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Old 03-03-2017, 08:30 PM
hungryhand hungryhand is offline
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Throwin it out there

Hey all, need a little help or advise. I have been a forum member for a couple months now and read/learn a ton of stuff on here. I have to say that I did not intend to become a member just to get work, but here she goes. I am in need of a helper/ ditch hand position with a reputable welder. I live in North East Texas and am willing to travel anywhere anytime. I am 30 years old, clean as a whistle, and will work my ass off rain or shine without whining. I most recently was working for a pipeline company on the permian doing maintenance work, and as a welder hand. I did go to a 2 year program at a tech school for welding, and worked in a couple fab shops and a pipe shop for a while welding pipe, so I am fully competent, and fairly proficient in Stick, TIG, and FCAW. I can read blueprints and Iso's, have a knowledge of most common weld symbols, read metric and standard tape, am pretty fair at fitting, and bevel pipe with beveler or with a grinder, i have oil pipeline and gas pipeline/distribution experience. I am looking for a welder to work for, for a while since I would like to weld pipeline one day, unfortunately I just don't know a lot of people in the business. I have been chasing rig welders down the highway to wherever there going and following pipe trucks to jobs to try and meet people but it has not gotten me far yet. I have a valid license, TWIC card, and OSHA is up to date, also have OQ's but I think there company owned. I have been knocking on every door that I know of and just can't seem to find it, so Im reaching out to you all here at rigwelder for help. I would make a good hand for someone, I keep my mouth shut, like to work hard and have a lot of learning to do. So if someone's looking for a hand please give me a shout.....Throw the dog a bone, bags are packed. Thanks.
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Old 03-04-2017, 04:10 AM
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Re: Throwin it out there

Awesome post brother, I can't help you right now, but if I ever can I will sure let you know. I'm from ft worth TX but now live in New England. Good luck brother I'll let you know if I hear of anything! Keep on keepin on!
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Old 03-04-2017, 06:15 AM
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Awesome post brother, I can't help you right now, but if I ever can I will sure let you know. I'm from ft worth TX but now live in New England. Good luck brother I'll let you know if I hear of anything! Keep on keepin on!

hell yea I appreciate the reply , I'm not a quitter, and I am putting my heart into this, so i'll do whatever I can to get in.... this is what I want to do for work long term, its the only thing that makes me feel right and happy. New England is quite a cruise from here but hell you never know, I hear there is going to be a ton of work up there this year... will see you in the trenches hopefully.
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Old 03-04-2017, 08:50 PM
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Re: Throwin it out there

If you can tig weld sch 10 stainless good there's a project out here in Corpus at the M&G plant that's supposed to last about 2 years. I work with Bay, the only thing that sucks is no per diem but the pay is 34 and 18 and working 6 10s right now. If your interested give them a call because lately they've been hiring ppl without a req.
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:53 PM
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hey POWERSTROKE thanks for the response, however I wouldn't consider myself as being able to weld stainless such 10 as I have never done it. I'm sure I could with a bit of practice but I definitely am not up to par on testing for it. this is a main reason I need to be a hand for a while I have some knowledge and some skills but need to learn a lot, not to mention I don't own a lot of tools that are required for the trade, I'm hoping that someone will pick me up and in time I can keep collecting tools, knowledge and know how. I have been spending all my extra money on tools and such over the last years but just can't afford it all. last year I did finally buy a 69 reface, and have gotten it running good and almost got all the kinks out of it and practice every chance I get. I don't want to be the guy that throws a machine in the truck test till I get a job then not know where to go when it runs out.... I would like to work for a welder for a while so I can learn real life stuff... Im down to crawl before I walk. Thanks again I know somewhere out here theres a welder looking for a helper that gives a shit, thats me I'm hungry for it.
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:16 AM
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Just a quick tip, if you ever do practice on sch 10 stainless make sure you have a good back purge. When you back purge make sure you got a rag on the end of the line or a bottle with holes poked on the sides to make sure that purge spreads, last thing you want is a straight stream of purge ( you get sugar). Make sure the root looks as shiny as the surrounding metal and not dark or crusty because that means your not purging good and are either sugaring or on the verge of sugaring. One important thing, use a 3/32 wire because 1/8 has a tendency to run too hot which in turn key holes the bevels too much. Also run it cold and just barely feed wire, if you feel pressure while feeding then you most likely got cold rod. If your on a machine that shows amperage run the root around the 60 range and the hot and cap maybe around 70-75.
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:07 AM
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Just a quick tip, if you ever do practice on sch 10 stainless make sure you have a good back purge. When you back purge make sure you got a rag on the end of the line or a bottle with holes poked on the sides to make sure that purge spreads, last thing you want is a straight stream of purge ( you get sugar). Make sure the root looks as shiny as the surrounding metal and not dark or crusty because that means your not purging good and are either sugaring or on the verge of sugaring. One important thing, use a 3/32 wire because 1/8 has a tendency to run too hot which in turn key holes the bevels too much. Also run it cold and just barely feed wire, if you feel pressure while feeding then you most likely got cold rod. If your on a machine that shows amperage run the root around the 60 range and the hot and cap maybe around 70-75.
this sounds serious, I don't have the tools/material to even begin to practice it. but one day I will acquire and try my hand at it. sounds like a weld that needs to be performed by a seasoned welder. I am definitely not qualified.
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:45 AM
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this sounds serious, I don't have the tools/material to even begin to practice it. but one day I will acquire and try my hand at it. sounds like a weld that needs to be performed by a seasoned welder. I am definitely not qualified.
Then go to school
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:36 PM
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Then go to school


Thanks WELDO....been to school went for 2 years, learned a lot of basic welding technique and stuff on plate, in the second year got into pipe, never welded on stainless pipe, especially that thin. I still have yet to find a school that teaches "everything" to where when you get out you know everything and are qualified to do everything. I was under the assumption the best bet for a new in the career person like myself was to go to school, get on with a welder as a helper, learn as much as I can, then break out. Unfortunate for me I don't personally know any rig welders... so it makes it even harder because I don't just have a buddy thats a welder that I can help for a while. This is the reason I posted on this forum, there is thousands of members with as much talent and skill, I thought I may have good odds hooking up with someone that may be looking for a helper.
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Old 03-06-2017, 02:28 PM
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You need to get on with your local union to start with.......Get all the hood time you need practicing and learn the other parts of the trade as an apprentice ....
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