Structural Welder

Newport News, VA 23607

Posted: 12/10/2018 Industry: Shipyard Job Number: 165621 Pay Rate: $27.50-$37 per Hour (based on qualification) $120 per diem (if eligible)

HKA is hiring Structural Welder in Newport News, VA. This is a long-term opportunity with great working conditions and great pay. This position is at a state of the art shipyard, building aircraft carriers and submarines. The yard is clean and a very safe work environment.

 

Pay

$27.50-$37 (based on qualification) an hour $120 per diem (if eligible)

 

Experience/Education

  • Four years commercial/naval experience as a first-class Welder.

 

Required Skills

  • Multi-pass. All position fillet and butt welds using the following processes: SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding), GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding) and GMAW-P (Pulse Arc Welding).
  • Heating - Oxygen/Propane Heating Torch.
  • Experience working in a physically demanding environment (shipboard, sub-assemblies, ladders, staging, etc.).
  • Familiarity with OSHA regulations relative to the shipbuilding industry.
  • Air Carbon Arc Gouging.
  • Ability to properly use fillet and butt weld gauges. Welding Qualification: All Welders will be required to pass all position, Multi-pass Butt Weld, Welder Qualification Tests prior to reporting for the first day of productive work. These tests will be in accordance with MIL-STD-248D Paragraph 5.3.3 and the following: A. All position (Horizontal (2G), Vertical (3G), and Overhead (4G)) SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) process. B. All position (Horizontal (2G), Vertical (3G), and Overhead (4G)) FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding) process. C. Horizontal (2G) position GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) process. D. Air Carbon Arc Gouging proficiency test. The Welding School will administer the following tests:
  • All Welding Qualification Tests in “A” (6 hours), “B” (12 hours), “C” (4 hours) above.
  • Visual Inspection of Welds Level I (4 hours).
  • Welders Vision Test (5 minutes).

Air Carbon Arc Gouging Proficiency Test (1 hour). Prior to performing work at Client Shipyard, all Welders must successfully pass, without training, the above tests at the Client welding school.

 

Requirements

Must have Multi Pass

Must submit to a Background check

Must submit to a Hair Follicle Drug Screen

Must bring acceptable ID for USCIS Form I9. The most common forms of ID we receive are passports, birth certificates, social security cards, and driver’s licenses.

 

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