Combination Pipe Welder

Website Wood

Combination Pipe Welder Job Highlights

Title Combination Pipe Welder
Type Full Time
Experience 5 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Centertown, KY, United States
Company Wood

Company Profile

Wood provides performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil/gas, power/process, environment and infrastructure, renewable, mining, and general industrial sectors.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Combination Pipe Welder who must be capable of certifying on the multi-process pipe and being proficient in SMAW, GTAW, and GMAW welding processes.

Must be capable of producing welds that will meet NDE (non-destructive examination) requirements.

Authorization to work in the US lawfully without sponsorship from Wood is required.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants may require a High School Diploma or Equivalent

Work Experience

  • Possess 5 years of welding experience (preferred)


  • Be capable of listening and communicating with other supervisors and employees.
  • Be motivated and work safely and productively.
  • Bolts, clamps, and welds together metal components of products such as piping systems, plates, pipe, and tube or structural shapes, using arc and arc gas welding equipment. May weld in a flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead position. May tack weld assemblies together
  • Capable of setting weld machine parameters and maintaining weld machine in working condition
  • Connects cable from welding unit to obtain amperage, voltage, slope, and pulse as specified by procedure or supervisor
  • Examines weld for bead size and other specifications
  • Lays out, positions, aligns, and fits components together in various body positions
  • Loads, transports, and unloads material, tools, equipment, and supplies.
  • Manually guides electrode or gun along weld-line, maintaining the length of arc and speed and movement to form specified depth of fusion and bead, as judged from color of metal, the sound of weld, and size of molten puddle
  • May assist in lifting, positioning, and securing materials and work pieces during installation.
  • May be required to use Gas-Metal Arc, Flux-Cored Arc, Gas-Tungsten Arc, Submerged Arc, or Shielded Metal Arc welding processes
  • May manually apply filler rod to supply weld metal. May clean or degrease weld joints or workplace, using a wire brush, portable grinder, or chemical bath
  • May preheat the workpiece, using a hand torch or heating furnace. May cut metal plates or structural shapes
  • May remove excess weld, defective weld material, slag, and spatter, using carbon arc gouge, hand scrapper, grinder, or power chipper
  • May repair broken or cracked parts and fill holes
  • Obtains specified electrode and inserts electrode into portable holder or threads consumable electrode wire through a portable welding gun
  • Performs minor maintenance or cleaning activities of tools and equipment.
  • Required to pass employer performance tests or standard tests to meet certification standards. Performs only procedures certified in.
  • Respiratory protection is common and may be required.
  • Responsible for observing and complying with all safety and project rules. Performs other duties as required.
  • Selects equipment and plans layouts, assembly, and welding, applying knowledge of geometry, physical properties of metal machining, weld shrinkage, and welding techniques
  • Selects the type and size of pipe or other related materials and equipment according to specifications
  • Starts power supply to produce an electric current
  • Strikes arc which generates heat to melt and deposit metal from electrode to work piece and join edges of the workpiece
  • Use effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understand and respond accordingly to all safety alerts, warnings, hazards, etc.


  • Have knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field
  • Work within precise limits or standards of accuracy
  • Make decisions based on measurable criteria
  • Apply basic mathematics to solve problems
  • Plan work and select the 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

Employer’s Statement

Wood is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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