Welder/Iron Worker

Orion Marine Group – Mayport, FL (30+ days ago)

Orion Marine Group is a leading heavy civil marine contractor headquartered in Houston, Texas. We offer a wide range of services and turnkey solutions in marine construction, design, and specialty services on, over, and under the water throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Canada, and the Caribbean Basin.

The Company’s heavy civil marine construction services include marine transportation facility construction, dredging, repair and maintenance, bridge building, marine pipeline construction, as well as specialty services. The Company’s specialty services include salvage, demolition, diving, surveying, towing and underwater inspection, excavation and repair.

For additional information, go to: http://www.orionmarinegroup.com.

This position is accountable for providing yard maintenance support to Orion Marine Construction, Inc. Incumbents are responsible for welding, cutting, grinding, chipping and clean-up in the projects with which they are involved. Typically, they will work closely with Yard Superintendent, Foreman, Port Captain, Deck Captain, and other skilled crafts persons.


  • Works as assigned by the Foreman to ensure the successful completion of on-going or new marine construction projects.
  • Gathers information on scope of work and obtains the necessary permits prior to beginning actual welding project.
  • Displays and uses capabilities to cut, weld, chip and grind metal as may be required by the project.
  • Utilizes oxygen-acetylene cutting torch and related equipment when required to cut away metal from existing structure, beams or platforms.
  • Welds together pieces of sheet metal once individual sheet piles are pile driven into place.
  • Applies ability to stick rod weld in all positions to complete a job.
  • Rigs cable for lifting and moving objects from one location to another.
  • Handles placement of steel plates and sheet piles with the aid of equipment such as cranes, winches, cable and hand tools that may be available.
  • Operates saws, presses, drills and grinders to fabricate parts needed to repair a piece of equipment.
  • Inspects and makes minor repairs to welding equipment; notifies Foreman of parts needed to complete repairs.
  • Picks up needed materials and supplies to complete project.
  • Works closely with Foreman, Crane Operators, Helpers, and other skilled crafts persons to complete current projects in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Participates in Safety and Environmental initiatives that will contribute to compliance of State/Federal regulations and improve existing Company programs.
  • Responsible and accountable for incumbent’s own personal safety.
  • Responsible and accountable for the safety of all co-workers and any others incumbent comes in contact with.
  • Authorized and obligated to stop work on any task or series of tasks whenever an unsafe condition or situation is anticipated or is observed.
  • Complies with all applicable laws, regulations and Company policies and procedures promptly, and appropriate disciplinary action (including dismissal) for failure to do so.
  • Reports any and all violations of applicable laws, regulations or Company policies and procedures promptly, and is subject to appropriate disciplinary action (including dismissal) for failure to do so.
  • Performs other related administrative and technical duties as may be assigned or requested by immediate supervision (such as certification training, safety training, procedure review, etc.)


A minimum of two (2) years welding experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the necessary welding skills, knowledge and abilities is required. The incumbent must have good knowledge of 1) the practices and materials of the welding trade, 2) the physical characteristics of various types of metal used in the construction of marine structures, 3) the operation of various types of marine equipment and devices, and 4) the importance of safe work practices in a marine environment. Incumbents must also be capable of passing standard welding tests that demonstrate proficiency to perform the job. Skill in the operation of acetylene and arc welding equipment, hand and power tools, and welding blueprints and sketches is also required.

The incumbent must be an effective verbal communicator and be able to keep simple records of time and material used for each project.

The Company expects and requires incumbent and each of its other employees to observe and fulfill the above and all other safety responsibilities and actively work toward maintaining a safe workplace. Failure to do so can result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.


The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable workplace accommodation.

The individual must also be able to wear and properly utilize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to work or visit within areas where it is required. This includes hard hat, safety glasses, respirators, ear plugs, steel toed shoes, personal flotation devices, or other protective equipment as required by the work performed and location the work is being done.

In addition, Welders must also be capable of:

  • Walking, stepping, climbing or otherwise moving from one location on the job site to another, and normally involves physically getting onto and off of work barges, boats, vessels, or dock facilities of varying heights and access parameters
  • Wearing welding face shields, personal floatation devices, self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Standing, stooping kneeling, squatting, climbing or sitting for long periods of time
  • Repetitive movements by feet, shoulders, arms, wrists, hands and back in performance of work
  • Climbing vertical ladders to heights of 40’-50’
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Working at elevated heights
  • Lifting 50 lb. objects as required
  • Carrying 50 lb. objects as required
  • Adapting to extreme temperature changes

Compensation & Benefits:

An excellent compensation and benefits package is offered. Benefit plans include:

  • Medical, including Prescription Drugs
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off For Vacation, Sick, Holidays, Jury Duty and Bereavement Leave
  • Pre-Tax Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Career Growth & Development

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), age, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other category protected by law.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Mayport, FL

Required experience:

  • welding: 2 years

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