The Great Lakes Towing Company, Shipyard hire 20 employees in first quarter

The Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard hired 20 new employees in first quarter of 2016 and will hire an additional 50-plus employees before the end of 2016 to support continued growth driven by client demand.

“We’re looking out for the future,” said Joe Starck, the company’s President. “We’re strategically focusing our efforts on finding, developing and training a team of professionals for a growing workforce to successfully accomplish the contracts we have now and the potential contracts we are working on. This starts with hiring world-class talent.”

New hires include:

  • Michael Burnes, Financial Analyst & Cost Accountant
  • Douglas Barrow, New Construction Manager
  • Robert Shamp, New Construction Electrical Systems Manager
  • Justin Fortney, Quality Manager
  • Susan Long, Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Nicholas Wallinder, Health, Safety, Security & Environmental Coordinator
  • Christopher Swenk, Marine Traffic & Operations Assistant

In addition to these new hires, Great Lakes Shipyard is continuing to expand its workforce due to the increase in new construction projects for the shipyard. Recently, six new employees were hired in 2016 Q1, including:

  • Christopher Hoff, Painter/Blaster Leaderman
  • Joshua Pirtle, Shipfitter Leaderman
  • Lorenzo Lopez, Welder
  • Christopher Eads, Welder
  • Christian Newlon, Receiving/Tool Room Attendant
  • Samuel McKnight, Welder

The company is now seeking candidates to fill a wide range of positions including naval architects, shipyard welders and pipe fitters, project managers and more.

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Maritime Editorial