UIC Alaska

Welder/Pipe Fitter

Position Type
Location : Location
Travel Requirement


Rockford Corporation is an Alaskan Native Owned General and Industrial Mechanical Contractor based in Anchorage, Alaska. We are also a Small Business Administration (SBA) certified Small Disadvantaged Business. In our over 45 year history Rockford has predominantly performed work on government fuel, tank, and utility projects. Rockford Corporation specializes in the construction and repair of steel tanks, fueling and utility systems for the military. It has successfully completed fuel and utility-related construction projects for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska, Sacramento and Omaha Districts, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and U.S. Coast Guard.

Summary: Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, perform demolition activities, and clean up rubble, debris and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers. Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.



� Clean or prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards.

� Erect or dismantle scaffolding, shoring, braces, traffic barricades, ramps, or other temporary structures

� Load, unload, or identify building materials, machinery, or tools, distributing them to the appropriate locations.

� Measure, mark, or record openings or distances to layout areas where construction work will be performed.

� Tend pumps, compressors, or generators to provide power for tools, machinery, or equipment or to heat or move materials, such as asphalt.

� Mix, pour, or spread concrete, using portable cement mixers.

� Control traffic passing near, in, or around work zones.

� Dig ditches or trenches, backfill excavations, or compact and level earth to grade specifications, using picks, shovels, pneumatic tampers, or rakes.

� Weld SMAW, (SS GTAW/GMAW a plus) Shop Welder/ Fabricator

� Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.

� Weld at heights and in confined spaces

� Operate safety equipment and use safe work habits.

� Lay out, position, align, and secure parts and assemblies prior to assembly, using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers.

� Examine workpieces for defects and measure workpieces with straightedges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications.

� Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment.

� Weld separately or in combination, using aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron, and other alloys.

� Clamp, hold, tack-weld, heat-bend, grind or bolt component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding.

� Select and install torches, torch tips, filler rods, and flux, according to welding chart specifications or types and thicknesses of metals.

� Ignite torches or start power supplies and strike arcs by touching electrodes to metals being welded, completing electrical circuits.

� Connect and turn regulator valves to activate and adjust gas flow and pressure so that desired flames are obtained.



� Proficient with all hand and power small tool

� Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.


� Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

� Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

� The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

� The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

� Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

� Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.

� Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

� Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

� Knowledge of the welding process and equipment.

� Ability to weld vertical, flat, and overhead welds with a good penetration and a quality appearance.

� Ability to operate acetylene torches.

� Good communications skills relative to supervisor and other related departments.

� Math skills including fractions and angles.

� Ability to read tape measures and angle finders.

� Ability to read blueprint drawings and cut lists.

� Ability to lift 50 pounds.

� Physical ability to work and weld in awkward positions such as kneeling, lying down, and overhead.

� Ability to climb and work from a ladder.

� Ability to operate various shop tools including power and manually operated wrenches.



� Experience: 3 years welding experience and /or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

� Weld, SS GTAW/GMAW Shop Welder/ Fabricator



� Walk, stand on concrete floor, asphalt in works yard

� Bend, stoop, crouch, kneel and crawl to repair and fabricate

� Reach below, at and above shoulder height to repair and fabricate

� Insert hand(s) into confined areas to repair and fabricate

� Hand, power and air tool use is required

� Welders need good eyesight, hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.

� Climb, stand and balance on ladders or the vehicles and equipment to perform repair or fabrication

� Work above shoulders in cervical extension from a stand, bend, stoop, crouch, kneel to perform repair or fabrication

� Work under vehicles and equipment to make repair or fabrication

� Operate hand controls on one-ton jib crane

� Weld and use cutting torches in poorly ventilated Welding Shop ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

� While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and extreme heat.

� The noise level in the work environment can be loud

� Safety requirements for this position are safety glasses, hearing protection and steel-toed work boots.

� Welders may work alone or as a part of a team in a plant or when performing work on construction or maintenance projects.

� To prevent burns and eye injuries, welders wear protective clothing, goggles and helmets.

� They may have to withstand loud noise and vibration.

� Welders normally work both inside and outside.


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