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Certified Welder

Homeland Staffing Houston Full-Time
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Employees may be required to work in several environments which include, but are not limited to:

 Chemical Plants

 Food Processing Plants

 Public Institutions (i.e. medical facilities or educational facilities)



The following skills and knowledge are minimal and may not be inclusive of all demands for specific jobs.

1.  Proficient reading and interpretation of isometric piping drawings as well as some structural.

2.  Capable of concise technical communication through written and verbal skills (using English language) with supervision, management, and customer contacts.

3.  Ability to read, comprehend, and execute written weld procedures.

4.  Capable of reading a measuring tape (to 1/16th divisions).

5.  Possess a basic to intermediate understanding and knowledge of common material grades, pipe sizes and nomenclatures used in various industries where piping is commonly used.

6.  Possess an understanding of the importance and relevance of material heat numbers, industry markings, and the relationship to material test reports.

7.  Competency in GTAW, GMAW, SMAW, and FCAW processes.

8.  Qualify in 6G Position. Most welding is done in rollout position or quarter welds, but 6G is sometimes necessary.

9.  Capable of consistently producing welds using the process(es) above that meet radiography standards of ASME B31.3, ASME Section VIII, or API 1104 as required and visual inspection standards. Note: All pipe welding is stringer bead welding.

10.  All welds must be made within established time standards. Excessive grinding on welds is not permitted. All completed welds must be aesthetically acceptable and uniform.

11.  Ability to consistently produce fillet welds that meet the requirements of AWS D1.1 and visual inspection standards using process(es) previously listed.

12.   Must be capable of accurately cutting carbon and stainless steels using:

A.  Oxy-fuel equipment

B.  Plasma Cutters

C.  Abrasive cut-off saws and pneumatic/electric grinders with cut-off wheels

13.  Application of welder I.D. markings as instructed or required.

14.  Recording of welder ID and completion dates as required.

15.  Capable of tack welding and perform soldering tasks.

16.  Proper protection of machined surfaces while welding.

17.  Ability to recognize “live” lines or lines that carry hazardous materials and the presence to properly deactivate, purge, clean, and/or question the correct procedure for performing the work on such lines (LOTO Procedures).

18.  Ability to develop a macro-view of a job scope and translate that view into a sequenced work plan to efficiently accomplish the overall job goals.

19.  Capable of safely rigging, lifting, and transporting loads.

All employees must wear the site-specific PPE. Minimum requirements are safety glasses and steel-toe boots/shoes.

2.  Pipefitters shall report to work with the following hand tools at minimum:

A.  Welding hood

B.  Tape measure

C.  Pi Tape

D.  Torpedo level

E.  Framing square

F. 12” Adjustable wrench

G. 12” Pipe wrench

H.  Locking pliers (vise-grips)

I.  Side Cutters

J.  Straight jaw tongue and groove pliers (channel locks)

K.  Ball Peen hammer

L.  Wire brush

M.  Flathead screwdriver

N.  Phillips screwdriver

O.  Combination wrench set (3/8” – 1”)

P.  ⅜” or ½” drive socket set

Tools will be checked for compliance. If the employee does not have the minimum required, please instruct them to not report.


1.  Safety conscious.

2.  Quality conscious.

3.  Conscientious and concise in all work performed (high self-expectations).

4.  Professional appearance.

5.  Professional behavior.

6.  Neat and clean with all work performed (good housekeeping habits).

7.  Concise and clear communicator.

8.  Service oriented (customer friendly).

9.  Criminal free background and driving record.

10.  Capable of working in a fast-paced environment.

11.  Ability to work well with others.

12.  Schedule conscious and driven.

13.  Self-motivating.

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