Acadian Contractors

Offshore Fitter

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


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 Rigger 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 **Denotes Strenuous Physical Activity**
      • Figure Material Take-offs on drawings for cut lengths
      • **Use Pipe Cutting Machine, or if Machine is Busy, use Beveling Machine to Cut Pipe to Required 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.
      • Marks reference points onto floor or face block and transposes them to workpiece using measuring devices, squares, chalk and soapstone.
      • Gives directions to welder to build up low spots or short pieces with weld.
      • **Straightens warped or bent parts using sledge, hand torch, straightening press and push pull physically.
      • **Removes high spots and cuts bevels using hand files, portable grinders and cutting torch.
      • Examines blueprints and plans sequence of operation, applying knowledge of geometry, effects of heat, weld shrinkage, machining and metal thickness.
      • **Assembles and secure pipes, tubes, fittings and related equipment according to specifications by welding, brazing, cementing soldering and threading joints.
      • Puts all information on the pipe before cutting and transfer all item numbers onto cut sheet and carry over item numbers to drop pipe.
      • 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 release to welder.
      • Note Pre weld dimensions on Fitter Drawings
      • **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.
      • **Climbing, working from heights
      • **Pulling tools and equipment up and down to work stations/areas
      • 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
    • Recent Offshore Construction experience (1 year minimum)
    • Prior Structural Fitter/ Fabrication experience
    • Layout, fit, install and assemble in accordance with plans
    • Experience using safe work habits.
    • Read/Interpret ISO’s and Blue Prints
    • Familiar with and ability to respond/escape emergencies on offshore facilities and water entry/survival


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