Tradesmen International, Inc. Welder Journeyman in HAMPTON, Virginia


If you’re a marine-experienced craftsman who emphasizes safety, productivity and superior craftsmanship, we want you to join our team. If you are a 1st Class structural welder and want to be a part of the nation’s elite marine skilled workforce, this is your chance to advance your career.

This job requires you to be able to work in Virginia. Project could last up to 24 months.

Trade: Marine Structural Welder $27.50/hr

Project: USS John F Kennedy aircraft carier

Estimated completion date: 2020

Job location: Newport News VA

Duration: Ongoing up to 24 months

Wages: Range from $27.50/hr

Per diem: $120/day

Schedule: 40-56 hrs


Four years commercial/naval experience as a first class Welder.

Required Skills:

  1. Multi-pass. All position fillet and butt welds using the following processes: SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding), GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding) and GMAW-P (Pulse Arc Welding).

  2. Heating - Oxygen/Propane Heating Torch.

  3. Experience working in a physically demanding environment (shipboard, sub-assemblies, ladders, staging, etc.).

  4. Familiarity with OSHA regulations relative to the shipbuilding industry.

  5. Air Carbon Arc Gouging.

  6. Ability to properly use fillet and butt weld gauges.

Welding Qualification:

All Welders will be required to pass all position, Multi-pass Butt Weld, Welder Qualification Tests prior to reporting for the first day of productive work. These tests will be in accordance with MIL-STD-248D Paragraph 5.3.3 and the following:

A. All position (Horizontal (2G), Vertical (3G), and Overhead (4G)) SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) process.

B. All position (Horizontal (2G), Vertical (3G), and Overhead (4G)) FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding) process.

C. Horizontal (2G) position GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) process.

D. Air Carbon Arc Gouging proficiency test.

Company Details


In addition to consistent work, top pay, and employment opportunities, we provide a benefits package that is among the best in the industry. Our comprehensive benefits encourage our employees and their families to build a lifelong relationship with us.

  • Vacation Pay

  • Health insurance

  • Dental and vision plan

  • Prescription drug plan

  • Life insurance

  • Short-term disability

  • 401(k) profit-sharing savings plan

  • Incentive programs

  • Tool purchase programs

Tradesmen International is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability

Recruiter Name

James Anderson

Recruiter Phone Number




Req ID 2018-166425IN

Category Welder - Flat

Travel Yes

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