American Cruise Lines

Welding Inspector

Job Locations US-MD-Salisbury
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Chesapeake Shipbuilding is expanding our workforce in Salisbury, MD. We are seeking a structural steel welding inspector. We build 300 ft cruise ships that carry upwards of 275 people on cruises around the United States including the Chesapeake Bay, Great Lakes, inland rivers, Northwest Rivers of Oregon, and Alaska.  We also build 94 ft tug boats.  We have 5 heated construction buildings and multiple outfitting docks.


Chesapeake Shipbuilding is located in Salisbury, the heart of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Just a half hour from both the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Salisbury has immediate access to some of the best beaches, hunting, fishing and boating spots on the East Coast. It boasts entertainment ranging from professional sports to NASCAR and the lively Ocean City. The school system in Salisbury is extraordinary, whether for children or for prospects of higher education. With the largest hospital and trauma center on the Eastern Shore, Salisbury also has excellent healthcare. It is a fantastic place to raise a family and pursue personal and professional goals.


Chesapeake Shipbuilding is hiring talented welding quality inspector to join our shipyard. Primary duties will include inspection of welding and fabrication of steel vessels subject to US Coast Guard inspection and certification.  Experienced structural welding professional needed for visual inspection of fit-up and completed welding on plate and shape fabrications.   Strong work ethic with focus on high paced production an absolute must.  Current Certified Weld Inspector certification a plus, but not required initially.  If not currently certified, willing to perform coursework to gain certification thru the company.  Applicant must be familiar with manual and semi-automatic welding procedures and welder certification tests.  Position requires ability to read and understand welding symbols, welding procedures and specifications.  Applicant must be detail oriented, methodical and able to maintain clear and accurate records.  Position requires a significant amount of physical activity and mobility.  Applicant must be able to climb ladders, scaffolds, and stairs, crawl through small accesses and enter into tanks and confined spaces through hatches and manholes throughout much of a normal workday.   Applicant must be able to communicate effectively with workers, management, outside inspection agencies and government inspectors.


Hours: 40-50 hours per week. Standard 8 hour shifts on a 5-day work week with overtime. Candidates will be asked to work day shift. Candidates may be asked to work weekends. Normal hours will be Monday-Friday.


Selected candidates will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • 401 K Retirement Plan
  • Vacation Pay
  • Holiday Pay
  • A respectful workplace where your voice will be heard


  • Aggressive work ethic with focus on production
  • 3G/4G and 6G welder certifications from ABS, USCG or AWS
  • Experienced with plasma cutting
  • Experienced with oxy-propane cutting
  • Experienced performing weld tests including soap and air, hydrostatic pressure testing tanks and dye penetrant
  • Ability to read plans/drawings including welding symbology
  • Climb ladders, scaffolds, and stairs, crawl through small accesses and enter into tanks and confined spaces
  • Weld structure when not performing inspections
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Pre-Employment Drug Screen and Background Check


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