Edison Chouest Offshore companies




Status: Now Accepting Applications

Company: Gulf Ship

12351 Glascock Drive

Gulfport, MS 39503

Recruiter: Darren Vedros


Office: (228) 897-9189

Contact by email only. Pre-approval is required for on-site interviews.

Accepting applications by appointment only.

The shipfitter lays out and fabricates structural parts, such as plates, bulkheads, and frames, and braces them in position during construction of a vessel or ship for welding. The shipfitter lays out and cuts parts for assembly working from blueprints, templates, or oral instructions. Cutting is done primarily with a hand torch, but a metal saw, metal shear, or plasma cutter may also be used. Parts for assembly can also come pre-cut.


The shipfitter

  • Locates and marks reference lines, such as center and frame lines.
  • Aligns parts in relation to each other, using jacks, come-a-longs, clamps, clips, wedges, and mauls.
  • Marks locations for holes that are to be drilled.
  • Installs packing, gaskets, liners, bearings, and other structural accessories, such as doors, hatches, brackets, shafts, wheels, rudders, coolers, anodes, and bumper systems.
  • May tack weld clips or brackets in place prior to completion of work.
  • Removes and realigns engines and transmissions in marine vessels.
  • May use portable power tools, such as grinders, chippers, drills, saws, sanders, etc.
  • May roll, bend, flange, cut, and shape plates, beams, and other heavy metal parts using shop machinery, such as plate rolls, metal shear, press brake, and drill press.
  • Performs incidental tasks such as transporting tools, materials, and parts; uses overhead cranes, drill holes, etc.; and may also operate company vehicles.

Working Conditions

Scheduled days cover Monday through Friday, including weekends and holidays as required. May be required to perform work at remote locations other than at shipyard facility. May be required to work alone and in confined spaces. Works in all kinds of weather. Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. Subject to mechanical and electrical hazards, ultraviolet light, vibration, noise, and a variety of other physical conditions, such as a proximity to moving mechanical parts, working on scaffolding and ladders at height greater than six feet, working over water, working in confined spaces, dramatic temperature changes, fumes, smoke, dust, gases, chemicals, and hydrocarbons. Protective clothing, hearing and eye protection, hard hats, safety shoes or boots, and respiratory protection are to be worn accordingly.

Physical Requirements

Repetitive sequences that require balancing, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, lifting, finger manipulation, grasping, feeling, seeing, hearing, speaking, and an acute sense of smell.

The U.S. Department of Labor classifies this job as heavy work — exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for medium work.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


The shipfitter must be able to

  • Read alphabetically and numerically.
  • Pass a company-specified layout, cutting, and burn test.
  • Provide verifiable references of past work history.

The Edison Chouest Offshore family of companies is committed to ensuring all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices. We are dedicated to ensuring all employees are treated with the utmost level of respect as we believe this is the strongest foundation to build upon to foster an environment where employees feel comfortable handling their assignments, sharing their ideas, and pointing out opportunities for improvement.

ECO offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package including a 401(k) match.

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