Welder - Construction Job in Tampa, FL

Location: Tampa, FL

Industry: Construction

Job Type: Full Time

Posted: 06/21/2022

Equal Opportunity Employer


Your Job

Do you like working with your hands and big metal toys, tools and machines? Do you learn quickly and take pride in a job well done? Are you looking to gain and enhance your skills in a trade offering lifelong work opportunities in diverse areas of the economy? Well, if any of this describes you, then we’d love to talk to you about a Welder position.

Your Day

The job responsibilities may include the following:
  • Using hand-held or remotely controlled welding equipment to join or cut metal parts, or fill holes, indentations, or the seams of metal products.
  • Studying blueprints, sketches, or specifications and calculating dimensions to be welded.
  • Inspecting structures or materials to be welded and monitoring the welding process to avoid overheating.
  • Maintaining equipment and machinery.
  • Working outdoors, often in inclement weather, on a scaffold or high platform. May also work indoors in a confined indoor area designed to contain sparks and glare.
  • Lifting heavy objects, working in awkward positions while bending, stooping, or standing to work overhead.
  • Working evenings or weekends, with 8 to 12-hour shifts each day.

You will also need to:
  • Be detailed oriented, have physical strength, hand-eye coordination, and ability to focus on job responsibilities.
  • Have manual dexterity and the ability to steadily hold a torch in one place.
  • Have good physical stamina and the ability to endure long periods of standing or making repetitious movements.
  • Build technical skills and training to operate welding equipment to fuse metal.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be able to understand and communicate information. Proficiency in English is essential.
  • Begin and complete an apprenticeship program upon starting the role (required).
  • Carry or lift heavy objects and to squat, kneel down, bend, or crawl in awkward positions.
  • Learn to use a variety of welding equipment and procedures, and electrical or manual tools (saws, squares, calipers etc.)
  • Gain knowledge of safety standards and willingness to use protective clothing (face-shield, gloves etc.).
  • Obtain general certification in welding or related certification — is extremely useful.
  • Have completed courses in blueprint reading, shop mathematics, mechanical drawing, physics, chemistry, and metallurgy — helpful, but not required.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents and drawings — a strong bonus.

Your Gain

What you may gain while on the job:

  • Staying active — this job will keep you busy and engaged throughout the day.
  • Communication skills — to provide information and coordinate with supervisors and co-workers to carry out daily responsibilities.
  • Learning opportunity — a chance to learn a wide variety of welding skills and knowledge.
  • Teaching & mentoring skills — helping train and prepare new employees for the job.
  • Rewarding career — opportunities for advancement to supervisory, management, and advanced assignments.

Questions? Contact Your Local Branch Office

5501 West Waters Ave., Suite 407

Tampa, FL


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