Website The Greenbrier Companies

Pipefitter Job Highlights

Title Pipefitter
Type Full Time
Experience 3 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Portland, OR, United States
Company The Greenbrier Companies

Company Profile

The Greenbrier Companies is a leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of freight rail and marine transportation equipment and services.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Pipefitter who will fit and weld steel pipe systems, and fit and glue composite pipe systems on ocean-going barges and marine equipment.

Assist in the structural assembly of ocean-going barges and marine equipment when required. Perform work duties under the direction of the Gunderson Marine Supervisory team.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants may be required a High School Diploma
  • A combination of education and experience is preferred.

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of industrial pipefitting experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of pipe welding experience.


  • Assist in structural assembly when necessary.
  • Follow and adhere strictly to Gunderson’s safety policies and regulations.
  • Perform precise fitting work on components and work unassisted from spool drawings.
  • Prepare and glue composite pipe spools.
  • Set up and operate shaving and glue equipment for composite pipe systems.
  • Set up and operate welding equipment.
  • Tack parts or pipe spools in preparation for welding.
  • Visually inspect completed welds and glued joints to assure adherence to specifications.


  • Ability to do math fraction calculations, read tape measures, and pass written weld test.
  • Ability to follow safety procedures.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to pass the Gunderson A-Test.
  • Ability to rig pipe spools and valves into position using chain hoists and lever hoists.
  • Ability to troubleshoot minor welding equipment problems.
  • Ability to weld in flux core process and become certifiable in 1/16″ FCAW all positions, unlimited thickness pass ABS 3G and 4G.
  • Ability to weld pipe and become certifiable in 6G unlimited pipe welding position using various processes.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Blueprint reading and layout skills.
  • Motivated to continuously improve and learn new skills.
  • Must be able to burn efficiently and with good quality using a hand-cutting torch.


  • 1/16″ FCAW all positions, unlimited thickness pass ABS 3G and 4G preferred.
  • 6G unlimited welding certification preferred.

Working Conditions

  • Exposure to heat, cold, noise, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, toxic chemicals, and inclement weather conditions.
  • To work around traffic and heavy manufacturing equipment
  • Work at heights on scaffolding and ladders, in dim-lit areas, on slippery or uneven surfaces
  • Work in confined space
  • Work overtime as required (varies, may require some weekend days)


  • 401k Plan
  • Discounts and Savings
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Health and Wellness Resources
  • Income Protection
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Assistance Program

Employer’s Statement

The Greenbrier Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled.

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