Acadian Contractors

Offshore Welder

Job Locations US-LA-Abbeville
Posted Date 4 days ago(5/23/2023 12:55 PM)
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Offshore - Welder


Acadian Contractors, Inc. continues to grow!

Acadian Contractors is located in Abbeville, Louisiana on the Vermillion River. We opened our doors in 1973 and have grown to become one of the busiest, most in-demand, accurate and stable companies in the industry. Even so – most people have still never heard of us. Why do we remain one of the best kept secrets in oilfield construction? That’s simple… If you don’t make mistakes… you don’t make headlines.

We pride ourselves on treating all of our employees with respect, rewarding those who live up to expectations and providing the safest workplace and the highest standards when it comes to tools, technology and equipment. Our team works in over 100,000 square feet of fabrication shops located on 125 acres of yard on both sides of the Vermillion River with 2 water access slips, all just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. This allows us to do big, long-term jobs with ease and accuracy.

Health Insurance  – Cafeteria Plan – Paid Vacation – Sick Leave – Short & Long Term Disability – Safety Incentive Program

Our commitment to safety is passionate and not just lip service to make a press release sound pretty…
Safety is a Top Priority at Acadian Contractors, Inc.

Promote from within policy. Average Acadian employee tenure: 18 years


    • Description
      • The Offshore Welder position requires the person to demonstrate the ability to weld on piping and/or structural as directed and per Acadian (or customer) Welding procedure requirements, work efficiently and productively throughout workday, report to work on time and as scheduled and maintain a professional working relationship with co-workers and supervisors. The Welder is ultimately responsible for their quality of workmanship and productivity
      • Duties **Denotes Strenuous Physical Activity**
        • **Use Pipe Cutting Machine, or if Machine is Busy, use Beveling Machine to Cut Pipe to Required Length
        • Upon Completion of Every Weld, Welder is Responsible for Cleaning and Applying Stencil/Stamp (3/8” from every Weld). Note: Vessel Fabrication/Welding requires that the Weld is Marked the Same Way, except the Stencil has to be put every Three (3) Feet of Weld Length
        • Communicate with the helper/rigger as to which piece of Material or Equipment is needed for Each Project Task.
        • **Aligns parts, using jack, turnbuckles, wedges, drift pins, pry bars and heavy hammer.
        • **Straightens warped or bent parts using sledge, hand torch, straightening press and push pull physically.
        • Ensure an accurate oxygen and acetylene bottle count is submitted daily to offshore management
        • Ensure all welding activities are carried out in accordance with Company policies, class requirements and regulatory laws and regulations
        • Ensure an accurate inventory of consumables is maintained in order to facilitate all repair work, modifications and general fabrication
        • Perform welding, flame cutting and associated tasks as required
        • **Assembles and secure pipes, tubes, fittings and related equipment according to specifications by welding, brazing, cementing soldering and threading joints.
        • Inspects, examines and tests installed systems and pipe lines using pressure gauges, hydrostatic testing, observation or other methods.
        • **Ascending/Descending stairwells with/without tools and equipment, frequently
        • Plans pipe system layout, installation or repair according to specifications.
        • Reads and understands blue prints and ISO’s.
        • **Demo and install of handrails and grating on platform
        • Verify All Measurements and check for square and level before welding.
        • **Hanging and swinging on vertical rope to/from platform to/from boat (potential rough seas/wind)
        • Ensure Tag is on All Fabricated Items with Correct Job Number, Customer Name, and Piece Number.
        • Complete and inspect all Weld Passes.
        • Ultimately responsible for quality and completeness of work (including removal of any buckshot) Note: 100% Penetration Required on All Pipe Welds (Including Hydro-Welds). Structural will be as per drawings unless otherwise noted.
        • Inspect Equipment (Welding Machine, Leads, Flux-Core Box, Grinder, Etc.), at the Start of Every Shift
        • **Climbing, working from heights


  • Education
    • Preferably high school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience
    • Preferably 2 year Minimum Experience in Fabrication



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