Edison Chouest Offshore companies




Status: Now Accepting Applications

Company: LaShip

367 Dickson Road

Houma, LA 70363


Office: (985) 917-2000

The mechanic performs repairs and maintains gasoline and diesel vehicles and equipment in and around shipyard facility.

Job Functions

The mechanic:

  • Examines vehicle or equipment and determines nature and extent of damage or malfunction.
  • Plans work procedure using charts, technical manuals, and experience.
  • Determines what parts are necessary for repair and requisitions parts accordingly.
  • Has knowledge of electrical, fuel, hydraulic, pneumatic, brake, and other automotive systems necessary.
  • Lubricates moving parts and drives or tests vehicle to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Performs maintenance on all vehicles and motorized equipment in and around shipyard.
  • Changes oil, checks batteries, repairs tires, and tubes, and lubricates equipment and machinery.
  • Performs other duties including fabrication or repair of metal components such as exhaust systems, chassis repair, and structural repair.
  • May fabricate lifting or towing, attachments hydraulic systems, shields, or other such devices.
  • Examines protective guards, nuts and bolts, and specified safety devices and makes adjustments as required.
  • May remove, dismantle, and rebuild engine, transmission, clutch, rear end, and other components of drive trains.
  • Will be required to wear all of the necessary personal protective equipment such as, hard hats, eye and hearing protection, gloves, and dust and respiratory protection.

Working Conditions

Scheduled workdays cover Monday through Friday plus weekends and holidays as required. The mechanic works in all kinds of weather and at different locations throughout the shipyard. He or she may be called on to perform work at an alternate location away from facility. The mechanic is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions, ultraviolet light, electrical hazards, vibration, noise, and a variety of other physical conditions such as a proximity to moving mechanical parts, working at heights greater than six feet, working over water, and in confined spaces. The mechanic may be called on to work alone. He or she may be subject to dramatic temperature changes, fumes, smoke, dust, gases, chemicals, and/or hydrocarbons. Protective clothing, hearing, and eye protection, hardhats, safety shoes or boots, and respiratory protection are to be worn accordingly.

Physical Requirements

The mechanic will be subject to 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.

This job is classified as heavy work, exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or IO to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for medium work.

Other Duties

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.

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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