger Shipyards is seeking an experienced Short-Arc (GMAW) Welder to join its team.

A Short-Arc Welder welds together structural metal components as specified by blueprints, work orders, or oral instructions.

The requirements for the position are as follows:

• Must have a minimum of 6 months Short-Arc (GMAW) welding experience; and
• Must successfully demonstrate the ability to pass a hands-on 3G/4G Short-Arc (GMAW) welding test with the 3G position welded with downhill progression and 4G welded entirely in the overhead position.

  • Facility: Bollinger Lockport New Construction
  • Address: 8365 Hwy 308 South, Lockport, LA 70374
  • Phone: 985-532-2554 ext. 5743
  • Date Posted: 1/30/20

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking an experienced Aluminum Pulse Welder to join its team.

The requirements for the position are as follows:

• must have a minimum of 3 months of Aluminum (GMAW-P) welding experience; and
• must successfully demonstrate the ability to pass a hands-on 3G/4G aluminum (GMAW-P) pulse welding test with the 3G position uphill progression and 4G entirely in the overhead position

  • Facility: Bollinger Lockport New Construction
  • Address: 8365 Hwy 308 South, Lockport, LA 70374
  • Phone: 985-532-2554 ext. 5743
  • Date Posted: 7/20/20

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking an experienced Shipfitter to join its team.

The ideal candidates for the position must have a minimum of 6 months of ship fitting experience. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to accurately perform layout, cutting with a torch, metric measuring (i.e. cm, mm, etc.) and structural fitting processes by successfully passing a hands-on craft test.

  • Facility: Bollinger Lockport New Construction
  • Address: 8365 Hwy 308 South, Lockport, LA 70374
  • Phone: 985-532-2554 ext. 5743
  • Date Posted: 7/20/20

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking an experienced Short-Arc (GMAW) Tack Welder to join its team.

A Tack Welder provides necessary tools to a ship fitter and assists as directed to include tacking, grinding, or other assigned duties.

The requirements for the position are as follows:

• Must have a minimum of 3 months of tack welding experience; and
• Must successfully demonstrate the ability to pass a hands-on Short-Arc (GMAW) tacker T-joint test in the vertical and overhead positions with the vertical position tack welded with downhill progression; and
• Familiarity with basic welding or fitting processes is preferred.

  • Facility: Bollinger Lockport New Construction
  • Address: 8365 Hwy 308 South, Lockport, LA 70374
  • Phone: 985-532-2554
  • Date Posted: 1/7/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking an experienced Motor Rewinder Mechanic to join its team.

The requirements for the position are as follows:

• Must have experience breaking down mechanical equipment such as engines, motors, generators, etc.;
• Must be able to remove couplings, understand tolerance for bearings, and be able to use all mechanics and precision tools.
• Must be able to read and interpret winding data and schematics of meters.
• Must have a good working knowledge of job related winding equipment and test equipment
• Motor rewinder experience is a plus.
• Must be able to perform necessary duties with limited supervision.

  • Facility: Bollinger Quick Repair
  • Address: 615 Destrehan Ave. Harvey, LA 70058
  • Phone: 504-340-0621
  • Date Posted: 1/21/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking an experienced Tig CuNi Pipe Welder to join its team.

A Pipe Welder prepares and welds pipe and fittings for various material types as specified by construction drawings and technical guidance documents.

The requirements for the position are as follows:

• Must have a minimum of 3 months of Tig CuNi Pipe Welding experience; and
• Must successfully demonstrate the ability to pass a hands-on Tig (heli-arc) pipe welding test on CuNi (copper nickel) pipe in a 6G position on 2” pipe with 3/32” wall thickness using a gas purge with 1/8” root opening with all uphill weld progression.

  • Facility: Bollinger Lockport New Construction
  • Address: 8365 Hwy 308 South, Lockport, LA 70374
  • Phone: 985-532-2554
  • Date Posted: 1/22/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking an experienced Crane Operator to join its team.

A Crane Operator is responsible for the safe operation of hydraulic and mechanical boom/cable cranes used for moving, lifting and manipulating necessary materials and personnel.

The requirements for the position are as follows:

• Must have a minimum of 2 (two) years of experience operating Manitowoc lattice boom cranes, cherry pickers, and forklifts;
• Must have experience performing load chart calculations; and
• Must have a mobile crane certification.

  • Facility: Bollinger Fourchon
  • Address: 236 Adam Ted Gisclair Rd. Golden Meadow, LA 70357
  • Phone: 985-396-2366
  • Date Posted: 3/8/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking an experienced 1st Class Insulator to join its team.

A Crane Operator is responsible for the safe operation of hydraulic and mechanical boom/cable cranes used for moving, lifting and manipulating necessary materials and personnel.

The requirements for the position are as follows:

• Four (4) years of marine insulating experience and one (1) year of continuous Company experience preferred.
• Able to read and interpret standard construction drawings, specifications, and other technical publications.
• Good working knowledge of shipboard insulation systems.
• Versed in applicable commercial and military specifications.
• Reads blueprints and selects required insulation material (in sheet, tubular, or roll form).
• Must be versed in application of applying metal to piping, bulkheads and overheads, penetrations requiring metal sheathing and is able to apply insulation to air ducts, hot and cold pipes, exhaust pipes.
• Brushes adhesives on or attaches metal adhesive-backed pins to flat surfaces as necessary to facilitate application of insulation material.
• Measures and cuts insulation material to specified size and shape.
• Fits, wraps, or attaches required insulation material around or to structure, following blueprint specifications.
• Covers or seals insulation with preformed plastic covers, canvas strips, sealant, or tape to secure insulation to structure.
• Sets up and operates pin welder

  • Facility: Bollinger Lockport New Construction
  • Address: 8365 Hwy 308 South, Lockport, LA 70374
  • Phone: 985-532-7709
  • Date Posted: 4/12/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking experienced Buyers to join its team.

Responsibilities to include, but are not limited to: identifying and setting up potential suppliers, creating solicitations and RFQ’s, negotiating contracts/agreements, creating purchase orders for materials and services needed in the construction/repair of vessels, expediting shipments, resolving discrepancies for quality/quantity of shipments, evaluating suppliers, sourcing required reporting data as necessary, reviewing proposals, quotations and market conditions. Ideal candidate should be positive, self-driven and team oriented with a minimum of 3 years of experience in purchasing shipyard or fabrication. Candidate should have good communication skills and a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (e.g. MS Excel, MS Outlook, etc.). Oracle experience is a plus.

  • Facility: Bollinger Houma Shipyards
  • Address: 301 Bollinger Ln, Houma, LA 70363
  • Phone: 985-532-7709
  • Date Posted: 6/9/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking a Warehouse Supervisor to join its team.

Ideal candidate should have 5 years of warehousing experience in addition to 3 years of supervisory experience within a fast paced environment. Must be proficient in using MS office applications such as MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Outlook. Experience working on government contracts, and utilizing Oracle is a plus.

• Knowledge of warehousing functions and procedures.
• Plans and organizes pickings, packing’s, inventories and load-outs.
• Generates necessary paperwork for warehouse personnel to pick and organize materials into their respective bins or locations.
• Supervises the functions of the warehouse department processes and personnel, including satellite warehouse and storage locations.
• Coordinates the efficient flow and tracking of materials between different warehouse and storage locations prior to materials being issued to Production.
• Organizes, plans and performs annual physical inventory of all warehouse inventory.
• Addresses daily personnel, equipment and facility issues; including the development of viable solutions and remedial actions.
• Experience dealing with warehouse activities or employee supervision preferred.

  • Facility: Bollinger Houma Shipyards
  • Address: 301 Bollinger Ln, Houma, LA 70363
  • Phone: 985-532-7709
  • Date Posted: 6/9/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking an experienced Marine Electrician to join our team.

A Marine Electrician installs and repairs wiring, fixtures, and equipment for all electrical services aboard vessels and in the shipyard. Ideal candidate should have a minimum of 5 (five) years of experience as a Marine Electrician. Must be able to read and interpret standard construction drawings and specifications. Have good working knowledge of systems operations and job related tools, gauges, meters, etc. Must be familiar with all aspects of craft specific marine construction, from design through installation and testing.

  • Facility: Bollinger Houma Shipyards
  • Address: 301 Bollinger Ln, Houma, LA 70363
  • Phone: 985-532-7709
  • Date Posted: 6/9/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking experienced Outfitters to join its team.

An Outfitter installs final finishing parts on aluminum and steel frame boats.

The requirements for the position are as follows:

• Must have a minimum of 6 months of marine outfitting experience;
• Must be able to successfully pass a hands-on crafts test by accurately performing layout, cutting, measuring, and fitting processes; and
• Must be able to comprehend blueprints, sketches, and templates.

  • Facility: Bollinger Houma Shipyards
  • Address: 301 Bollinger Ln, Houma, LA 70363
  • Phone: 985-532-7709
  • Date Posted: 6/9/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking experienced Shipfitters to join its team.

The ideal candidates for the position must have a minimum of 6 months of ship fitting experience. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to accurately perform layout, cutting with a torch, metric measuring (i.e. cm, mm, etc.) and structural fitting processes by successfully passing a hands-on craft test.

  • Facility: Bollinger Houma Shipyards
  • Address: 301 Bollinger Ln, Houma, LA 70363
  • Phone: 985-532-7709
  • Date Posted: 6/9/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking experienced FCAW 3G/4G Structural Welders to join its team.

A FCAW 3G/4G Structural Welder welds together structural metal components as specified by blueprints, work orders, or oral instructions.

The requirements for the position are as follows:

• Must have a minimum of 6 months FCAW 3G/4G Structural welding experience; and
• Must successfully demonstrate the ability to pass a hands-on 3G/4G FCAW 3G/4G Structural welding test with the 3G position welded with downhill progression and 4G welded entirely in the overhead position.

  • Facility: Bollinger Houma Shipyards
  • Address: 301 Bollinger Ln, Houma, LA 70363
  • Phone: 985-532-7709
  • Date Posted: 6/9/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking experienced (FCAW) Tack Welders to join its team.

A Tack Welder provides necessary tools to a ship fitter and assists as directed to include tacking, grinding, or other assigned duties.

The requirements for the position are as follows:

• Must have a minimum of 3 months of tack welding experience.
• Must successfully demonstrate the ability to pass a hands-on (FCAW) tacker T-joint test in the vertical and overhead positions with the vertical position tack welded with downhill progression.
• Familiarity with basic welding or fitting processes is preferred.

  • Facility: Bollinger Houma Shipyards
  • Address: 301 Bollinger Ln, Houma, LA 70363
  • Phone: 985-532-7709
  • Date Posted: 6/9/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking an experienced Maintenance Mechanic to join its team.

The Maintenance Mechanic responsibilities will include inspecting and diagnosing equipment malfunctions, maintaining service records on vehicles and equipment, adjusting brakes, aligning wheels, checking batteries, repairing tires and tubes, performing oil changes, and disassembling and overhauling internal combustion engines, pumps, pump power units, generators, transmissions, clutches and rear ends.

The requirements for the position are as follows:

Must have a minimum of 2 years of mechanical experience inspecting, repairing, and maintaining functional parts of automotive and mechanical equipment (i.e. forklifts, front-end loaders, cherry pickers, etc.)

  • Facility: Bollinger Houma Shipyards
  • Address: 301 Bollinger Ln, Houma, LA 70363
  • Phone: 985-532-7709
  • Date Posted: 6/9/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking experienced Tig CuNi Pipe Welders to join its team.

A Pipe Welder prepares and welds pipe and fittings for various material types as specified by construction drawings and technical guidance documents.

The requirements for the position are as follows:

Must have a minimum of 3 months of Tig CuNi Pipe Welding experience; and

Must successfully demonstrate the ability to pass a hands-on Tig (heli-arc) pipe welding test on CuNi (copper nickel) pipe in a 6G position on 2” pipe with 3/32” wall thickness using a gas purge with 1/8” root opening with all uphill weld progression and finish remaining passes using GTAW (Tig).

  • Facility: Bollinger Houma Shipyards
  • Address: 301 Bollinger Ln, Houma, LA 70363
  • Phone: 985-532-7709
  • Date Posted: 6/9/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking an experienced Pipe Welder to join its team.

The requirements for the position are as follows:

Must have a minimum of 3 months of (GTAW/FCAW) Pipe Welding experience; and

Must successfully demonstrate the ability to pass a hands-on pipe in a 6G position on 2” and 6" XX pipe using a gas purge with 1/8” root opening with all uphill weld progression and the remaining passes will be FCAW.

  • Facility: Bollinger Houma Shipyards
  • Address: 301 Bollinger Ln, Houma, LA 70363
  • Phone: 985-532-7709
  • Date Posted: 6/9/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking experienced Pipe Fitters (CuNi/Carbon Steel) to join its team.

A Pipe Fitter performs layout, fabrication, installation, testing, and repair of pipe systems.

The requirements for the position are as follows:

Must have a minimum of 3 months of CuNi (Copper Nickel) pipe fitting experience in addition to ; and

Able to successfully demonstrate the ability to pass a hands-on pipe fitter test by performing the following: fitting a CuNi pipe using a cutting grinder (Metabo) to make a square cut, applying a bevel using a grinder with a sanding disc, cutting the opposing end of the pipe to saddle a pipe of the same size at a 90 degree angle in addition to performing silver brazing of a socket joint pipe in the horizontal (flat and horizontal flow) and vertical (vertical up flow) position in accordance of ASME requirements.

  • Facility: Bollinger Houma Shipyards
  • Address: 301 Bollinger Ln, Houma, LA 70363
  • Phone: 985-532-7709
  • Date Posted: 6/9/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking an experienced Carpenter to join its team.

• Able to read and interpret standard construction drawings, specifications, and other technical publications.
• Good working knowledge of shipboard joiner and insulation systems.
• Can fabricate and install furniture, cabinets, consoles, and other outfit and furnishing items without supervisory guidance.
• Familiar with all aspects of craft-specific marine outfitting activities, from design through final shipboard installation.
• Versed in applicable commercial and military specifications and standards.
• Must be able to work in confined/enclosed spaces.
• Must be able to work/climb in elevations greater than 5’.
• Must be able to wear/work a respirator when applicable.
• Two (2) years of marine outfitting and one (1) year of continuous Company experience preferred.

  • Facility: Bollinger Lockport New Construction
  • Address: 8365 Hwy 308 South, Lockport, LA 70374
  • Phone: 985-532-2554
  • Date Posted: 6/9/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking an experienced System Tester to join its team.

A System Tester provides hands-on assistance to his assigned supervisor. Such assistance includes any and all duties required in the performance of the test function, including but not limited to, test preparation, conduct and recording of results.

The requirements for the position are as follows:

• Candidate must be familiar with shipyard testing processes, such as air, hydro and non-destructive test methods.
• Must be able operate and demonstrate ship testing equipment and processes, which includes but not limited to the following: ability to set-up all test equipment using hand tools, conduct and monitor required test functions, read applicable gauges, detect test problems and initiate corrective actions, interpret test results, and conducts required repairs.
• A minimum of six (6) months of marine experience in a similar position is required.

  • Facility: Bollinger Lockport New Construction
  • Address: 8365 Hwy 308 South, Lockport, LA 70374
  • Phone: 985-532-2554
  • Date Posted: 6/9/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking an experienced Pipe Fitter (CuNi) to join its team.

A Pipe Fitter performs layout, fabrication, installation, testing, and repair of pipe systems.

The requirements for the position are as follows:

• Must have a minimum of 3 months of CuNi (Copper Nickel) pipe fitting experience; and • Able to successfully demonstrate the ability to pass a hands-on pipe fitter test by performing the following: fitting a CuNi pipe using a cutting grinder (Metabo) to make a square cut, applying a bevel using a grinder with a sanding disc, cutting the opposing end of the pipe to saddle a pipe of the same size at a 90 degree angle in addition to performing silver brazing of a socket joint pipe in the horizontal (flat and horizontal flow) and vertical (vertical up flow) position in accordance of ASME requirements.

  • Facility: Bollinger Lockport New Construction
  • Address: 8365 Hwy 308 South, Lockport, LA 70374
  • Phone: 985-532-2554
  • Date Posted: 6/9/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking an experienced Crane & Rigging Supervisor to join its team.

Qualified individual should have at least (7) years of proven experience in mobile crane operation, rigging, load chart calculations and planning critical lifts within an industrial environment. Individual must have a mobile crane certification with experience in operating lattice boom and crawler cranes in addition to cherry pickers and forklifts. Must be able to communicate effectively and work well with other supervisors. Also, must have a strong focus on quality, production, safety and environmental aspects of work being performed. Basic computer skills is required. Previous supervisory experience is a plus with resource planning/scheduling experience and a master rigger certification are a plus.

  • Facility: Bollinger Houma Shipyard
  • Address: 301 Bollinger Ln. Houma, LA 70363
  • Phone: 985-532-7709
  • Date Posted: 6/14/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking an experienced Environmental Representative to join our team.

Responsibilities will include inspecting and maintaining the facility’s handling, storage, and disposal of waste; including managing the air, water, and dredge permits to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.

Candidate must a minimum of two years of working experience in the environmental field, general knowledge of general environmental practices and procedures and capable of monitoring/controlling those procedures on-site, in addition to being be highly motivated, proficient in using MS Office applications (MS Excel, MS Word, etc.), Oracle experience a plus.

  • Facility: Bollinger Houma Shipyards
  • Address: 301 Bollinger Ln. Houma, LA 70363
  • Phone: 985-532-7709
  • Date Posted: 6/14/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

Bollinger Shipyards is seeking an experienced Quality Specialist to join its team.

A Quality Specialist is responsible for inspecting materials and products for conformance to specifications, codes, drawings, and quality procedures.

The requirements for the position are as follows:

• Candidate must have basic knowledge of QA/QC functions.
• Have five (5) years of structural quality testing/inspecting experience within a fabrication setting.
• Able to perform visual inspection
• Familiar with Non-Destructive Test/Inspection Processes.
• Able to read and interpret codes, specifications, advanced blueprints, and inspection/test procedures.
• Familiarity with ABS/USCG regulations.
• Ability to provide verbal and written directions / feedback.
• Basic computer experience using standard software (MS Outlook, MS Word and MS Excel).

  • Facility: Bollinger Morgan City
  • Address: 816 Bollinger Ln. Amelia, LA 70340
  • Phone: 985-532-7709
  • Date Posted: 6/15/21

Please apply in-person or contact the facility Human Resources Department for further information.

CONTACT: Kaitlin Dobney
Main Office: 985-532-2554
Direct Line: 985-209-7010
Email: careers@bollingershipyards.com


Bollinger is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans and disabled individuals, and without regard to sexual orientation and gender identity.