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1st and 2nd Class Welders- Steel America

Steel America is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Structural Department. We are pleased to accept resumes for Structural Welders - 1st and 2nd Class. This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA. Responsibilities: -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 -Perform 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 -Performs 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 Qualifications: -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