Edison Chouest Offshore companies




Status: Now Accepting Applications

Company: North American Shipbuilding

800 Industrial Park Road

Larose, LA 70373


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


The carpenter fabricates, erects, installs, and repairs structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, wallboard, and all other such components related to the construction and completion of work aboard ships and in shipyard facilities following blueprints, lay-out drawings, sketches, building plans, or oral instructions.

Essential Job Functions

The carpenter:

  1. Selects specified type of material to be used and prepares layout, using rule, square, or whatever tool necessary.
  2. Forms up concrete if necessary.
  3. Marks cutting and assembly lines on materials, using pencil, chalk, or marking instrument.
  4. Shapes materials to prescribed measurements.
  5. Assembles cut and shaped materials and fastens them together using nails, screws, dowel pins, and glue.
  6. Erects framework for structures and lays subflooring.
  7. Builds stairs and lays out and installs partitions.
  8. Installs insulation in walls, ceilings, and floors.
  9. May tack weld metal parts to steel structural members.

Working Conditions

Scheduled workdays cover Monday through Friday. Weekends and holidays as required. May be required to perform work at a remote location 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 the proximity to moving mechanical parts, working on scaffolding and ladders at heights greater than six feet, working over water or in confined spaces. Subject to 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 all to be worn accordingly.

Essential Job Requirements

The carpenter:

  • Must be able to read and write alphabetically and numerically.
  • Must have vocational education; high school, commercial or shop training, or technical school.
  • Must be able to provide verifiable references of past work experience.

Physical Requirements

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

The U. S. Dept. of Labor classifies this job as medium work, exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for light work.


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • 401(k)
  • Company-paid short-term disability

EOE AA M/F/VET/Disability

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