Welder I

Website Thompson Pipe Group

Job Highlights

Title Welder I
Type Full Time (1st, 2nd shift)
Experience Not Indicated
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Grand Prairie, TX, United States
Company Thompson Pipe Group

Company Profile

Thompson Pipe Group is one of the largest pressure and gravity pipe solutions providers. It provides pipe solutions for water, drainage, sewage, stormwater, hydroelectric/penstock, and industrial applications.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a Welder I who will be responsible for the interior and exterior of every spirally welded cylinder that enters their designated station for welding defects, base metal defects, and dimensional tolerances and repairs those cylinders to meet specification requirements.

Education Level

  • Not mentioned, yet a High School Diploma will be a plus

Work Experience

  • Possess work-related experience (a plus)


  • Follow all safety rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Inspect the entire interior and exterior surface of spirally welded cylinders and perform repairs in compliance with AWWA C200 and additional job specifications as required.
  • Maintain workstation by keeping it clean, organized, and free from clutter and trip hazards.
  • Must properly use tools and care for equipment provided by the company to complete job tasks.
  • Performs minor maintenance and repairs to welding equipment and tools.
  • Reports repairs and dimensional measurements accurately of cylinders to the nearest 32nd of an inch.
  • Utilize an oxyacetylene cutting torch to square cylinder ends and perform repairs as needed.
  • Work under general supervision; will report to a crew leader or supervisor
  • Must pass the 3F Test
  • Must be able to weld within criteria. ASME standards.
  • Must be able to maintain a 95% acceptance rate with ASME codes.
  • This position frequently requires standing, sitting, kneeling, stooping, crawling, climbing, use of hands to handle objects, operate controls, and tools. No limits to the range of motion.
  • Able to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, and verbal form.
  • Must be experienced in flux-core welding, FCAW/GMAW, and SAW is a plus.
  • Must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the welding field.
  • Utilize the flux-core welding process, cutting torch, hand-held grinders, and whatever other tools necessary to complete these repairs. Problem Solving and Innovation: Works well alone and in groups to identify and resolve problems on time; Meets challenges with resourcefulness and generates suggestions for improving work; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • An improperly illuminated or awkward and confining workspace
  • Communication: Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; participates in meetings and demonstrates group discussion skills; Writes clearly and informatively; Reads and interprets written information effectively; Presents numerical data effectively.
  • Loud (examples: metal can manufacturing department, large earth-moving equipment)
  • Organizational Support: Follows all policies and procedures; Supports organization’s goals and values
  • Outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions (for instance, rain, sun, snow, wind, etc.)
  • Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and risk of electrical shock
  • There is machinery, moving equipment (cranes, bulldozers, and other moving equipment), and electrical hand tools at the job site
  • Working above ground level where the possibility of falling exists (i.e. on ladders, rooftops, bucket trucks, scaffolding)


  • Self-Management
  • Attendance/Dependability/Flexibility

Physical Demands

  • Regularly swings a 10-pound hammer. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Repeatedly required to climb vertical ladders.
  • Regularly apply 75-foot-pounds of torque in the assembly, dismantling, erection, and installation of various types of structures, tank jigs, scaffolding, etc.
  • Regularly lift or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.


  • Top-tier Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Life and Supplement Life
  • Company Matched 401K Retirement Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Training and Development
  • Employee Discounts
  • Career Opportunity

Employer’s Statement

Thompson Pipe Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or another legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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