Northwest Pipe Company

Looking for an opportunity with career growth? Motivated to cross-train? Want to work for a highly respected team? Then we want to hear from YOU!

Northwest Pipe Company, a North American leader in the manufacturing of welded steel pipe, is looking for dynamic, energetic and career-minded people who can make a difference and will immediately contribute towards taking our company to the next level. We are currently seeking a Welder to support our growing operations at our Parkersburg, WV facility.

The Welder I is responsible for performing welding, scarfing, cutting, grinding, and moving of pipe. They will also be responsible for filling out daily pick-up reports.


  • Proper and safe use of welding equipment to include but not limited to welding machine, grinder and cutting torch.
  • Perform x-ray quality welds.
  • Cleans and grinds welds as required.
  • Repair welds to required specifications.
  • Use of tools for cutting and fitting offset.
  • Follows all work instructions, procedures, and job safely analysis (JSA’s).
  • Reading of drawings.
  • Identify and report any unsafe working conditions or equipment.


  • Operation of roll equipment
  • Operation of overhead crane
  • Sub arc welding
  • Pick-up welding
  • Forklift operation


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals in English.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence in English.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Discount
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Referral Program
  • Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vision Insurance


  • 10 Hour Shift
  • 8 Hour Shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night Shift

Company Name
Northwest Pipe Company
Parkersburg, WV


  • FCAW- 2G and 3G Certified and/or the ability to pass weld test.
  • SMAW- 2G, 3G and 7018 certified and/or the ability to pass weld test.
  • SAW- Sub Arc.
  • ASME 1-3 years.
  • D1.1- X-ray 1-2 years.
  • Back gouge of base metal.
  • Pass 3G vertical plate weld test.
  • Must be able to operate a welding machine and grinder safely.


  • 1-year certificate from college or technical school; or one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • FCAW/Semi Welding.
  • Welding machines (wire & stick).
  • Grinding.
  • Arc Gouging Equipment.
  • SMAW qualified.
  • Experience operating forklifts, overhead crane and or sub arc welding helpful.


  • The environmental conditions for this position include inclement indoor/outdoor extremes of cold, heat, dust, wind and various forms of precipitation.
  • Walking, moving around and or standing eight (8) hours or more per day.
  • Recurring climbing and descending of stairs or stepladders throughout the day to perform work. Work for this position may be performed at an elevated station.
  • A limited amount of sitting/kneeling may be required for this position.
  • There is repetitive hand-wrist, elbow and shoulder motion required for this position for approximately eight (8) hours or more during the workday.
  • Lifting and or retrieving items of 0-50 pounds without assistance; 50-100 pounds with assistance and 100+ pounds with mechanical assistance.
  • In the course of a normal day additional physical activities include bending, stooping, squatting, crawling, pushing, pulling, twisting, reaching, performing work in awkward positions and climbing ladders.
  • Employees in this position are exposed to a wide range of varying degree of moderate to excessive noise levels.
  • Sight must be within normal ranges to determine that machines are running properly. Specific vision abilities also include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth and the ability to adjust and focus.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • welding: 1 year (Preferred)

$17.50 per hour
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