Marine Engineer-Vessel Construction and Service

  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #968
  • Salary: $130,000.00

FirstFour Staffing is assisting a top client in the New Orleans area with their need for a Marine Engineer.

This role will lead the electrical integration of new vessel construction and vessel service.

Responsibilities include:

  • Development of marine electrical projects including cost estimates, schedules, and execution plans
  • Implement and analyze electrical power systems design, specify sources and build systems
  • Proposal preparation
  • Provide onsite project support for client customers, all involved with projects
  • Creation of test procedures, preparation of installation instructions, operations manuals, systems and equipment procedures, specs and standards documentation


Successful candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Marine Engineering
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in maritime engineering, servicing marine electrical systems and equipment.
  • Excellent working knowledge of vessel power systems (generation and energy storage systems), distribution gear, electric propulsion, variable speed drives, AC motors, vessel automation, and overall vessel system power design requirements
  • Familiar with maritime regulatory requirements and proficient in marine electrical and classification standards and practices – primary propulsion systems, diesel engines, battery and hybrid systems, and auxiliary loads.
  • Current TWIC card holder or ability to obtain



  • Must be available for overnight travel, and to work occasional nights, and weekends as needed
  • PE License is preferred

This Direct Hire opportunity offers an excellent benefits package and a generous performance bonus plan.

Salary range:
   Registered PE –  $140K to $150K  
   Non- Registered – $110K to $120K

1st Class Mig Welder

  • Location: Lockport , Louisiana
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #789

Our customer, a prominent shipyard in Lockport, Louisiana, is looking to add 1st Class Structural (Mig) Welders to their team.  Local and Non-Local positions are available, if you qualify.

Qualified candidates should be proficient welding all positions and ready to test with GMAW.


1st Class Pipe Welder

  • Location: Lockport , Louisiana
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #785

Our customer, a prominent shipyard in Lockport, Louisiana, is looking to add 1st Class Pipe Welders to their team.  Local and Non-Local positions are available, if you qualify.

Qualified candidates should be proficient welding in the 6G position and ready to test with SMAW, GMAW-S, GTAW, and FCAW.

Barge Washer

  • Location: Jefferson, Louisiana
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #637

Barge Washers Needed

**Must have experience**

Duties include:

Barge cleaning, maintenance, and cleaning including high pressure hosing, shoveling and pulling buckets of debris. Pumping water out of tanks. This job requires frequent walking, standing, stair climbing, and ladder climbing.

Marine Electrician

  • Location: Harahan, Louisiana
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #598

Marine Electrician
Our Customer in Harahan needs a couple Marine Electrician to join their team.  Duties include:

  • Install, service, and repair electrical wiring and electrical equipment.
  • Install and repair lights, lines, outlets, fixtures, and hook-up / disconnect shore power.
  • Other duties as assigned; must perform all duties in a safe manner.

1st Shift – $23.00 / hr.
2nd Shift – $24.00 / hr.

Inside Manual Machinist

  • Location: Harahan, Louisiana
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #556

Inside Manual Machinist

An Inside Manual Machinist fabricates machine components such as shafts, rudder stockers, stern tubes, etc. PLEASE NOTE: THE MACHINIST FABRICATES STEEL WITH MANUAL METAL MILLS, LATHES AND DRILL PRESSES, NOT CNC MACHINES.


Must have at least 1 year of manual/CNC experience.
Must be able to operate manual mills, lathe, and drill presses.
Able to use measuring tools (dial calipers and micrometers).
Able to read and interpret blueprints, work orders, and work instructions.


  • Review the work order requirements and drawings, obtain fixtures and tools for preparation.
  • Set up and operate manual lathes/mills to perform a variety of machining operations.
  • Use manual tools to drill, tap, polish, lap, debur and degrease.
  • Set-up and/or operate various drill presses, punch press involving drilling, taping, reaming, countersinking.
  • Fabricate and shape parts out of metal.
  • Use jigs and fixtures, block or shim parts to level and align the irregular shaped parts
  • Rework quality issues into acceptable standards
  • Maintain work area, equipment and supplies in a neat and orderly condition
  • Following safety procedures and policies

Job details

  • $23 – $24 an hour
  • Day Shift (Preferred) 7 AM-3:30 PM
  • Night Shift (Preferred) 3:30 PM -midnight

Education/Experience Required

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • 1+ years of machinist (with manual lathe) work experience required.

Stick Welder

  • Location: Jefferson, Louisiana
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #519

Welder – $22.50 / hr.

Working in the barge repair facility in the New Orleans area, the Welder will support the repair operations of this facility from 7:00am until 5:30pm Monday thru Thursday, and 7:00am until 3:30pm on Friday.  Candidates should have 3 years or more experience stick welding in a shipyard environment.

All approved candidates will be required to take and pass a stick welding test in the vertical / overhead position on mild steel with one pass root and cap, no grinder.

Additional duties include:

  • Weld components according to blueprints 
  • Verify components welded meet company tolerances
  • Daily setup and equipment for each task
  • Grind and finish all welds
  • Perform daily maintenance and upkeep to assigned work areas
  • Attend and participate in daily safety meetings and promote a safe work environment
  • Perform assigned tasks given by shift supervisor