Position: Welder

Location: Charleston, SC

Pay: Starting at $25-$30/hour. Based on experience, performance on your weld test, and currently held AWS certifications. PLUS $120 per diem per day worked for NON-LOCAL candidates.

**MIG and Flux core proficiency is a MUST**

Job Duties: Including but not limited to:

  • Receives instructions, prints, and work orders for the job.
  • Plans details of working procedure and tools and material requirements.
  • Layout and fitting per drawings.
  • Fabricates parts by cutting, burning, and welding various metals.
  • May repair products by dismantling, straightening, reshaping, and reassembling parts, using cutting torch, straightening press, and hand tools
  • Uses burning equipment to dismantle assemblies and to cut material to size and shape.
  • Repairs parts by using welding techniques and appropriate welding equipment.
  • Cleans and prepares surfaces to be welded. Sets up, assembles, and tacks weld parts.
  • Builds up worn or defective surfaces.
  • Ensures welding processes, procedural instructions, evaluations, inspection processes, etc. are held to customer and code requirements of all fabrication performed.
  • Fabricate, weld, and assemble steel and aluminum tooling and fixtures with the use of common metal shop tools/equipment such as band saws, plasma and gas torch cutters, lathes, drill presses, etc.
  • Read, interpret, comprehend, and comply with work instruction, process sheets, diagrams, sketches and blueprints to determine operations, required materials and timeframes for projects.
  • Set up, operate, and maintain welding equipment.
  • Analyzes engineering drawings and specifications to plan layout, fit up, and welding operations of structures.
  • Able to effectively utilize fixtures, jigs, and clamps, as provided for effective positioning and holding of parts to be welded.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Basic Requirements & Qualifications: Including but not limited to:

  • Structural Fitters must be able to read and interpret complex blueprints
  • MIG and Flux core proficiency is a MUST
  • Structural Welders must be able to flux core weld in all positions
  • Must be able to pass weld test and fitters assessment
  • High School diploma/ GED and minimum of five years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5 years of experience with fabrication within the steel industry
  • NAVSEA proficiency preferred.
  • Ability to read blueprints, tape measures, calipers, micrometers, weld gauges
  • Physical Demands include ability to maneuver up to 200 lbs. independently and safely lift 50 lbs. without assistance.
  • Candidate may be required to pass a drug test and criminal background check based on job location/requirements
  • Candidates MUST submit an UPDATED resume with WORKING CONTACT information to be considered for this position. Our goal is to contact you if you are qualified for the position, to move forward in our hiring process. Not being able to contact you hinders this process and we will move on to the next most qualified candidate in this situation.

TradesPeople™ is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: TradesPeople™ is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at TradesPeople™ are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. TradesPeople™ will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $25.00 – $30.00 per hour


Weekly day range:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability


  • MIG welding: 5 years (Preferred)
  • FCAW: 5 years (Preferred)

Work Location: On the road