Benefits & Training

Forging the strongest career progression

Austal offers comprehensive benefits and individualized training programs that make our dynamic workforce even stronger. Employees of Austal enjoy a wide range of benefits, designed to support the individual lifestyles of our diverse workforce, and training programs created to enhance individual skills, allowing for career progression with a growing, innovative company.

Employee Benefits

Austal provides employees with excellent benefits including:

  •  Major Medical and Dental Insurance
  •  Company Paid Life Insurance, Accidental Death Insurance and Disability Coverage
  •  401K- Company match on first 3% of contribution
  •  Personal Time
  •  Employee Assistance Program
  •  Flexible Spending Accounts
  •  Vacation
  •  Employee Productivity Incentive Plans
  •  Eight Paid Holidays per year
  •  Bereavement Pay
  •  Boot and Prescription Safety Glasses Allowance
  •  Optional Critical Illness coverage

Post-Hire Training

Aluminum ship construction is unique, therefore Austal offers post-hire, paid training programs custom designed to enhance your existing skills and increase your pay while actively working on our cutting edge programs. These individualized, one-on-one training curriculums are taught by instructors well versed in our unique requirements and procedures, and dedicated to building our workforce as well as our vessels. Those who complete training and successfully obtain their ABS Certification achieve a great sense of pride in craftsmanship and an ongoing commitment to first time quality.

Advanced Aluminum Welder Training

Enhances existing aluminum welding skills for certification in A Class Aluminum CV Welding

Advanced pipe Welder Training

Designed for entry level TIG welders, prepares for certification in 6G copper nickel and stainless steel

Restricted Pipe Welder Training

Experienced TIG welders skill enhancement for certification in 6GR copper nickel and stainless steel


Starting a new career in a new location is an exciting adventure.

If relocation is part of this adventure, it also has the potential of being very stressful. Austal offers generous Relocation Assistance Packages to qualifying candidates upon hire to alleviate anxiety associated with relocating. Customized to your individual needs, these plans are designed to make your family's move comfortable and seamless as you begin your new position with Austal. Ask your Austal Recruiter for more details.