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Pipe Welder

Job Description:

Must pass weld test consisting of three coupons:

• 2-inch Schedule 10 stainless, TIG with argon purge, visual inspection only.

• 2-inch XXS carbon steel (.625 wall), TIG root, hot pass, and third bead with ER70S-2; stick weld out using E7018. Bend test.

• 2-inch schedule 160 carbon steel, TIG root pass and weld out, using ER70S-2.

Pay rate is Negotiable.  Work schedule is 5-10's, and these positions will be working either day or night shift.

Must not be afraid of heights.


Pipe Welder Job Description

General Summary of Duties: Plan, lay-out, weld, install test and repair all types of pipe and similar tubular products in accordance with all applicable plans, specifications, codes, and industry standards. Work in other crafts at levels appropriate to training and skills as requested by supervision. Position will report to manager as assigned by SIMMCO Superintendent.


Essential Abilities, Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned as required):

• With regard to that portion of the work assigned, develop complete understanding of contract plans and specifications and plan, lay-out, install and/or repair all types of pipe and/or similar tubular products in accordance with those plans and specifications.

• Read and understand plans and specifications, including isometric and orthographic drawings. Visualize two dimensional drawings in three dimensions.

• Follow established job-site safety and regulations and maintain a safe and clean work area. Identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective action to eliminate or minimize hazards.

• Inspect subordinate's work for compliance with the contract plans and specifications, point out deficiencies and explain, and take any corrective action needed.

• Use appropriate hand and power tools to properly measure, cut, assemble, weld and install all types of pipe and/or similar tubular products; install supports, valves and other control equipment; test installed piping systems and install all other related items in accordance with the applicable plans and specifications; bolt, clamp or weld parts to secure in position for welding; weld components according to specific process and code.

• Install all other items in accordance with the applicable plans and specifications.

• Produce quality work, meeting requirements of plans, specifications and industry standards.

• Perform all other job related duties as requested by supervisor.


Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Education: High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)Preferred

• Experience –3 years' welding experience preferred. Must pass the prescribed weld test.

• Communication Skills – Comprehend documents such as safety rules, operating maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. The ability to understand information, ideas, direction and then be able to perform the task or project discussed. Also, to be able to ask questions to insure you understand the information given.

• Must have a working knowledge of various welding codes, specifications, techniques and methods.

• Must be familiar with properties of metal machining, weld shrinkage and welding techniques


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Ability to perform repetitive movements

• Ability to work overhead

• Ability to use hands to grasp

• Ability to reach with arms

• Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, squat, crawl, and twist

• Ability to sit, climb and balance.

• Ability to work up to 12 hour shift in all weather and temperature extremes.

• Ability to frequently lift and/or push or pull up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or push or pull up to 50 pounds.

• Vision adequate to perform all required tasks.

• Ability to move in and around confined and cluttered places and uneven areas. Full range of motion and flexibility consistent with age.

• Ability to work over 5 feet above the ground; must not have fear of heights.


Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Employee will be required to wear personal protective equipment as needed to perform job tasks.

• Employee is regularly exposed to noise, dust, varying types of smells

• Employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, must be able to properly use and handle toxic or caustic chemicals.

• Employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, elevated work areas, and outside weather conditions.

• Employee is expected to work in a safe and efficient manner while maintaining a clean work area.


Other Relevant Information:

• This position is a Non-Exempt position and is subject to overtime pay.

• Travel is not required in this position.

This position reports directly to the SIMMCO Superintendent for daily tasks.

• Accomplishes human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures.

• Achieves operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems