Pipefitter/Welder Mechanic (MT2)

IES is currently seeking a Pipefitter/Welder (MT2) to join our team.  Under the direct supervision of the Maintenance Team Lead the Pipefitter/Welder Mechanic performs work in the Maintenance department.  This is a Journeyman Level position with field and shop experience as a Pipefitter/Welder in Process Machinery Equipment.  Required to operate various weld shop equipment and have strong welding/pipefitting background.  Desired competencies include: proven applicable trade skills with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.  Ideal candidate must be able to establish priorities under tight deadlines and have a proven track record as a motivated, self-starter who can work on multiple projects and priorities within a fast-paced environment.  Incumbent is expected to have sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs. Prior relevant experience as a pipefitter/welder in the petroleum, manufacturing industries are preferred.


Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years relevant Pipefitter or Welder experience
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English proficiently.

Desired Skills:

  • MIG, TIG and SMAW pipe certified for carbon steel and stainless steel
  • Journeyman Pipefitting
  • Layout and fabrication
  • Basic rigging and crane signaling

Other Requirements:

  • Pass background check including periodic job-related physical abilities testing as required.
  • This is a safety sensitive position and random drug testing is required.
  • Willingness to commit to The Island Way (IES core values of): Kīnāʻole, Aloha, Lōkahi and Hoʻohana.
  • This position may also be required to perform a practical skills-based assessment.
  • Must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) within sixty days of hire.
  • Valid driver’s license with clean abstract to operate a motor vehicle in the United States as this position requires driving on a routine basis.
  • Must be able to work overtime, some shift work, nights, weekends, holidays.
  • Willing to work at least 12 consecutive hours as required.
  • Willing to be on call and meet call-out standards to respond to site responsibilities and emergencies.
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including: full body coveralls, protective footwear, hard hats, hearing protection, eye protection, etc.
  • Able to work while wearing a full face respirator or Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).
  • Willingness to devote the time as needed to meet packet and task deadlines.
  • Willingness to maintain or increase skills.


Major Responsibilities Include but not limited to:

  • MIG/TIG/SMAW Welding.
  • Oxy-Acetylene Cutting, Grinding, Pipefitting, Layout and Fabrication.
  • Trainees are responsible for performance of work within reasonable time limits and in accordance with established procedures, regulations, safe practices, and all applicable codes.
  • Works in petroleum plant and shop environments.
  • Learns troubleshooting, preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance activities.
  • Learns to disassemble, fabricate, assemble and install equipment as required.
  • Learns to safely and effectively utilize hand, power and precision tools. Makes necessary craft computations and uses a computer.
  • Ability to read mechanical, isometric drawings and blueprints.
  • Must be able to take initiative and work independently. Has ability to plan and organize own work.
  • Ability to display a comprehensive understanding of company and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to grasp complex issues and apply good problem-solving skills to develop recommendations/solutions.
  • Build positive working relationships with co-workers, both internally and externally to Island Energy Services.

Physical Demands:

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to use hands, hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls to talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.  Work outside in inclement weather, in compact and confined spaces, climb ladders, walk up and down steps, and work at heights with or without accommodation.


Island Energy Services offers a competitive salary that commensurate with qualifications and experience. IES also offers a generous benefits package to include comprehensive health and welfare benefits, vacation, sick leave, 401k plus employer matching, supplemental voluntary insurance options, etc.

This is a negotiated union position, and the starting hourly pay rate is $42.21/hour. The position will start at the Mechanic Trainee 2 (MT2) level and progress through on the job training to the position of Mechanic A level.