Marine Structural Welder

NORFOLK, Virginia
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NORFOLK, Virginia

Job Type

Temp to Perm

Branch Number


Hourly Rate

$25.00 - $30.00

Work Hours

Multiple Shifts

Experience Required


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Job Description

Peopleready is hiring for structural welders, pipe welders, and shop welders for multiple large government contractors in the Norfolk area. A marine welder performs a variety of shop and shipboard welding trade functions using welding/cutting equipment and various power and hand tools. These functions include the repair and/or removal of old structural materials; the installation of new structural materials and complete fabrication of complex structural, mechanical and equipment foundations. Works under direct supervision and performs related work as required.



  • Weekly Pay
  • Overtime
  • Long- Term Contract with large government contractor
  • Direct Hire Opportunities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Applies basic welding processes to join, surface, fabricate, or repair parts of metal or other weldable materials;
  • Qualified in basic Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW) for various combinations of steel in all positions, Gas Metal Arc (GMAW) for aluminum (spray and pulsed transfer), Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) for steel or CUNI, NICU, Inconel and various dissimilar metal combinations for pipe welding
  • Works from blueprints, engineering sketches, and specification requirements to determine materials and construction process required to fabricate component parts to develop a complete unit as designed;
  • May position pieces to be welded into jigs, holding fixtures, guides, and steps using measuring instruments and hand tools;
  • Knowledge of the processes and procedures necessary for the proper removal of old equipment and foundations with minimal damage to surrounding materials.
  • Maintain certification in the welding procedure(s) as required by Quality Assurance Manager.
  • Fill out Objective Quality Evidence (OQE) forms
  • Follow Quality Assurance welding procedures
  • Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures;
  • Participates in special projects as required.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Typically requires 5-10 years related experience.
  • High School Diploma or GED, plus technical/vocational training or the equivalent combination;
  • Experience working in the marine welding/fitter trade gained through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training is preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of welding standards of SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and/or FCAW welding procedures.
  • Skill to make complete penetration and complete fusion welds.
  • Read and understand blueprints and specifications.

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PeopleReady Skilled Trades is a specialized division of PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI). Since 1987, we have connected tradespeople and work across a wide range of trades, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, solar installations and more. Whether you need a single tradesperson or require a coordinated effort to dispatch skilled workers across multiple projects, we ensure you have the right people with the right tools, on-site and on time.