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100 Addsco Road Number of employees: ~ 4,000
Mobile, AL 36602 Turnover Rate: Con? dential
Telephone: 251-434-8000 Recruiter contact information:
Web Site: www.austal.com www.austaljobs.com
Current Openings: Preferred method of job training: The Case for Austal:
Austal USA is always interested in Austal USA conducts all professional Austal USA is a global leader in safely discovering new talent in our industry. training in-house. The state of Alabama and pro? tably building high-speed alu-
Applicants can visit www.austaljobs. has provided Austal with priority use minum ships while meeting or exceeding com for a listing of current openings of 60 percent of the Alabama Indus- customer expectations. Currently work- and position descriptions. The recruiting trial Development and Training (AIDT) ing under two U.S. Navy ten-ship block- website also allows interested applicants Maritime Training Center, less than one buy contracts worth over $5 billion; the who don’t qualify for any of the current mile from the main production facil- 338-foot Joint High Speed Vessel and open positions to join the Austal talent ity. Most of Austal’s pre- and post-hire the 419-foot Independence-variant Lit- network and receive updates on posi- training is conducted at this state-of-the- toral Combat Ship, Austal employs over tions that become available in the future. art training facility. 4,000 of the country’s most talented ship production and engineering employees and has a current backlog beyond 2020.
Austal USA has hired over 2,000 front- line workers in the past ? ve years. Of those, 63% received free training through the partnership with Alabama Industrial
Development Training (AIDT); 36% re- ceived paid training post-employment.
During this ? ve-year span 71% of our employees were promoted and received pay increases and 300 completed ad- vanced training in the paid Lean/Rapid
Improvement Workshop. Austal is rec- ognized by the Department of Labor as having one of the top apprenticeship pro- grams in the nation. Since 2006 Austal has hired nearly 700 apprentices, many since promoted to supervisory or higher skilled jobs. Austal takes pride in pro- viding employees with a safe working environment worthy of several industry safety awards over the past few years.
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