Structural Welder

Website Wood

Structural Welder Job Highlights

Title Structural 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 Structural Welder to join its team for construction.

Per diem will be offered to those who meet the per diem criteria.

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

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants may be required a High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

  • Possess 5 years of welding experience (preferred)


  • Assists other mechanics as needed.
  • 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 the 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 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 the workpiece, using a hand torch or heating furnace. May cut metal plates or structural shapes.
  • Obtains specified electrode and inserts electrode into portable holder or threads consumable electrode wire through the portable welding gun.
  • Performs minor maintenance or cleaning activities of tools and equipment.
  • Responsible for observing and complying with all safety and project rules.
  • Selects equipment and plans layouts, assembly, and welding, applying knowledge of geometry, physical properties of metal machining, weld shrinkage, and welding techniques.
  • Selects type and size of metals or other related materials and equipment according to specifications.
  • Starts the 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 work piece.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Be capable of listening and communicating with other supervisors and employees.
  • Be motivated and work safely and productively.
  • Required to pass employer performance tests or standard tests to meet certification standards.
  • Understand and respond accordingly to all safety alerts, warnings, and hazards.
  • Use effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Work at the heights without fear

Employer’s Statement

Wood is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All 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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