Pipe Fitter/Welder

Gunderson, LLC - Portland, OR3.4

Full-timeEstimated: $39,000 - $49,000 a year
Company: Gunderson LLC

Gunderson traces its roots to 1919 when Chet Gunderson opened Wire Wheel Sales and Service Company of Portland, Oregon. His brother, Al Gunderson joined in 1923 and shortly thereafter Gunderson Brothers was born. They became a leading steel fabricator and manufactured thousands of vital ship components during World War II. Today, we are the market leader in intermodal railcar production. Our team of industry experts take great pride in our work - our manufacturing capabilities leverage the latest engineering software, training programs and production techniques. The result: proven innovation to deliver the highest quality, innovative design and on-time delivery.

General Position Summary
Applicant must possess the ability to fit and weld steel pipe systems, and fit and glue composite pipe systems on ocean going barges and marine equipment. Applicant must be able to assist in the structural assembly of ocean going barges and marine equipment when required. Applicant must be able to work from blue prints provided. Applicant must be able to perform work duties at the direction of Gunderson Marine Supervisory personnel.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Perform precise fitting work on components and work unassisted from spool drawings
  • Tack parts or pipe spools in preparation for welding
  • Prepare and glue composite pipe spools
  • Set up and operate welding equipment
  • Set up and operate shaving and glue equipment for composite pipe systems
  • Visually inspect completed welds and glued joints to assure adherence to specifications
  • Assist in structural assembly when necessary
  • 6G unlimited weld qualification
Specific Job Skills
  • Must be able to burn efficiently and with good quality using a hand cutting torch
  • Able to climb ladders and work off scaffolding
  • Blueprint reading and layout skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot minor welding equipment problems
  • Able to follow safety procedures
  • Able to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Willing to work all shifts
  • Able to rig pipe spools and valves into position using chain hoists and lever hoists
Required Education and/or Experience
  • 3 years previous pipe fitting experience preferred
  • Ability to weld and become certifiable in 6G unlimited pipe welding position using various processes
  • Ability to weld and become certifiable in 1/16" FCAW all positions, unlimited thickness pass ABS 2G and 3G
  • Able to pass the Gunderson A-Test
  • Able to do math fractions, read tape measure and pass written weld test
Physical Demands of the Position
  • Legend
N (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable.
O (Occasionally) - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time
F (Frequently) - Occupation requires this activity ~50% of the time
C (Constantly) - Occupation requires this activity 66%+ of the time

  • Physical Abilities
Stand - F
Walk - C
Sit - O
Handling/Fingering - F
Reach Outward - F
Reach Above Shoulder - F
Climb - F
Crawl - F
Squat or Kneel - F
Bend - F
  • Push / Pull
12 lbs or less - F
13-25 lbs - F
26-40 lbs - F
41-100 lbs - O
  • Lift / Carry
10 lbs or less - F
11-20 lbs - F
21-50 lbs - O


Paid On The Job Training
Medical Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
Retirement Savings Plan (401K) with company match
Eight (8) Paid Holidays
Paid Time Off
Competitive Bonus Plan (paid 2x yearly)
Employee Stock Purchase Plan (GBX)
Safety Focused Work Environment
Short Term and Long Term Disability
Health Savings Account
Flexible Spending Account
Life Insurance
Tuition Assistance
Traditional Reimbursement
Free (Select) BA & MA Degree through Ashford University
Free ESL Classes
Tri-Met Reimbursement Plan
24 Hour Fitness Discount
Verizon Discount
Boot Allowance

Gunderson, LLC a Greenbrier company is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Gunderson is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at (503)972-5725.