Edison Chouest Offshore companies




Status: Now Accepting Applications

Company: LaShip

367 Dickson Road

Houma, LA 70363


Office: (985) 601-5000

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


The welder welds together metal products, such as structural components of ships, vessels, or other construction activity that is related to shipyard operations.

Essential Job Functions

The welder:

  1. Determines proper weld procedure either by blueprints, work order, or by oral instruction from supervisor.
  2. Uses electric or fuel-burning arc welding equipment.
  3. Selects proper electrode wire and inserts into rod holder or gun and sets welding unit to proper amperage or voltage.
  4. Strikes arc which generates heat to melt and deposit metal from electrode or electrode wire to workpiece to join components together and manually guides the electrode along the weld line, maintaining length of arc and speed of movement to form specified depth of fusion and size of bead.
  5. Welds in flat, vertical, horizontal, overhead, and diagonal positions and examines the weld for proper bead size and characteristics.
  6. May clean a weld joint or workpiece using a wire brush, portable grinder, air chipper, needle scaler, or chemical bath and may preheat the workpiece using a hand torch or heating unit. The welder may remove excess metal in when preparing a part to be welded by using an arc gouger.
  7. May cut metal plates or structural shapes for assembly using a hand torch, metal shear, or metal saw and may position and clamp workpieces together or assemble them on a jig or other type fiture. The welder may tack weld assemblies together prior to final welding.
  8. Visually examines welds for adherence to specifications and may grind welds or deformities on or in welds prior to completion of work.
  9. Performs other incidental tasks such as transporting tools, welding leads, structural parts, and welding supplies and may also operate overhead cranes and company vehicles.

Working Conditions

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

Essential Job Requirements

The welder:

  • Must be able to read and write alphabetically and numerically.
  • Must be able to pass company-specified performance or standards test.
  • May be designated according to type of testing qualified to: stick welder (plate), stick welder (pipe), fluxcored arc welder (open butt), fluxcored arc welder (fillet), flux cored arc welder (fillet butt), short arc welder, heli arc welder, and flux cored arc welder (pipe).
  • Must be able to provide verifiable references of past work history.

Physical Requirements

The welder 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 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.

Required Tool List

  • Welding shield with flip-up lens
  • Welding gloves
  • Leather sleeves or leather jacket
  • 8″ crescent wrench
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • #2 Phillips-head screwdriver
  • ΒΌ″ flat-head screwdriver
  • Magnet mirror
  • Tool box
  • Flashlight
  • Steel-toe boots

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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