Pipefitter Welder

Gunderson, LLC - Portland, OR


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.

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 lift, carry, push, and pull 1-50 lbs. for 1-6 hours per day: 75 lbs. for 1-3 hours per day; pull, rarely, up to 100 lbs.
* Able to sit, stand, walk , bend , twist, kneel, climb and reach 1-8 hours per day
* 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


  • 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

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $27.70 to $29.57 /hour


  • Pipefitting: 2 years (Required)

Labor type:


Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Education assistance or tuition reimbursement
  • Gym memberships or discounts
  • Commuting/travel assistance
  • Flexible schedules

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly