Acadian Contractors

Structural Fitter

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



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 Fitter position requires the person to demonstrate the ability to fit piping and/or structural as directed, as per supplied drawings (or field verified dimensions), and per Acadian (or customer) Welding procedure requirements; work efficiently and productively throughout workday, provide clear direction to assigned helpers and welders, report to work on time and as scheduled and maintain a professional working relationship with co-workers and supervisors. The Fitter is ultimately responsible for their quality of workmanship and productivity


      • Duties
        • Figure Material Take-offs on drawings for cut lengths
        • Use Pipe/Beam Cutting Machine, or if Machine is Busy, use Beveling Machine to Cut Pipe to Required Length. (or communicate with Shop Foreman to assign pipe cutting personnel and issue cut list)
        • Communicate with the helper as to which piece of Material or Equipment is needed for Each Project Task.
        • Bolts, clamps, and tack-welds parts to secure in position for welding.
        • Verify the material (Pipe Structural and/or Fittings) to ensure that it’s correct per drawing requirements (size, rating, grade, project #, & phase). Notify Shop Foreman of any discrepancies.
        • Verify All Measurements and check for square and level before release to welder.
        • Note Pre weld dimensions on Fitter Drawings
        • Transfer Heat Number to drawing (s)/cut sheets when complete, turn in to the Shop Foreman.
        • Insure Tag is on All Fabricated Items with Correct Job Number, Customer Name, and Piece Number.
        • Transfer Heat Number and Job Number to All Material Drop-Offs. Coordinate with Shop Foreman to have material moved to Inventory/Storage Area.
        • Show up to Work “ON TIME” & “As Scheduled”
        • Inspect all equipment daily (torch, torch hoses, grinder, levels, tapes, etc..)
        • Sweep work area daily or as needed, to ensure safe work area for all
        • Complete and discuss a thorough JSEA prior to each task.
        • Always have a positive attitude towards customers being serviced as well as ACI as a company.


  • Education
    • Preferably high school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience
    • Preferably 3 year minimum experience, (Piping, Vessel and packaged equipment) fabrication


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