Welder - 1st Class

Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/16/2018 11:54 AM)
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Steel America, a division of Colonna's Shipyard, is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Machining Department.

We are pleased to accept resumes for 1st class Welder traveling with our on-site Machining team.

This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA and traveling throughout the world.



  • Weld together metal components of products, as specified by layout, blueprints, diagram, work order, welding producers, or oral instructions, using electric arc-welding equipment
  • 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
  • Burning, washing, edge prepping using hand and automated equipment
  • Flux cored inner shield and dual shield welding along with oxy-acetylene torching, air-arc, weld-wire gas, stick and pipe flange
  • Construct or repair metal products by joining parts either manual (using a variety of welding methods including electric arc, MIG and TIG welding or oxy-acetylene welding) or by machine
  • Read and understand the Chemist and Competent Persons reports and determine if job sites, particularly those involving combustible material, are safe for personnel and hot work
  • Preforms grinding and joint preparation for NDT processes
  • 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)
  • Knowledge of welding techniques (oxygen-acetylene, electric arc, and TIG), tools and equipment
  • Technical training preferred
  • 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



Compensation & Benefits

Position compensation is based on experience.

Our benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life and Accidental Death Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Disability Coverage
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Legal Services
  • Annual performance evaluations
  • On-site Human Resources
  • On-site gym
  • Free and close proximity parking
  • Employee perks/gifts 


• 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.

All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.

Colonna’s Shipyard and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE / M / F / DISABILITY / VET


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