McDermott Welder Combination (GTAW) in Westlake, Louisiana

Title: Welder Combination (GTAW)

Location: USA-Louisiana-Westlake

Job Overview:

Lays out, aligns and welds components that are fabricated, cast and forged to assemble structural forms

such as machinery frames, tanks, pressure vessels, furnace shells, buildings and pipe, according to blueprints and metallurgy.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Selects type and size of pipe or other related materials and equipment according to specifications.

  • Selects equipment and plans layouts, assembly, and welding, applying knowledge of geometry, physical properties of metal machining, and welding techniques.

  • May be required to use Gas-Metal Arc, Flux-Cored Arc, Gas-Tungsten Arc, Submerged Arc, or Shielded Metal Arc welding processes.

  • Lays out, positions, aligns and fits components together in various body positions.

  • Bolts, clamps and welds together metal components of products such as piping systems, plate, pipe and tube or structural shapes, using arc and arc gas welding equipment.

  • May weld in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead position.

  • May tack weld assemblies together.

  • Connects cable from welding unit to obtain amperage, voltage, slope and pulse as specified by procedure or supervisor.

  • Obtains specified electrode and inserts electrode into portable holder or threads consumable electrode wire through portable welding gun.

  • Starts power supply to produce electric current.

  • Strikes arc which generates heat to melt and deposit metal from electrode to work piece and join edges of work piece.

  • Manually guides electrode or gun along weld-line, maintaining length of arc and speed and movement to form specified depth of fusion and bead, as judged from color of metal, sound of weld, and size of molten puddle.

  • May manually apply filler rod to supply weld metal.

  • May clean or degrease weld joint or workplace, using wire brush, portable grinder, or chemical bath.

  • May repair broken or cracked parts and fill holes.

  • May remove excess weld, defective weld material, slag and spatter, using carbon arc gouge, hand scrapper, grinder or power chipper.

  • May preheat work piece, using hand torch or heating furnace.

  • May cut metal plates or structural shapes.

  • Examines weld for bead size and other specifications.

  • Loads, transports and unloads material, tools, equipment and supplies.

  • May assist in lifting, positioning and securing of materials and work pieces during installation.

  • Performs minor maintenance or cleaning activities of tools and equipment.

  • Assists other mechanics as needed.

  • Respiratory protection is common and may be required.

  • Required to pass employer performance tests or standard tests to meet certification standards.

  • Performs only procedures certified in.

  • Responsible for observing and complying with all safety and project rules.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Technical Certification or NCCER required

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Previous years of experience in the field or in a related area

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Have knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.

  • Work within precise limits or standards of accuracy.

  • Capable of certifying on multi-process pipe.

  • Being proficient in SMAW, GTAW and GMAW welding processes.

  • May require x-ray qualities.

  • Make decisions based on measurable criteria.

  • Apply basic mathematics to solve problems.

  • Plan work and select proper tools.

  • Visualize objects in three dimensions from plans and drawings.

  • Compare and see differences in the size, shape and form of lines, figures and objects.

  • Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.

  • Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.

Other Details:

If applicable to the project, etc.

Physical Requirements:

NP=Not Present, O=Occasionally (0-33%), F=Frequently (34-66%), C=Constantly (67-100%)








35 ft-lb


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Lifting (lbs)

Carrying (lbs)






35 lb.


35 lb.


Work environment: Normal work environment will be shop or field which will require exposure to outdoor weather conditions, loud noise, working near moving mechanical parts, electrical energy, construction equipment, vibration, fumes, chemicals and airborne particles.

Communication Skills: Ability to effectively verbally communicate directions from craft supervisors, and respond to questions from managers and fellow workers.

Mathematical skills: Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

Physical demands: refer to Physical Demands section/manual

Other: Must supply own tools appropriate for basic tasks

Company Overview:

McDermott is a premier, fully integrated provider of technology, engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry. For more than a century, customers have trusted McDermott to design and build end-to-end infrastructure and technology solutions—from the wellhead to the storage tank—to transport and transform oil and gas into the products the world needs today.

Job Field: Pipe

Job Schedule: Full-time

Employee Status: Direct / Regular

Job Posting: Jan 8, 2019, 8:36:56 AM

Requisition ID: 1900178

McDermott is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.