Welcome to the careers page for Pacific Shipyards International! 

PSI
is the largest privately owned shipyard in Hawaii, with two of the largest dry docks in the state. We have been in business since 1944 and have a large labor force of skilled craftsman with a full support staff of professionals who comprise of engineering, project management, QA, EHS, accounting, contracts, and human resources.

A homegrown, family-owned company, PSI is passionate about servicing ships that support life in Hawaii. As the longest-running shipyard in Hawai’i with two of the largest dry docks in the state, PSI provides clients with an unmatched breadth of experience. From serving the Department of Defense as a prime contractor to ensuring commercial shipping companies continue delivering fresh food to neighbor islands, PSI is here to serve.
 
PSI strives for excellence in customer service, and we know that each employee on our team is critical to our success.  We have a comprehensive labor force of skilled tradespeople with a full support staff comprised of engineering, project management, quality assurance, environmental, safety, accounting, contracts, and human resources professionals.
 
We are a full-service shipyard that offers its employees a complete benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plans, paid time off, challenging and rewarding work environments, career development, and more. 

Please consider joining the PSI team by applying for a position below and navigate yourself into a new career!

After-Hours Facilities Technician (Security)

PSI is seeking an After-Hours Facilities Technician. The After-Hours Facilities Technician monitors access to facility to control traffic to and from property. Opens gate to allow entrance or exit of authorized individuals. Checks equipment and buildings for signs of intrusion, fire, or damage and contacts authorities as required. Assist the Facilities department with maintenance and light repairs on assigned equipment and facilities. Ensure that facility grounds are well maintained by performing routine landscaping, weed whacking and general maintenance.

Pay Range - $16 to $21/hour Commensurate with Experience

Assistant Coatings Superintendent

This position oversees all aspects of the sandblast/painting operations of the department, as assigned by the Blast/Paint Superintendent and Production Manager. Must possess knowledge and experience and/or training of industrial, ship repair, and marine related work as it pertains to coatings, sandblasting, and hydro blasting. Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience and at least 10 years industry experience preferred. Industrial, Government, and Navy vessel experience is highly desirable. SSPC/NACE certifications are highly desirable.

Assistant Environmental Superintendent

The Assistant Environmental Superintendent will be well-versed in regulatory environmental standards and will display leadership and confidence when assessing data analysis and risk assessment on projects.  Will require interfacing with customers and government officials in high-level meetings and be able to engage with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Assistant Mechanical Superintendent

We are seeking an Assistant Mechanical Superintendent to assist the Mechanical/Machinist Superintendent in supervising approximately 15-20 machinists and mechanics work in support of ship repair and product fabrication. This includes but is not limited to: repair of mechanical components, manufacture and repair of components by machining, fabricating components with CNC cutters, mills, lathes, disassembly/reassembly of various shipboard machinery/equipment, and installation/re-installation of shipboard machinery/equipment. Under direction and in collaboration with the Superintendent, supervises union ship workers engaged in mechanical and machinist duties ensuring accomplishment of assigned work on time and within budget. Enforces safety and environmental regulations. The assistant superintendent generates job assignments and communicates to subordinate employees, makes recommendations to the superintendent on matters related to hiring, termination, suspension, advancement, promotion, demotion, discipline, addresses or adjust employee grievances and other supervisory duties as required. In the absence of the Superintendent, will assume duties and responsibilities as directed by the Production Manager.

Assistant Pipefitter Superintendent

Assistant Safety Superintendent

The Assistant Safety Superintendent will be well-versed in regulatory safety standards and will display leadership and confidence when assessing data analysis and risk assessment on projects.  Will require interfacing with customers and government officials in high-level meetings and be able to engage with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Assistant Structural Superintendent

The Assistant Structural Superintendent executes the day to day operations within the structural department as directed by the Structural Superintendent. Responsible for safety, quality, schedule and budget of all assigned work. Assists in the planning, managing, and execution of welding projects and repairs in production with applicable departments, personnel, and customers. Assists in the department's development in trade skills and workmanship. Must have working knowledge of different types of welding, different types of fabrication materials, and of NDT Inspection

Engineering Intern

The Engineering Intern will work directly with the project management team to provide support for construction and repair projects. The Engineering Intern will have the opportunity to gain experience and learn about the work as a project engineer in the local maritime industry.

Environmental Health Safety Technicians

The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Technician ensures and enforces environmental, health, and safety regulations as outlined by federal, state, and local agencies and as contractually required.

Estimator/Planner

We are seeking an Estimator/Planner to join the Estimating Department. The Estimator/Planner is responsible for developing cost estimates to support our ongoing ship repair contracts with DoD and commercial customers. The Estimator/Planner works closely with all departments to identify the amount of material and manpower needed to perform ship repair availabilities.  The ideal candidate will thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Facilities & Equipment Mechanic

Facilities & Equipment Mechanic

The Facilities and Equipment Mechanic will maintain and repair facilities' equipment to ensure optimal functional purpose.

Inside Machinist

The Inside Machinist is responsible for the repairing and maintaining shipboard mechanical equipment. Fixing, servicing, aligning, setting up, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical principles. Inspects, maintains, and repairs marine vessels of all sizes. Works on vessels' hulls, engines, transmissions, navigational equipment, and sometimes electrical propulsion. Must possess knowledge of general mechanics of marine vessels in additional to knowledge of general machines to repair marine vessels and/or marine components, parts, etc. Must be good with a wide spectrum of tools.

Laborer

We are seeking Laborers to join our team. The Laborer position prepares, assists, and cleans various work areas that may include hazardous materials. This position support(s) all areas of production, i.e. structural, mechanical, blasting, painting, electrical, etc.

Marine Carpenter

Assist in the preparation of wooden components of ships and docking platforms.  Assist in all areas of carpentry projects as needed.

Marine Electrician

We are seeking a Marine Electrician to join our team. Marine Electricians are responsible for the installation, test and repair or marine cables and equipment, installation and connection of lighting, electrical power, troubleshooting and repair of shipboard and facilities electrical systems. The Marine Electrician will be required to use and maintain hand and power tools, various test equipment. Must be able to read blueprints, drawings, and schematics.

Marine Mechanic

The Marine Mechanic is responsible for repairing and maintaining shipboard mechanical equipment. Fixing, servicing, aligning, setting up, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical principles. Inspects, maintains, and repairs marine vessels of all sizes.  Works on vessels' hulls, engines, transmissions, navigational equipment, and sometimes electrical propulsion.  Must possess knowledge of general mechanics of marine vessels in additional to knowledge of general machines to repair marine vessels and/or marine components, parts, etc. Must be good with a wide spectrum of tools. 

Marine Pipefitter

We are seeking a Marine Pipefitter to join our team. A Marine Pipefitter is to capable of planning, layout, fabricating, assembling, installing, repairing, and modifying piping systems, and pipe assemblies requiring close tolerance fit and structural soundness on ships, boats, barges and other floating marine equipment.

Preservation Equipment Maintenance Mechanic

The Preservation Equipment Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for repairing and maintaining Preservation mechanical equipment. Fixing, servicing, setting up, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily based on mechanical principles. Inspects, maintains, and repairs Preservation Equipment of all sizes.  Works on UHP Pumps, Airless Paint Pumps, Plural Component Pumps, Blast Pots, as well as other equipment used within the Preservation Department as directed by Supervisor.  Must possess knowledge of general mechanics of the forementioned equipment. Must be good with a wide spectrum of tools. 

Process Improvement Manager

Production Planner/Scheduler

We are seeking a Production Planner/Scheduler. The Production Planner/Scheduler will work directly with the production team to develop, maintain, and sequence detail schedules for multiple ship repair projects. The Production Planner/Scheduler will work closely with production Superintendents, and project managers, to support scheduling activities, coordinate and recommend changes to improve production efficiency.

Project Engineer

We are seeking a Project Engineer to join our team. The Project Engineer will work directly with the project management team to provide support for construction and repair projects. The Project Engineer will have the opportunity to gain experience and learn about the work as a project engineer in the local maritime and construction industries. This position provides engineering support for the company's ship repair and other projects.

Project Manager

The Project Manager will report to the Vice President of Programs and is responsible for the management and execution of commercial and military ship repair contracts ranging from $1M and up to $100M in value.  The ideal candidate will thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with full responsibility for the successful outcome of his/her project. 

Purchasing Clerk

The purchasing clerk will support the purchasing department activities by providing administrative support and performing data entry. They will also participate in vendor relationship management, maintaining purchase records and identifying cost-savings opportunities to support company profitability goals. There will be an opportunity for the purchasing clerk to help with preparing and processing purchase orders, ordering supplies and raw materials, coordinating vendor activities and various other procurement tasks.

Purchasing Specialist

We are seeking a Purchasing Specialist to support our company's procurement efforts. The Purchasing Specialist will report to the Purchasing Manager and will lead the company's advanced planning procurement efforts supporting proposals and the transition to production. Comprehensive Material Status Reports (MSR) will be assembled for both government and commercial proposals. This position will interface with both the Estimating Department and the Purchasing Department. Oversees front end management of largely tactical procurement activities, managing overall sourcing strategy, quality, delivery schedule and cost performance of supply base. Interpret and review RFP provisions, references, and technical drawings for material requirements.

QA/QC Certified Coatings Inspector

The QA/QC Certified Coatings Inspector will inspect coatings applied by coatings team members or subcontractors to ensure compliance with customer requirements, federal government, and NACE specifications.  This position is also expected to keep abreast of and advise leadership of industry trends, standard changes, best practices, and equipment upgrades/improvements as necessary. 

QA/QC Non-Destructive Test (NDT) Inspector

Pacific Shipyards International is in search of a Quality Assurance/Quality Control Nondestructive Test Inspector.
The QA/QC Nondestructive Test Inspector provides support to the Quality System Manager in supervising all QA Operation areas of non-destructive testing, Welding, and Quality Assurance as well as Process Control Procedure development and review.

Sandblaster/ Painter

Painter/blasters perform blasting and painting utilizing marine coating to specified contract requirements. Painters and blasters perform blasting and painting applications as directed by supervision. Must be able to perform all blast requirements and functions utilizing all application methods and identify and correct blast and paint deficiencies as required by the contract specifications. Marine of Industrial C7 sandblasters, C12/C14 painters, and C13 UHP blasters are preferred. Sandblasters must have experience with the use of a variety of blast media. Painters must have experience in conventional, airless, and plural component application.

Senior Certified Coatings Inspector (NACE III)

Pacific Shipyards is searching for a Senior Coatings Inspector (NACE III) to work in our Qualities Department. The National Association of Coatings Engineer (NACE) Level III ensures effective development, implementation, and operation of the Coatings Inspection Program.

Senior Project Manager

We are seeking a highly qualified Project Manager (PM) to join our Project Management Team. The Project Manager will report to the Vice President of Programs and is responsible for the management and execution of commercial and military ship repair contracts ranging from $1M and up to $100M in value. The ideal candidate will thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with full responsibility for the successful outcome of his/her project.

Ship Store Associate

Pacific Shipyards is seeking candidates with retail experience to work with a team in the transformation of our internal consumables and specialized tool rental function. Traditionally operated as a company warehouse, we are looking to transition to a retail oriented "Ship's Store" to increase the level of service provided to our employees and the employees of our affiliated companies. The Ship Store Associate issues necessary tools, equipment, and supplies to various trades within the company and performs inventory and stocking of the needed supplies for the store as necessary. The associate must keep track of the location of each tool in the organization and make sure that there are sufficient resources available for the construction crafts.

Ship Superintendent

We are seeking a highly qualified Ship Superintendent to join our Project Management team. The Ship Superintendent reports to the VP of Programs with functional reporting to the Project Manager and manages a portion of ship repair maintenance packages that may include installation, modification, and repair of complex equipment and systems. The Ship Superintendent ensures that assigned work is completed on time and within an established budget. The ideal candidate will thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with shared responsibility for the successful outcome of the assigned project.

The Ship Superintendent often works with the crafts to discuss and coordinate production work and must have excellent communication skills to coordinate and work with subcontractors and the customer, ensuring problems are resolved to ensure work flows smoothly.

The Ship Superintendent must be able to assess production progress and discuss production challenges with the Project Management Team and production team. Interacting with other shipyard departments, including the customer, is also common.

Structural Superintendent

Supervises and directs day-to-day execution of activities of welders, ship fitters, subcontract workers in ship repair work. Responsible for safety, quality, schedule and budget of all assigned work.

WAFCOR (Work Authorization Form Coordinator)

The WAFCOR manages, coordinates, oversees, and enforces the Work Authorization Form (WAF) process for all industrial entities onboard Navy Vessels during ship repair availabilities. The WAFCOR ensures that all Trades and Subcontractors abide by the rules and regulations established by the Joint Fleet Maintenance Manual (JFMM). They verify that all Work Authorization Forms are generated correctly and complete upon receipt and submittal. They are the liaison between Ship's Force and Repair Activities for WAF processing and to assist in resolving tag-out conflicts.

Warehouse Technician

Pacific Shipyards International is looking for a Property Technician to join our team! This position is responsible for accurately receiving, recording, issuing, and tracking of materials used on job.

Welder

We are currently seeking Welders to join our team. Welders weld metal components with appropriate equipment to fit and join, fabricate, and/or repair a variety of marine equipment and structural components per specifications and in accordance with the production schedule.

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Pacific Shipyards International, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
 
Pursuant to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), Pacific Shipyards International, Inc. invites applicants for employment to self-identify himself or herself as an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran or an Armed Forces Service Medal Veteran at both the pre-offer and post offer phases of the application process.  An invitation to self-identify is incorporated into PSI's online application process.
 
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