Shipyard Staffing, Recruiting, Maritime Welding, Fitting and Shipbuilder Headhunting Agencies
This is a list of shipyard welding recruiters and other businesses that do the same thing but go by different names. Most of these companies staff shipyards whenever they get a large contract and the regular employees cannot handle the work. These jobs are considered contractor jobs and are temporary. Temporary can mean years of employment and in many cases can lead to the shipyard hiring you directly.
The way many of these companies hire is they find workers outside of the shipyards area. Most jobs have per diem pay and want you to live at least 75 miles away from the shipyard so that you can collect that pay. In many cases the Per Diem is a lot higher than the hourly rate. For example some jobs might pay $10 an hour but you collect $150 per day in Per Diem another might be $50 an hour but $30 is in Per Diem.. This is becoming common practice. Many jobs might advertise a high hourly rate but that rate also includes the Per Diem.
List of Maritime Welder/Fitter Employment Agencies and Short Term Labor Solutions
AeroTek staffs the lower pay and skill level shipyard jobs. They are more of a manufacturing staffing company but do have some decent jobs once in a while.
Phone: (888) 237-6835
AmeriForce mainly staffs all of the large shipyards. They typically pay on the lower end compared to other staffing companies but almost always have work.
Phone: (888) 269-3381
CTR staffs shipyards and just about any other kind of industrial contracting positions.
Phone: (800) 945-9095
HKA Enterprises, Inc
HKA Enterprises recruits welders and fitters for most of the big shipyards. They have a marine division but also have all kinds of other positions depending on their customers needs.
Phone: (800) 825-5452
Integrity Staffing Services
Integrity Staffing Services mainly work in the Virgina area. This area has a lot of Government contracting jobs and is home to Newport News Ship Building.
Phone: (757) 420-0355
PDS Maritime Services
PDS Tech Maritime Division focuses on military shipbuilding jobs and has some of the highest pay rates in the industry! They are as Good as it gets working through a staffing company. They staff every highly skilled job from welding pipes on ships to finding the engineers that are designing the next generation of rocket engines for NASA. PDS is a first class all of the way!
Phone: (800) 270-4737
This is a small staffing company in the Virginia Beach area.
Phone: (757) 963-2509
Tradesman International Marine Division
Tradesman has a Maritime division that provide a traveling work force to shipbuilders that have a labor shortage. Unlike most staffing companies Tradesman’s people work for tradesman full time and move from shipyard to shipyard.
Phone: (800) 573-0850
Trillium Staffing has recruiters and personnel working throughout the country from Alaska to Hawaii. They staff shipyards and industrial construction jobs.
Phone: (866) 541-1750
Trade Team Staffing Solutions has a marine division and staffs all of the big shipyards. This head hunting agency knows what they are looking for and has excellent clients that are worth working for.
Phone: (757) 961-3918