Offshore Pipe Welder

Website Gulf Island

Offshore Pipe Welder Job Highlights

Title Offshore Pipe Welder
Type Full Time
Experience Offshore Experience
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Houma, LA, United States
Company Gulf Island

Company Profile

Gulf Island provides fabrication of complex steel structures and marine vessels and offshore and onshore services.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a candidate who can perform job functions required and/or assigned in the fabrication of iron as steel structures in accordance with the contract/job specifications and quality assurance requirements, fitting procedures, and established ISO/QC program standards.

Educational Qualification

The applicants should have passed a High School Diploma or GED from a welding school.

Work Experience

The candidates should have some fabrication experience for performing job duties properly.


  • Maintain quality of welding that can pass NDT testing procedures.
  • Follow instructions, written and verbal, with little or no supervision.
  • Operate applicable hand tools (chipping hammers, grinders, etc.)
  • Pass required welding test in accordance with AWS D1.1 latest edition.
  • Operate high reaches and man-lifts as required when having to perform welding assignments above ground level.
  • Perform welding assignments in a safe and efficient manner practicing safety at all times.
  • Perform welding processes assigned for either structural, pipe, or automatic welding projects.
  • Set and operate welding machine for applicable welding processes (stick, short arc, flux core, tig, fill and cap, automatic, etc.)

Tools/Equipment Used

  • Welders must have knowledge of and used welding machines, man-lifts, chipping and grinding equipment, cutting torches, welding leads, welding whips, and welding guns.
  • Also, all applicable safety equipment used to perform their everyday welding duties (welding shields, goggles, hard hats, etc.) should be able to read and write.

Environmental Conditions

  • 75% to 80% of the work activities of a welder (with exceptions of automatic and TIG/pipe welders) are performed outdoors.
  • Individuals will be required to work in changes of temperatures, hot, cold, humid, wet and dry conditions; dust, mud, etc.
  • They could also be exposed to welding fumes and smoke especially when welding on certain materials (galvanize, etc.).


  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen
  • Must be able to successfully demonstrate the ability to pass a written and practical welding test.

Physical Requirements

  • Climbing – it is an essential job function or physical requirement.
  • Standing – it is an essential job function or physical requirement.
  • Pushing and Pulling – These physical requirements are essential job functions.
  • Reaching, forward, and reaching overhead – These are essential job functions and physical requirements.
  • Turning, twisting, bending, and stooping – These physical requirements are essential job functions.
  • Walking – it is an essential job function or physical requirement.
  • Balancing, fingering, feeling, talking hearing, and seeing – These are all considered normal physical duties, requirements and would be needed or required to work in this industrial environment in a safe and efficient manner.

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