Job Description

A Hopper Dredge Welder learns the duties and responsibilities of the Welder under the supervision of the Captain and Chief Engineer.

Essential Job Functions

  • Train to increase the scope of knowledge, skills and understanding of welder job functions on the dredge

  • Under supervision, perform all welding repairs and maintenance aboard dredge

  • Assist the deck crew when no welding projects are available

  • Other duties as assigned by the Captain or Chief Engineer

  • Follows company and work site safety policies/procedures and commits to an “Incident and Injury Free” work environment


  • 6 months -1 year welding experience, technical training may count as experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent required

  • Ability to work 28 days on / off rotation or 21 days on / off rotation

  • Ability to live aboard vessel for full rotation

  • Ability to understand hand signals and verbal commands in English

Required Certifications or Licenses

  • TWIC – Transportation Worker Identification Credential

  • Driver’s license

  • Merchant Mariner Credential, (AB preferred – Must have Basic Training, VPDSD, and STCW Medical Certificate)

  • Must be able to pass 6GR welding certification

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to tolerate rough seas, vibrations, heat, harsh weather conditions, confined spaces, and high noise levels

  • Work will frequently require individuals to push, pull, bend or stand for long periods of time, and climb ladders that have capacity limits of 300 lbs.

  • Must be able to lift or carry miscellaneous equipment, supplies and parts up to 50 lbs. unassisted

Additional Duties

This Job Description does not cover all of the required duties, activities, functions and responsibilities of the position, any of which may change at any time according to the sole and absolute discretion of Weeks Marine, Inc., with or without notice.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Weeks Marine, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination, hostility, harassment, and retaliation.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.