Welder, Lithium Refinery Job at Tesla, Robstown, TX

  • Tesla
  • Robstown, TX

Job Description

What to Expect

Tesla's in-house Lithium Refinery is located in the greater Corpus Christi area of Texas. This investment is critical to our mission to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy and represents our efforts to aggressively increase the supply of battery-grade lithium hydroxide available in North America.

We are seeking a Certified Combo Pipe Welder/Pipefitter to help further our mission. As a Certified Combo Pipe Welder/Pipefitter, you will interface closely with the Project and Operations teams to support construction and commissioning jobs, while also supporting field repairs and custom fabrication activities as we transition into the core maintenance & reliability organization post startup. In support of this 24/7 operation, you will be periodically on-call, and may be required to occasionally work nights and weekends. Competitive pay rate selected based on relevant experience; overtime available as driven by business need.

What You’ll Do

  • Perform x-ray quality welding in all positions using SMAW and GTAW processes on super duplex stainless steel 2205/2507 and carbon steel from sch 10 to sch 160
  • Read, interpret, and follow basic blueprints, diagrams, engineering drawings, specifications, weld symbols, bills of materials, and other written instructions or procedures to accurately create or repair equipment and products
  • Design and build basic and/or complex structures, supports, or framework in the execution of daily tasks. Work with Engineers and Specialist throughout the design and ultimately fabrication of custom components
  • Cutting various alloys using oxy/acetylene torch and plasma arc processes
  • Utilize handheld tools such as a handheld screw gun, drill gun, and grinders to operate calipers, weld gauges, tape measures, and other welding hand tools
  • Create specific weldment set-ups and fixturing to meet geometric requirements
  • Observe and comply with all safety and project rules. Performs other duties as required (Fitting, installing, bolting pipe & valves. Rigging and assisting other crafts as needed)
What You’ll Bring

  • 10+ years’ experience as a Certified Welder in the Petrochemical, Refinery, or related field
  • Ability to climb and work at heights and in confined spaces (may exceed 100ft). Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to read and understand WPS
  • Ability to use hand tools, power tools and layout tools safe and efficiently
  • Must be physically able to carry up to 50lbs of tools and/or material
  • Must have command of the English language, both written and verbal

Compensation and Benefits


Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:

  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.

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Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, Local area, Outdoor, Flexible hours, Night shift, Weekend work,

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