Journeyman Pipe Welder - Per Diem

Riley Power Group | Newport News, VA

Posted Date 5/15/2020


Riley Power Group (RPG) is seeking Skilled Pipe Welders for potential long-term positions at Newport News Shipyard in Newport News, Virginia. We offer benefits, per diem and a highly-competitive salary. 

Minimum of five years commercial/naval welding experience

Skills & other Requirements:
Multi-pass. All position fillet and butt welds using the SMAW (Shielded metal arc) process.
Ability to fuse inserts and weld carbon steel, stainless steel and copper nickel pipe using the SMAW and GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) processes.
Ability to mirror weld using the SMAW and GTAW processes.
Heating - Oxygen/Propane Heating Torch.
Experience working in physically demanding environments (shipboard, sub-assemblies, ladders, staging, etc.).
Familiarity with OSHA regulations relative to the shipbuilding industry.
Ability to properly use fillet gauges, butt gauges, and a six-inch scale.
Successfully pass all pre-employment screenings including: respirator physical and all med quals, hair follicle drug-screen and 7-year background check

RPG is a specialty welding company led by a seasoned management team with decades of applicable industry experience. RPG has a wealth of industry relationships and contracts that share a few common denominators: integrity, teamwork and safety. We are looking forward to hearing from you! 

RILEY POWER GROUP - RPG IS PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (EOE) AFFIRMATIVE ACTION (AA) EMPLOYER - Qualified Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.  RPG is a Drug Free Workplace and an E-Verify Employer.

*This ad is for future work, as positions become available.  It is not a guarantee of immediate placement*


Welding Qualifications:
All positions using the SMAW and GTAW processes.
Thin wall sockets (Required for below 0.187 wall joints).

The Welding School will administer tests for the following qualifications:
1. Welders Vision Test (5 Minutes)
2. Visual Inspection of Welds Level I (4 Hours)
3. Pre-heat and Interpass (1 hour)
4. Fire Watch CBT (2 hours)
5. Torch Safety test and practical (3 hours)
6. Welding Qualification tests for: 503, 502, 541, 725, 506, 659, 556, 650, 664 and 557 (Testing will run approximately 2½ weeks).

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