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Certified Rig Welder

Company Overview

Basin Energy Group, LLC is a natural gas service company that specializes in the operation of natural gas compressor stations, with expanded operations in oil field services including: pigging, well hands, light freshwater hauling, roustabout, and field maintenance. Basin Energy's subsidiary Katko LTD is actively searching to fill the position of Certified Rig Welder. 

Job Summary

Applicant must possess the skills to work safely in an industrial plant environment.  All welding functions applicable to the oil & gas production and midstream industry including but not limited to; cutting, beveling, welding, preparation, clean up & repairs, field takeoff and measurement:

Responsibilities and Duties

Attend work on the schedule established by the employer and without excessive absenteeism.

Follow all safe workpractices and abide by company and site-specific safety policies.

Assemble and install metal pipes and pipe fittings for stainless and carbon steel projects.

Remove slag and rough spots from weld by operating grinders or scrapers to ensure smooth working surface.

Use clamps, brackets, and hangers to secure pipes to structures

Employ their knowledge of metallurgy to determine materials and equipment most suitable for a welding project

Clean and prepare workpieces using chemical solutions etc. to remove foreign matter such as grease, rust etc.

Use heating furnaces and weed burners to preheat metal pipes prior to welding or bending

Cut and shape metal components to set specifications using power saws, chipping knives or other hand tools

Fill holes, cracks, and dents on metal workpieces or pipe products

Use micrometers, calipers and other precision measuring instruments to check gap allowances, grooves or angles

Have basic knowledge of geometry, physical properties of metal machining weld shrinkage and welding techniques.

Assemble metal and non-metal pipes and pipe fitting using threading machine

Study schematics, diagrams, and blueprints in order to determine the layout of pipes

Measure and fabricate pipe routings to match existing in-line piping systems

Control and turn valves or regulators to adjust flames and ensure proper use of welding gas

Wear appropriate protective gear and ensure compliance with established health/safety regulations

Troubleshoot a piping system and conduct diagnosis to identify and fix pipe problems

Operate manual and automated welding units and equipment by depositing metal from electrode to work piece and joins edges of work piece.

Maintain length of arc and speed of movement to form specified depth of fusion and bead.

Weld in flat and vertical planes (all position welding).

Examine weld for bead size and other specifications.

Fabricate new or replacement parts for company equipment.


Qualifications and Skills

Must own a suitable rig truck with welding machine.A complete rig setup is required including all hoses, torches, tips, beveling machine, clamps, rollout wheels, etc.

Working knowledge of ASME B31.3, B31.4, B31.8 and API 1104.

Ability to passes 100% x-ray site requirements.

Downhill welding technique preferred.

Previous welding experience in oil field in and around live process and high-pressure systems.

Low hydrogen stick procedures mostly.

Ability to TIG weld carbon and alloys.

5 + years of industrial construction/Oilfield construction/Pipeline construction preferred!

Current/valid driver’s license

Ability to work safely with others to achieve job goals

Self-motivated employee that can take direction and follow daily job duties

Read blue prints, ISO drawings, and P&IDs

Education: High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate) Preferred

Experience –5+ years' welding experience preferred, 3 Year oilfield experience at a minimum. Must pass the prescribed weld test.

Must have a working knowledge of various welding codes, specifications, techniques and methods.


Benefits and Perks

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Supplemental coverage's available.  401(k) with Company Match.


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