The Great Lakes Group


Shipyard General Laborer

General Description

Responsible for general labor and support in the shipyard.

Position Requirements Duties & Responsibilities

  • Loads vehicles, using handtruck or dolly
  • Washes trucks and other vehicles
  • Cleans ships, piers, drydocks, and other working areas, using broom and water hose
  • Opens shipping crates, using hammer and pinchbar
  • Sorts lumber, metals, and other scrap materials
  • Mixes and pours cement on inner bottoms of ships and around joints on decks to prepare
  • Surfaces for tile or to make joints watertight
  • Removes paint and scale from ships’ metal surfaces, using hand or powered wire brushes
  • Conveys materials and tools to work site

Knowledge, Education, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Must have a High School diploma or equivalent.

Minimum Work Environment Requirements 

  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate to current or daily job duties
  • Be fit for a respirator
  • Carry up to 50 pounds
  • Constantly climb stairs and ladders on daily basis
  • Access confined spaces
  • Bend, twist, kneel, and reach constantly
  • Endure noise, fumes, dust and inclement weather
  • Work overtime and weekends as needed to meet production demands


  • Any additional duties as required by management.
  • The first ninety (90) days of employment will be an introductory period including on-the-job training. Successful completion of the introductory period is required for continued “at-will” employment.


We offer an excellent benefits package that includes healthcare, dental, vision, short-term and long-term insurance, 401(k) profit sharing plan, vacation time, sick time and company paid holidays.

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Attn: Human Resources
The Great Lakes Towing Company
4500 Division Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102


Candidates must be able to pass background check and have E-verify authorization.

The Great Lakes Group is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; M/F/V/D.