Marine Welder

TACOMA, Washington
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TACOMA, Washington

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PeopleReady is now hiring 15-20 Structural Welders for an opening at a commercial Shipyard in the Tacoma, WA area!

Overtime likely, up to 6 10’s
$130/per diem days worked
Weekly pay


  • Weld metal components together using gas welding or brazing and any combination of arc welding processes to fabricate and/or repair shipboard plant and shipboard motors, and generators
  • Will perform the following types of welding: Stick 6010/7018, Dual Shield, and MIG
  • Repairs broken or cracked parts, fills holes, and increases size of metal parts
  • Perform related tasks such as thermal cutting and grinding
  • MUST PASS hands-on Weld Tests to qualify: Stick, Dual Shield and MIG in Flat, Horizontal and Overhead positions

Qualifications & Experience

  • Must have High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must have 3+ years Structural Welding / Fitting experience in a Ship Repair or Ship Building environment
  • Must be willing to work overtime, up to 12 hours per day, 7 days per week, for duration of assignment (1-3 months)
  • Must pass three hands-on Weld Tests to qualify: Stick, Dual Shield and MIG Welding
  • Must pass Pre-employment Drug Test and Tier 1 Background Check
  • Must bring own Welding Hood, Protective Leathers, Yellow Hard Hat, Work Boots and an Orange Safety Vest

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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.