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Pipe Welder

at Industrial Mechanical Inc

Posted: 9/23/2019
Job Reference #: 255

Job Description

Title:Pipe Welder
Location:Atlanta, GA
Employees within this position have either advanced from the Pipe Welder Helper level or developed skill through technical training and / or field experience. Employees can also advance to this position if they have obtained their NCCER or AWS certification, or completed a related program through an accredited technical school. They must be able to pass the internal welding test with a 70 or above. Individual should possess basic knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the pipe welding field. They rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform job functions and work under immediate supervision.

Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. They may transfer from one task to another as directed. Generally these employees may specialize in certain or a few welding processes and welding positions and have a narrower base of knowledge. They are required to assist with maintaining tools and equipment and perform various cleanup and housekeeping activities. They are to follow all safety rules and procedures set forth by Industrial Mechanical, Inc. and OSHA. These employees report to a Foreman, General Foreman, or Project Manager.

Tasks that Pipe Welders are required to perform included, but are not limited to:
  • Joins, fabricates, and repairs metal and other weldable material by applying appropriate welding techniques.
  • Accurately apply intermediate mathematical skill including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, conversion of fractions and decimals, and geometry.
  • Interprets blueprints, specifications, diagrams, and schematic drawings to determine work procedures.
  • Lay-out, align, and weld fabricated, cast, and forged components to assemble structural forms, such as machinery frames, tanks, pressure vessels, furnace shells, buildings, and pipe.
  • Inspects completed welds for bead size and to determine structural soundness.
  • Moves equipment using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks.
  • Selects type and size of pipe or related materials and equipment according to specifications.
  • Knowledge of geometry, physical properties of metal machining, weld shrinkage, and welding techniques.
  • May be required to use Gas-Metal Arc (GMAW), Flux-Cored Arc (FCAW), Gas-Tungsten Arc (GTAW), Submerged Arc (SAW), or Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW/MMA) welding processes.
  • May weld in 1G to 6G positions: flat, horizontal, vertical, inclined, or overhead.
  • Connects cable from welding unit to obtain amperage, voltage, slope, and pulse as specified by procedure or supervisor.
  • Obtains specified electrode and inserts electrode into portable holder or threads consumable electrode wire through portable welding gun.
  • Manually guides electrode or gun along weld-line, maintaining length of arc and speed and movement to form specified depth of fusion and bead, as judged from color of metal, sound of weld, and size of molten puddle.
  • Clean or degrease weld joint or workplace, using wire brush, portable grinder, or chemical bath.
  • Repair broken or cracked parts and fill holes.
  • Remove excess weld, defective weld material, slag and spatter, using carbon arc gouge, hand scrapper, and grinder.
  • Ability to work within precise limits or standards of accuracy, at heights without fear. Utilize logical step-by-step procedures for work, planning, solving problems, and decision-making based on quantifiable information.
  • Provide mentoring to both Pipe Welder Helpers and Pipe Welder Trainees.