Orbital Welder Operator - Travel Required



Dependent on Experience



1+ Years preferred

High School or GED



Innovative Refrigeration Systems, Inc. has a new position available for an Orbital Welder Operator. This is a Construction position that is responsible for the fabrication and welding of pipe and other structural welding as required using the latest orbital welding technology. This position will support our field construction team. Travel is required for this position

Innovative Refrigeration Systems, Inc. is a locally-owned, premier custom refrigeration system company that strives to provide a one-stop shop for our valued customers. We are proud to provide everything from custom designed refrigeration systems to upkeep and maintenance for our clients. Because of our continuous growth, we are looking for qualified, dedicated, passionate new teammates who share our drive and vision.

About the Position:

  • Daylight shift guaranteeing 50+ hours per week
  • Job Security- Long term, permanent position with benefits and year-round work!
  • Weekly pay
  • Application takes 5-10 minutes, receive feedback in 2 business days
  • Paid travel

Key Duties:

  • Weld pipe ranging in size from 3/4" up to 18" (majority of pipe welding is performed on 2" to 6" pipe)
  • Setup and perform orbital welding operations on a wide array of pipe and metal assemblies and ensure company level of standard is achieved based on CAD drawings
  • Weld pipe runs on critical components including:  Compressors, vessels, evaporators, oil separators, condensers, and various pieces of pre-fab
  • Cutting, beveling, and fitting pipe
  • Welders work closely with the shop foremen and the VP of Manufacturing to complete tasks individually as well as part of a team


  • Prefer welding school graduate and 2+ years pipe welding experience (extensive experience in pipe welding will be considered in lieu of education)
  • Prefer candidate familiar with metallurgy
  • Require at least 1 year of orbital welding hands-on experience or graduate from an approved program
  • Prefer candidates who can also pass a 6G SMAW Weld test (tested on 2" schedule 80 steel stick, 6010 root, 7018 cap - uphill weld 45-degree angle)
  • Extensive travel required (typical tour is 10 days from the Tuesday of 1st week to the Thursday of 2nd week - with 12 hour days)
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, and be capable of driving up to 10 hours
  • Ability to climb 40-foot extension ladders and work on all types of ladders
  • Ability to operate scissor lifts, fork trucks, boom lifts, lulls and other industrial equipment safely
  • Must be able to work at heights in a safety harness
  • Ability to see and hear industrial equipment moving around the job site.
  • Capable of working alone up to 12 hours carrying out assigned tasks
  • Capable of lifting 75lbs frequently during the day
  • Must be able to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, and squat for extended periods of time
  • Requires working in a shop that can get very hot or very cold.  Must have the ability to wear all required safety PPE in these conditions.
  • Position requires pre-employment drug screening and background check
  • Should be familiar with rigging, torch cutting, grinder & wire wheel operation, leveling, and use of measurement tools


  • Health insurance coverage for employee & family - Company pays 75% of premium
  • Dental insurance
  • Competitive vacation & holiday pay
  • Supplemental insurance available
  • Retirement plan - Company matches dollar for dollar up to 15%
  • Short-term disability
  • Accidental death/dismemberment
  • Life insurance
  • Employee referral incentives
  • Opportunities for advancement, professional development, training opportunities, and apprenticeship programs available
  • Discounts on cell phone plans, rental vehicles, and other company discounts (if applicable)
  • Travel, travel time, lodging, and per diem company paid

Rev. (8/25/17)