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Metal Shark is a leading shipbuilder specializing in the design and production of boats and ships for military, law enforcement, fire rescue, and a wide spectrum of commercial applications. Metal Shark is seeking qualified candidates within its shipbuilding facility located in Bayou La Batre, Alabama.



  • 3 to 5 years of experience in the ship/boat building industry welding aluminum and carbon steel
  • Must be able to read blueprints
  • Must be able to set up own equipment, tack, distribute heat evenly with a clean bead
  • Must be able to pass the MSB Pre-Employment Mock Weld Test
  • Possess strong attention to detail in order to aid Metal Shark’s strong quality assurance program
  • Excellent math skills with the ability to read a tape measure accurately
  • Must be able to weld aluminum and carbon steel proficiently
  • Ability to fix a defected weld
  • Must be able to weld in any position (uphill, horizontal, vertical or flat)
  • Ability to operate power equipment safely and comply with all safety standards
  • Demonstrates strong work ethic, good communication skills, and works well with others
  • Must be able to pass 3G-4G structure plate test that requires bend test for results within 90 days of employment


Metal Shark offers Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, 401K Plan, Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays.


Qualified candidates, please apply by emailing your resume for consideration to:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Should you have special needs that require reasonable accommodations, please notify AIDT at 334-280-4400 so proper arrangements can be made. For Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users, our number is 334-280-4475.