Structural Welder

Website Gulf Island

Structural Welder Job Highlights

Title Structural Welder
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Engineering
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 seeking a structural welder who will be responsible for the welding of metal fabricated parts by utilizing various welding processes and positions.

Educational Qualification

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have previous experience in fabrication.

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 years demonstrable ability as a 6GR welder
  • Ability to pass a hands-on skill assessment
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen


  • Assure proper fillers are being used based on materials being joined
  • Care and control of equipment and tools
  • Complete welds on various types of metal objects using an array of welding techniques such as SMAW, FCAW, and GTAW welding
  • Coordinate with field supervision for efficient installations
  • Daily workplace cleaning
  • Grind and de-burr metal as necessary to achieve proper surface texture


  • Able to perform job duties which include welding steel, and may include aluminum, copper-nickel, and more.
  • Able to read a weld gauge
  • Achieve a good speed of execution while maintaining quality workmanship.
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstratable experience in SMAW, FCAW, and GTAW welding along with gouging techniques
  • Experience using jigs, clamps, and positioners
  • Inspect welded surfaces to ensure welds meet the minimum size and visual acceptance criteria
  • Maintain work area, equipment, and supplies in a neat and orderly condition
  • Make adjustments to the welding equipment depending on the type of weld being performed
  • An operation angle grinder, burr grinder, chipping hammer, and other power and hand tools
  • Receive job assignments from supervisor and carry out assignments as directed. Basic reading, writing, and math skills
  • Setting up and operating semi-automatic and fully automatic welding equipment

Physical Requirements

  • Access – Ability to enter a 24” diameter access hole and step over a 24” high threshold.
  • Balancing, fingering, feeling, talking, hearing, and seeing – These are all considered normal physical duties/requirements and would be needed/required to work in this industrial environment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Climbing – Is an essential job function/physical requirement.
  • Lifting – Able to lift 50#.
  • Pushing and Pulling – These are essential job function/physical requirements.
  • Reaching, forward, and reaching overhead – These are essential job function/physical requirements.
  • Standing – This is an essential job function/physical requirement.
  • Turning, twisting, bending, and stooping – These are essential job function/physical requirements.
  • Walking – This is an essential job function/physical requirement.

Environmental Conditions

  • 80 to 90% of the work activities are performed outdoors. Individuals will be required to work in changes of temperature, hot, cold, humid, wet and dry conditions; dust, mud, etc., along with other conditions in an industrial work environment.


  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health Insurance Continuation Program (COBRA)
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Safety Awards
  • Access to a community Credit Union

Employer’s Statement

Gulf Island is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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