Edison Chouest Offshore companies



Structural Fitter

Status: Now Accepting Applications

Company: North American Shipbuilding

800 Industrial Park Road

Larose, LA 70373

Apply in person, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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

Essential Job Functions

The structural fitter:

  • Locates and marks reference lines, such as center and frame lines.
  • Installs packing, gaskets, liners, bearings, and other structural accessories, such as doors, hatches, brackets, shafts, wheels, rudders, coolers, anodes, and bumper systems.
  • 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. May also operate company vehicles.


The structural fitter must:

  • Be able to pass company-specified layout, cutting and burn test.
  • Be able to provide verifiable references of past work history.
  • Have two or more years of shipyard experience (preferred).


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

EOE AA M/F/VET/Disability