Fitter Welder I

TX - Saginaw

Posting Date


FLSA Status


Business Unit

Steel Pressure Pipe

Close Date

open until filled

Get ready to grow with us!

Northwest Pipe Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer of water infrastructure products and with over 50 years of experience, we’re just getting started! Our business is growing, and we’re looking for great people to grow with us. We’re immediately seeking a Fitter Welder I to join our Northwest Pipe Company team in Saginaw, TX.

We Offer
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential (2x per year)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Safety Footwear and Eyewear Voucher (Day 1 of Employment)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement
  • Values-Driven Culture Committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety
Our Values
  • Accountability is evident when we do what we say we are going to do and people accept responsibility for their actions. We do not point fingers and blame others. We own our actions.
  • Commitment is not only promising to do something, but actually investing in the necessary effort and actions to make it happen.
  • Teamwork is essential for competing in a challenging and constantly changing business environment. Working together across all job functions is critical to achieving our success.


About the Job

Under ongoing supervision, the Fitter-Welder fits elbows and welds, cleans and grinds fabricated products.  Lays out, fit and fabricate metal components to assemble structural forms while meeting all quality and safety standards.  May assist in coordinating activities of welders for special welding techniques and/or procedures.

Essential Functions & Major Responsibilities
  • Fits elbow and attachment using torch & tack welding
  • Lays out, positions, aligns, and fits components together
  • Cuts products with torch and other tools.
  • Gouges welds.
  • Grinds welds and fabricated pieces
  • Welds product according to plans and specifications
  • Completes proper documentation.
  • Moves pipe with overhead crane.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to pass a FCAW – 2G and/or 3G weld test.
  • Ability to pass a SMAW – 2G, 3G and/or 7018 weld test.
  • Must be able to maintain a welding certification.
  • Must be able to operate a welding machine and grinder safely.
  • One-year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • On the job training by other fitters who have experience, knowledge and insight into the job. Qualified by performance.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • FCAW certified


Full list of anticipated physical demands for this position and detail on our work environment is available on our application portal. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Our organization maintains a drug-free workplace. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successful passing of a drug test and background check.

Northwest Pipe Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Northwest Pipe Company reserves the right to close the position, with or without notice, if a qualified candidate is identified prior to the close date.

Sounds Like You?

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