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Welder Helper

NPL Construction Co. Grand Rapids Full-Time
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Summary

Join the leader in underground pipeline construction and get yourself a solid career with solid pay! This is your first step on a clear path to career advancement in underground utility welding; join us – we have work for the next hundred years.

Utility Pipeline Welder Helpers are integral members of our Construction Crews. You will support journeyman welders by ensuring tools and workplace are safe, assisting with grinding pipe ends and cleaning welds. If you have a desire to learn the pipeline welding trade, this is the opportunity for you.

Perks

  • Excellent benefit package w/ Health Insurance as low as .23 cents per week
  • Paid, on-the-job training for technical skills
  • Weekly payroll
  • Employer Health Saving Acct. contribution up to $1,600.00 per year
  • Company 401(k) match: dollar for dollar on first 3% and $.50 on the dollar for the next 2%
  • Dental and Vision as low as $5.45 per week

Responsibilities

  • Support Welders with locating, cleaning, and organizing welding tools and supplies
  • Complete physical labor tasks to help Welders complete their projects
  • Use grinders to clean pipe ends to be welded and to clean welds throughout the welding process
  • Use hand torches and pipe beveling equipment to cut material to be fabricated
  • Assist the crew by performing physical construction labor duties as needed

Education, Skills, Experience Needed

  • Basic knowledge of underground utility and/or natural gas industry is great
  • High school diploma or equivalent is preferred

Working Environment

  • Work sites are outdoors in potentially extreme weather conditions
  • All worksite safety instructions are written and spoken in English; must be fluent in English
  • Work includes prolonged and repeated: lifting (including overhead, up to 50lbs); standing; climbing; kneeling; reaching and feeling; crouching and crawling
  • Work is performed within the “red zone” of heavy equipment
  • Working safely requires quick/accurate hand-eye coordination

Requirements

  • Pass pre-employment drug screen and background check
  • Provide valid US work authorization documents for E-Verify
  • Valid driver’s license with no more than 3 moving violations and no DUIs within a two year rolling period
  • Pre-employment medical fit-for-duty test; hold/obtain DOT medical card
  • Work with a heightened awareness within the “red zone” of heavy equipment
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and overtime
  • Join and maintain Union membership

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

This job description is subject to change at any time. It reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, and does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Centuri and its subsidiary companies will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.  Centuri will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a test or job interview) if so requested.


Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids MN

 

Skills required

Use Welding Equipment
Use Arc
Use Shield Arc
Use Submerge Arc
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Use Welding Technique

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Job ID: 564776300

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NPL, a Centuri Company, is a nationally recognized leader in utility and energy distribution construction with a workforce of over 6,000 and operations in more than 20 states. Built on 50 years of experience, NPL's range of safe, high quality and sustainable construction solutions have earned an industry reputation for excellence in reliable performance and customer satisfaction. 

Your career starts here - Solid wages. Solid benefits. Solid opportunities. Regardless
of your education or experience, NPL gives you the tools to build a career on
SOLID GROUND. We’re actively looking to expand our workforce in locations
across the United States in positions ranging from laborers, equipment
operators and foremen to project estimators, safety managers and supervisors.

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