Acadian Contractors

Structural/Mechanical Craftsman

Job Locations US-LA-Abbeville
Posted Date 4 days ago(5/23/2023 12:55 PM)
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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
    • As a craftsman, you will be required to prepare the materials before loading, set up the rigging equipment, coordinate the movement of heavy equipment machinery, and dismantle the rigging after the job. You will also be required to communicate with the craftsman team and ensure compliance with state health and safety regulations.
    • Craftsman are responsible for aligning and anchoring the machinery, attaching loads, and ensuring the rigging is safe for use.
    • A craftsman position requires the person to demonstrate the ability to follow directions and ask pertinent questions when required.
    • A craftsman must be willing to learn industry terms, work practices, proper use of tools/lifting equipment, and skills that will allow the craftsman to assist other yard/lifting personnel as needed.
    • A craftsman must report to work on time and as scheduled and maintain a professional working relationship with co-workers and supervisors and stay productive throughout the workday.


  • Responsibilities & Duties
    • Complete and discuss a thorough JSA prior to each task.
    • Always have a positive attitude towards internal and external customer service.
    • Inspecting and preparing loads that need to be moved.
    • Setting, aligning, and leveling heavy equipment machinery.
    • Selecting the appropriate rigging gear.
    • Preparing rigging equipment including beams, pulleys, clamps, and bolts.
    • Monitoring, inspecting, and maintaining rigging equipment.
    • Maneuvering loads using heavy equipment machinery and by hand.
    • Ensuring compliance with state and company safety procedures.
    • Communicating with the rigging and construction team.
    • Breaking down rigging equipment and conducting post-rigging inspections.
    • Assist any operator as needed.
    • Keep shackle rack in order.
    • Make sure that if any rigging is borrowed by anyone that it is returned.


  • Education
    • Preferably high school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience & Requirements
    • Preferably 3-6 months minimum experience, rigging operations
    • Familiarity and experience with OSHA safety standards.
    • In-depth knowledge of rigging equipment and heavy machinery.
    • Excellent hearing and vision.
    • Ability to work at heights and in noisy environments.
    • Physical fitness and ability to lift heavy equipment.
    • Ability to work outdoors in harsh weather conditions.


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