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Company Overview

Weld America takes pride in using state-of-the-art equipment to deliver the value and service of on-site welding services for complex and difficult welding operations. To execute a critical weld, it takes more than a good welder, it takes a team.  Weld America will have the premier team in the industry.  We are looking to develop a team of associates that are experts in the art of welding.  We are pursuing excellence through the utilization of technology, with constant and relentless improvement.  We will develop a welding school that leads to us having the best resource welding associates in the United States.  We will be the best of the best at solving customer’s problems, 24/7/365. 

BENEFITS

Our benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401K
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Legal Services
  • Annual performance evaluations
  • On-site Human Resources
  • On-site gym
  • Free and close proximity parking
  • Employee perks/gifts and more

EEO 

All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.

Weld America is pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE / M / F / DISABILITY / VET

  • Respect
  • Pride
  • Truth
  • Family

These are our VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and FUNCTIONS

  • Weld together metal components of products, as specified by layout, blueprints, diagram, work order, welding procedures, or oral instructions, using electric arc-welding equipment
  • Select and execute best method to prepare all material surfaces to be welded, ensuring that there is no loose or thick scale, slag, rust, moisture, grease, or other foreign matter and to clean, degrease, deoxidize, or desmut weld joint or work piece, using wire brush, portable grinder, or solvent clean/chemical bath
  • Weld completion in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions for at least three base materials using a wide variety of processes. (That is, deposit weld beads exhibiting proper sidewall and interpass fusion, size, profile, interpass cleanliness, wrap and staggered, fused, and cleaned starts and stops rarely (no more than 3%) requiring grinding/dressing to meet VT acceptance standards)
  • Lay out work from blueprints for the following, but not limited to:
  • Plates for shearing, burning by manual or automatic burning and cutting,
  • Angles for punching and shearing, Drilling patterns, Templates for shaping steel, Plates and shapes to be shaped with or without heat, Stiffeners and bulkheads to plates, Bolt and fastener patterns for various parts, manholes, and equipment foundations
  • Inspect work for proper fit-up and adequate cleanliness for welding; locate materials, fabricate and install from blueprints the following, but not limited to:
  • Ladders, handrails. Stairways, grating, walkways Manholes and equipment foundations, Pipe racks and brackets, Pipe systems, Braces and supports to maintain straightness
  • Fabricate the following, but not limited to:
  • Fit brackets, panels, complex beam/shape structures
  • Plumb transverse bulkheads and panels to fabricate enclosure Complex weldments, Shapes and plates, Simple and complex parts from a drawing or sketch
  • Operate and set up of the following equipment, but not limited to:
  • Hydraulic jacks and pumps, Chain falls, Come-alongs, Steamboat ratchets, Slings,
  • Tie downs, Iron workers, Saws, Pneumatic and electric tools, Drill press, Pipe benders, Press brakes, Plate shears, Plasma cutting torches, All manual, semi-automatic, & automatic cutting torches & machines
  • Expertly repair base metal products and completed welds by adding the minimum amount of weld metal or heat and the minimum amount of grinding/smoothing to meet job specification
  • Perform multi-pass, all position fillet and groove welds using SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding), GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), Submerged Arc Welding, FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding) processes, or the most efficient combination thereof for steels, stainless steels or nickel-based alloys, and for copper-based alloys, aluminum alloys, or titanium alloys
  • Also perform air-arc back gouging and oxy-acetylene torching (e.g. brazing, cutting, or pre-heating), GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding), and pipe welding, pipe flange and socket welding; as well as qualify to perform either flux cored inner shield welding, weld overlay cladding, automated back gouging, plasma back gouging or any combination thereof.
  • Mark or tag material with proper job number, piece marks, and other identifying marks as required and always mark completed welds with welder number
  • Perform single pass 5/16-inch minimum fillet welds in all positions using FCAW on carbon steel and at least ¼-inch single-pass fillets on two other materials
  • Supervise set up to perform welding in accordance with applicable WPS all welding equipment such as: wire feeders, Sub-arc tractors, Bug O’s, Power sources,
  • Clean torches and connect/lay-out cables and whips to optimize performance and perform routine maintenance on all
  • Recommend WPSs and WPS upgrades required for a job; when assigned, produces or supervises production, documentation, and testing of PQRs and WPQs
  • Reliable, leads by example; trains less-killed welders, enforces good workmanship and safe welding practices throughout the work area; identifies gaps in weld process controls and weld process surveillance inspections and recommends corrective action
  • Perform comprehensive workmanship inspection, and when directed those of others, of all welds grinding and joint preparation for NDT processes as applicable; observe QA/NDT hold points as applicable
  • Complete standard dimensional computations/ Devise bracing and weld sequencing steps to maintain tolerances and minimizing distortions
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be certified and documented to perform multi-pass, all position fillet and butt welds using SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding), Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW), GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding), for steel, stainless steel or nickel-based alloys, and for either aluminum alloys, copper-based alloys, or titanium alloys
  • Comprehensive, broad, and current knowledge of welding techniques, tools and equipment
  • Technical training or higher degree (preferred) and Minimum of 7 years of career experience in Welding OR IO years welding experience, 7 within the past ten years.
  • Expert knowledge of and ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with the trade
  • Must be able to work effectively with others; training experience preferred
  • Proficient reading all types of blueprints and weld symbols, drawing dimensions/ tolerances, complex shapes and weld joints; build plans, sequencing, welding tools, jigs & fixtures, platforms/staging and work instructions to control distortion and improve quality-adjusted productivity
  • Enter and move through manholes, climb ladders, or both to reach and work inside confined spaces
  • Hands on experience with heavy metal steel welding procedures in all positions
  • Basic mechanical knowledge and skills
  • Mirror welding/restricted access experience
  • Must be a steady, reliable worker and exemplary craftsman
  • Must be able to comprehend and follow instructions and give instructions
  • Experienced with performing visual inspections of welds and fit-ups
  • Familiar with different forms of weld NDT and how specified NDT impacts selection and execution of weld processes
  • Must pass J-1 vision test and respirator fit test

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and FUNCTIONS

  • Specialist shall be proficient in the setup and operation of mechanized welding and cutting systems including but not limited to; orbital, C Head, buggies, tractors, manipulators in various processes and configurations
  • Weld together metal components of products, as specified by layout, blueprints, diagram, work order, welding procedures, or oral instructions, using mechanized electric arc-welding equipment
  • Select and execute best method to prepare all material surfaces to be welded, ensuring that there is no loose or thick scale, slag, rust, moisture, grease, or other foreign matter and to clean, degrease, deoxidize, or desmut weld joint or work piece, using wire brush, portable grinder, or solvent clean/chemical bath
  • Weld completion in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions for at least three base materials using a wide variety of processes. (That is, deposit weld beads exhibiting proper sidewall and interpass fusion, size, profile, interpass cleanliness, wrap and staggered, fused, and cleaned starts and stops rarely (no more than 3%) requiring grinding/dressing to meet VT acceptance standards)
  • Lay out work from blueprints for the following, but not limited to:
    • Plates for shearing, burning by manual or automatic burning and cutting,
    • Angles for punching and shearing, Drilling patterns, Templates for shaping steel, Plates and shapes to be shaped with or without heat, Stiffeners and bulkheads to plates, Bolt and fastener patterns for various parts, manholes, and equipment foundations
  • Inspect work for proper fit-up and adequate cleanliness for welding; locate materials, fabricate and install from blueprints the following, but not limited to:
    • Ladders, handrails. Stairways, grating, walkways Manholes and equipment foundations, Pipe racks and brackets, Pipe systems, Braces and supports to maintain straightness
  • Fabricate the following, but not limited to:
    • Fit brackets, panels, complex beam/shape structures
  • Plumb transverse bulkheads and panels to fabricate enclosure Complex weldments, Shapes and plates, Simple and complex parts from a drawing or sketch
  • Operate and set up of the following equipment, but not limited to:
    • Hydraulic jacks and pumps, Chain falls, Come-alongs, Steamboat ratchets, Slings,
    • Tie downs, Iron workers, Saws, Pneumatic and electric tools, Drill press, Pipe benders, Press brakes, Plate shears, Plasma cutting torches, All manual, semi-automatic, & automatic cutting torches & machines
  • Expertly repair base metal products and completed welds by adding the minimum amount of weld metal or heat and the minimum amount of grinding/smoothing to meet job specification
  • Perform multi-pass, all position fillet and groove welds using SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding), GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), Submerged Arc Welding, FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding) processes, or the most efficient combination thereof for steels, stainless steels or nickel-based alloys, and for copper-based alloys, aluminum alloys, or titanium alloys
  • Also perform air-arc back gouging and oxy-acetylene torching (e.g. brazing, cutting, or pre-heating), GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding), and pipe welding, pipe flange and socket welding; as well as qualify to perform either flux cored inner shield welding, weld overlay cladding, automated back gouging, plasma back gouging or any combination thereof.
  • Mark or tag material with proper job number, piece marks, and other identifying marks as required and always mark completed welds with welder number
  • Perform single pass 5/16-inch minimum fillet welds in all positions using FCAW on carbon steel and at least ¼-inch single-pass fillets on two other materials
  • Supervise set up to perform welding in accordance with applicable WPS all welding equipment such as: wire feeders, Sub-arc tractors, Bug O’s, Power sources,
  • Clean torches and connect/lay-out cables and whips to optimize performance and perform routine maintenance on all
  • Recommend WPSs and WPS upgrades required for a job; when assigned, produces or supervises production, documentation, and testing of PQRs and WPQs
  • Reliable, leads by example; trains less-killed welders, enforces good workmanship and safe welding practices throughout the work area; identifies gaps in weld process controls and weld process surveillance inspections and recommends corrective action
  • Perform comprehensive workmanship inspection, and when directed those of others, of all welds grinding and joint preparation for NDT processes as applicable; observe QA/NDT hold points as applicable
  • Complete standard dimensional computations/ Devise bracing and weld sequencing steps to maintain tolerances and minimizing distortions
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be certified and documented to perform multi-pass, all position fillet and butt welds using SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding), Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW), GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding), for steel, stainless steel or nickel-based alloys, and for either aluminum alloys, copper-based alloys, or titanium alloys
  • Comprehensive, broad, and current knowledge of welding techniques, tools and equipment
  • Technical training or higher degree (preferred) and Minimum of 7 years of career experience in Welding OR IO years welding experience, 7 within the past ten years.
  • Expert knowledge of and ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with the trade
  • Must be able to work effectively with others; training experience preferred
  • Proficient reading all types of blueprints and weld symbols, drawing dimensions/ tolerances, complex shapes and weld joints; build plans, sequencing, welding tools, jigs & fixtures, platforms/staging and work instructions to control distortion and improve quality-adjusted productivity
  • Enter and move through manholes, climb ladders, or both to reach and work inside confined spaces
  • Hands on experience with heavy metal steel welding procedures in all positions
  • Basic mechanical knowledge and skills
  • Mirror welding/restricted access experience
  • Must be a steady, reliable worker and exemplary craftsman
  • Must be able to comprehend and follow instructions and give instructions
  • Experienced with performing visual inspections of welds and fit-ups
  • Familiar with different forms of weld NDT and how specified NDT impacts selection and execution of weld processes
  • Must pass J-1 vision test and respirator fit test

POSITION SUMMARY:

Weld America is seeking an experienced Shipyard Coordinator to join our team that is committed to our vision and mission. This commitment along with our common Values of Respect, Pride, Truth and Family, allows us to provide the experts in the art of welding, encourage innovation and expand our success in the global marketplace.  The Shipyard Coordinator will work with our clients to understand what their welder staffing needs are for the future. The individual in this position will be a strategic and consultative partner to our clients and work closely with the recruiting team to fill positions. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and a strong customer service focus. The Shipyard Coordinator will manage all facets of staff augmentation to provide support for contracts with Shipyards and Industrial Customers.  Responsible for ensuring that all our customers’ needs are met by building relationships with employees and customers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Partner with managers/companies to understand current and future welding needs
  • Research and build relationships with clients, deck plate supervisors and managers to develop a pipeline for existing and future orders for welders
  • Attend off site meetings, job fairs and business development opportunities to network
  • Escort new employees to work site first day to ensure employee is on time and correct location.
  • Keep daily/weekly correspondence with supervisor to ensure production manning is kept at level needed
  • Maintain & track active employees both Weld America & temp to ensure which jobs they can be sent on
  • Contact and interact with recruiters and hiring agencies/companies
  • Send access lists & ensure employees/temp staffing is accessed to all work sites
  • Ensure all employees have yard/facility specific safety training
  • Ensure all employees have required PPE to enter job sites
  • Research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting
  • Develop and maintain relationships with trade schools
  • Arrange travel and lodging for applicants as necessary
  • Coordinate with employees and contract labor companies to ensure all badging, background checks, DBIDS and all access requirements are in process – Submit as necessary.
  • Work with recruiters to review and confirm accuracy of applicant tracking system – build if necessary.
  • Design an efficient process for recruiting direct hires and temporary employees “Firewatch”.
  • Coordinate all internal/external training for the welder and supervisor development program
  • Manage the interactions with recruiters and hiring agencies
  • Review labor contracts and negotiate bill rates for all welders provided to customers
  • Maintain Project Manager Worksheets & submit invoicing as required.
  • Manage the tracking of active, inactive and temporary employee welder information to establish a pipeline for direct hires
  • Prepare an efficient network and design efficient workflow strategies for all internal and external recruiting
  • Help schedule interviews, certification testing, pre-employment, safety training, ect.
  • Establish Ship Availability Folders and maintain documentation history to understand future workload.
  • Other duties may be assigned as workload dictates
  • Work independently to complete responsibilities
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience directly related to Industry
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BS) degree preferred
  • Previous experience with welding and their responsibilities
  • Excellent communication skills; verbal and written
  • Ability to interact and communicate with people from a variety of backgrounds and education levels
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to travel to client sites
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure