Shaver has a talented team of marine mechanics, welders, fitters, electricians and carpenters that work together to maintain our fleet of tugs and barges. Capable of projects both small and large, Shaver’s shipyard team is an experienced and innovative group.

Shaver’s shipyard is located in Portland, Oregon and is a unique floating work platform. The facility was originally a Landing Ship Medium (LSM) – 426 a WWII era landing craft used in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign to bring Marines ashore. Following WWII, LSM 426 came to Astoria, Oregon where it was purchased by Shaver Transportation and put into new service as our shipyard facility in 1948.

Shaver’s shipyard facility is capable of performing major and minor overhauls of its fleet, including the highly technical repowering of tugs to general tug and barge maintenance. The staff are skilled shipwrights with expertise in mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of production machines. Through on the job training and courses at the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute, shipyard employees can advance from an apprentice position as a shipwright helper to a journeyman shipwright.

Shaver shipyard employees are members of the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters a branch of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. If you are interested in a position, please see the Careers section of the website.