Marine Pipe Welder

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(2/21/2018 8:28 AM)
Req ID
Marine Trades - Pipe Welder
US-VA-Newport News




If you are a Marine Pipe Welder and want to be a part of the nation’s elite marine skilled workforce, this is your chance to advance your career.


Tradesmen International is proud to employ America’s best marine-dedicated craftsmen.  If you are a marine-experienced craftsman who emphasizes safety, productivity and superior craftsmanship, we want you to join our team.


We are recognized internationally as a leading source for reliable, skilled craftsmen with thousands of employees serving the world’s best shipyards and yacht builders. With hundreds of active partners, we have plenty of great shipyard employment opportunities.  We offer consistent work, top pay, benefits, and safety training to our employees.




Candidates are required to have a high school diploma or equivalent, able to read and comprehend blue prints, work at heights and in confined spaces. Candidates must also be able to read a tape measure, pressure gauge, level, and square. Candidates must be flexible to work all three (3) shifts and work in inclement weather.

  • Welds or tack welds metal parts together, electric, or gas welding equipment
  • Connects hoses from torch to tanks of oxygen and fuel gas, and turns valves to release mixture. Ignites torch and regulates flow of gas and air to obtain desired temperature
  • Preheats work pieces preparatory to welding or bending, using torch
  •  Examines work piece for defects and measures work piece with straightedge or template to ensure conformance with specifications
  • Climbs ladders or works on scaffolds to assemble structures
  • Signals crane operator to move large work pieces
  • Dismantles metal assemblies or cuts scrap metal, using thermal-cutting equipment such as flame-cutting torch or plasma-arc equipment
  • Positions and secures parts, using hoist, crane, wire and banding machine, or hand tools
  • Selects, positions, and secures torch, cutting tips, or welding rod, according to type, thickness, area, and desired temperature of metal
  • Guides and directs flame or electrodes on or across work piece to straighten, bend, melt, or build up metal
  • Fuses parts together, seals tension points, and adds metal to build up parts

Required Skills:

1. Multi-pass. All position fillet and butt welds using the SMAW (Shielded metal arc) process

2. Ability to fuse inserts and weld carbon steel, stainless steel and copper nickel pipe using the SMAW and GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) processes

3. Ability to mirror weld using the SMAW and GTAW processes

4. Heating - Oxygen/Propane Heating Torch

5. Experience working in physically demanding environments (shipboard, sub-assemblies, ladders, staging, etc.).

6. Familiarity with OSHA regulations relative to the shipbuilding industry.

7. Ability to properly use fillet gauges, butt gauges, and a six inch scale.


Welding Qualifications:

1. All positions using the SMAW and GTAW processes

2. Thin wall sockets (Required for below 0.187 wall joints)


The Welding School will administer tests for the following qualifications:

1. Welders Vision Test (5 Minutes)

2. Visual Inspection of Welds Level I (4 Hours)

3. Pre-heat and Interpass (1 hour)

4. Fire Watch CBT 2 hours)

5. Torch Safety test and practical (3 hours)

6. Welding Qualification tests for: 503, 502, 541, 725, 506, 659, 556, 650, 664 and 557 (Testing will run approximately 2½ weeks).


Prior to performing work all welders must successfully pass the above tests and have a completed FORM 1429 and a statement of current maintenance on file with O37 Welding Engineering. The Welding School will administer the fire watch training and test VIA computer based, and will also test and verify torch safety knowledge and practical demonstration of proper hook-up and shut down prior to certifying them as torch operators. Required Safety Training / Qualifications: Leased Labor Provider Company (LLPC) shall provide employees who have completed the following safety training.


Employee must be able to pass a seven year federal background investigation


Must be able to pass a hair folicle drug test


Pay rate is $50 per hour and $120 perdiem for those who qualify.  

Company Details

Tradesmen International, America’s elite skilled labor force, is seeking experienced Marine Pipe Welders to join our team. We are recognized internationally as a leading source for reliable, skilled pipe welders with thousands of employees across North America. With more than 5,000 active clients we have a plenty of great opportunities for skilled marine pipe welders that want to be the best in their field. We offer consistent work, top pay, benefits, and employment opportunities in most major markets throughout North America.


In addition to consistent work, top pay, and employment opportunities, we provide a benefits package that is among the best in the industry. Our comprehensive benefits encourage our employees and their families to build a lifelong relationship with us.

  • Vacation Pay
  • Health insurance
  • Dental and vision plan
  • Prescription drug plan
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term disability
  • 401(k) profit-sharing savings plan
  • Incentive programs
  • Tool purchase programs



Tradesmen International is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability


Click here to visit Tradesmen’s full website.

Recruiter Name

George Holden


US-VA-Newport News


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