Union Connections for Jobs

Many of Vigor’s companies take referrals from local unions. If you are a skilled trades person, and already a member of a union, we recommend you check this list to see if we are aligned with your respective union. If you are interested in joining a union, please review and contact the union that is most closely related to your trade expertise, and call the representative to learn more about membership.

Vigor owns several businesses, some are union and some are non-union. This page only references the union companies and their respective cities.

It is common that some union affiliated jobs are not posted on our website; union members may have the ability to apply online through a special link provided by those specific unions.

We are here to assist you. If you have a disability that prevents you from successfully demonstrating your qualifications during any step in the hiring process, you may request a reasonable accommodation. If you are interested in applying for employment and require special accommodation to submit an application please call 877-778-8421 and follow the directions to leave a detailed message.

You may also choose to send an email requesting an accommodation to Accommodation@vigor.net.

Someone will attend to your request within two business days.

When contacting Vigor, please provide contact information and state the nature of your accessibility issue. We respond to inquiries concerning requests for reasonable accommodation only.

If you have questions regarding the application process at Vigor Industrial you can refer to our FAQs.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries embrace and celebrate diversity and provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Union Connections


Portland, OR

Cascade General, Vigor Fab and Vigor Marine are trade union affiliated companies in Portland. If you are interested in work at Cascade General, Vigor Fab or Vigor Marine and you are already a member of one of the following listed unions, please call your union representative first to learn more about employment in the Portland Yard. If you are not a member of a union, and you see a position listed with Cascade General, Vigor Fab or Vigor Marine you can apply on-line for the position, and you will have 30 days to join the union post hire.

Boilermakers 104

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 48

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFLCIO District Lodge W24, Local Lodge 63

United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local 290

International Association of Sheet Metal Workers, Local 16

International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 701

NorthWest Regional Council of Carpenters

Clackamas, OR

Clackamas is home to Vigor Works, a Vigor company specializing in complex fabrication.

If you are not a member of a union, and you see a position listed with Vigor Works you can apply on-line for the position, and you will become a union member on the 30th day of your employment.

International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, Shopmen's Local Union No. 516

Everett, WA

Everett is home to Vigor Shipyards and Vigor Marine. If you are already a member of one of the following listed unions, please call your union representative first to learn more about employment in the Everett Yard. If you are not a member of a union, and you see a position listed with Vigor Marine you can apply on-line for the position, and you will have 30 days to join the union post hire.

All union positions at Vigor Shipyards are filled through dispatch. Feel free to connect with any of the following unions to learn more about membership and positions open at Vigor Shipyards.

Boilermakers, Local 104 – Main Office

International Association of Sheet Metal Workers, Local 66

Vancouver, WA

Vancouver is home to Vigor Works, a Vigor Industrial company.

If you are not a member of a union, and you see a position listed with Vigor Works you can apply on-line for the position, and you will become a union member on the 30th day of your employment.

International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, Shopmen's Local Union No. 516

Port Angeles, WA

Port Angeles is home to Washington Marine Repair. If you are already a member of one of the following listed unions, please call your union representative first to learn more about employment in the Port Angeles Yard. If you are not a member of a union, and you see a position listed with Washington Marine Repair you can apply on-line for the position, and you will have 30 days to join the union post hire. Please be advised that employees of this company often travel to other locations between projects.

Boilermakers, Local 104 – Main Office

Laborers International Union of North America, Local 252

Seattle, WA

Vigor Marine, Vigor Shipyards and Washington Marine Repair are trade union affiliated companies in Seattle. If you are interested in work at Vigor Marine and you are already a member of one of the following listed unions, please call your union representative first to learn more about employment in the Seattle Yard. If you are not a member of a union, and you see a position listed with Vigor Marine you can apply on-line for the position, and you will have 30 days to join the union post hire.

All union positions at Vigor Shipyards are filled through dispatch. Feel free to connect with any of the following unions to learn more about membership and positions open at Vigor Shipyards.

Boilermakers, Local 104 – Main Office

United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local 32

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 46

Laborers International Union of North America, Local 252

International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 302

International Union of Operating Engineers – Local 286