Optimized Process Designs, LLC (OPD) is a name in the natural gas industry that has become synonymous with quality design and construction, competitive pricing, and on time delivery of processing, treating, and compression facilities.

Incorporated in 1980, OPD is still managed by its original founders whose reputation for honesty, integrity and technical excellence is unmatched in the industry. Although generally thought of as a smaller E & C firm, OPD has successfully completed several projects in excess of $500MM on a turnkey basis. In 1997, OPD became a Koch Chemical Technology Group company, which further enhanced OPD's reputation and increased its financial strength.

OPD has a key advantage in being able to supply construction services, as well as engineering/procurement. This enables clients to have a ''one stop shop'' for the overall project, providing increased efficiency and avoiding potential interface problems. OPD's industry experience, flexibility, and personal attention have made us a preferred vendor with our clients. Our tight knit, highly productive, team atmosphere makes OPD a great place to work. This environment has allowed us to attract and maintain exceptional employees and build long lasting client relationships, which will help to ensure our long term business success.

The jobsite located in Mentone, TX has an opening for a Structural Welder.

Core responsibilities for a Structural Rig Welder include:
Must own portable welding rig including PPE and jack stands.
Weld skids, structural steel and related equipment according to specifications.
Read drawings and recognize basic symbols for the job application.
Operate tools and equipment including: angle grinders, beveling machines, cut-off grinders, hammers, tape measure, levels and torches (oxygen/acetylene & plasma).
Possess skilled knowledge of welding, and welding process required (GMAW and/or SMAW).
Exhibit knowledge of material identification, equipment utilization, welder equipment set-up and maintenance.
Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to work safely and accurately.

We expect all field employees to:
Actively participate in a strong safety culture.
Recognize safety hazards and risks.
Participate in onsite safety meetings.
Follow OPD and client safety policies and procedures.
Be aware of changing conditions on an active jobsite.
Be on time to the jobsite each day ready for work.
Display a positive attitude and can work in a team environment.

Some physical demands of being a Structural Rig Welder include:

Capable of working in outdoor weather and environmental conditions including extreme heat and humidity, extreme cold, and high elevations.
Lifting and carrying awkward objects up to 60 lbs.
Standing for extended periods of time up to 11 hours per day.
Moving the entire body. Considerable use of arms, legs, climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, crawling, twisting, reaching, and bending on a regular basis.
Must be able to work on elevated platforms and maintain balance when stepping on narrow platforms such as beams and pipes. Must be able to perform these activities while wearing an approved full-body harness and lanyard.
Use hands to handle, control, and feel objects and/or tools.

Basic Requirements:
At least 2 years of structural welding experience.
Must be able to read, write & communicate in English
Must own the necessary tools to perform the welding and fabrication of structural steel.
Must be able to pass code welding test: ASME Section IX 6G pipe test (SMAW and GTAW) and AWS D1.1 plate test for structural welds (SMAW and/or GMAW).
Must demonstrate the ability to produce welds that are visually acceptable per the construction code i.e. ASME B 31.3.
Must maintain your equipment in a condition that does not compromise safety or the environment.
Must be able to work shifts up to 12 hours per day and 7 days per week
Must be able to meet all physical demands of the job.
Must be able and willing to attend mandatory safety meetings.
Must be a safety role model.
Must own rig and all required equipment.

Preferred Requirements:
5 or more years of experience as a structural welder and fabricator.
Previous experience in a gas plant construction environment
Strong interpersonal skills.
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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