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Pipewelder 4

Date: May 14, 2019

Location: Norfolk, VA, US, 23523

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Shift : ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance


General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk is the consolidation of two great shipyards that have operated in the Port of Hampton Roads, Virginia for more than 50 years - the former Metro Machine Corporation and the former Earl Industries.  Along with our facilities in Bremerton, Washington, our expertise encompasses experience on more than 450 ships, a Master Ship Repair Agreement (MSRA) contract, and the maintenance and repair of aircraft carriers and ships from the Navy's amphibious fleet.


JOURNEYPERSON 4 (Pipewelder)


  • Have a working knowledge and understanding of welding standards, such as Tech-Pub-278, Tech-Pub-248, MIL-STD-1689 and proper joint designs IAW MIL-STD-22D. 
  • Have the ability to weld all types of materials, to tig and stick, weld plate, pipe including piping joints such as sockets, butts,E.B rings, backing rings and open butts. 
  • Have experience with various metals such as cuni, monel, stainless steel, alum and carbon steel/cromoly. 
  • Be able to set up and operate welding machines such as SYNCHROWAVE 250 and POWCON ST-300.
  • Be able to trouble shoot problems with tig lines and machines. 
  • Be able to weld with the use of a mag-base mirror for tig and stick. 
  • Have the ability to utilize Metro PCP 912-04 for P-I piping.


JOURNEYPERSON 3 (Pipewelder)


  • Have knowledge of proper joint designs IAW MIL-STD-22D. 
  • Be able to weld different materials with stick and tig. 
  • Have the ability to weld pipe and plate including butts, sockets, and backing rings. 
  • Have experience with carbon steel/cromoly, cuni and stainless steel materials.
  • Be able to operate with welding banks and some knowledge of the operation of welding machines such as SYNCHROWAVE 250 and POWCON ST-300.
  • Be able to troubleshoot problems with tig lines and machines.


JOURNEYPERSON 2 (Pipewelder)


  • Have some knowledge of proper weld joint designs. 
  • Have the ability to stick weld and a willingness to learn tig. 
  • Have experience with various metals helpful but not mandatory. 
  • Ability to operate with welding banks.



JOURNEYPERSON 1 (Pipewelder)


  • Have the ability to stick weld fillet and butt joints. 
  • Have a willingness to learn other procedures. 
  • Be able to pass 6-G carbon steel pipe welding test.











































The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operating machines where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach or performing mechanical or skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature such as ones by electricians, technicians, service people, painters, mechanics, etc.




Must be able to climb on and around ships and walk to other yard areas and requires extended periods of standing and walking (75%). Inspections and work may require climbing ladders, working at heights, walking on scaffolding and observing co-workers using tools and equipment. Lifting/carrying tools and parts weighing up to 50 lbs. on frequent basis.  Standing, bending, sitting, reaching, pushing, pulling, crouching, kneeling, handling, finger dexterity, feeling, eye/hand/foot coordination, seeing, hearing required. Selecting appropriate tools for jobs, as per trade classification. Works in tight, confined work spaces on board ship and is exposed to varied temperatures, wind, wet and humid conditions, fumes, odors and dust, vibrations from ship and hand tools, constant moving machinery, possible toxic and caustic chemical.



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