Structural Welder

Job Details

Structural Welder

Norfolk, Virginia




Job Description

  • Weld together metal components of products, as specified by layout, blueprints, diagram, work order, welding producers, or oral instructions, using electric arc-welding equipment.
  • Prepare all material surfaces to be welded, ensuring that there is no loose or think scale, slag, rust, moisture, grease, or other foreign matter.
  • Weld completion in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions.
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments, using processes such as gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, flux-cored arc, plasma arc, shielded metal arc, resistance welding, and submerged arc welding.
  • Manually apply filler rod to supply weld metal.
  • Clean or degrease weld joint or work piece, using wire brush, portable grinder, or chemical bath. May repair broken or cracked parts and fill holes.
  • Set up and operate welding equipment and select proper electrodes according to metals to be joined or as instructed.
  • Preform grinding and joint preparation for NDT processes.
  • Burning, washing, edge prepping using hand and automated equipment.
  • Flux cored inner shield and dual shield welding along with oxy-acetylene torching, air-arc, weld-wire gas, stick and pipe flange.
  • Construct or repair metal products by joining parts either manual (using a variety of welding methods including electric arc, MIG and TIG welding or oxy-acetylene welding) or by machine.
  • Read and understand the Chemist and Competent Persons reports and determine if job sites, particularly those involving combustible material, are safe for personnel and hot work.
  • Preforms grinding and joint preparation for NDT processes.
  • Mark or tag material with proper job number, piece marks, and other identifying marks as required.
  • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe boots/shoes and, when necessary, respirator.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Understand and act upon instructions.
  • Work independently to complete responsibilities.
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Must pass stick & flux core.
  • Min 5 years recent weld experience.
  • Technical training preferred.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with the trade.
  • Must be able to work effectively with others.
  • Comprehend blueprints, sketches, and templates.
  • Enter and move through manholes to reach and work in internally confined spaces.
  • Must be a steady, reliable worker.
  • Must be able to comprehend and follow simple instructions.

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