Structural Welder

Craft - Structural Welders Watford City, North Dakota


Essential Job Functions:

  • Analyzes blueprints and structural drawings
  • Adheres to applicable welding methods in completion of structural fabrications
  • Utilizes manual and mechanical processes to weld in various positions
  • Calibrates welding tools and equipment according to welding procedure specifications
  • Cleans and prepare metal work pieces using scrapers, chemical solutions and grinders to ensure a smooth and contaminant-free surface
  • Cuts, repairs, and assembles building components to form complete structures
  • Inspects and evaluates welds to ensure they are free of defect and adhere to specifications
  • Conducts post-welding activities such as grinding, cleaning, and polishing of work pieces
  • Attends training sessions, seminars and appropriate educational classes required by department.
  • Other duties as assigned

 Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Work Experience: Two (2) years’ experience in oilfield preferred
  • License/Certifications
    • Current and valid driver’s license
  • Post Job Offer Requirements:
    • Take and pass a pre-employment drug test 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: 

  • Knowledge of industrial structural welding methods and techniques
  • Knowledge of proper use of equipment such as; welder torch, electrode holder, drill press, gas welding and welding electrode
  • Knowledge of Hazardous Materials and Safety Regulations and industry practices related to equipment use and operation
  • Knowledge and experience in oilfield operations, preferred
  • Ability to conduct appropriate tests to identify and correct faults in framework of structure
  • Ability to follow instructions and communicate clearly

 Physical Demand/Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to type, talk and hear.  
  • The incumbent is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, or crouch. 
  • The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Visual Acuity: must be adequate to perform all required tasks in a safe manner.  

 The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and may require use of ear plugs on occasion.
  • Work condition is outside environment (job site/field site) that may have inclement weather conditions.
  • The incumbent is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, vehicles and equipment.


The above job description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job.  The description shall not however, be construed as a complete job listing of all duties, which may be required from day-to-day.