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Field Welder

Location: Avon
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Company Overview

Phoenix Fabricators and Erectors, LLC ("Phoenix"), founded in 1986 and headquartered in Avon, Indiana, is one of the nation's leading construction company in elevated water towers and storage containers. Phoenix has constructed over 5,000 elevated water storage tanks throughout the United States as well as several foreign countries. By employing our own field crews, Phoenix offers a turnkey operation through engineering, fabrication, foundation installation, field erection, field coating and maintenance. Phoenix maintains the industry's highest-rated safety construction and safe working environment that has earned Phoenix numerous "Tank of the Year" awards from the Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association, American Water Works Association, and Tnemec Industrial Coatings.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities for Field Welder:

  • Work under an assigned foreman and with crew members to fully erect elevated water storage tanks using basic construction knowledge and techniques
  • Practice safe, thorough, and positive work habits
  • Study and learn blueprints, sketches or specifications
  • Use basic math skills to calculate dimensions and weights
  • Inspect material to be welded or worked on
  • Maintain equipment and machinery
  • Ignite torches or start power supplies
  • Weld using a variety of different techniques, in various positions and anywhere from the ground to 300 feet in the air
  • Grind and gouge metal for possible extended periods of time
  • Lift heavy equipment and tools throughout the work day
  • Use rigging techniques with heavy equipment and setting steel using key plates, bull pins, keys, shims, lifting lugs, nuts, u bars, and scaffold clips POSITION REQUIREMENTS Required and Desired Abilities/Qualifications for Field Welder:
    • Must be able to perform job duties at heights up to 300 feet
    • Must be comfortable working in the elements year round
    • Must be able to demonstrate safe and positive work habits
    • Must be willing to work 40 plus hours per week
    • Wiliness to travel to remote locations to perform work
    • Must have a reliable vehicle to travel with
    • Must have a working knowledge of all aspects of the welding industry
    • Able to pass weld test(s) in horizontal, vertical, and overhead position per ASME Section IX
    • Confident with shielded metal arc welding (6010, 7018) and flux core arc welding
    • Able to consistently produce X-Ray quality welds in production Physical Demands for Field Welder:

      ( The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. )

      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and/or hear, and/or use hands and fingers to handle or touch objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand, and/or walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move and/or pull up to 50 pounds (up to 100 pounds with assistance) of equipment, material and/or tools which may include lifting 50 pounds (up to 100 pounds with assistance) above shoulders. Must also be capable of climbing onto trailers or trucks to secure and move equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

      Work Environment for Field Welder:

      ( The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. )

      The employee works in high precarious places, is potentially exposed to fumes, airborne particles, dust, non-weather heat, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is also regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level is usually moderate but may be loud at certain times. Extensive work-related travel. The employee must be available during traditional and non-traditional hours (40 plus per week) to complete assigned tasks according to contract or job requirements.

      Compensation for Field Welder:
      • Competitive hourly wages depending on experience and qualifications.
      • Health insurance
      • Dental insurance
      • Vision insurance
      • Life insurance
      • 401K
      • Overtime eligibility
      • Perdiem for food and boarding expenses per work day.
      • Prevailing wages based on the state wages
      • Mileage reimbursement for travel between jobs.
        Phoenix Fabricators and Erectors, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Phoenix Fabricators and Erectors, LLC is also an E-Verify participant.


Keywords:, Indianapolis , Field Welder, Other , Avon, Indiana

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