1st Class Pipe Welder

Job Details

1st Class Pipe Welder

Norfolk, Virginia




Job Description

  • Work will be performed on ships in all stages of repair and modernization. 
  • Pipe welders will cut/torch and weld metal surfaces or pipe using various types of welding equipment. 
  • Weld processes may be performed on various materials in the shop/on table as well as onboard the ship/in position. 
  • Welding is performed on a wide variety of materials/Ferrous and Non-Ferrous utilizing an even wider range of welding processes, such as GTAW, SMAW, FCAW, and GMAW. 
  • Be able to set up and operate welding machines such as SYNCHROWAVE 250 and POWCON ST-300 
  • Weld components in a flat, vertical, or overhead positions. 
  • Have the ability to weld all types of materials, to tig and stick, weld plate, pipe including piping joints such as sockets, butts,E.B rings, backing rings and open butts. 
  • Set up welding machines based on the job at hand. 
  • Provide a great level of attention to detail and focus on the given task. 
  • Keep work areas clean and organized and take proper care of all equipment and facilities. 
  • Ensure work is done safely and meets quality standards. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Candidate Requirements: 

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of recent experience working in a shipyard as a pipe welder. 
  • Must be able to pass all administered tests prior to being hired for the position. 
  • Must possess a good general knowledge of ship repair procedures and test requirements. 
  • Must be able to comprehend instructions, drawings, and general correspondence. 
  • Must have a working knowledge of ship repair terminology and ship compartment naming convention. 
  • Must be physically and medically capable to wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the job as prescribed under OSHA standards. PPE may include hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc. 
  • Must be a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident. 
  • Must be DBIDS eligible.

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