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Marine Staffing Services

Our marine staffing agency leverages a marine-dedicated workforce focused on the needs of national, regional and international shipbuilding, repair and retrofit operations.

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Shipyard Staffing

Searching for proven, safety-minded craftworkers with experience in the shipbuilding industry? Tradesmen International is a recognized leader in providing custom staffing solutions for shipyards across North America.

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Tradesmen International® can tailor a contingent marine staffing solution to:

  • Maximize workforce productivity
  • Reduce hiring costs and challenges
  • Limit overtime expenditures
  • Minimize workers’ compensation exposure

We’re proud to provide marine craftworkers who emphasize safety, productivity, and craftsmanship.

Find the Best Shipbuilding Staffing Solutions With Tradesmen International

Need shipbuilding skilled labor? We can help with our marine construction staffing solutions. Tradesmen International approaches every shipyard with a deep knowledge of the business in tandem with a deep love of honest craftsmanship and maritime heritage. These things drive everything we do related to our marine trade employees and marine staffing support.

From shipbuilding, repair, retrofit, and decommissioning to yacht building, repair, or refitting, we provide the marine labor staffing solutions you need. We can help you find first-class marine craftworkers and second-class marine trades who are experienced and proven shipyard-worthy.

We work hard to ensure our marine construction employees are highly qualified and accurately placed. Tradesmen® prioritizes thorough employment references and careful, professional skill assessments. Because safety is our number one core value, we offer OSHA maritime safety training to our first and second-class marine craftworkers. Our marine employees receive continuous safety education and communication.

Why Work With a Marine Staffing Company? 

If you are considering working with a marine staffing agency such as Tradesmen® but aren’t sure about the benefits, we outline them below.

Focus On Your Core Workforce

By partnering with a marine construction staffing agency like Tradesmen, you can focus on your core, full-time workforce. We will assist in providing you with the various skilled workers you need to match your fluctuating workload. Our CORE + Flex labor staffing strategy alleviates common pain points of the businesses we work with. Staffing your projects shouldn’t steal time away from supporting your core workforce. With Tradesmen, you will get the right number of skilled tradespeople at the right time at the correct skill level on an as-needed basis.  

Save Time and Meet Deadlines

Meeting deadlines is made possible by working with Tradesmen to gain access to proven craftworkers when and where you need them. We are the dependable source for proven trade professionals in the marine construction industry. Complete projects on time with the skilled labor you’ve been looking for and save time by eliminating the hiring process. Simply borrow shipyard-experienced skilled workers from Tradesmen for a contract period and return them when the project is complete.

Get Vetted Craft Professionals

Tradesmen does the prep work for you. We provide proven marine/shipyard craftworkers who have been stringently vetted with face-to-face or video interviews, reference checks, workforce hours verification, credential verification, and hands-on skill testing. With a talent pool of over 500,000 craftworkers across the nation, we can provide the best talent right when you need it. Our proven shipyard workers are ready to serve your marine business. Trust us to deliver the right craft professionals for you. 

Mitigate Unemployment Expenditures

Reduce your SUTA rate by avoiding layoffs and terminations of full-time employees. Minimize or eliminate layoffs by working with Tradesmen® to supplement your core employees with ours. This CORE + Flex staffing strategy ensures you won’t be constantly hiring and letting workers go. When your workload slows, send our craftworkers back with no negative impact on your SUTA rate or unemployment taxes.

Minimize Workers’ Comp Risk and Costs

By keeping a lean workforce and supplementing it using a construction staffing service, you can minimize your business’s workers’ compensation exposure. Keep your permanent employee count minimal and use Tradesmen craft professionals to avoid paying additional premiums which, of course, are constantly on the rise. Our safety-minded skilled workforce is covered under our workers’ compensation insurance allowing you to utilize their skill sets without needing to cover them under your insurance.

Save Money On Healthcare Costs

Rising healthcare insurance costs have been a concern of business owners for years. By tapping into the network of skilled craftworkers with Tradesmen, you won’t have to worry about staying competitive and working with the best trades. Minimize profit losses related to healthcare coverage by working with fewer full-time employees and pulling in Tradesmen’s shipyard-experienced trade workers when needed. 

Protect Your Business and Minimize Exposure To Non-Compliance

By working with a marine staffing or shipyard staffing agency, you protect your business from legal risk and the consequences of non-compliance. Labor laws are constantly changing and it is important to stay abreast of the current regulations. Tradesmen stays up-to-date with legislation relevant to the industry and supports you with workforce strategies to comply with current laws and regulations. 

On-Demand Marine Construction Services

Our team of marine staffing professionals and shipyard coordinators includes former mariners, merchant captains, shipbuilding professionals, naval officers, and enlisted men and women with the ability to understand your exacting trade needs and provide proven marine trades.

Our marine labor trades include:

  • Aluminum Welders
  • Blasters/Painters
  • Burners
  • Crane Operators
  • Electrical System Repairmen
  • Fiber Optic Installers
  • Marine Carpenters
  • Marine Electricians
  • Marine Joiners
  • Outfitters
  • Outside/Inside Machinists
  • Pipe Welders – TIG, Stick, Silver Braze
  • Pipefitters
  • Riggers
  • Sheet Metal Mechanics
  • Shipfitters
  • Structural Welders – Stick, MIG, Flux Core
  • Team Leaders
  • TIG Welders
  • And Many More

Find the Best Marine Labor Staffing Solutions With Tradesmen International

We’re proud to serve leading marine industry clients with these and other marine trades and would be pleased to provide specific references upon demand. Tradesmen’s marine construction division is available near lakes, bays, sounds, and rivers across North America — and in your own backyard.

We recruit and manage from our marine field offices right where your business is, as well as in all major marine locales, both coastal and inland, including these major seaports:


Give us a call today to fill your growing demand for skilled shipyard workers. We’ll provide the right marine-experienced craft professionals at the right time, allowing you to meet deadlines and finish projects successfully. We have the largest network of marine craftworkers and will do the heavy lifting for you when it comes to finding verifiably skilled workers. 

We’ve seen businesses struggle with finding the best craftworkers to meet their project requirements. That’s why we provide commercial and naval shipyards the ultimate solution by giving you access to a huge network of proven skilled and reliable craft professionals. 

Find qualified shipyard talent with Tradesmen today. On a tight schedule? Don’t worry. Tradesman provides just-in-time staffing support to ensure you meet your deadlines and have the help you need. 

Staff Smarter With Tradesmen’s Marine Staffing Services

Ready to partner with a skilled marine staffing agency? Tradesmen International provides a proven CORE + Flex labor staffing strategy to help your business thrive. By keeping a lean core workforce and flexing in trades from Tradesmen International, you can cut costs while meeting project requirements and boosting productivity.

Contact us today to devise a flexible, lean marine staffing strategy and find experienced shipyard workers with the skills you need. Our proven shipyard talent has experienced success working on a wide variety of vessels ranging from ferries, large yachts, and cruise ships to naval destroyers and aircraft carriers. Smart staffing with Tradesmen puts your team in a position to succeed. 

Tradesmen International tailors contingent staffing solutions

Maximize workforce productivity

Reduce hiring costs and challenges

Limit overtime expenditures

Minimize workers' compensation exposure

Devise a skilled staffing plan today

With a CORE + Flex skilled labor strategy, Tradesmen provides a no-cost labor productivity consultation.

We help contractors plan to run a lean staffing solution comprised of their core full-time workforce. 

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