Pipe Welder - Refinery Job at Manhattan Mechanical Services, Manhattan, IL

  • Manhattan Mechanical Services
  • Manhattan, IL

Job Description


Title:                                       A-Welder

Reports to:                            Foreman

Employment Status : Full Time Hourly (Non-Exempt)

Pay Rate : Up to 49.59 (depending on qualifications and assessment)

About us: 

Manhattan Mechanical Services provides highly skilled, merit shop craftsmen, ensuring the highest quality and safest mechanical services to light and heavy industrial facilities. Our merit shop philosophy ensures efficiency at every step of the project — from engineering/planning through startup. We are committed to a progressive career path for employees, complete with certifiable skills training. Manhattan Mechanical Services is a unique services provider that supports our customers in multiple areas: industrial maintenance services, process piping, structural steel, equipment installation, scaffolding and insulation. We specialize in providing turnkey projects to our customers.


Primary Function:

The A-Welder will be certified in a combination of SMAW & GTAW welding and perform these processes in both shop and field environments. The A-Welder will be expected to work closely with their team and Manhattan Mechanical Services QA/QC Department to ensure all work is completed with the highest degree of quality.

Manhattan Mechanical Services is a merit shop contractor supporting a team working environment.  As such, all employees will be required from time to time to perform other duties that they are qualified to perform, outside of this job description and their normal work function.

Work Environment:

The normal work environment for this position will be in an industrial facility, which has been determined to be a safety sensitive environment.  You will experience exposure to outdoor weather conditions and wear proper PPE is required for a variety of potential hazards. Every employee’s performance could result in a significant incident affecting the health or safety of other employees, customers, customer’s employees, the public, property or the environment.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The roles and responsibilities of an A-Welder may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The A Welder is responsible for producing x-ray quality welds according to site standards and specifications.
  • Safe use of hand and power tools.
  • Responsible for identifying potential hazards and mitigating the hazards.
  • Familiar with pipe cutting and beveling operations
  • Read and understand WPS/WPQ documents.
  • Must be willing to work as a team at all times to support the project.
  • Fully participate in health, safety, quality and environmental processes.


Three - Five years of experience in pipe welding, and able to pass SMAW & GTAW welding processes.

Skills Required:

  • Must have the following three certifications:
    • Capable of performing X-ray quality welds on carbon steel with SMAW 6010 and 7018 electrodes in all positions including structural steel and pipe.
    • Capable of performing X-ray quality welds on carbon steel and stainless steel with GTAW E70S2 or E70S6 electrodes in all positions including structural steel and pipe.
    • Must be NCCER certified in related trade (knowledge verified and performance verified).
  • Fabricating threaded pipe, socket weld pipe and butt weld pipe.
  • Able to read and understand piping isometric drawings, weld maps, blueprints, and P&ID’s.
  • Able to install piping and piping components.
  • Able to build and install various types of pipe hangers and supports.
  • Able to cut and or bevel piping using oxyfuel, plasma, mechanical equipment.
  • Knowledge of Rigging and Rigging operations
  • Able to perform Hydrostatic Testing

Education and requirements :

  • Must be willing to attend continued training applicable to job as deemed necessary by Manhattan Mechanical Services.
  • Must be able to pass an NCCER Assessment and be Performance Verified.
  • Must be able to pass and receive TWIC card verification 

Physical :

  • Must comply with Manhattan Mechanical Services ’s drug and alcohol policy.
  • Able to pass physical examination, pre-employment if necessary, as required by Manhattan Mechanical Services.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairways.
  • Must be able to carry 50 lbs. of tools and/or materials.
  • Must be able to work at elevated heights as well as in confined spaces. (towers, vessels, excavations, etc.)
  • Must be able to work extended hours on your feet on uneven surfaces. (dirt, concrete, asphalt, mud, gravel, etc.)
  • Must be clean shaven and able to work while wearing a respirator and other personal protective equipment, when required.



  • Must be able to pass applicable site-specific training. 
  • Must be able to read and understand safety instructions, signs, labels and permits in English.

Manhattan Mechanical Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and relies on the diverse skills, backgrounds and perspectives of our people to drive change, innovation and growth. EOE/M/F/D/V

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Full time, For contractors, Outdoor,

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