Panama City, FL US (Primary)

Job Type



High School / GED



Security Clearance Required


Job Description



Plan, lay out, weld, install, test and repair all types of pipe and similar tubular products in accordance to plans, specification, codes, and industry standards. Work with other crafts as instructed by supervision.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Because Eastern Shipbuilding is continually growing to meet the needs of our customers, the essential duties and responsibilities may be different than described.

Comply with Company, federal, state, and local safety, ethics, and environmental rules, regulations and policies while performing duties.

Regular attendance at work and the ability to work flexible hours, including overtime, weekends, and holidays.

Review layouts, blueprints, diagrams, or work orders in preparation for welding or cutting metal components.

Complete welds to the specified standards using appropriate equipment and materials.

Install and verify operation of high pressure steel pipes and fittings.

Repair and replace any damaged pipe; fabricate and install metal fittings; install supports, valves, and other control equipment; bolt, clamp, or weld parts to secure in positon for welding.

Use appropriate hand and power tools to properly measure, cut, assemble, weld and install all types of pipe and/or similar tubular products.

Test installed piping systems and install other related items in accordance with the applicable plans and specifications.

Set up equipment and weld parts, using arc, gas-shielded arc, submerged arc, or gas welding equipment.

Troubleshoot equipment.

Produce high quality welds, including water tight penetrations with a variety of materials including weld steel, stainless, and aluminum.

Work with minimal supervision.

Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: May indirectly supervise and/or train subordinates.

Job Requirements


Experience: Three to five years’ pipe welding experience desired. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Requires working knowledge of equipment, work processes and techniques used in measuring, fitting and welding steel. Requires x-ray pipe welding experience with the ability to weld pipe in all positions and mirror weld. Requires knowledge of welding symbols, ship terminology, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and American Bureau of Shipbuilding (ABS) standards. Must pass SMAW 6G Pipe Test to become ABS Certified.

Skills: Ability to read and comprehend written, verbal, or diagram form or plans. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written and verbal instructions. Ability to read and understand blueprints. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors and employees. Knowledge of safe operation and use of hand and power tools. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure. Ability to read a tape measure.

Behavioral Attributes: Integrity, ethics, flexibility/adaptability, initiative, interpersonal skills, attention to detail, safety conscious, and multi-tasking. Maintain the confidential integrity of details pertaining to Eastern Shipbuilding Group.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing throughout the workday. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee must be physically and medically qualified to wear all required personal protective equipment, as prescribed under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. The employee must be able to work above ground at heights of a minimum of 50 feet aloft and/or working from scaffolding and/or man-lifts while working with machinery; in confined spaces and withstand extreme heat and cold in an outside climate or confined space.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee may be exposed to the risk of electrical shock, moving mechanical parts, vibration, fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, continual loud noise, and other hazards found in a heavy industrial shipyard environment. Rigorous compliance with safety procedures, policies, and personal safety equipment requirements is therefore mandatory.

We are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under state or local law.