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Flexible Workforce Solutions

Marine and Shipyard Construction Staffing

Capture the best talent from coast to coast to fill jobs in ship repair and new construction. NSC is one of the largest U.S. marine repair staffing firms, specializing in providing flexible talent and staffing solutions to the maritime industry. Our network boasts several hundred thousand experienced field associates ready to work in every major U.S. port – from Hawaii to Puerto Rico.

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Marine Construction and Repair Employment Services

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Contingent Labor

Keep your marine construction operations moving swiftly and safely with staffing solutions zeroed-in on your shipyard needs. Readily scale with an on-demand and flexible temporary workforce of laborers whose skill sets and experience are the right fit for your business.

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Never miss a beat with temporary employees and contractors who can supplement your shipyard hiring needs and skill sets in a hurry, fill open shifts, and even be hired permanently when the time is right.

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Direct Hire

Gain confidence in hiring permanent talent for your team. With NSC’s industry expertise and deep, national network, you get access to marine construction talent and recruiting services that lead to better fit, productivity, and performance.

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On-Site Services

Get more from your contingent workforce. NSC’s dedicated on-site staffing resource acts as an extension of your team and manages your program with a level of expertise in marine construction and shipyard labor recruitment that drives results.

Find the Right-Skilled Marine Workers

NSC recruits, vets, and trains top talent with the essential skills you require to steer your maritime business in the direction of success.

From custom-built contingent labor solutions to temp-to-hire and direct hire services, see how our staffing solutions can help your business grow.

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In-demand Maritime Employment Skill Sets We Place:

Administrative & Professional

Automated Data Processing
Data Entry
Mechanical Assemblers
Project Management
Quality Assurance (QA) Inspection

Construction & Trades

Abrasive Blasters
Pipe Fitters
Sheet Metal Mechanics
Steel Fitters
Welders, including:

  • Fluxcore
  • MIG
  • TIG
  • Stick
  • Pipe
  • Tube
  • Aluminum
  • Stainless Steel
  • Copper Nickel
  • Ceramic


Mechanical Designers
Technical Writers

General Labor & Maintenance

Cleaning Personnel
Firewatch Labor
Janitorial Technicians
Maintenance Workers
Tank Cleaners

Shipyard & Warehouse

Crane Operators
Drivers (CDL)
Forklift Operators & Technicians

Taking Stock Of The Shipyard

Targeted Safety and Training Services

Safety is our top priority. NSC takes proactive measures to properly screen and train our field associates while partnering with clients to identify potential workplace hazards to prevent accidents and injuries.

Our hands-on programs equip workers with the skills, practice, and expertise to meet quality and safety standards across marine construction and repair environments.


  • OSHA-10 Maritime Training
  • Structural & Pipe Welding Training and Pre-testing
  • Shipboard Simulator
  • NAVSEA & ABS Training and Certification
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Onboarding and Satisfaction, Delivered

From various ports, docks, and shipyards, NSC maritime industry field associates show up to work highly qualified, accurately placed, and satisfied with their assignments. To ensure the satisfaction of both our associates and clients, we make it a priority to be present on our associates’ first day of the job.


  • Interviews and Employment Verification
  • Skills Testing
  • E-Verify Compliance
  • Criminal Background Checks
  • Drug Testing & Screening
  • Client Site-Specific Training and Certification
  • New Hire Orientation
  • Badging and Access (DBIDS, TWIC or Red Badge upon request)
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Qualified Marine Talent from Sea to Shining Sea

“Considering all our time differences — from mainland U.S. to Hawaii and Guam — NSC connects us with experienced marine field associates willing and able to mobilize and deliver outstanding workmanship.”

Director of HR, Leading Provider of Pilot and Tug Services

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See how NSC has helped clients meet staffing and training challenges with expertly crafted talent solutions.

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Find Us at a Port Near You

NSC supports marine industry clients in ports nationwide. Get in touch today to gain access to the critical talent and training you need.

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