A Welder assigned to work on a fill operation performs welding, brazing and metal cutting tasks on pipeline, pipeline fittings, welds machinery and equipment. He/she inspects and maintains welding tools and equipment, and cuts and fits materials for welding. When not busy with welding projects, he/she will also perform other activities as directed by the Fill Placer or Assistant Fill Placer such as assisting a Shoreman. He/she orders and maintains all required supplies and materials. The Welder may be called upon to repair, service and maintain hydraulic or hopper dredging equipment and utilize various hand and power tools when drilling, cutting, or burning various materials in the course of fabricating work pieces. A Welder will encounter various situations where he/she may be required to crawl under, around, over and through spaces to weld certain structures or repair equipment. Therefore he/she must be agile and able to work in confined areas to effectively perform the work tasks required of a Welder. May lift, carry and pull or push items weighing up to 75 lbs. when making repairs, fabricating parts and handling work pieces. Other duties may be assigned. This position works under the general administrative supervision of the Dredge Captain, Yard Administrator or Fill Placer.

Positions are available in Coastal Louisiana, Coastal Mississippi & Coastal Northern Texas.


  • Commitment to work safety and follow all safety policies and procedures
  • Welders are required to possess the ability to learn and use the procedures associated with living on a vessel such as firefighting, first aid, and use of life saving equipment.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, disability status, genetic information or any other protected category.