• 1st Class Welder, Off-Site

    Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
    Posted Date 4 months ago(1/12/2018 5:42 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Steel America
  • Overview

    Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Steel America Division.

    We are pleased to accept resumes for Off-Site Welders- 1st and 2nd Class with 1st and 2nd shifts.

    This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our clients within Hampton Roads area.



    • Weld together metal components of products, as specified by layout, blueprints, diagram, work order, welding producers, or oral instructions, using electric arc-welding equipment
    • Fabrication experience (ladders, handrails, stairways, grating, walkways)
    • Prepare all material surfaces to be welded, ensuring that there is no loose or think scale, slag, rust, moisture, grease, or other foreign matter
    • Weld completion in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions
    • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment o fuse metal segments, using processes such as gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, flux-cored arc, plasma arc, shielded metal arc, resistance welding, and submerged arc welding
    • Manually apply filler rod to supply weld metal
    • Clean or degrease weld joint or work piece, using wire brush, portable grinder, or chemical bath. May repair broken or cracked parts and fill holes
    • Set up and operate welding equipment and select proper electrodes according to metals to be joined or as instructed
    • Preform grinding and joint preparation for NDT processes
    • Lay out work from blueprints
    • Mark or tag material with proper job number, piece marks, and other identifying marks as required
    • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe boots/shoes and, when necessary, respirator
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Understand and act upon instructions
    • Work independently to complete responsibilities
    • Must have regular, reliable attendance



    • Must be able to demonstrate ability to perform multi-pass, all position fillet and butt welds using SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding), GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding)< and FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding)
    • Minimum of 5 years welding experience.
    • Must be willing to work off site and travel as needed.
    • Machine Shop welding experience (preferably on shafting repairs )
    • Knowledge of and ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with the trade
    • Must be able to work effectively with others
    • Comprehend blueprints, sketches, and templates
    • Enter and move through manholes to reach and work in internally confined spaces
    • Must be a steady, reliable worker
    • Must be able to compared and follow simple instructions
    • Fitting experience and welding of foreign metals is a plus.

    Compensation & Benefits

    Position compensation is based on experience.


    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



    All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.

    Colonna’s Shipyard and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    • 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.


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