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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.



  • Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience welding pipe
  • Must pass a prequalification weld test
  • Must be able to pass a 6G  SMAW welding test with 90 days of employment
  • Must be able to TIG weld in all positions
  • Must be able to work in tight areas and perform field welds as required
  • Demonstrate the ability to notice improper fit-up of pipe joints prior to welding
  • Demonstrate the ability to mirror weld
  • Recognize different pipe alloys and rods required
  • Comprehend and understand proper root openings required on butt weld systems and set back requirements for socket weld systems.
  • Understand and utilize purging requirements
  • Understand weld sizes and types (Convex & Concave)


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.