Production Program Manager

  • Location: Houma, Louisiana
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #1174
  • Salary: $110,000 - $150,000

FirstFour Staffing is assisting a client in south Louisiana with their need for a Production Program Manager.

This position is responsible for leading new vessel construction strategies and activities including:

  • Ensure production budgets are on target
  • Coordinate and monitor efforts of production & subcontract crafts
  • Track material/receiving orders
  • Develop and monitor completion & delivery schedules
  • Serve as main contact with owner’s rep on production aspects of the project
  • 8 years of experience in a shipbuilding or related manufacturing field
  • Production planning/scheduling
  • Shipbuilding practices and relative craft specific processes
  • Analyze and interpret blueprints and production drawings
  • Supervision of production team
  • USCG, regulatory requirements
  • Word, Excel, and Power Point

Supply Chain Manager

  • Location: Louisiana
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #1148
  • Salary: $90,000 - $135,000

Supply Chain Manager – South LA

FirstFour Staffing is partnered with a large manufacturing facility in south Louisiana, assisting with their need for an experienced Supply Chain Manager.
This direct hire role will establish and manage all purchasing, material control, and inventory policies, procedures and functions to minimize cost and delay. Other key responsibilities include contracts negotiations and supplier policies formulation. 


  • Minimum of 8 years in a n SCM role
  • Resource planning, scheduling
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Purchasing and material management software experience
  • MS Office applications  
  • Oracle preferred

Marine Diesel Mechanic

  • Location: Harahan, Louisiana
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #1142
  • Salary: $25.00 - $30.00 Per Hour

Job description

Mechanic performs necessary machine work including dismantling, repairing, and reassembling of light and heavy machinery. Installs and repairs gasoline and diesel engines in boats, tugs, passenger vehicles, trucks, cranes. etc. Following specifications; positions engine over mounting holes using chain hoist; bolts engines to mount and straps fuel tank to cradle, using hand tools; connects fuel, oil, and waterlines to engine; installs engine controls. propeller shaft, and propeller; attaches test instruments, such as tachometer and voltmeter to engine; and starts engine and records operating data, such as revolutions per minute and voltage output Installs shop machinery, such as propelling machinery, auxiliary motors, pumps, ventilating equipment, and steering gear, working from blueprints and using hand tools, calipers, and micrometers.

Mechanic disassembles defective engines and repairs or replaces damaged parts, using hand tools, disassemble propulsion and steering components, propellers, propellers shafts, rudders and associated bearings and determines usable components and reassembles.

Mechanic installs below deck auxiliaries, such as evaporates, stills, heaters, pumps, conserves, and boilers and connects the system together; tests and inspects installed machinery and equipment during dock and Sea trials: repairs and maintains propulsion engines and other engines and engine parts aboard ship; and makes engine replacement parts.

Essential Functions:

2-3 years' experience as a marine diesel mechanic in a marine environment.

The individual assigned to this MECHANIC position must, with or without reasonable accommodation, be able to perform the following essential function:

Comprehend blueprints, templates, and Material Safety Data Sheets.

Enter and work in confined spaces.

Manipulate and transport loads of up to 110 pounds over distances of up to SO feet,

approximately 60 times during each 8 hour shift.

Manipulate and operate all machines and land/power tools essential to the performance of the position of mechanic such as:

Hand grinders

Chain hoist



Welding Rods

Bench Grinders


Socket Sets



Welding Hood

Cherry Picker


Hand Tools

Cutting Torch

Welding Gloves

Ascend and work at heights of up to 40 feet.

Candidate must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test.

Working hours 7am to 4:30 pm – Monday thru Friday Occasional Saturday.

Pay is $25.00 and up DOE

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $25.00 – $30.00 per hour

Expected hours: 50 per week



  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance

Stick Welder

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

Welder – $22.00 / 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 with 6011 Rod  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