UIC Alaska


Position Type
Location : Location
Travel Requirement



  • Journeyman level welder-fitter. Project includes repairs and upgrades to an existing horizontal bulk storage tank facility.  Will be responsible for fit up and welding of both plate and socket weld piping.  Other duties as assigned.  Experience with occasional heavy equipment operation is a plus. 


Essential Functions


  • Layout, fit, & weld (various pipe diameters and thicknesses) ½” to 4” carbon steel pipe using a GTAW & SMAW procedure.
  • Must be able to perform all weld procedures in the 6G position.
  • Perform pipe preparation duties, including cutting, beveling, and fitting as required.
  • Weld steel plate, steel angle, pipe socket, pipe threading, welds unistrut, etc. as required.
  • Assist with concrete forming, trenching, testing, cleanup, and all other duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to perform all work safely in accordance with Rockford’s safety procedures and guidelines.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly workplace.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Rockford Corporation participates in E-Verify.

Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.


Knowledge and Critical Skills/Expertise:

  • Must be able to qualify to Rockford’s GTAW & SMAW weld procedures in the 6G position.
  • Welds may be NDE tested.
  • Must be able to read and interpret construction plans and drawings.
  • Must be able to properly layout and fit pipe, plate, steel angle, and unistrut.

Must be able to assist in hydrostatic testing of pipe work.


Required Experience:


·         5 Years Pipefitting Experience. 

·         5 Years Welding Experience with SMAW procedures as related to fuel piping.

·         2 Years Welding Experience with GTAW procedures as related to fuel piping.

·         5 Years’ Experience in Construction Related to Fuel and Energy Systems.


Physical Demands:


·         Must be able to weld in locations with minimum space.

·         Must be able to meet the physical demands noted below.

·         Operation of motor vehicles.

·         Walking, Standing.

·         Twisting, turning upper body.

·         Twisting, turning arms, legs.

·         Crawling, kneeling, stooping.

·         Safe distant vision.

·         Good near vision.

·         Wear ANSI approved safety footwear.

·         Wear safety glasses.

·         Wear hard hat.

·         Use of all required PPE for tasks at hand.

·         Lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling up to 100 lbs.


Environmental Conditions:


·         Work will take place in a fuel facility that has ongoing operations while work is underway.

·         Petroleum contaminated soils may be present within the work vicinity.


Authorized Driver Requirement:  Employee must have a valid driver’s license and three (3) year clean driving record. Employee must follow all Authorized Driver Policy and Procedures regarding approved vehicle usage.


All employees must pass Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all UIC Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program guidelines and requirements.


If working on a DOT project, employees must pass a DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program requirements.


Candidates must pass a background check in order to fill this position.

UIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC HR for assistance.


UIC considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, family responsibility, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran's status or any other legal protected status. Pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation, may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V




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