Structural Welder

Structural Welder Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Structural Welder to join our team.


  • Studies engineering drawings and blueprints to determine materials requirements and task sequences;
  • May chip off excess weld, slag and splatter;
  • Perform welding work involving a high degree of precision;
  • Welding if flat, horizontal, vertical or overhead positions;
  • Lifting, moving, and holding or clamping work pieces to table, into jigs, or into position as directed manually or by using pry bar;
  • Repairs products by dismantling, straightening, reshaping, and reassembling parts;
  • May manually apply filler rod to supply weld metal;
  • Candidates will be required to work in confined spaces both on board naval ships and in a shop environment;
  • Utilizing FCAW, GMAW, GMAW-P, & SMAW;
  • Candidates will also be required to climb up and down ladders and stairs;
  • Aligns and fits parts according to specifications, using jacks, turnbuckles, wedges, drift pins, pry bars, and hammers;
  • Positions or tightens braces, jacks, clamps, ropes, or bolt straps, or bolt parts in position for welding or riveting;
  • Moving work pieces, tools, and supplies, manually or by hand truck;
  • Read and understand blueprints, designs and plans;
  • Bolts, clamps, and tack-welds parts to secure in position for welding.


  • 4 years of experience with Stick, Mig, Tig, Flux Core welding;
  • Familiarity with OSHA regulations relative to the shipbuilding industry;
  • Four years of NNS or naval shipyard experience as a first-class Welder;
  • Must pass weld exams on all positions (Horizontal (2G), Vertical (3G), and Overhead (4G)) FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding) process;
  • High standard of integrity and professionalism;
  • Must pass weld exams on all positions (Horizontal (2G), Vertical (3G), and Overhead (4G)) SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) process;
  • All position (Horizontal (2G), Vertical (3G), and Overhead (4G)) FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding) process;
  • 5+ years of ship repair welding experience;
  • Drug free at all times;
  • Must pass a written and/or practical skills test;
  • Being willing to weld thick welds (5/8th);
  • Must be willing to travel;
  • 3 – 5 years welding work-related experience and/or training is required;
  • expected to climb and work in high places that may exceed 200 feet in height and in confined spaces;
  • Experience reading blueprints, designs and plans, preferred.

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