Acadian Contractors

Offshore Construction Superintendent

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
    • The Offshore Superintendent position requires the person to demonstrate the ability to coordinate all maintenance scopes of work, ensure adherence to specification and code requirements, effectively assign and monitor tasks given to personnel, monitor productivity and efficiency of operations, ensure Acadian’s quality standards and procedures are maintained and that offshore platform and equipment under direction is maintained.
  • Duties
    • Participate in all daily JSEA meetings and JSEA development for daily tasks.
    • Make sure each member is aware of any Time Out or Stop Work issues
    • Review all issues when a Time Out is called and report immediately to all members of the TEAM
    • Direct pipe, vessel, and package assembly/fabrication offshore when required.
    • Responsible for ensuring Quality Control tasks (dimensional checks, welding appearance, heat #’s & welder stencils, etc.…) on all pipe, vessel, and packaging jobs are completed and followed by Foreman & shop personnel. Work with company inspector on all pipe, vessel, and package jobs.
    • Approve daily time for personnel each morning as reported for previous days’ time.
    • Ensure all personnel are accounted for on daily time sheets.
    • Continually work with Division Manager to develop efficiency and quality improvements during fabrication sequence based on (but not limited to):
      • Fitter and Welder production metrics (weld counts)
      • Repair Rates
      • CAR/NCR Feedback
      • Project Workflow dynamics and overall shop physical set-up
    • Supervision of all job duties.
    • Make sure all members of your TEAM are working safely under the coordination of the company as well as project manager’s requests.
    • Collect completed fitter and drawings and submit to QA/QC within 24 hours of fabrication completion. Drawings to include the following fitter information:
      • Heat Numbers for materials utilized
      • Pre-weldout dimensional confirmation
    • Offshore Superintendent is to be main point of contact for all updates, clarifications, or other daily project business with the Project Management and Project Coordinator. Division Manager is to be kept informed and copied in on all correspondence pertaining to project execution/Project Management.
    • Advise Project Managers, Personnel, and company representative of material needs to maintain job continuity based on material requirements lists ( designated representative)
    • Keep equipment in shop area maintained. Advise company representative of equipment failures or purchases required.
    • Obtain Fab drawings from QA/QC Department (Project Manager or Company Rep) and Assign/Issue and communicate any specific fabrication requirements and needs
    • In the event of a priority or scheduling conflict of project workloads, consult with Division Manager and Company Rep on situation so a solution can be made by all involved.
    • Coordinate and ensure efficient completion of Vessel Fabrication Sequence.
    • Monitor daily housekeeping needs/requirements.
    • Monitor personnel departure/return from lunch and break time.
    • Monitor package assembly tasks being completed by project manager and personnel including the following:
      • Return of materials to tool room on location after testing/painting to complete assembly of packages
      • Complete assembly of packages including all valves, instruments, pumps, motors, access landings, ladders, handrails, etc…
      • Spot and install I&E support clips (when required) under guidance of selected I&E vendor and customer representative.
      • Ensure protective blinds/plugs are installed per project requirements as indicated by responsible Project Manager and Shop Superintendent at completion of assembly.
    • Participate in bid work scope reviews and project kick-offs when required.
    • Maintain/Monitor consumable inventory for operations (supplies & gases)
    • Ensure Safe Work Practices and Acadian Safety Policies are observed and followed.
    • Enforce disciplinary action as required with regards to personnel required job duties, attendance, quality of work, and adherence to company policies.
    • Complete NCR/CAR investigation and documentation. Turn in documents to QA/QC Manager within 24 hours of occurrence. Provide feedback on closure of NCR/CAR to QA/QC Manager for CAR closeout.
    • Formally report any repetitive and/or substantial personnel quality, accuracy, workmanship, or reliability issues to Shop Superintendent and Division Manager for follow up and mitigating actions to be taken through progressive discipline.
    • Always have a positive attitude towards customers being serviced, as well as ACI as a company





  • Education
    • Preferably high school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience

 5 years Minimum Experience in Fabrication, Personnel Supervision and Management


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