Welder/Welder Helper

Welders in the gas industry not only weld and fit up welds, but also may perform general repair duties in addition to welding. On some jobs, particularly in pipeline welding, welder helpers are used to assist welders.

Responsibilities of a welder include:

  • Repairing pipelines
  • Maintaining drilling rigs
  • Fixing heavy equipment
  • Performing pipe welding or structural welding

Course Topics:

  1. Natural Gas Employability Skills (3-5 days) (18hrs)
  2. Safeland USA (8 hrs)
  3. Natural Gas 101 (8 hrs)
  4. Pressures & Forces (4 hrs)
  5. Spill Prevention & Reporting (4 hrs)
  6. Fall Protection (4 hrs)
  7. Basic Welding Incl. Downhill (16 hrs)
  8. Aerial Work Platform (8 hrs)
  9. Rough Terrain Forklift (8 hrs)
  10. Defensive Driving (4 hrs)
  11. Basic First-Aid & CPR (4 hrs)

Industry Recognized Certifications Earned:

  • PEC SafeLand USA Basics Safety Awareness Orientation Card
    • Meets API RP 75 & API RP T-1
  • JLG Safety Training for Rough Terrain Forklift Operator
    • OSHA 29.CFR1919.178 (I)
  • JLG Safety Training for Aerial Work Platform Operator
    • ANSI/SIA/OSHA Compliance
  • Medic Plus
    • Basic First Aid and CPR Certification for Adults
  • National Safety Council
    • Defensive Driving Course

Realistic Job Preview



Work outdoors in all kinds of weather as part of a team


  • Shift work with 14 days on, 14 days off
  • 12 hours a day
  • Overtime required

Industry Sector(s)

  • Upstream

Keys for Success

  • Love the outdoors
  • Hard working
  • Dependable
  • Works well with others
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Physically fit
  • Fast learner
  • Safety conscious


  • Certification Training

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