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 tacker/helper welds short beads at points specified by fitter or fitter foreman along overlapping or adjoining edges to hold work piece in place for final welding.


The tacker/helper

  • Assists fitter or fitter/welder to position, align, and fit together plates, structural shapes, piping, and weldments preparatory to assembly into fabricated products.
  • Holds, positions, and reads tape measure to assist in layout.
  • Uses hammers, wedges, pry bars, and come-a-longs to align parts, and positions and turns clamps.
  • Grinds or chips rough edges, surplus weld, rust or scale, using portable grinder or air chipper.
  • Sets up welding leads from welding machine to the proximity of where work is to be performed.
  • Selects proper electrode or electrode wire.
  • Tack welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, diagonal, and overhead positions, manually guiding electrode along weld line as specified by fitter and examining weld for proper bead size and characteristics.
  • May mark reference lines or locations that are to be cut or drilled.
  • May use cutting torch to cut materials or scrap.
  • Cleans up area, picks up scrap, sweeps, and returns all unused materials and supplies.
  • May be required to perform roustabout work when necessary.
  • Assists fitter in installing packing, gaskets, liners, bearings, doors, hatches, brackets, shafts, wheels, rudders, coolers, anodes, and other structural accessories. The tacker/helper may use hand or power tools.
  • May operate overhead cranes and 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 tacker/helper must

  • Be able to pass a company-specified performance or standards test.
  • Be able to read alphabetically and numerically.
  • Have vocational education, high school, commercial or on-the-job training, or technical school.
  • Be able to provide verifiable references of past work experience.

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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